Thursday, September 19, 2013

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack: World Turnin'

It bears mentioning that my listening habits in the auto-voiture have changed radically since The Tart came to live with me.  It used to be that I carried no less than a dozen CDs in my car(s) and that still holds true, given I have a large selection of CDs residing in The Tart's glove box and other places, as we speak.  But... and here's the change... I don't ever listen to any of those CDs.  I spent seven days on the road... coming and going... on our recent Grand Tour and not once did I break out a CD.  Nope, it was all XM, all the time.  My XM listening is fairly limited in that I have four go-to channels... Deep Tracks, The Loft, Classical Pops, and NPR (no link required, eh?)... but I have been known to surf up and down the dial in moments of minor ennui.  But I always seem to get back to those Big Four.  One of the main reasons I listen to the first two channels is the deejays seem to pick music directly from my album collection, and I really, rilly like that (plus I have SERIOUS hots for Meg Griffin).  I also tend to hear stuff that I haven't heard in years and that fires off synapses that generally result in pleasurable experiences.  And I change the channel if those firing synapses aren't of the fun type...

So... here's a tune I heard on XM recently that evokes fond memories of Former Happy Days:


Everybody's trying to say I'm wrong
I just wanna be back where I belong

World turning
I gotta get my feet back on the ground
World turning
Everybody's got me down

Maybe I'm wrong but who's to say what's right
I need somebody to help me through the night
Well, yes.  We found someone (several someones, actually) to help us through the night when this song was current in the wayback.  The synapses that fire off when I hear this tune are pleasant, indeed.  That said, I think the album from which this tune comes is the last Mac album I ever bought.  But it sure was a GREAT album... and a great period in my life, come to think on it.

Rock on.

11 comments:

  1. I agree. That Fleetwood Mac album was the best. We don't listen to much music these days in the car. We've been learning Spanish - ha.

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    1. This album is the best of the Buckingham/Nicks era. There are about a dozen Mac albums that are better than this one. ;-)

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    1. I'm one of only about three guys in the USofA that doesn't like Howard. I think he's vile, not that there's any thing wrong with that, in a proper set and setting.

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  3. (PS: If ever there was a guy that made out like a financial bandit on his XM/Sirrus deal it was Howard. The network may eventually fail, but Howard's got his..lol

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  4. We love our XM too. And I like your choice of channels, although our "go to's" are different from yours. Joyce has a jazz channel she likes and I'm usually hanging out at Willie's Roadhouse or in Outlaw Country. Heh.

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    1. Why do your choices not surprise me? The Tart's XM came pre-loaded with "favorites" (I hate that... I'll choose my own, thank you)... a Bluegrass channel, a jazz channel (Real Jazz?) and "Outlaw Country" were three among them. I will admit it makes surfin' in those moments of ennui easier, but still...

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  5. Did I ever mention Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham went to the same high school I did?

    I didn't know either of them because I was long gone.

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    1. Another one of your MANY claims to fame, Skip.

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