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August 05, 2008

Tuesday Morning Mood Music

Something to go with your morning coffee while I write.

Posted by Cassandra at August 5, 2008 07:20 AM

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Early evening coffee, here.

I like my coffee to be just like my women -- strong and bitter.

Posted by: BillT at August 5, 2008 08:40 AM

I know: "Soooooo dead..."

Posted by: BillT at August 5, 2008 08:44 AM

Well, I am a spoiled brat.

I take my coffee 'Nawlins style -- with cream and a rather large spoonful of brown sugar, sugar :p

However, I do brew it extra strong. There is nothing worse than a weak cup of coffee.

Posted by: Cassandra at August 5, 2008 08:57 AM

Coffee must have a 50 weight viscosity and be served with an antacid is the rule at the hovel...

And to complement the Tuesday morning blues, I offer a serving of sweet little angel for your enjoyment.

Posted by: bt_what-me-worry_hun at August 5, 2008 10:17 AM

Oh sure, NOW you hit me with some classic Zeppelin first thing in the morning, when just a couple of days ago you brushed aside my Bob Seger suggestion. I think you are just toying with me.

Actually, if you are in a mellow, bluesy feeling, might I also suggest "Shine on you crazy diamond" by Pink Floyd?

Posted by: a former european at August 5, 2008 11:43 AM

When I'm feeling mellow and bluesy, I chill with something really frigid...


Posted by: BillT at August 5, 2008 11:58 AM

bthun, you are a bad boy :)

Posted by: Cassandra at August 5, 2008 11:59 AM

Oh Lord, Bill ... :)

And I didn't brush off Bob Seger. I like him - it's just that if you all are going to go out of your way to diss everything I post, I'm not going to run right out and post whatever you suggest :p

You don't have to like what I put up, but you don't have be nasty if you don't like it. Different people like different things, and sometimes people like hearing things they wouldn't normally listen to.

Me, I like to branch out every now and then. I get bored listening to the same things all the time, so I try different things. Not everything is going to win approval with a broad audience. I am OK with that, personally :p

Posted by: Cassandra at August 5, 2008 12:04 PM

It's about CHANGE, bay-bee!

I bring hope and change... heh. One freakin' yoo-tube at a time.

Posted by: Hope-ama at August 5, 2008 12:06 PM

If this is "morning" music for you, then you must have been writing this about three in the morning. Since you posted it at 7:20 AM, that suggests all night with the booze'n'blues.

I can't help but admire your stamina. I had to give that sort of thing up in my late 20s. :)

Posted by: Grim at August 5, 2008 12:51 PM

I use half a spoon of freeze dried and try very hard not to use drip since I can't tell how much of it is in there unless I dilute it.

I add maybe like an inch or two of sugar, 3 inches if it is honey powder, one inch of powdered cream, and 40% milk to my coffee.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at August 5, 2008 07:41 PM

Nasty? Moi? Surely you jest, cherie! I was just trying to perk you up. I was specifically trying to tie you into "Rock and roll never forgets", but lacked the creativity to do so.

Once again my plucky brashness, my convivial bonhommie, is mistaken for toe-stepping "nastiness". Why, its enough to make me have another beer.:)

Posted by: a former european at August 5, 2008 08:09 PM

Ok, enough with all the introspection and blues. The sun sets, the beer is cold and although age and injury might render the flesh weak, the spirit is willing to be...

Posted by: bt_just -started-worrying_hun at August 5, 2008 09:26 PM

Somehow I have a feeling it does not take much to make you have another beer, afe :p

Posted by: Cass at August 5, 2008 09:29 PM

Uh oh! I think I just torqued the ole titanium spine. Maybe bad is off the menu... =8^} Oh well, I guess I'll have to settle for mischievous.

Posted by: bt_just -started-worrying_hun at August 5, 2008 09:31 PM

Oh, coffee? Cowboy. Black, burnt beans; grind 'em fine; put 'em in a pot with water, boil 'em, and then set them aside to cool. The grounds will settle.

Good stuff. :)

Posted by: Grim at August 5, 2008 09:36 PM

This will always be my favorite Zeppelin song. The hours that I spent sitting in my father's basement listening to that song on a crappy Columbia "Hi-Fi Stereo Change-o-Matic" with two 5 inch speakers and trying to pick out the opening on my crappy Epiphone guitar - well, that was time wasted, but well wasted.

Back in the last century, 1969 in fact, I was all of fourteen when I hopped the Long Island Railroad into The City to catch Led Zeppelin which was opening for Iron Butterfly at the Filmore East auditorium down in the Village. (Don't ask how my parents ever let me do these things, I made sure that they never knew what I did, when I did it, or whom I did it with, and I worked my butt off so that it never cost them a nickel.) For all of the notoriety that "In-a-gada-da-vida" brought the opening act, we had come to watch former Yardbird's gunslinger Jimmy Page's and his new band (tickets $2.50, $3.50, and $4.50).

In one hour they absolutely blew everyone away. Everyone. Absolutely everyone. Even Iron Butterfly, whose members were gracious enough to acknowledge that the wrong band was headlining the show that night.

THE NEXT DAY (or very close to it) Led Zeppelin's first album hit the New York streets, and I immediately bought it and took to the basement for a long sabbatical.

After nearly forty years, "Loving You" still sounds as fresh as if I first heard it yesterday. And though I've never managed to nail that intro on the guitar, I can, and do, whistle it from time to time. And do it damned-near perfect, too.

Posted by: spd rdr at August 5, 2008 11:38 PM

Whoa, I've been a fan of Zeppelin since listening to their first album in Cam Rahn Bay on a reel-to-reel tape recorder in 1969-70, but they would probably not be at the top of my list at 7:30 in the morning. I would probably be more on board with A Former European and play something by Pink Floyd. As for coffee, I can't stand sugar in it, but a nice dollop of real, fresh cream is fantastic, otherwise I'll take it black. And, Cass, I should probably show this post to my ex. She's about your age and is the biggest Zeppelin fan I know. She's also a big fan of Pink Floyd. If all it took to stay together was similar tastes in music we would still be together.

Posted by: Suds46 at August 6, 2008 12:21 AM

Posted by: spd rdr at August 6, 2008 12:29 AM

Hey, spd -- next time you're in Stony Brook, check out the Multistory Monstrosity at SUNY-SB. I used to muck the stalls and dig potatoes for the farmer who owned the dirt underneath the west corner.

Posted by: BillT at August 6, 2008 01:35 AM

Spd - I never figured you for a Humble Pie fan. Check out the reunion with Frampton. It is really nice.

I used to be in a somewhat successful Rock Band. We even did some songs that some of you may know. I left the music Industry and occasionally dabble in while most of the other band members continue to write and perform. We tried to get back together at one time but it just didn't work. All of it depends on timing and what I am doing at the time. It just wasn't time. I have only let one other person know who I am. She was on Scrappleface knows and has kept pretty quiet about it. Thank-you for keeping my secret Cat Person. I hope you are doing well. Now you all know the dark deep secret of the Doctor. He is retiring. Here is a clue I am not one of these people in these two videos.




The Doctor

PS. I will miss all of you guys.

Posted by: Dr. Harden Stuhl at August 6, 2008 02:47 AM

We miss you too, Harden.

'Faithfully' is one of the few songs that makes me tear up every single time I hear it.

Posted by: Cass at August 6, 2008 08:45 AM

So long, Doctor Stuhl. Come visit us now and gain, won't you?

Posted by: spd rdr at August 6, 2008 08:58 AM

I sing it all the time... ;)

Posted by: Harden at August 6, 2008 12:37 PM

Got the black helicopter on standby in the cavern under Dreamland any time you need a lift, Doc.

Posted by: BillT at August 6, 2008 04:44 PM

Ahhh, the sixties... and apparently most of us escaped, intact.

What with Walkin' Boss and both daughters being flautist, and suspecting that Herbie Mann would bored everyone to violence, I'll submit a light piece appropriate to a Wednesday afternoon. It's a JT cover of JSB's original. One that Walkin' Boss learned to play at my request.

After all, when the metal starts to play, I reflect on a time when these guys were roaming the streets. Despite that, the state of the Union is strong...

Posted by: bt_what-me-worry_hun at August 6, 2008 05:33 PM