Author Topic: Turn it up


« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2019 »

will infect whatever you do.


Elbow Room
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2019 »

This still comes back to me nearly word-for-word a very long time after hearing it break up Saturday morning cartoons and commercials for Life cereal.

All of us kids lapped it up. It was only later, with some Howard Zinn under my belt, that I started feeling distinctly uneasy about manifest destiny. Call it horribly catchy.

It took a move to England, then rural East Sussex, with our nearest neighbour comfortably out of sight, for me to once again be able to sing the praises of elbow room.


City of angles
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2019 »
If anybody who’s been to Los Angeles ever stops by, please let me know if it’s as serious as a heart attack

or if it’s more light-hearted:

Did you drive all the way through flyover country, Randy?


Self pleasure
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2019 »
In all my hitchhiking I never caught a lift with these guys.

(love it when the woman covers her ears @2.46)

The opening may bewilder those weaned on phonecards, never mind iPhones.

Less musical than it looks

It's a fun song because it ends before going all the way into Paradise by the Dashboard Light.


Head game
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2019 »
The penultimate test of cerebral fitness is remembering the lyrics to quirky old favourites.

From the comments: "He's still walking. He just passed my house."

Shoutout to Hastings!


Bach man
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2019 »

Guess who

Given a choice between Bach and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, the Canadian rockers win access to my ears. (It’s a false but alliteratively pleasing dilemma, beating Beethoven vs the Beatles.) Sorry decomposing composers. Should a few points be taken off whatever my IQ is because I don’t listen to classical music except by accident or when I'm in a rare mood for greatest hits from the Baroque period?

Bach's autograph of the first movement of the Sonata No. 1 in G minor / Bachman "fooling around"

Unfortunately the coolness of the band is completely negated by this video

As a bonus, the B side of the single – I just about remember singles – was an instrumental called Free Wheelin'.