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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Yeah, Baby---I'm Finally Here

Well, it took me a few days to get blogger to work for me on this site, but here I am!
I'll post more when it's not the middle of the night. But, I did want to start a fun little game I came up with. (A proposition ending in a preposition--not bad)

The idea is to join two songs together with one word, the word being the last word of the first song, and the first word of the last song. The clues are the artists. Here is an example.
Your clue is, The Grateful Dead and Paul McCartney and Wings.

The answer is: Uncle Johns Band On The Run.

Here is another example:

The Rolling Stones and The Moody Blues.

Answer: Ruby Tuesday Afternoon.

Got it?
Let's try a few and see if you get them.

1. Van Morrison and Neil Diamond.
2. U2 and Joe Jackson
3. Player and Gene Autry
4. Run DMC with Aerosmith and Carole King

Have fun and good luck!


Blogger Glen Dean said...

Great, now we got to get ahold of Karlo and Roma.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

This reminds me of a project that I put together over email about a decade ago: The Cool Band Tour List.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...

Sharon, this game is making my head hurt.

Could you have picked people with more extensive catalogues? I mean, Neil and Van have a real limited repetoire, you know?

2:21 PM  
Blogger Glen Dean said...

Walk this way over yonder (Arosmith/Carole King)

2:56 PM  
Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

Glen...You are correct!
Katherine...sorry bout that! The Van song is one of his biggest hits...so take the last word of that one...only one Neil Diamond song that starts with that word.
Piece of cake. ;)

Player should be easy because they only had one major hit, as did Gene Autry. This one is pretty funny, actually, when put together.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...


Brown eyed Girl you'll be a woman soon.

There, I feel better.

You do realize that I own just about every song ever recorded by both Van & Neil, and I was about to lose my mind.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

Firsts...Congrats! Sorry about the frustration.
Is "Moondance" about the most perfect album ever made? Have you ever seen Van in concert? Sadly, I haven't.
I've seen Neil several times, and he's still wonderful after all of these years. Did you see him the last time he was in Nashville?
I know it would be (almost) impossible to pick, but what is your favorite Van song? (Toss up for me between Into The Mystic and Tupelo Honey)

6:18 PM  
Blogger Glen Dean said...

Moondance is the greatest album in the history of music. Every song on there is awesome.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Kevin Newman said...

With or Without You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)?

Pride (In the Name of Love at First Light)?

7:40 PM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...

For me the best album is a tie between Moondance and Astral Weeks. Picking a favourite Van song is hard. I vacillate between Into The Mystic and Cleaning Windows, but Rough God Goes Riding is in there at #3 regardless. I came thisclose to getting to see Van in concert about 8 years ago, but the deal fell through, and every time I've had a chance to see Neil he's been sold out. It's probably good, though because the only live shows I've ever seen have been the Dead (and Petra, but you know, Petra is different...). I don't know that I'd know how to behave in a non-dead show.

Oh wait. I have seen Marillion live. Not with Fish, though. With the new guy. The new guy sucks. Not that anyone even is into Scottish rock on this board, so there it is.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

Scottish rock...ever hear of Steele Eye Span? They're British, but take traditional songs and put contemporary music behind it.

I know my Irish rockers, but not Scottish. Can you give me some examples? Thanks. :)

9:25 PM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...

Sharon hasn't been reading Katherine's blog! ;-p


Love love love Steeleye Span!

As for Scottish rock, there really aren't any nationalistic bands of note beyond Marillion. Fish (whose real name is Derek Dick, hence the nickname 'Fish') was their lead singer and now has a solo career. Fish is a strong lyricist and has been pushing for Scottish Nationalism for the last 20 years or so. He writes some powerful songs-->everything from pure hard-drinking rock to anti-land mines and Scottish nationalism. Quite the trip. I can't explain him with any justice. More on him here:


and here:

10:35 PM  
Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

My bad! I can't believe you've not only heard of Steeleye Span, but like them! They regroup from time to time, with Maddy Prior always on the lead vocals. Nigel Pegrum, the drummer, now resides down under, and produces.
Allison Gross and Misty Moisty Morning are my favorites by them.
Well...WOW! That was a pleasant surprise.

1:20 AM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...

Yeah, they aren't really a band that most people think of. Maddy Prior can sell just about any song she puts her mind to-->she's got that great smoky voice.

The last few weeks I've really been enjoying "You Will Burn" off that album. I know it's about persecution of 'witches' in Ireland, but there's a part of me that sees it as translating to persecution of anyone, and the self-righteous mania they capture is chilling. You feel not only the misguided passions of the tomentors but the raw fear of those they persecute.

I've not heard their version of 'Alison Gross' (I've never owned 'Parcel of Rogues', because that's my least favourite of their albums, based largely on the snippets I've heard at Celt gatherings over the years.)

I suppose I'm due to give 'parcel' another try.

I do consider 'Time' to be their best, with 'Below the Salt' second. The main thing that pushes 'BTS' to me is Gaudette, which is one of their best songs.

9:09 PM  

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