Secretly Awesome Song Thread

I was in the supermarket and heard this song for the first time in twenty years, and then became obsessed with it.

Yet another song Michael McDonald sings back-up on. I might have mentioned this, but Michael McDonald is part of a lot of songs. For example, here's one you couldn't possibly know about, unless, like me, you endeavored one night to search Wikipedia to find out just how important Michael McDonald was to 70s/80s pop music:

McDonald co-wrote Van Halen's Top 20 hit "I'll Wait", from their landmark 1984 album.

There's no way you knew that.

Posted by: Ace at 04:59 PM



Comments

1 1st

Posted by: eureka! at November 30, 2012 05:01 PM (HPRku)

2 Almost first!

Posted by: rickl at November 30, 2012 05:02 PM (zoehZ)

3

weird

my parents were visiting over Thanksgiving and I played the Michael McDonald Motown cd very loud.

Great CD.

dance and sing

Posted by: beach & a kindle at November 30, 2012 05:02 PM (LpQbZ)

4 Wayback machine

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2012 05:02 PM (5H6zj)

5 As to the topic, no comment as I don't want to offend the host.

Posted by: eureka! at November 30, 2012 05:02 PM (HPRku)

6 LET IT BURN!

Oh ... wait.

Posted by: Andy at November 30, 2012 05:02 PM (C/NnJ)

7 When do we hit the debt ceiling?

Posted by: Hopeless at November 30, 2012 05:03 PM (s+Cb9)

8 And yet the Doobie Brothers started to suck the moment he arrived

Posted by: The Q at November 30, 2012 05:03 PM (w4fEE)

9 Up here north of the 49th, we would refer to that song as 'Le Ghey'

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at November 30, 2012 05:03 PM (lMOZd)

10 >>>5 As to the topic, no comment as I don't want to offend the host.

what's wrong with it? It reminds me of that Henry Winkler/Michael Keaton movie, Night Something, whatever it was, where they have the prostitution ring in the morgue. It wasn't IN that movie, but it's from that exact time, when a lot of songs hand this sound.

Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:04 PM (LCRYB)

11 Although maybe the only way to make Boehner not cave is to TAKE IT TO THE STREETS.

Still, McDonald-era Doobies are disappointment

Posted by: The Q at November 30, 2012 05:05 PM (w4fEE)

12 what the hell is the name of that movie? I can't believe I've forgotten it. I've seen it, literally, 100 times.

Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:05 PM (LCRYB)

13 I never knew that about "I'll Wait". Interesting.

Ace of Spades HQ: Come for the music trivia; stay for Longbows vs. Crossbows.

Posted by: Andy at November 30, 2012 05:05 PM (C/NnJ)

14 Singing in the Rain, Just Singing in the Rain ...

Posted by: Either Gene Kelly or Al Sleet, your hippy dippy weatherman ... at November 30, 2012 05:05 PM (gh+mp)

15 Did a Canadian just refer to something as ghey? Surely this is the seventh sign of the ironicolypse?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 30, 2012 05:05 PM (n5+zr)

16 Night Shift

Posted by: Andy at November 30, 2012 05:05 PM (C/NnJ)

17 "House of Pain" from 1984 is a superb and forgotten track. Very heavy and does not involve anyone from The Doobie Brothers.

Posted by: Witchfinder at November 30, 2012 05:05 PM (pLTLS)

18 Right! Jeeze Lousie, I was stuck on "Night Moves" and "Night School," but I knew they were wrong.

Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:06 PM (LCRYB)

19 Movie is Night Shift.
Starring a young hawt Tawny Kitaen

Posted by: Anton at November 30, 2012 05:07 PM (7/zQY)

20 19 Movie is Night Shift.
Starring a young hawt Tawny Kitaen




Pre or post ass whoopings?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 30, 2012 05:08 PM (n5+zr)

21 I had a strong reaction to this song but not the same one Ace did.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 30, 2012 05:08 PM (3j24r)

22 "Movie is Night Shift.
Starring a young hawt Tawny Kitaen"

Meh, it's no "Bachelor Party".

Posted by: derit at November 30, 2012 05:08 PM (I88Jc)

23 Wait. My bad. That was Bachelor Party.

Posted by: Anton at November 30, 2012 05:09 PM (7/zQY)

24 >> Starring a young hawt Tawny Kitaen

That was Bachelor Party.

Posted by: Andy at November 30, 2012 05:09 PM (C/NnJ)

25 yeah, ace is definitely a few years older than me

Posted by: so joeindc44 is full of all sorts of hindsight now, like JFK? at November 30, 2012 05:10 PM (QxSug)

26 Ha!

Yeah, there's no way to confuse Shelley Long with teh hawt Tawny Kitaen.

Posted by: Andy at November 30, 2012 05:10 PM (C/NnJ)

27 isn't McDonald the guy whose video Paul Rudd and Co. were forced to watch in 40 Year Old Virgin?

Posted by: so joeindc44 is full of all sorts of hindsight now, like JFK? at November 30, 2012 05:10 PM (QxSug)

28
Every time there's a music thread or something sort of pop culture-ish, I'm reminded that you people have probably been through at least 4 iterations of skinny jeans.

OAF.

Posted by: MJ at November 30, 2012 05:10 PM (TR60b)

29 If I hear "Yah Mo B There" one more time, I'm going to "Yah Mo" burn this place to the ground.

Posted by: jakeman at November 30, 2012 05:11 PM (96M6e)

30 Ace,
If you were up to speed on your Yacht Rock you would know Michael MacDonald is behind all the hits from that era ...even Van Halen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMTI8vg7A5U

Posted by: JR at November 30, 2012 05:11 PM (6uOZm)

31 Night Shift sucked. There was no skin.

Posted by: 17-Year-Old Dr. Varno at November 30, 2012 05:11 PM (6TveQ)

32
Michael McDonald is part of a lot of songs...




Why, yes -- yes he is:

http://tinyurl.com/dcj9gp

SCTV Gerry Todd and Michael McDonald

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 30, 2012 05:11 PM (kdS6q)

33 Yeah I checked, Tawny Kitaen is not in it. It's conceivable that she would be, because there are a lot of scenes with a bunch of hookers with non-speaking roles.

Apparently at some point Shannen Doherty is in it, playing "Bluebelle." Maybe she's a hooker at that nightclub/brothel at the end, because she's the last person credited.

Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:12 PM (LCRYB)

34 http://youtu.be/b889nUM2obs

Posted by: Truman North at November 30, 2012 05:12 PM (I2LwF)

35 The amount of Michael McDonald input on a 70s/80s song is directly proportional to the amount of synth/keyboard in the finished product.
'I'll Wait" is possibly the most synth-heavy VH song ever.

Posted by: Dan at November 30, 2012 05:12 PM (Iy5SM)

36 Michael McDonald

Hate that dude with a passion. I mean chicks want to bang him to fuck his voice. What's up with that?

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 30, 2012 05:12 PM (feFL6)

37 I forgot what sitcom were the doobie brothers on was it What's Happening?

Must google?

Posted by: General Woundwort at November 30, 2012 05:12 PM (RrD4h)

38 Also, I knew that Michael McDonald co-wrote this song. Some of use have been listening too hard rock/heavy metal since 1982. Of course, I write about Metal, so it's my job to know useless musical trivia.

Posted by: Witchfinder at November 30, 2012 05:12 PM (pLTLS)

39 >>>Night Shift sucked. There was no skin.

There was, just not much. When they pull open one of the morgue's body-drawers, a scandanvian woman with great big fake boobies is in there.

Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:12 PM (LCRYB)

40 Thought it was gonna be Red Streamliner when I saw Michael McDonald.

Posted by: forest at November 30, 2012 05:12 PM (L7wZc)

41 It was indeed What's Happening.

Posted by: General Woundwort at November 30, 2012 05:13 PM (RrD4h)

42 I had a strong reaction to this song but not the same one Ace did.
Posted by: L, Elle at November 30, 2012 05:08 PM (3j24r)



lol

Posted by: beach & a kindle at November 30, 2012 05:13 PM (LpQbZ)

43 Yacht Rock is genius!

Posted by: Witchfinder at November 30, 2012 05:13 PM (pLTLS)

44 Ronald McDonald > Michael McDonald

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 30, 2012 05:14 PM (6TveQ)

45 Ace has once again suckered us into the trivia forest. And, once again, we have no bread crumbs to find our way back out.

Posted by: Soona at November 30, 2012 05:14 PM (2mZZv)

Posted by: pep at November 30, 2012 05:15 PM (6TB1Z)

47 Fun fact: Every bad Van Halen song has been co-written by a staple of late 1970s rock radio.

Michael McDonald, Sammy Hagar . . .

Posted by: The Q at November 30, 2012 05:15 PM (w4fEE)

48 ummm...

okay, shannen doherty was too young to play a hooker in Night Shift.... she was apparently in this scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci1w1jOz_ck

Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:15 PM (LCRYB)

49
Apparently at some point Shannen Doherty is in it

You happen to watch the teletube ad where she's bragging about going back to college to get a degree?

Wanna guess what major she's attempting?

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 30, 2012 05:15 PM (feFL6)

50 Heh...I saw McDonald open for Chris Isaak.

Posted by: concrete girl at November 30, 2012 05:15 PM (y2Ojs)

51 Ok, so I tried to watch that video. I made it 30 seconds. And that's only because it took me 25 to get my shoe lace off and garrote myself.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 30, 2012 05:15 PM (n5+zr)

52 doherty would be like 10 in that movie?

Posted by: so joeindc44 is full of all sorts of hindsight now, like JFK? at November 30, 2012 05:15 PM (QxSug)

53 I bought this album ( Cassette of course! ) of kenny Loggins when I was a freshman in college. I remember I used to go jogging listening to this on my walkman. .... a long time ago

Posted by: Yip at November 30, 2012 05:15 PM (/jHWN)

54 Where's teh pr0nz? I was told there'd be teh pr0nz.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at November 30, 2012 05:15 PM (Bk48m)

55 Ronald McDonald > Michael McDonald

Posted by: Dr. Varno


Norm McDonald > Ronald McDonald > Michael McDonald

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 30, 2012 05:16 PM (JEpGb)

56 Remember.....Pablo Cruise?

Posted by: BignJames at November 30, 2012 05:16 PM (rlFQ+)

57 Dear Dog in Heaven do NOT let me hear that dude screaming anOTHER damned song EVER again. The single most annoying male voice in the fucking world - every syllable he sings contains the letter "R", and yet he is technically superb. Artistically white bread with mayo. A male version of (what's that chick who sung the Titanic theme...Canadian...would be hot without the mustache...Celine SomeDamnedThing).

Posted by: Dan Patterson at November 30, 2012 05:16 PM (tWWc3)

58 I am surrounded by uptalking manginas.

(not u guys)

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 30, 2012 05:16 PM (6TveQ)

59

night shift, never heard of it

Posted by: me and charlie gibson at November 30, 2012 05:17 PM (LpQbZ)

60 Every time there's a music thread or something sort of pop culture-ish, I'm reminded that you people have probably been through at least 4 iterations of skinny jeans. OAF.
Posted by: MJ at November 30, 2012 05:10 PM (TR60b)


--------------------------------------------


Uptwinkles.

Posted by: Soona at November 30, 2012 05:17 PM (2mZZv)

61 Oops. Anyway, seeing as how this is a relatively trivial thread and it's Friday and I've already had a few shots of Jameson's on top of the cold medicine and a generally cold-weakened body, I'd like to point out that despite my objections to Andrea Tantaros' overbite, she's got quite a set of ta-tas going on. That is all.

Posted by: pep at November 30, 2012 05:17 PM (6TB1Z)

62 yeah she was kid in ace's clip, however, that clip lead to doherty prime cheerleader clip.

Posted by: so joeindc44 is full of all sorts of hindsight now, like JFK? at November 30, 2012 05:17 PM (QxSug)

63 55 Ronald McDonald > Michael McDonald

Posted by: Dr. Varno

Norm McDonald > Ronald McDonald > Michael McDonald
Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 30, 2012 05:16 PM (JEpGb)



Old McDonald > Norm McDonald > Ronald McDonald > Michael McDonald

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 30, 2012 05:17 PM (n5+zr)

64 Except for how odd and inappropriate the guitar solo is, that song BUH-LOoooOWS. But the rest of the album is cool. Now I understand.

My favorite piece of '80s chick-rock trivia is this one: The "Booker T. Boffin" who was recruited into Def Leppard to make them sound famous (so they could get famous...and it worked) was a pseudonymous Thomas "She Blinded Me With" Dolby. He, as much as Mutt Lange, made their rock songs into pop songs. With Lange and without Dolby (on, e.g., "Hysteria"), I thought they sounded like a strangely Duran Duran-influenced country band. Ick.

Dolby's one hit is still a dumb novelty song, but the album it's on is pretty amazing. "The Golden Age of Wireless." Buy now. It's like a one-man-sythesizer-band XTC record (a band he wanted to join and got rebuffed).

Posted by: oblig. at November 30, 2012 05:17 PM (cePv8)

65 What a fool believes.

Posted by: dantesed at November 30, 2012 05:18 PM (nswid)

66 I loved Michael Keaton in Night Shift.

Posted by: Dr Spank at November 30, 2012 05:18 PM (b+jI9)

67 Had a similar reaction recently to "I'll Be Around" by the Spinners.

Posted by: Mikeyboss at November 30, 2012 05:18 PM (5V9yW)

68 Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:04 PM (LCRYB)

Sooo... you like this 'song' because of a Fonzie was Hanging out with Hookers?

Was that before or after Jumpin the Shark?

Posted by: Spartacus at November 30, 2012 05:18 PM (lZBBB)

69 >>>Dolby's one hit is still a dumb novelty song, but the album it's on is pretty amazing.

i like airhead and keys to her ferrari. Especially airhead. it's pretty rockin'.

Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:19 PM (LCRYB)

70 Doherty? I'd hit it.

Oh wait, I have hit it. I think? Been a while.

Posted by: Luke Perry at November 30, 2012 05:19 PM (Bk48m)

71 70 Doherty? I'd hit it.

Oh wait, I have hit it. I think? Been a while.

Posted by: Luke Perry at November 30, 2012 05:19 PM (Bk48m)




I hit better.

Posted by: Brian Austin Green at November 30, 2012 05:20 PM (n5+zr)

72 Ronald McDonald > Michael McDonald

Posted by: Dr. Varno

Old McDonald > Norm McDonald > Ronald McDonald > Michael McDonald

Posted by: BCochran1981


McDonald v. Chicago > Old McDonald > Norm McDonald > Ronald McDonald > Michael McDonald

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 30, 2012 05:21 PM (JEpGb)

73 Reading this thread is like being trapped in Cat Piss' apartment.

Posted by: Soona at November 30, 2012 05:21 PM (2mZZv)

74 oh, yes I know those songs are on the second album, not the blinded me with science album.

Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:21 PM (LCRYB)

75 isn't dolby like a whiz music producer? Probably not now but you knopw

Posted by: so joeindc44 is full of all sorts of hindsight now, like JFK? at November 30, 2012 05:21 PM (QxSug)

76 Old McDonald >

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 30, 2012 05:17 PM (n5+zr)



...did not have an Oyster Farm... no more, no more, no more, no more!

Posted by: because Green = destroy lives at November 30, 2012 05:21 PM (LpQbZ)

77 Reading this thread is like being trapped in Cat Piss' apartment.
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Hahahahahahha.

Posted by: MJ at November 30, 2012 05:22 PM (TR60b)

78 61 "Anyway, seeing as how this is a relatively trivial thread and it's
Friday and I've already had a few shots of Jameson's on top of the cold
medicine and a generally cold-weakened body, I'd like to point out that
despite my objections to Andrea Tantaros' overbite, she's got quite a
set of ta-tas going on. That is all."

I read this in a blur and only saw "shots of Jameson" and "Andrea Tantaros' ta-tas", and that was a wonderful thought

Posted by: The Q at November 30, 2012 05:22 PM (w4fEE)

79 73 Reading this thread is like being trapped in Cat Piss' apartment.
Posted by: Soona at November 30, 2012 05:21 PM (2mZZv)



Waaaaiiittt a minute......Ace, where are you??

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 30, 2012 05:22 PM (n5+zr)

80 >>>sn't dolby like a whiz music producer? Probably not now but you knopw

i think he's something of a technologist too. In sound production, software, that sort of thing.

Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:22 PM (LCRYB)

81 Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:04 PM

In 70s/80s, I was never a big "pop" fan. Loathed much of it. Was drawn to Noob Wave. Not the thread for that. Have a great weekend, Ace, and thanks for what you do and have made here.

Posted by: eureka! at November 30, 2012 05:22 PM (HPRku)

82 Reading this thread is like being trapped in Cat Piss' apartment.
Posted by: Soona at November 30, 2012 05:21 PM (2mZZv)


Oh! Another Obama exhibit, I presume?

*golfclap

Posted by: more O'Pi$$ art please at November 30, 2012 05:22 PM (LpQbZ)

83 Hit the road, jack !

Posted by: EPA at November 30, 2012 05:23 PM (gh+mp)

84 If you're going Thomas Dolby, Hyperactive is still pretty awesome. Horns 'n' shit, a hot sounding female countervocalist.
http://www. youtube .com/watch?v=nb-8SHznFw0

Posted by: jakeman at November 30, 2012 05:23 PM (96M6e)

85 Tickle Me Elmo, a national treasure, will be this season's hottest toy.

Posted by: Fonzie the Bear, Wooka-aye! at November 30, 2012 05:24 PM (I88Jc)

86 Luke Perry is a secret bisexual in a long term relationship with Adam West.

Posted by: Truman North at November 30, 2012 05:25 PM (I2LwF)

87 isn't McDonald the guy whose video Paul Rudd and Co. were forced to watch in 40 Year Old Virgin?

I have that video at home. The McDonald concert video. Bought it just for the geek factor. Might put it on when we have guests over for the holidays.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at November 30, 2012 05:25 PM (BvTwT)

88 Also, I think Food Channel's Alton Brown must be Thomas Dolby's son. Dead ringer for him, now that I look at the video.

Posted by: jakeman at November 30, 2012 05:25 PM (96M6e)

89
I may not know shit about Terrence Trent D'McDonald, but I can tell you that the stock market came roaring back today by 3 points.

Posted by: MJ at November 30, 2012 05:25 PM (TR60b)

90
I loved Michael Keaton in Night Shift.

I preferred Brian Dennehy as 'the night'

Posted by: Typical moron hammering a meme at November 30, 2012 05:26 PM (lMOZd)

91 Okay, since we're busting out 80s tunes:

Greg Kihn Band.

Posted by: AndrewR at November 30, 2012 05:26 PM (8bsRB)

92 oh crap, hyperactive. That. I forgot about.

Posted by: so joeindc44 is full of all sorts of hindsight now, like JFK? at November 30, 2012 05:26 PM (QxSug)

93 Minute by minute by minute by minute...

Posted by: exurbanDoug at November 30, 2012 05:26 PM (3YF17)

94 Ah shit, I fucked up the hyperlink. Here's the URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tCEQwww65g

Posted by: AndrewR at November 30, 2012 05:26 PM (8bsRB)

95 So, Ace has bad taste in music and movies. Really ? Night Shift 100's of times?

Posted by: L, Elle at November 30, 2012 05:26 PM (3j24r)

96
...Broadway dutchess, darlin' if you only knew...
half as much as everybody thinks you do.


Now, name that tune...and artist.

Posted by: Gunslinger at November 30, 2012 05:27 PM (4S7hN)

97 oh my, that's bad. now.

Posted by: so joeindc44 is full of all sorts of hindsight now, like JFK? at November 30, 2012 05:27 PM (QxSug)

98 **I have that video at home. The McDonald concert video. Bought it just for the geek factor. Might put it on when we have guests over for the holidays.**

just have it stuck there, in loop.

Posted by: so joeindc44 is full of all sorts of hindsight now, like JFK? at November 30, 2012 05:28 PM (QxSug)

99 I hit better. Posted by: Brian Austin Green
*****************

He really does!

Posted by: Megan Fox at November 30, 2012 05:29 PM (Bk48m)

100 "Night Shift 100's of times?"

'80s cable: "Strange Brew" and a handful of other movies.

Posted by: derit at November 30, 2012 05:30 PM (I88Jc)

101 So is Michael McDonald the Kevin Bacon of music?

Posted by: Les Nesman, winner of last year's Buckeye News award at November 30, 2012 05:30 PM (xfWVe)

102 I've always had a crush on Michael McDonald. He is hot. That is all.

Posted by: Cheri at November 30, 2012 05:30 PM (G+Wff)

103 McDonald may have been OK, but he should've stayed behind the scenes. preferably in Steely Dan. And yes, he thoroughly ruined the Doobie Brothers.

I've been on a Todd Rundgren kick lately. Apparently he's spent the past few years recreating some of his older material from the early '70's such as Todd, the very first Utopia album and A Wizard, a True Star live with a really good backup band including many surviving members of Utopia like drummer Kevin Ellman and bassist John Seigler. Seems he'd gotten them together for a fundraiser for keyboardist Moogy Klingman (who had replaced Barry Manilow as music director in Bette Midler's band), who had cancer.

Here's one to get y'all started. The original lineup of Utopia (sorta):http://tinyurl.com/chjhdlq

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at November 30, 2012 05:30 PM (lOmbq)

104 With his Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins obsession, there is no way Ace isn't a fan of "Yacht Rock".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1047801/

Posted by: Rusty Nail at November 30, 2012 05:30 PM (WWuYG)

105 He really does! Posted by: Megan Fox
****************

Beg to differ.

Posted by: Michael Bay, whose car is still unwashed at November 30, 2012 05:31 PM (Bk48m)

106 I blame Steely Dan.

Posted by: Fritz at November 30, 2012 05:31 PM (d8K+M)

107

random o/t

marathoned the first season of this on netflix

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1832979/

really cute show. I was surprised as I do not watch regular tv anymore.

and for the women, hot men after hot men drip onto that show -- it's worth it

Posted by: beach & a kindle at November 30, 2012 05:31 PM (LpQbZ)

108 i think he's something of a technologist too. In sound production, software, that sort of thing.

His father (or grandfather) is THAT Dolby.

Thomas Dolby played with Lene Lovich.

Posted by: fluffy at November 30, 2012 05:32 PM (3SvjA)

109

**Hart of Dixie

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1832979/

Posted by: beach & a kindle at November 30, 2012 05:32 PM (LpQbZ)

110
I heard Barney Frank gave that song four and a half boners in his last email newsletter.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at November 30, 2012 05:33 PM (L7hol)

111 Megan Fox? How 'bout SAMANTHA Fox, circa '87?

http://www. youtube .com/watch?v=K-j5GOsRtlk

Posted by: jakeman at November 30, 2012 05:33 PM (96M6e)

112 I blame Steely Dan.
Posted by: Fritz at November 30, 2012 05:31 PM (d8K+M)


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Me too.

Posted by: Boy George at November 30, 2012 05:33 PM (2mZZv)

113 Michael McDonald was not a big influence on the Ramones...

...or Shonen Knife...

THANK GOD.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 30, 2012 05:33 PM (eZgIK)

114 More 80s fun: Paul Young doing Come Back and Stay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEn6amCRQfIfeature=related

The choreography is this video is amazing.

Posted by: AndrewR at November 30, 2012 05:34 PM (8bsRB)

115 McDonald may have been OK, but he should've stayed behind the scenes.

His Motown cd is really quite good. You cannot stop moving, and you simply cannot stop singing.

http://www.amazon.com/Motown-Michael-Mcdonald/dp/B00009PJQX


Posted by: beach & a kindle at November 30, 2012 05:34 PM (LpQbZ)

116 His father (or grandfather) is THAT Dolby

I done got trolled.

THAT Dolby has a son named Thomas. No relation.

Posted by: fluffy at November 30, 2012 05:35 PM (3SvjA)

117
speaking of the '80's...

remember the movie MAKING THE GRADE with Juddd Nelson?

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at November 30, 2012 05:35 PM (W2CkS)

118 really cute show. I was surprised as I do not watch regular tv anymore.
**************************

Is this the one with the leggy 15 year old looking trampy slutwhore heart doctor *lolz* who moves down south and sleeps with every dude in town including the gay guy?

Yeah, not really my thing.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at November 30, 2012 05:35 PM (Bk48m)

119 http://youtu.be/qLrnkK2YEcE

The only song that I obsess over.

Posted by: sTevo at November 30, 2012 05:36 PM (VMcEw)

120 Secretly Awesome Song Thread because you know it belongs in a ChikFlik from that era

Posted by: It WILL Burn at November 30, 2012 05:37 PM (wIYL2)

121 ...or Shonen Knife...

Color me surprised.

Posted by: fluffy at November 30, 2012 05:37 PM (3SvjA)

122 He's no Bobby McFerrin.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 30, 2012 05:37 PM (PFvlM)

123 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8lntoH78Lc

Shonen Knife

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 30, 2012 05:37 PM (eZgIK)

124 This is going to be the only thread until the ONT isn't it?

Posted by: General Woundwort at November 30, 2012 05:37 PM (RrD4h)

125 80

Dolby founded a company that did ringtones and crap for a while (beatnik) - his new album is pretty good and comes close - (but no cigar) to his first 4. He recorded it in his studio which is a converted boat or something.

Before his first album, he was with Bruce Wooley along with Downes and Horn - who did the (superior IMO) version of Video Killed the Radio Star, before Buggles (Downes and Horn) did their own version with the actual video that got all the airplay. Seek out the Bruce Wooley album English Garden, it rocks.

Dolby also had a crush on Lene Lovich, and gave her "New Toy" which was one of her hits.

Talk to me about new wave anything.

Next trivia: David Foster.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at November 30, 2012 05:37 PM (Qxdfp)

126 Yeah, not really my thing.
Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at November 30, 2012 05:35 PM (Bk48m)



lol, you are misinformed. hugely.

Posted by: beach & a kindle at November 30, 2012 05:37 PM (LpQbZ)

127 When I was seventeen it was a very good year.
It was a very good year for porn magazines that didn't show hair.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 30, 2012 05:38 PM (hyB08)

128 Fuckin Billy Ocean.

Now THAT guy was fuckin magical.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 30, 2012 05:38 PM (PFvlM)

129 Shonen Knife... That takes me back.

The name means "switchblade"

Posted by: Truman North at November 30, 2012 05:38 PM (I2LwF)

130 No way Dude! It says it was written by Alex Van Halen right there on the liner that came w/ my cassette. That Mcdonald guy is a hoser! I mean like, totally.

Posted by: John Stark Dark at November 30, 2012 05:39 PM (PALjS)

131 I like Victorious. It compares favorably to most network comedies.

Posted by: Truman North at November 30, 2012 05:39 PM (I2LwF)

132 It all sounds like friggin' Michael Bolton.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 30, 2012 05:39 PM (6TveQ)

133 Shonen Knife? Jelly Bean Attack!

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at November 30, 2012 05:39 PM (Qxdfp)

134 yacht rock is kind of cute.

Posted by: ace at November 30, 2012 05:40 PM (LCRYB)

135
Test test. I am a Smartphone noob

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 30, 2012 05:40 PM (ovJRN)

136 119 http://youtu.be/qLrnkK2YEcE

The only song that I obsess over.
Posted by: sTevo at November 30, 2012 05:36 PM (VMcEw)


Ok....I don't get out enough.

Posted by: BignJames at November 30, 2012 05:40 PM (rlFQ+)

137 lol, you are misinformed. hugely.
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Meh, my queue is starting to dwindle a bit so maybe I'll toss it in for a laugh, or just to prove I'm like all sensitive and shit.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at November 30, 2012 05:41 PM (tEkQA)

138 The song I'm feeling today is Der Kommissar by Falco.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 30, 2012 05:41 PM (hyB08)

139 I can't even remember how I got into Shonen Knife - God was that like 20 years ago now? Ugh. I really liked Pizzicato Five in the late 90's.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at November 30, 2012 05:41 PM (Qxdfp)

140
I just remembered TERRIERS.

It was canceled after 13 episodes. But everyone says it was great. I watched the first episode and thought it was okay.

The guy from Terriers is in a couple of eps of Sons of Anarchy.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 30, 2012 05:41 PM (W2CkS)

141

MM is a fabulous backup singer but I don't care for him singing lead. His voice becomes tiresome quickly to me.


But then, I'm an asshole about a lot of musical things.

Posted by: Meremortal, pass the dynamite cause the fuse is lit at November 30, 2012 05:42 PM (jTKU5)

142 Bells and Sebastian is the band I obsess over.

If that was the only music in the world, I would be perfectly happy.



Jesus, what a fucking gay I am

Posted by: Truman North at November 30, 2012 05:42 PM (I2LwF)

143 That is some horrible music.

Jeez I am old and that music is too old for me

move on man

a lot of country music is better than that

Posted by: Thunderb at November 30, 2012 05:42 PM (Dnbau)

144 eh, my queue is starting to dwindle a bit so maybe I'll toss it in for a laugh, or just to prove I'm like all sensitive and shit.
Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at November 30, 2012 05:41 PM (tEkQA)




even my dad got hooked, although he wouldn't admit it

it's a pretty clean show

Posted by: beach & a kindle at November 30, 2012 05:42 PM (LpQbZ)

145 Gawd yacht rock reminds me of "Jazz Flavors" on 94Q Atlanta.

Jazz-flavored velveeta.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 30, 2012 05:42 PM (6TveQ)

146 119 http://youtu.be/qLrnkK2YEcE

The only song that I obsess over.
Posted by: sTevo at November 30, 2012 05:36 PM (VMcEw)



hehe, forgot about that song, hehe

Posted by: beach & a kindle at November 30, 2012 05:43 PM (LpQbZ)

147 Hi-ho morons! Am I too late for the abortion thread? What? How about the Let It Burn thread? No shit? (Just fuckin" with ya).

127
When I was seventeen it was a very good year.
It was a very good year for porn magazines that didn't show hair.


Posted by: WalrusRex at November 30, 2012 05:38 PM (hyB0
When did the war on Bushes start, exactly? Nineties porn was mostly hairless, except for the filthy Scandi stuff, as I recall.

Posted by: tubal at November 30, 2012 05:43 PM (BoE3Z)

148 Clutch Cargo, it must have been college radio

Pizz 5, Shonen Knife, Butter 08, the 5-6-7-8s. Etc.

Posted by: Truman North at November 30, 2012 05:44 PM (I2LwF)

149
>> There's no way you knew that.


I did know already know that for exactly one reason: this bit of trivia was posted on the AoS front page in the recent past--most likely as a "mystery click" sidebar entry.


But, then, I actually *read* this blog...

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at November 30, 2012 05:44 PM (9SwFX)

150 Bet you didn't know that he did backup on THIS song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgWxDPObVm0
Piano in the Dark

Posted by: DomesticGoddess at November 30, 2012 05:44 PM (WnU/w)

151
Michael McDonald can kiss my left nut.


Oh, and my secret song (that I hesitate to admit to liking) is Badfinger!'s "Baby Blue."

Posted by: Wodeshed at November 30, 2012 05:44 PM (a9L+B)

152 Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield is my earwig. Bought it all from iTunes. Fantastic.

Posted by: tubal at November 30, 2012 05:45 PM (BoE3Z)

153 I like the scene in 40 Year Old Virgin where Paul Rudd says that if he has to listen to MM croon "Imo be there" one more time he would kill somebody

Posted by: Thunderb at November 30, 2012 05:45 PM (Dnbau)

154 Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at November 30, 2012 05:44 PM (9SwFX)

I nomimate this for Time's Sock Puppet of the Year Award

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at November 30, 2012 05:45 PM (tEkQA)

155
I like Korn.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 30, 2012 05:46 PM (W2CkS)

156 Wow! I haven't heard this song in years, and it IS awesome!

My only beef with Michael McDonald is that it's very hard to sing along with him. You don't realize how high he goes until you try. I can sing high, but not THAT high.

Posted by: Kensington at November 30, 2012 05:46 PM (H84UO)

157 A friend of mine arranged and promoted a big Steam Punk festival out here (well, Richmond, but the Bay Area) back in October. Dolby was the closing act. I didn't attend because I was under the weather but apparently he rocked.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 30, 2012 05:46 PM (dZ756)

158 111 Megan Fox? How 'bout SAMANTHA Fox, circa '87?

http://www. youtube .com/watch?v=K-j5GOsRtlk
Posted by: jakeman at November 30, 2012 05:33
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Oh...i remember her alright, she was the 1987 version of Kristina Hendricks. One of my buddies had a Samantha Fox poster...I was usually mesmerized for a few minutes upon walking into his room.

Posted by: John Stark Dark at November 30, 2012 05:48 PM (PALjS)

159 Wait a minute! Chinless Michael Keaton plays the mack daddy pimp and Henry "Fonz" Winkler plays the nerdy chickenshit? Next you're gonna tell me that uptight, chestless Shelley Long is the hottest ho in this movie.

Posted by: little miss spellcheck at November 30, 2012 05:48 PM (a5ljo)

160 ;::When did the war on Bushes start, exactly? Nineties porn was mostly hairless, except for the filthy Scandi stuff, as I recall.::::

It started when we watched Michael Douglas hack his way through the Colombian jungle in Romancing The Stone and we said, "Hey! You know what ELSE you have to hack your way through to get anywhere? The average dame's public region."

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 30, 2012 05:48 PM (PFvlM)

161 even my dad got hooked, although he wouldn't admit it

Posted by: beach & a kindle at November 30, 2012 05:42 PM (LpQbZ)

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Yeah, it's not one of those TV shows men can publicly admit to liking without having their man cards revoked.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at November 30, 2012 05:48 PM (tEkQA)

162 "Dolby's one hit is still a dumb novelty song, but the album it's on is pretty amazing. "The Golden Age of Wireless." Buy now."
============

I've never heard anyone say this about Thomas Dolby before, and now I'm intrigued!

Posted by: Kensington at November 30, 2012 05:48 PM (H84UO)

163 35


'I'll Wait" is possibly the most synth-heavy VH song ever.


Posted by: Dan at November 30, 2012 05:12 PM (Iy5SM)

Naw, that would be track 1 from 1984 entitled, "1984." /pedantic

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at November 30, 2012 05:48 PM (9SwFX)

164 Also, Sheryl Crow sang back-up for Kenny Loggins. Maybe not on that song.

I remember paying 5.00 at the door mid eighties at some club in San Francisco ( started with an "I" but can't remember the name) to see Chris Issac before ANYONE was opening for him and he was becoming a local phenom.

Skinny jeans just never look good. Wish I could convince my son of this true fact.

Posted by: small town girl at November 30, 2012 05:49 PM (ymWVT)

165
I can't even remember how I got into Shonen Knife


Ramones themed Japanese girl band? What's not to like? Its like Goober N' Grape - the whole package all in one.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 30, 2012 05:49 PM (eZgIK)

166

tgif

have a good one, all

Posted by: beach & a kindle at November 30, 2012 05:49 PM (LpQbZ)

167 "I just remembered TERRIERS.

It was canceled after 13 episodes. But everyone says it was great. I watched the first episode and thought it was okay.

The guy from Terriers is in a couple of eps of Sons of Anarchy."

===============

I LOVED "Terriers." It's almost perfect, episode per episode.

The guy with the douchebag goatee was on "Once Upon A Time" a few weeks ago.

Posted by: Kensington at November 30, 2012 05:50 PM (H84UO)

168 All the other threads are dying or dead. I guess I'm stuck with teh ghey.

Posted by: Soona at November 30, 2012 05:50 PM (2mZZv)

169 Stories I Tell by Toad the Wet Sprocket. Hell, anything by them.

Posted by: alexthechick at November 30, 2012 05:50 PM (Gk3SS)

170 11 Although maybe the only way to make Boehner not cave is to TAKE IT TO THE STREETS.

Still, McDonald-era Doobies are disappointment


IIRC, they were pretty good. Wait. You meant doobies with a capital D. Never mind.

Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at November 30, 2012 05:50 PM (5w3CR)

171 I love these threads .

ENTERTAIN ME MORONS

I'm beat up , tired , and happy . Make me happier .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at November 30, 2012 05:51 PM (M2+F0)

172 I-Beam ?

Posted by: grease monkey at November 30, 2012 05:51 PM (VSWPU)

173 McDonald co-wrote Van Halen's Top 20 hit "I'll Wait", from their landmark 1984 album.

Which is a metric fuck-ton better than that song you posted.

Posted by: Courtesy Flush at November 30, 2012 05:52 PM (8lB0x)

174 Test test. I am a Smartphone noob


Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 30, 2012 05:40 PM (ovJRN)

Right now your smartphone is hacking your brain. Using your cognitive skills to complement its superior processing power. You think you operate it, it will operate you. It will be a cute toy, then an useful tool, then an indispensable resource. Soon you will be turning your car around to go back and get it when you left it at home because you are useless without ot....that's when you know it's succeeded in hacking into and taking over your mind.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at November 30, 2012 05:52 PM (0q2P7)

175
Skinny jeans just never look good.


Not practical when fleeing FSA zombies either. You need something looser.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 30, 2012 05:52 PM (eZgIK)

176 Skinny jeans just never look good. Wish I could convince my son of this true fact.
Posted by: small town girl at November 30, 2012 05:49 PM (ymWVT)


--------------------------------------------------


It's probably half the reason to wear them......to watch you cringe.

Posted by: Soona at November 30, 2012 05:52 PM (2mZZv)

177 158
111 Megan Fox? How 'bout SAMANTHA Fox, circa '87?

If memory (that treacherous bitch) serves me, I recall Samantha Fox as being rather "pointed". Or am I confusing her with Traci Lords, PBUH?

Posted by: tubal at November 30, 2012 05:53 PM (BoE3Z)

178 "Stories I Tell by Toad the Wet Sprocket. Hell, anything by them."
===============

"fear" is one of my favorite albums.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZpUUrEWnWQ

Posted by: Kensington at November 30, 2012 05:53 PM (H84UO)

179 "I sold my soul to the company store" By Tennessee Ernie Ford
The Ironic symmetry with the entitlement crowd is touching.

Posted by: Clemenza at November 30, 2012 05:54 PM (Q8Pu5)

180 OK, homos, time for me to sign off. Gotta start packing up the drums for The Infidels gig tonight. If I can't get to sleep after the gig, which I usually can't, I might see ya on the ONT around 3.

Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at November 30, 2012 05:54 PM (lOmbq)

181 By the way, a lot of those backup singing parts happen becauseasinger is working down the hall on another project and someone sees them outside smoking and says, "Hey, why don't you come in and put a vocal part or two on this record for us?"

Posted by: Meremortal, pass the dynamite cause the fuse is lit at November 30, 2012 05:54 PM (jTKU5)

182 Anyone seen the commercial for Ballroom jeans?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 30, 2012 05:55 PM (PFvlM)

183 162 I've never heard anyone say this about Thomas Dolby before, and now I'm intrigued!

Look for Golden Age of Wireless. It's a bit of a cheat, actually. That was the American release of what was on 2 albums of stuff originally. It's like a bunch of singles all compiled on one disk - and is fantastic. The ones that didn't make the cut are good too. IMO, the American version has some better mixes than the Brit version - which last I saw is what made it to CD.

Problem with Dolby is he was always high concept - and that sort of killed him too. He got into American culture by disk 3 Aliens Ate My Buick.

Check out some of his latest:
http://youtu.be/5SuZMwe-XRc
Still tongue in cheek, but not up to his earlier standards.


Posted by: Clutch Cargo at November 30, 2012 05:55 PM (Qxdfp)

184 I'm beat up , tired , and happy . Make me happier .
Posted by: Bill D. Cat at November 30, 2012 05:51 PM (M2+F0)


------------------------------------------------


So I take it you just got back from Madamede Sade's House of Pain?

Posted by: Soona at November 30, 2012 05:55 PM (2mZZv)

185 "fear" is one of my favorite albums.


Fear is nearly perfect the entire way through.

Posted by: alexthechick at November 30, 2012 05:55 PM (Gk3SS)

186 small town girl...was it the I-beam?

Posted by: concrete girl at November 30, 2012 05:55 PM (y2Ojs)

187 Eddie V. H. is an outstanding keyboard player too. Diamond Dave didn't want him playing keys on VH records b/c it would ruin his guitar hero status. Eventually Eddie forced the issue and won big.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 30, 2012 05:56 PM (dZ756)

188 http://youtu.be/bzk4CXRFCUQ

Another lounge act fav.

Posted by: sTevo at November 30, 2012 05:56 PM (VMcEw)

189 Fear -- Beef bologna

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 30, 2012 05:57 PM (6TveQ)

190 Do not make me look for this commercial , Jeff . See 171 and make my life easier .


Dammit .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at November 30, 2012 05:57 PM (M2+F0)

191
Confession #1: Soothsayer likes Leonard Cohen.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 30, 2012 05:58 PM (W2CkS)

192 I'm beat up , tired , and happy . Make me happier .
Posted by: Bill D. Cat at November 30, 2012 05:51 PM (M2+F0)


------------------------------------------------


So I take it you just got back from Madamede Sade's House of Pain?
Posted by: Soona at November 30, 2012 05:55 PM (2mZZv)

didi you hear that Harvard's latest student club is "the Kinky Sex Club"? What a fine institution.

Of course, ROTC is below their high standards

Posted by: Thunderb at November 30, 2012 05:58 PM (Dnbau)

193 Eddie's not really that great of a keyboard player. "Jump" is in C fcking major, for cryin out loud.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 30, 2012 05:58 PM (6TveQ)

194 Update:

Nope, this trivia wasn't originally from the sidebar...

http://ace.mu.nu/headlines/archives/329792.html

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at November 30, 2012 05:58 PM (9SwFX)

195
Skinny jeans.


Saw the Romantics at a casino in Colorado a while back and the bass player, who is up to about 260, was wearing them. Not good. Yep, they are a casino band now, poor bastards.

Posted by: Meremortal, pass the dynamite cause the fuse is lit at November 30, 2012 05:58 PM (jTKU5)

196
Confession #2: Soothsayer owns a ENYA cd.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 30, 2012 05:58 PM (W2CkS)

197 Nothing To Fear (Oingo Boingo).
Reptiles and Samurai.

Things were so much better with Reagan waiting to put his boney old finger on the red button of nuclear annihilation.

What went wrong?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at November 30, 2012 05:58 PM (Qxdfp)

198 Fear -- losing a bet to have your dick tattooed.

Posted by: Soona at November 30, 2012 05:58 PM (2mZZv)

199
182Anyone seen the commercial for Ballroom jeans?

Yup.
I had already bought three pair for my hubby before they started advertising them...he loves them.

They're like the 'karate jeans' that have a diamon-shapedgusset in the crotch, which allows for extra movement.

Posted by: wheatie at November 30, 2012 05:58 PM (CM59X)

200 191
Confession #1: Soothsayer likes Leonard Cohen.
Posted by: soothsayer at November 30, 2012 05:58 PM (W2CkS)

Hallelujah

Posted by: BignJames at November 30, 2012 05:59 PM (rlFQ+)

201 Soona ,

Lately I've been calling it work .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at November 30, 2012 05:59 PM (M2+F0)

202 Eventually Eddie forced the issue and won big.

Worked out for me, too.

Posted by: Sammy Hagar at November 30, 2012 06:00 PM (3SvjA)

203
Confession #3: I really like Little River Band a lot.


Posted by: soothsayer at November 30, 2012 06:00 PM (W2CkS)

204 194
Update:

Update to update: I need to remember that "AoS Headlines" IS the flippin' sidebar. Also, I need to drink more.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at November 30, 2012 06:00 PM (9SwFX)

205 There is one Leonard Cohen tune that I like. I have linked it before.

Posted by: sTevo at November 30, 2012 06:01 PM (VMcEw)

206 193
Eddie's not really that great of a keyboard player. "Jump" is in C fcking major, for cryin out loud.

Posted by: Dr. Varno

Dude, consider his audience. Like they want to hear Brahms? And it's A minor :-P

Posted by: SFGoth at November 30, 2012 06:01 PM (dZ756)

207 Well Goddamn, Bill. I'm texting while driving. In the snow. Can you pick up your end just a little bit?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 30, 2012 06:01 PM (PFvlM)

208
sTevo, was it The Partisan?

Posted by: soothsayer at November 30, 2012 06:02 PM (W2CkS)

209 Yep good call grease monkey and concrete girl, the I-Beam. Is it still there?

Posted by: small town girl at November 30, 2012 06:02 PM (Td5Ie)

210 What went wrong?
Posted by: Clutch Cargo


They grew up and Danny saw that movie scoring is more profitable than playing halloween concerts.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 30, 2012 06:03 PM (JEpGb)

211 #151 -- "Baby Blue" is a good song, but I like Badfinger's "Day After Day" better, because it has George Harrison on guitar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Zsp8jJ40M

George Harrison is also why (along with Roy Orbinson's vocals) I liked The Traveling Wilburys.

Posted by: Reno_Dave at November 30, 2012 06:03 PM (OL4L4)

212 196
Confession #2: Soothsayer owns a ENYA cd.
;;;;

And I'M a fag for my English major. Not cool.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 30, 2012 06:04 PM (PFvlM)

213 nood

Posted by: soothsayer at November 30, 2012 06:04 PM (W2CkS)

214 I had no idea you were into elevator music.

Posted by: km at November 30, 2012 06:04 PM (iFQkz)

215 Confession #3: I really like Little River Band a lot.
Posted by: soothsayer at November 30, 2012 06:00 PM (W2CkS)


----------------------------------


Damn! Please don't tell us your next confession will be that you think Justin Bieber is cute.

Posted by: Soona at November 30, 2012 06:04 PM (2mZZv)

216 207
Well Goddamn, Bill. I'm texting while driving. In the snow. Can you pick up your end just a little bit?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 30, 2012 06:01 PM (PFvlM)























No chance this thread will "veer off' into 80's boobies and naughty shit is there? (Ignore the Veer Off comment, in light of what you're up to).

Posted by: tubal at November 30, 2012 06:04 PM (BoE3Z)

217
Bill D Cat

Go with alittle Green Onionsto start.
Follow it up with Sleepwalk by the Ventures - the one with jeff Baxter on slide guitar. After that, follow your mood and keep going. A little something on the rocks may help too...

Posted by: Gunslinger at November 30, 2012 06:05 PM (4S7hN)

218 I used to be a fan of Shonen Knife, but then I discovered Supersnazz, and it turned outthere's only room for one J-punk girl band in my heart.

Posted by: Eddie Willers at November 30, 2012 06:06 PM (bRdb3)

219 No, I'm your man.




Posted by: sTevo at November 30, 2012 06:06 PM (VMcEw)

220 El Jeff ,


Tonite , my answer is ..... no .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at November 30, 2012 06:06 PM (M2+F0)

221 He sang back-up for Toto, most notably for "I'll Be Over You". Even if you're being a snarky bastard, you're right.

Posted by: wankette at November 30, 2012 06:06 PM (qNhTJ)

222 It started when we watched Michael Douglas hack his way through the Colombian jungle in Romancing The Stone and we said, "Hey! You know what ELSE you have to hack your way through to get anywhere? The average dame's public region."Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 30, 2012 05:48 PM (PFvlM)'round my parts, the average dame's region ain't public. Live in vegas or somethin'?

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 30, 2012 06:07 PM (iK4hL)

223 McDonald has/had a sexy voice for a white guy. Haven't heard anything new in a long time. Is he dead?

Posted by: snowcrash at November 30, 2012 06:07 PM (I30qo)

224 I'm playing "Goodbye Horses" right now.

Make of that what you will.

Posted by: fluffy's sentient iPod at November 30, 2012 06:07 PM (3SvjA)

225 "my parts' = where I live.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 30, 2012 06:07 PM (iK4hL)

226 Well it's going slower than a slow walk so ill take the risk. My 40 min drive is 3 hours and counting.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 30, 2012 06:08 PM (PFvlM)

227 Someone mentioned it earlier, wth is Ya Mo Be There supposed to mean anyway?

Posted by: weirdflunky i before e at November 30, 2012 06:09 PM (tlhtD)

228 I have two Enya albums on my iPod.

Posted by: Kensington at November 30, 2012 06:09 PM (H84UO)

229 I love yacht rock - good times.

Posted by: Quiz1 at November 30, 2012 06:09 PM (vA3os)

230 #217 -- Hard to believe that the guy on slide guitar is now a defense consultant on missile defense (and has appeared on "Red Eye")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBxjQPlbVNI

Posted by: Reno_Dave at November 30, 2012 06:10 PM (OL4L4)

231 Well, that video takes me back to a more innocent era. Before BHO. Hell, before Clinton!

Posted by: small town girl at November 30, 2012 06:12 PM (+H/dq)

232 Be carefull Jeff . The only Predator Drone Canada owns is being used to take care of texting drivers in the GTO . As a country , that's how we roll .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at November 30, 2012 06:12 PM (M2+F0)

233 I have Enya's Christmas cd- and sometimes play it in July

Posted by: museisluse at November 30, 2012 06:14 PM (SsWgR)

234 Please post the Billy Squire 'male cameltoe' video. That was funny

Posted by: art garfunkels ugly kid at November 30, 2012 06:17 PM (ZRoGl)

235 The Fixx, Red Skies, original 1982 video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXfc7VMyj94

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at November 30, 2012 06:17 PM (YmPwQ)

236
Ace, you admittedly like the music, films, television of the 80s. Do you find women with big hair and the clothes styles of Miami Vice attractive?

Posted by: Walkers! at November 30, 2012 06:19 PM (lus8g)

237 "I have Enya's Christmas cd- and sometimes play it in July"
==========

That's just...wrong.

Posted by: Kensington at November 30, 2012 06:23 PM (H84UO)

238 "Do you find women with big hair and the clothes styles of Miami Vice attractive?"
===============

I do! Tight dresses, big hair, hairspray everywhere. What's not to love? Not to mention it was the Age of Reagan. The 80's were wonderful.

Posted by: Kensington at November 30, 2012 06:24 PM (H84UO)

239 What I got from the video was that Kenny Loggins was an architect with a 80s pron beard

Posted by: TexasJew at November 30, 2012 06:32 PM (lD8ju)

240 236


Ace, you admittedly like the music, films, television of the 80s.
Do you find women with big hair and the clothes styles of Miami Vice
attractive?


Posted by: Walkers! at November 30, 2012 06:19 PM (lus8g)

She wasn't in Miami Vice, but Night Court-era Markie Post was my favorite large-haired babe.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at November 30, 2012 06:34 PM (9SwFX)

241
227Someone mentioned it earlier, wth is Ya Mo Be There supposed to mean anyway?

A contraction for..."Yeah, I'm going to be there"?

If not that, then, no idea.

Posted by: wheatie at November 30, 2012 06:35 PM (CM59X)

242 Van Halen was Eddie Van Halen surrounded by a large clump of crap called the rest of that band

Posted by: TexasJew at November 30, 2012 06:41 PM (lD8ju)

243 Yes, I knew that about MM and VH. But I'm something of a music nerd that way. There's a lot of shit I have no clue about, especially with modern music (those damn kids playin' their music too loud! Bah!).

But I drive my wife nuts with stuff from the 70s, 80s and early 90s. I can tell you album, side, and track # (and year it was released; number of albums prior to, etc.) of an enormous number of songs.

I'm stupid that way.

Posted by: NukemHill at November 30, 2012 07:00 PM (7WLzC)

244 Hey, I was just listening to this song! Well, no, actually I was listening to Fripp and Eno, but, hey, pretty close, right?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 30, 2012 07:06 PM (DuH+r)

245 So, BeckoningChasm, I'm gonna go out on a limb here, given the relative solitude of the thread, and wonder if you're a King Crimson fan? Which brings me to Tony Levin, and the fact that he has played for just about everyone at one time or another.

Posted by: jakeman at November 30, 2012 07:14 PM (96M6e)

246 My only beef with Michael McDonald is that it's very hard to sing along with him. You don't realize how high he goes until you try. I can sing high, but not THAT high.

I can.

My name is Captain Whitebread...and I'm a Hall and Oates fan.

(Hello, Captain!)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2012 07:23 PM (5J54Q)

247 227Someone mentioned it earlier, wth is Ya Mo Be There supposed to mean anyway?

A contraction for..."Yeah, I'm going to be there"?

If not that, then, no idea.
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It's "Yah", short for "Yahweh". The phrase is supposed to mean "God Will Be There". Just one of the many millions of trivial facts I've picked up in the radio career.

And now...on with the countdown.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2012 07:24 PM (5J54Q)

248 Crud. I've been managing to show up at each thread just as it dies.

My timing bites tonight.

TWSS, too.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 30, 2012 07:25 PM (5J54Q)

249 There are only four degrees of separation between Michael McDonald and any song on the radio in the 80's if you include associations between groups, musicians, songwriters and producers.

Posted by: Minuteman at November 30, 2012 07:29 PM (qs9G3)

250 >>I'm a Hall and Oates fan.

I'll play along, Capt. I've seen them twice. It was interesting, because the first time Hall was sick as hell, so there was a lot of Oates solo while he was backstage. A year later, it was a totally different concert, which was cool.

Posted by: jakeman at November 30, 2012 07:44 PM (96M6e)

251 Markie Post...yummy!

Posted by: Browndog at November 30, 2012 07:54 PM (ccfl2)

252 ...and then became obsessed with it.

****

Has anyone yet mentioned that this brings into question the sexual preferences of the furry one?

I can't be the first.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 30, 2012 07:59 PM (piMMO)

253 My name is Captain Whitebread...and I'm a Hall and Oates fan.

****

Right there with ya.

Sara Smile is my favorite song of all time.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 30, 2012 08:00 PM (piMMO)

254 If Stevie Nicks and Bob Dylan had a love child, the poor waif would sound like MM--BTW, is there a translator app out there to decode WHAT ON EARTH THEY'RE SAYING?

Posted by: Jayne Cobb's Cap at November 30, 2012 08:10 PM (afOrA)

255 Sounds like McDonald was in his Steely Dan phase. Was that David Sanborn on the sax solo?

Posted by: Jix at November 30, 2012 08:24 PM (VDKgR)

256 Michael McDonald was truly the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon of late 70s early 80s music, and I vividly remember the Doobies on "What's Happening" ...."which Doo-bie you-be?"

And I adored Nightshift, probably seen a hundred times myself. the 80s were awesome., I was just thinking about the heart to heart song this week...seems like we are all looking for some, any distraction from the shitshow in dc..I almost can't handle the news rights now and the fiscal clif Kabuki theater

So I will focus on Hall and Oates, and Kenny Loggins and Van Halen....sniff.....this is why this blog just rules. We'll get through this.

Posted by: Goldilocks at November 30, 2012 08:29 PM (OETVg)

257 Hall and Oates was the second concert I went to, with Til Tuesday opening.

The first? Thompson Twins, with Berlin as opening act.

God almighty.

Posted by: Goldilocks at November 30, 2012 08:31 PM (OETVg)

258 Suckered into a full on MM thread with sweaters and all.

Where is Air Supply when you need them?

Ugh

Posted by: hazchic at November 30, 2012 11:57 PM (wWlBr)

259 And by the way, things going crazy here in AZ today - hazmats on the highways, bombings at obscure Social Security Offices in Casa Grand, truck bomb scares.. Warm up for The Mayan?

Posted by: hazchic at December 01, 2012 12:03 AM (wWlBr)

260 just one of many pieces of McDonald awesomeness, and apropos to a big FU to the liberty-trampling POS in the WH:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SykNSv-1Dks



Posted by: On topic AND topical, for once in my life at December 01, 2012 01:15 AM (909/3)

261
No one will ever see this post, because it is sooo long after the fact.

That said, I like that Kenny Loggins song, now that I think about it -- which I haven't in at least two decades.

Speaking of secretly awesome old songs, I submit the work of Paul Carrack. He sang lead vocals on Ace's "How long?" (as in how loooonnnnng, has this been going on?).

He went to Squeeze and sang lead on "Tempted". Healso sang "Silent Running" for Mike the Mechanics.

Oh, and how 'bout this to tie it all together (just saw this on wikipedia):
Carrack's songs have been recorded by artists such as the Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald and Jools Holland,[3] and he has served as a session and/or touring musician for the likes of Elton John, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, the Pretenders and The Smiths.

Posted by: BethinPA at December 01, 2012 01:49 AM (LWdPB)

262 AndrewR
I fell for that. You sounded so sincere.

114 More 80s fun: Paul Young doing Come Back and Stay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEn6amCRQfIfeature=related

The choreography is this video is amazing.

Posted by: m at December 01, 2012 02:26 AM (k38Fn)

263 Markie Post on Night Court was yummy, all right, but doesn't quite hold a candle to Markie Post on The Fall Guy, where she was always running around in a bikini.

Example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6tPnK39DuU

On a side note, is that Matthew McConaughey hitting on her?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler (@ProthonotaryW) at December 01, 2012 03:20 AM (RLZvP)

264 Okay, I looked up McConaughey on IMDB... I'm guessing that wasn't him after all, as he would've been about twelve years old at the time.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler (@ProthonotaryW) at December 01, 2012 03:26 AM (RLZvP)

265 I mean chicks want to bang him to fuck his voice. What's up with that?Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 30, 2012 05:12 PM (feFL6)
Ha! So true! Thanks to ACE spent last nite listening to McDonald live w/Loggins. *swoon*.*Heart goes pitter patter*

Posted by: danishova at December 01, 2012 07:46 AM (twzzy)

266 266th!!!!

Posted by: eureka! at December 01, 2012 11:30 AM (HPRku)

267 Why does he wanna do right?

Posted by: Esau's Message at December 01, 2012 03:14 PM (6c62F)

268 Peggggggg ..... Peggggggg .... Theeeennnnnn .... shuuutttter falllllls .... allllll three-Dee ... foreign moooovie !

Posted by: Fagen McDonald at December 01, 2012 04:16 PM (nCwW1)






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