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In which I enjoy a little musical interlude…

Geoff got an mp3 player this weekend. He signed up for one of the on-line music services. So I’ve been enjoying listening to songs that I haven’t heard since the Napster days. (God, I miss the Napster days!)

Specifically, I’ve been enjoying the following songs:

  1. Another Saturday Night by Sam Cooke -- “If I don’t find me a honey to help me spend my money, I’ll have to blow this town.” Now, maybe it’s just me, but I have never met a man who needed a woman to “help him” spend his money. I think I have the Best Buy receipts to prove that.

  2. American Woman by The Guess Who – I love the slow intro that completely makes you think it will be a nice mellow song, and then the song totally rocks out.

  3. Coconut by Harry Nilsson – I think I remember a version of this song by the Muppets that was funny.

  4. Tainted Love by Soft Cell – “I love you though you hurt me so. Now I’m gonna pack my things and go.”

  5. Fever by Peggy Lee – It is impossible not to snap while listening to this song.

  6. Some Kind of Wonderful by Grand Funk Railroad – Wouldn’t you love to have someone sing this song to you?

  7. Squeeze Box by The Who – Classic. Fabulous.

  8. It Wasn’t Me by Shaggy – Not classic. But still funny and catchy!

  9. The House that Jack Built by Aretha Franklin – Nobody sings it better than Aretha.

  10. Camel Walk by Southern Culture on the Skids -- “Little Debbie, Little Debbie, I’m a comin’ on home baby, ‘cause you make me wanna walk, like a camel.” I have no idea what that means, but the song is perfect when you want to dance.

  11. Sweet Jane by The Cowboy Junkies – I’ve also been listening to the Lou Reed version, just to do a little compare/contrast. I like the Cowboy Junkies' interpretation the best. It’s sad, desperate and perfect, which, now that I think about it, pretty much describes anything the Cowboy Junkies sing.

Now if only I had an mp3 player, I could enjoy this eclectic playlist all the time.

Dear Santa, I’ve been very good this year…