Purim Party 2017

A Message From Sela

Spotify Playlist: Purim Party for Small Children

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Long Live Spock

Remember Leonard Nimoy

I’m happy to have had the privilege of growing up in a world with Leonard Nimoy. As Spock we watched him die, come back to life, and then hand his character off to a worthy successor in Zachary Quinto.

Here is his last tweet before traveling to the great unknown.

Check out this video of The Who performing Long Live Rock live in the studio. The host is very reverent to the band. But pretend he’s talking about Leonard Nimoy. And when they sing the song, change the chorus from Long Live Rock to Long Live Spock.

Pete kind-of forgets the words. You can go ahead and laugh with Keith Moon about that.

Soviet Alarm Clock

Soviet Alarm Clock

A playlist loosely inspired by a picture of a Soviet Alarm Clock.

http://sovtime.com/post/156493100691/старый-советский-будильник-old-soviet-alarm

Soviet Alarm Clock Playlist

Smokey Bandits – Subway Hustler
Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express- Straight Ahead – Live in Los Angeles
Universal Togetherness Band – Once in a Lifetime
Monster Rally – Midnight
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Lagos Calling
Thundercat, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins – Show You The Way
Father John Misty – Pure Comedy

Poolside Tequila & Grill

Something for the kids and something for the adults.

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Poolside Tequila & Grill Playlist

Bobby Caldwell;Jack Splash;Mayer Hawthorne – Game Over
Vinyl Williams – Iguana City
The Jays & Rankin Trevor – Queen Majesty
Bill Withers – Use Me
Donald Byrd – (Fallin’ Like) Dominoes
Ramsey Lewis – Uhuru
The Mighty Ryeders – Evil Vibrations
Le SuperHomard – Bituminized
Aaron Lee Tasjan – 12 Bar Blues
Idina Menzel – Let It Go
will.i.am – I Like To Move It
Bob Marley & The Wailers – One Love / People Get Ready
Toto – Africa
Mocky – Soulful Beat
Daft Punk – Instant Crush
New Radicals – You Get What You Give

This Is It

this is it

Reflections on music relating to football, playoffs, championships and disappointments.

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This is it! Playlist

Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now
David Robidoux – Heroes Of War
Trick Daddy – Let’s Go
Gary Glitter – Rock ‘n’ Roll (Part 2)
DJ Khaled – All I Do Is Win
Bill Withers – Use Me
Sturgill Simpson – You Can Have the Crown
Kenny Loggins – This Is It

Notes

“One year ago, we knocked on the door. This year, we beat on the door. Next year, we’re going to kick the son of a bitch in.”
-Bum Phillips, Head Coach of the Houston Oilers in front of a crowd of Oilers fans on January 7, 1980 after losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers two years on a row in the AFC Championship game. The next year the Oilers got knocked out in the first round.

One of the most disappointing playoff losses I’ve ever witnessed was when the New York Jets got shut out by the Miami Dolphins in the 1982 AFC Championship game. Jets quarterback Richard Todd had a horrendous game on a mud soaked field in south Florida. He threw 3 passes including a touchdown to A.J. Duhe who was on the opposing team.

Every time they went to commercial in the 4th quarter, they played Kenny Loggins’ “This Is It.” I recall watching my friend, a Jets fan, having a difficult time watching his team, and an equally difficult time putting up with the Yacht Rock.

Good Luck Is The Result of Good Planning

I got a note in my fortune cookie which said, “Good luck is the result of good planning.” Excellent words of advice!

Act 1 of this show has music for a soundtrack to a movie that hasn’t been made.
Act 2 is about being a better person.

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Good Luck Is The Result of Good Planning Playlist

Le SuperHomard – Bituminized
Tariverdiev – Snow over Leningrad
Smokey Bandits – Subway Hustler
Mocean Worker – Out There In The Random
Woods – Sun City Creeps
Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
The Smiths – Bigmouth Strikes Again
Clean Bandit – Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne)

Suicide Lane

suicide lane

I got sideswiped in the center lane of Cottman Ave after making a left off West Laurel Ave. It was a minor fender bender.

When describing the accident to Trisha at the insurance company, she used the expression, “the suicide lane.”

Here’s how it effected me musically.

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Full Suicide Lane Playlist

Jim James – True Nature
GUM – If You’re Gonna Love Again
Jack Wall – Suicide Mission
Amy Rigby – Keep It To Yourself
Johnny Mandel – Suicide Is Painless
War – Slippin’ Into Darkness
Lack Of Afro – Mongrel Strut
Dumpstaphunk – Paper Chasing Britney

Live Streaming!

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Playlist

Vinyl Williams – Iguana City
Ryley Walker – I Will Ask You Twice
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions;Kurt Vile – Let Me Get There
The Olympians – Sirens of Jupiter
Andrew Ashong – Special
Glue Trip – Old Blood
Anonima Sequencer – Bhaja Govindam
Moniker – Ancient Stones

Election Special 2016

You made up your mind about this election months ago. All that’s left, is to head to the polls and actually vote. Take a break from the non-stop political news hype, here are 3 things to listen to instead.

99% Invisible Longbox

This podcast explains why REM’s Out of Time was the most politically significant album ever. Check out the liner notes at 99% Invisible or on Slate.

Radiolab – One Vote

If you’re wondering about how influential one vote can be, check out this podcast.

Election Special

This my constantly evolving election mix which has existed in some form or other since 1996. Music about elections, choices, revolutions, common people and the promise of another four years of silly government.