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Monday, July 30, 2007

One of my husband's great loves is music. He has a prodigious music collection. When it comes to music trivia, you can't beat him. (Try it. Post your question in the comments. I double-dare you.)

If there's one thing it's easy to twist his arm into, it's buying music.

So I just asked him why he hadn't downloaded EmmyLou Harris singing Long Black Veil for me, a song I had parked on my work computer in the bad old days of Napster.

He headed directly for the office, logged into iTunes...and couldn't find it. iTunes. Supposedly it's full of good music. But it's low on EmmyLou Harris. Ugh.

I googled it and, doncha know, someone has posted the recording on YouTube. It's been so long since I've heard it, I'd forgotten it was a live recording with Dave Matthews.

For your listening pleasure:

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16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...




Dadfriday hasn't listened yet. What makes your husband cool is that he appreciates the decade that produced the best rocknroll music of all time--the 60's.

Monday, July 30, 2007

 
Blogger girlfriday said...




I know. It helps that he is older than dirt.

Monday, July 30, 2007

 
Blogger girlfriday said...




...to which Jon replied, "What does that make your dad?"

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger Seth Huckstead said...




Okay, girlfriday, here we go-

Q1: Who was Pete Ham?

Q2: What band did he helm?

Q3: What song did he write that contains these opening lines: "I guess I got what I deserved..."?

Q3: Can he complete the rest of the sentence to this opening line?

Q4: (This is one is bordering on uber-obscure trivia) Who covered this song in a 1993 album on the Sony Epic Label (It might be 1994 for the album date)?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Anonymous Jon said...




Answer to Seth:
1. Pete Ham played linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s.
2. The band he headed is Pete Ham and the Hamsters.
3. The hit song is "Back Bacon Blues."
4. This was covered by MC Hammer.

Actually, yes, I had to look it up. So I know that is it Badfinger and the song is Baby Blue. I still don't know who covered the song in the 90s, but I know it is unimportant since no good pop music has been made since I graduated high school.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

 
Anonymous Seth Huckstead said...




Jon,

Actually the Baby Blue cover is as good as the original-it was covered by Phil Keaggy on his album Blue (Sony re-released the album under their Epic label).

While Keaggy has been part of the CCM music scene for nearly 40 years, he toured with a band in his early years called Glass Harp. They were fantastic-get a copy of their Live at Carnegie Hall album (now in reprint). It is circa 1970 and they were opening for Humble Pie (I believe)-they have one of the greatest jam sessions ever recorded on the album (IMO).

Unfortunately Blue is Keaggy's last good album, the 90's were not good to him. He left 60's rock for a strange combination of light Jazz, pop music, and CCM. It is terrible.

(Oh, and Blue also has a great cover of Van Morrison's "When Will I Ever Live in God". I will say that, for some, Keaggy has a tough voice to get used to. It is a combination of Paul McCartney, Van Morrison and Tom Petty. But that is the era he was from)

-Seth

-end of painfully long post in the meta-

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

 
Blogger girlfriday said...




Well, that is what I get for throwing down the gauntlet.

I liked Phil Keaggy, but I'm afraid it was in the Nineties. And not a lot. Just enough to know that he was clever and talented, but I didn't play him much. How old is he? He has an album circa 1970? Crikey.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

 
Anonymous Seth Huckstead said...




girlfriday,

Keaggy is in his late fifties. He was fairly young when he began his musical career-about 16. He has some urban legands that surround him as well (Hendrix and later Van Halen have been reported to say that they don't know what it is like to be the best guitarist in the world since they are not Phil Keaggy), but they are, as I said, legands about Keaggy. (I had an unnatural attachment to Keaggy as a teenager, his work and his lore was my hobby-I collected all of his albums up to about 1996, approximately 40 of them! I can only listen to about 4 of them currently-they are really the only good ones. Kinda like baseball cards, but more cultish.)

Okay, how about this: Name the band that consist of these three members, and what bands they previously/now belong to-Stuart Copeland, Trey Anastosio, and Lester Claypool.


-Seth

Thursday, August 02, 2007

 
Blogger girlfriday said...




I'm waiting for Ms. Lane to read these comments. She'll know.

I'll be thinking.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

 
Blogger girlfriday said...




I know the name Trey Anastosio but can't remember why. I've resisted the urge to google him.

Going out on a limb here...we're not talking Hokus Pik are we?

Friday, August 03, 2007

 
Anonymous Seth Huckstead said...




The limb you walked out on broke-not even close. No CCM this time (puh-leeze)!

Hint-Stuart Copland is a drummer, for what was and now is the greatest trio of all time.

How's that for a semi-cryptics answer.

-Seth

Saturday, August 04, 2007

 
Blogger girlfriday said...




Alright, we're stumped. This is what I get for throwing down the gauntlet without my husband's permission.

Stuart Copeland was with The Police and Trey Anastasio is a name I recognize. That's all we got.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

 
Anonymous Seth Huckstead said...




You got Copland right. Anastasio is the lead vocalist and guitarist for Phish and Claypool was the bassist for Primus (Seas of Cheese!).

They formed a good, albeit, strange sounding band called Oysterhead. I like thier music, but it is kind of like listening to a vocal version of Piccasso with a little bit of Dali or Pollock thrown in. Somehow all that noise makes beutiful sense.

-Seth

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

 
Anonymous Seth Huckstead said...




I cannot edit what I just wrote-I used to like their music-however it is just too hard for my tastes and theology.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

 
Blogger girlfriday said...




That's why I recognized that name!!! Tucker would be so ashamed of me. I've heard more Trey Anastasio than most thirty-year old women who aren't Deadheads.

I haven't heard Oysterhead, but I cannot say without hesitation that you are so wrong.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

 
Blogger girlfriday said...




Are you saying The Police "is the greatest trio of all time" or Oysterhead is?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

 

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