Monday, July 16, 2012

Mind scrub

Annie's phone screamed at us all afternoon, warning of EXTREME TORNADO DANGER in our area. It suggested we SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. It was so annoying we finally had to turn it off. We could hardly hear the approaching locomotives over the squawking.

Here's what a local news article advised: If you are in a vehicle or a mobile home, find substantial shelter or a low spot outside and cover your head with your hands. And scream Armageddon outta here!


One of my favorite ways to slip into a different brain is a glass of wine + 70's music. Perhaps another glass of wine, and more 70's music. Maybe 70 wines and one more music - thanks, I'm good.

Last night, it occurred to me I might not own all the music from the 70's, and you guys could suggest some I really should have.

Any genre is good. Any song, any group. The 70's just didn't make bad music. What should I be hearing?

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40 comments:

Lynne (WinnieViews) said...

Nothing bad could possibly happen when listening to the soothing sounds of Captain and Tennille!

The Good Luck Duck said...

THIS is what I'm talkin' about! Okay, here we go...

Michael Ultra said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01-2pNCZiNk

Michael Ultra said...

this one too...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i0DMbCKnAg&feature=related

Page said...

Ugh - disco - hate disco. Love Queen - How 'bout some Freddie Mercury?!!?

Jeannie and Eldy said...

I'm the rarity of this dynamic duo--Sparky and Eldo, because I LOVE 70's music! I love it all! So glad I'm not the only one out there. Sometimes I feel like I am, especially when going to music events at various campgrounds. They always think people in their sixties and up want to hear 50's and 60's. Not me! can't think of any tunes at the moment, it's all good, as far as I'm concerned!

Al Bossence said...

I never did understand why so many people pooh poohed 70's music. It was lively feeling good stuff with great rythms & beats. It was upbeat feeling good music. Even made non dancers like myself want to get up there on the floor & shake my legs. It was still in a music age where muscians & singers had to be skilled in their craft. The Bee Gees are a good example of that & who can ever forget the sound track from Saturday Night Fever. The 70's were Elton John, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Four Seasons, Donna Summer, Minnie Ripperton, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Three Dog Night, The Carpenters, Glen Campbell, Carole King, John Denver, Rod Stewart, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Nilsson, Roberta Flack, (saw her in concert)Looking Glass, Dawn, Jim Croce, Marvin Gaye, Dianna Ross.....just to mention a few. I remember the 70's music as good times, fun times, & just another great music era back in the days when feeling good music was still alive & well being performed by genuinely talented real live musicians. Just my opinion of course........:))

ain't for city gals said...

Simon and Garfunkel...Bridge Over Troubled Water...my fav

Morgan Johnson said...

Linda Rondstat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sty_eW--sc8
Bonnie Raitt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9tfT8Y-duI&feature=related
Brewer and Shipley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkVjd1fJMME
Loggins and Messina
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqoIJOB7Zgc
Dan Fogelberg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE9W6XxXkiQ

a few for your consideration

Teresa Evangeline said...

Oh goody, I get to give my opinion - a solicited one,even!

I Love 70's music. That was "My Year of Bad Judgement" that lasted ten years. It came with the perfect soundtrack.

Anything in the R&B category. Start with Marvin Gaye, especially "I'll Be Doggone" for some toe-tapping happiness, and Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose, "Too Late to Turn Back Now."

I started it with "Wildflower" by Skylark and ended it with "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor. And that's all I'll say about that. For now.

Mmmmm. Wine.

Jim and Sandie said...

It's all good. We listen to the 70's on Sirius Radio when we're on the road. I've never been good about picking out favorites cause it's usually the one I'm listening to.

Sherry said...

IMAGINE-John Lennon, BOTW-Simon&Garfunkel, American Pie-Don McClean, Lean on Me-Bill Withers, You are the Sunshine of my Life-Stevie Wonder, Killing Me Softly with his song-Roberta Flack, One of These Nights-Eagles, Go Your Own Way-Fleetwood Mac, Play that Funky Music-Wild Cherry, Stayin' Alive-Bee Gees, Old Time Rock & Roll-Bob Seger, and all things Abba. Ok ok that's nuff.

mbz said...

"What's Going On" Marvin Gaye's masterwork. Still utterly pertinent in today's world. Read the lyrics, weep.
Steely Dan. Each of the six albums from the seventies are superb, lyrically and musically.
Bowie's "Fame" album.
Anything Paul Simon.
Ditto John Lennon.
And if the Police had formed by the late seventies? ah...Sting <3... be still my beating heart.

sierrasue said...

No one mentioned the great Jackson Browne, Neil Young, Crosby,Stills and Nash. How about the Marshal Tucker band? and what ever happened to them anyways???
I LOVE the 70's music. Have tons of 70"s vinyl still. I want to put some of it onto c.d. The ones I dont allready have on c.d.

Hey,are you girls okay out there?????
Did you weather the tornado warning. Not one to take likely in an RV.
Oh and I lOVE Wine too..... Could suggest all kinds of wine ....

Contessa said...

Me thinks the Ducks are grooving and drinking.....

wheelingit said...

I find wine has many thearapeutic effects...certainly the most effective tornado supporter that I've seen in a blog post.

Funny story -> we got our first tornado the day we passed into Kansas in the RV. Freaky, eh? Of course the tornado warning listed ~15 different counties and we had NO IDEA if we were near any of them. So, we did like you...got into camp and drank some wine.

Nina

Harriet said...

Here are my sugestions:

1.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tJYN-eG1zk

then #2

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JofwEB9g1zg

If that works out move on to #3 and have another glass of wine.

3.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04854XqcfCY

Rock on Ducks!!

paintyourlandscape said...

Gotta love the 70's, well, at least the music!

The Good Luck Duck said...

I KNEW you guys would come through! You're reminding me of music I had forgotten about (and Morgan is reminding me of music I had never heard). Al, that is an all-star cast in your list.

Every song's a winner!

Lori said...

Don't forget pioneers Margie Adam and Cris Williamson! I luv em!

The Good Luck Duck said...

Lori, I had to go find Margie Adam on YouTube; I had never heard of her! Cris, yes, but much later in life.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Sue, I found only one Jackson Browne number and one MT in my collection. Seems skimpy!

GOOD ones, mbz. And, now that you mention it, Police absolutely had formed in the late 70s, as I recall Roxanne fondly.

Harriet, LOVE Queen. FM was a genius.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Oh, Teresa, I was too young to exercise truly bad judgement, although I did pretty well at it, anyway. You've reminded me of a few of my forgotten favorites.

Sherry, I love your selections. Did you know (yes, I'm sure you do) who Roberta Flack was singing about in that song?

Diana said...

Imagine - John Lennon

Rick Doyle said...

Turning off the tornado warnings so you could listen to 70's music is pure genius - I'll have to remember that if I ever get caught in Tornado Alley!!

People always remember the good stuff from past years but the 70's had some real bad stuff too - i.e. Disco Duck (although you guys might like that one), You Light Up My Life by Debbie Boone (ugh!) and Muskrat Love by Captain and Tenille ( double ugh! No, make that triple ugh!).

sierrasue said...

Yes indeed! Only one Jackson Browne ! and one Marshell Tucker band?? Very skimpy. Especially on Jackson Browne. I could make a c.d full of him, or 3 ... after another glass of wine.

sierrasue said...

How about Kris Kristoferson, James Taylor, Carly Simon ???
Asleep at the Wheel?

Teri said...

Hey, thanks for all of the music, I just searched for some of these @ Pandora on my phone. Tired of the country music which seems to be the only thing on the radio around here.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Aren't they great suggestions, Teri? I got mellow just listening to these.

Sue, I don't think I have any KK. Definitely have JT and CS, even together. Carly Simon is probably my all-timer favorite singer. I'll have to enrich my Jackson Browne collection.

Well, Rick, you did manage to scrape the 70's barrel with Disco Duck and Debbie Boone. DD was just silly, but Debbie was as saccharine as the Tab I was drinking while listening to the radio. I like to think of those as exceptions to the 70s. Muskrat Love, on the other hand, is a classic! C & T or America - doesn't matter.

America!

Chicago!

[just thought of those]

Anonymous said...

How about Trooper - "Here for a good time (not a long time)", and Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing", and the Guess Who - "American Woman" and Eric Clapton - "Cocaine" or "Layla", although I will add that these days I do prefer Eric Clapton 'unplugged' better than the originial recordings of these two songs. Okay I'm going to stop now!

My apologies; I have to admit to being one of those unsavoury lurkers (oh, the shame!) but love your blog just the same as all those non-lurker type persons!

Bonnie

The Good Luck Duck said...

Yeah, yeah! Those are great! And, I agree about the unplugged versions.

I don't think it's unsavory to lurk. But, coming out of stealth is cooler. :D

Mike and Terri said...

Oh, the 70's!!! Our kind of music, and THE BEST music! All of the above and Kansas, Boston, Styx, ELO, and the Allman Brothers just to name a few more. It all brings back good memories.

Russ Krecklow said...

Jim Croce ... "Time In A Bottle" ... one of my favorite songs. I do enjoy listening to all of his music.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Kansas and Allman Brothers - I had forgotten them!

Croce is a classic, Russ. Love him.

Steve said...

ELO is great for extreme weather.

The Good Luck Duck said...

It could stand for Electric Lights Out.

Suzanne said...

Tornado warnings?? Too bad Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" is the wrong decade huh? (Well, "wrong" in this sense only, that is! ;-)

Donna K said...

Hey Rick - what's wrong with remembering the good and forgetting the bad?? Makes sense to me!

LG61820 said...

OMG 70's music? Sly and the Family Stone -Thank you falettin me be mice elf again-or something like that! I loved it, still do in a certain kind of way. Not a big oldies fan, though. Even though my hair is snow white and I'm old as the hills I am taking my morning walk to the sounds of Rhianna. I may be old enough to be her NaNa (surely not) but I still love her music. LG

¡Vizcacha! said...

YES! I forgot about Sly. Good catch.

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