Spotifying

I have a love-hate relationship with music. I love listening to music, but I have no musical ability at all. Sometimes when the ideas are not flowing, I’ll go deep into iTunes or Spotify to see what new music I can dig up. One night recently, it was a trip through related artists. I started with one artist and hit related artists until I had made a full circle. I’m pretty sure this is the complete playlist, Kentucky’s finest was in effect…

Eric Clapton: 24-Nights: Maybe its too easy to say I like Eric Clapton, but when he gets going I have a hard time concentrating on whatever I’m doing. I’ve seen him a couple of times, but my greatest concert disappointment was bailing on a concert in 1984 so I could go to a meaningless adult education class. Priorities…

Allman Brothers: Statesboro Blues: My second box set, sucker that I am, was Dreams. First set? EC-Crossroads, no surprise there. Anyway, my son says that the Allman Brothers at the Filmore East is greatest live album out there. My son is the true musician, but “he don’t know diddly.” It’s good, son, but listen to your father…

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Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb (live): There will be no more, “Ahhhh…” Lights off, music loud, just laying there…what a song!

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Supertramp: Cannonball: It’s a long song and it makes me smile. That’s right, I like some of the stuff Supertramp did.

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Asia: Heat of the Moment: Don’t start with me. When I found myself in 82, I loved this song.

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Foreigner: Women: It took me right back to my adolescent bravado… “Women in fast cars…”

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Survivor: I Can’t Hold Back: One night we had to wait until MTV played this song before we could go out because Mike Mitchell knew the video was coming on and he thought the woman in the video was hot. Once he also talked us all into watching The Princess Bride. Two for two… Way to go, Mike, wherever you are.

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Cheap Trick: Dream Police: Who’s spying on me?…

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Def Leppard: Photograph: Loved the video, still dig the song.

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Lita Ford: Kiss Me Deadly: Uh-oh, I’m falling into the hair band era.

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LA Guns: Bitch is Back: This was probably the first time I heard this song, maybe the last…

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David Lee Roth: Goin’ Crazy: What a shame, he wanted to be the Frank Sinatra of rock and roll and busted up Van Halen.

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Sammy Hagar: Heavy Metal: Thank goodness he rescued Eddie Van Halen for awhile.

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April Wine: Just Between You and Me: Wasn’t this on a Ronco commercial?

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Molly Hatchet: Flirtin’ with Disaster: My hair stands up whenever I hear this song. Really my hair stands up all the time, but that’s another post. I may not be the proudest Southerner out there, but I “luvs me” some Southern Rock.

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Blackfoot: Train, Train: This song took me back to 8th grade World Geography class. Thank goodness for that kid’s Walkman. Tell me why I needed to know all of those capitals around the world. I still don’t know and I’ve been in school a long, long time.

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Edgar Winter Group: Tobacco Road: Now we’re talking! Take that hair bands.

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Peter Frampton: Doobie Wah: Frampton can play, there is more to him than that live album.

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Steve Miller: The Joker: Loved his music, question his definition of rock and roll…

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Credence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son: One of the greatest songs ever. Check out John Fogerty’s documentary, he’s fascinating.

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Derek and the Dominoes: The Presence of the Lord: This is a “Stop Me” song. Whatever I’m doing I will stop doing when this song comes on. Not to mention, that this was the live version from the Filmore… Hello, son!!!

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Eric Clapton: Living on Faith: Stop Me Song Alert! “Amen,” is all I can say.

I made it back. It took twenty-one clicks, although I did not listen to every song all the way through (see LA Guns), and “lost” anywhere from 2-4 fingers of the good stuff, but it always comes back to Eric for me.

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