This song was a BIG hit with the kiddos over Turkey Day.
A is for apple
B is for butt
C is for cat butt
D is for doodoo
E is for elephant doodoo
F is for fart
G is for gorilla fart
H is for huge gorilla fart
I is for eyeball [sic]
J is for jammies
K is for kid farts
L’s for loud and long farts
M is for monkey butt
N’s for saying night night to niko at naptime
O is for … Oh!
P is for panda peeing and pooping in her potty while poppa plays peekaboo
Q is for qbert
R is for robotic monkey who’s going to take over the world
S is for stinky
T is for turd
U is for uhoh
V’s for flying v
W’s for weewee
Y is for yucky and yummy and you
and Z is for farts that smell like the zoo
-“Alphabutt” Kimya Dawson
“Honey Let Me Sing You a Song” -Matt Hires.
I got it off the Paste #48 sampler. But you could get it off my latest mix. Depending on what you want to trade me for it. Make me an offer, you might get lucky.
Honey let me sing you a song
and listen to my words as they come out wrong
but don’t run away, run away this time
Honey let me look in your eyes
you open them one at a time
but don’t look away, look away this time
It’s amazing, it’s amazing.
All that you can do.
It’s amazing, makes my heart sing,
Now it’s up to you.
And I know, ’cause I’ve been there before
Knocking down the doors
Won’t take no for an answer
And you’ll see, ’cause if it’s meant to be
Nothing can compare to deserving your dreams
It’s amazing, it’s amazing
All that you can do
It’s amazing, makes my heart sing
Now it’s up to you…
—Jem “It’s Amazing” (from new album Down to Earth*)
Is it just something about the word “amaze”?? Because My Morning Jacket “I’m Amazed” is also an awesome song. (And then there’s Jem’s cover of what I believe is a Paul McCartney song “Maybe I’m Amazed.” Also: Awesome.)
*In addition to this song in particular, I really like this entire album. Although musically a lot of it sounds more like a remix album. Not her normal backdrop. But good. Nice contrast with the vocals.
Is this what you meant?
Is this what you dreamed of?
When you were making your plans
Shaking the dirt off?
You can tell yourself
You’re doing your best
You could do so much
Better than this.
You could do so much
Better than this…
-“Better than This”
Maybe it’s time to go.
Maybe it’s time we went.
You’re making a spectacle
Maybe it’s time we left.
I don’t wanna spoil your night.
I don’t wanna hurt your pride.
But maybe it’s time to go.
Maybe it’s time…
-“Time to Go”
Both from their (relatively) new album Perfect Symmetry. I am diggin’ it big time this week. Thx to the Eggplant for having it in her “listening” column for so long I finally remembered to check it out.
Once a million years ago (late 80s/early 90s), I got this Rolling Stone mix tape, one selection of which was “Where the Colors Don’t Go” by Sam Phillips, a song I have listened to off and on ever since. Then Ladder 49 came out with both a great Joaquin performance AND “How to Dream” another great Sam Phillips song. And somewhere along the way I heard “I Need Love“, which is just a GREAT song.
You’re a secret I whisper to myself
That’s all I knew going in. She’s a real show”man”, so to speak. Very late-night bar/cabaret feel. Unusual instrumentation, very focused. Similar to going to a Joe Henry or Joan Baez concert. And speaking of Joe Henry, I am 99% sure that Jay Bellerose, who blew my mind at the Joe Henry concert, was also the drummer for Sam Phillips. Wow.
If you are buying me a birthday present next year: percussion lessons with Jay Bellerose please! Thanks! 🙂
Broken like a window, I see my blindness now
And I need love, not some sentimental prison
I need God, not the political church
I need fire to melt the frozen sea inside me
I need love
Truth is, this life; it’s different than I’d hoped.
Never would’ve known it.
Truth is, I’d trade it for a little bit of hope…
That I won’t be alone.
-“Pictures (of Someone Else)” Ryan Auffenberg (from Marigolds)
Yeah, we’ve been listening to him a lot recently (here or here or here).
Touch me, I’m going to scream if you don’t.
-My Morning Jacket.
Going to see them tomorrow night! Yippee!oh. 🙁
For once in your life, here’s your miracle.
Stand up and fight!
This is it!
Make no mistake where you are
This is it!
The waiting is over!
Are you kidding me? Kenny Loggins? Give me a break.