Monday, August 08, 2022

#BestSongIHeardToday • Volume 14

A 1965 Santa Maria postcard I found on the Internet, and my longstading MMM Facebook & Twitter header.

Your musical taste came from somewhere, born at a time in a city or town that shaped you. 

The popular music that came into your life as a child and teenager is like a date stamp for your generation. For boomers like me, that is most emblematic in one date, Sunday 9pm February 9th, 1964, The Ed Sullivan Show. I think you can guess the band that were the musical guests on that night, The Beatles.

I remember being with our family friends, the Reyburn's that night and being with Steve Reyburn who was my age at 8 years old (both just shy of our 9th birthdays).

Now jump ahead to the summer of 1972. I'm in Steve's car somewhere along Highway 1 heading back to a beach camp location where both of our parents were camping together. Steve has an 8-track tape deck in the dash and of all things on this earth, he puts in a Jackson's Five tape! I nearly fell out of my seat in disbelief (A B C, It's easy as 1 2 3, as simple as Do re mi).

How could two teenagers from basically the same community environment be worlds apart in our musical tastes? Well by 1972, we both had a different set of friends, and obviously one was still married to AM radio, and the other had an album collection.

The older I get, I like to think that my taste spans many genres of music. But as I reflect back to that summer 50 years ago, when it gets down to it, it's really those very specific bands and artists from folk to rock, shared with my friends, that endures today with that beautiful date stamp.

So what brings you here to read this blog? And if I'm so fortunate, why are you taking the time to listen to some or all of the songs in my playlist?

Well, no matter where you came from, one thing's for certain, we have a connection. Maybe the first three songs in this week's playlist are good examples of some of the factors that bond us a little more together from the herd, and bring us a little closer to understanding what's this world's about. At the very least, we have similar tastes in music to help us along our way.

Enjoy my friends,

Monday, August 01, 2022

Summer Tunes 2022

Summer Tunes 2018 & 2019 • 2022

I'm listening  to the Norah Jones song, Toes and it just hits me, why haven't I created a summer mix playlist every summer like I've done with my Christmas Mix since 2015? 

Wait a minute, let the old brain clear out the cobwebs, actually I've kind of done that. I went back into the MMM archives and sure enough found that I had built up a playlist over a couple of summers in 2018 and 2019 called, Summer Tunes. I cleaned out the deleted files and cut the playlist down to just under 100 songs. 

Then, I created a new playlist for 2022 as I'm a little late to the party publishing this new summer playlist in August, but I think it's worth the wait. 

I would suggest you have a little OUTDOOR summer barbecue this month with only people in your inner circle because of the BA 5 thing, and play both playlists at your party! 

I have even embedded both playlists right here because you'll have had several drinks at your party, and won't be able to find the other one.

Enjoy my friends! Hope I can remember to make a new playlist next summer? 

Hey, where's my drink!

Dug;s Wurl Famuss Strwbary Banannna Smotieh

  1. Find a blendr
    Covid Summer Bummer
    2020 Cocktails 
    with the Family

  2. In the frig- find the Strwberry Margrrrrita miX - poor whatevr amoun in
  3. find the Frezzzr
  4. 50-50 chAnce, there will b a bag of frozn bananassss and maybe strawberries too, cuz in summer all the Costico fruit goes bad unles u freeeez it - Put the frozn frut in - maybe sum ice cUbes 2
  5. somewear On the counter their wil be tequila or my fav, Ketel ONE vodca - Pour in wahtever
  6. Dn't forget tu put on the lid -
    I hate wehn that happins
  7. Turn on teh radio I mean blender
  8. you Might hav to TilT it bac and rok it back and fourth to brak up the frozen stouf
  9. pur carfully Enjoy!
  10. Drink, but do nut drive my friedns- Happi Sumner!
p.s The drunk I mean drink aT the top is MK's grapfrut wodka, not my dreek. 

Summer Tunes 2022

Summer Tunes 2018 & 2019