i was looking at a new blog last night, about including musical references in your writing, that really struck a chord with me. that got me to thinking about how i could incorporate music into my blog, like a jukebox of some sort. then my eye happened across this little notice: April 20 is Record Store Day.
i love, love, love music ... all kinds of music. but the music of the 60's is my favorite because it brings back so many memories of my life back then. sock hops in high school ... remember those? and all my years with the USO in Milwaukee, dancing up a storm with all those cute sailors from Great Lakes Naval Training Station. even today, a man in a Navy uniform, especially bell bottoms, is still enough to get my heart palpitating. or it could be my high blood pressure medicine. nah, i'm sticking with the bell bottom theory.
anyhoo, because it's officially Record Store Day, i've added a play list at the bottom of the right-hand column. i will do my best to rotate the playlist regularly. feel free to nudge me if i don't. but for today, my FIRST mobyte play list includes, in this order, 3 of my top favorite songs EVER, 3 more that rank up near the top, and 1 that i discovered within the last few years that has quickly earned favored status:
- Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens
- Duke of Earl by Gene Chandler
- Sunshine of Your Love by Cream (and which, whenever i hear it, i stop whatever i'm doing midstream and get up and dance!)
- Sitting on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
- You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield
- Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
- Lonely Avenue by Ray Charles