Saturday, December 17, 2005

Post Number 136

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact
that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
-- H. G. Wells

Huge Football Game

I got home from my weeklong trek through Wisconsin (where it snowed every day)just in time to order some Chinese food, sit in front of the tube, turn on ESPN2 and watch my daughter's school, The University of Northern Iowa Panthers take on the fighting hillbillies from Appalachian State (they might be the grizzlies or whatever) in the 1-AA college CHAMPIONSHIP!
As I mentioned in a previous post, do not allow me to root for your team. UNI lost on a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter 21-16.
Not only do my teams lose (see last week's game with the Chiefs) but they lose in a heartwrenching, dramatic way.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Hey, This Is Fun

Death by CaffeineSo, it will take 235.77 bottles of Diet Mountain Dew to kill me.BBBBuuuttttt atttt lleeassst, III wwwilll diieee witth a wweeiirdd ttasstee innn mymymy mmmoouuttthh...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The top 100?

Here is what they are today..

1. "Layla"-Derek and the Dominoes
2. "He Is Sailing"-Jon and Vangelis
3. "What's Goin On"-Marvin Gaye
4. "Baker Street"-Gerry Rafferty
5. "In My Life"-Beatles
6. "Brown Sugar"-Stones
7. "Born To Run"-Bruce Springsteen
8. "Thunder Road"-Bruce Springsteen
9. "Into The Mystic"-Van Morrison
10."Superstition"-Stevie Wonder
11."Every Kinda People"-Robert Palmer
12."Cryin"-Roy Orbison
13."Good Vibrations"-Beach Boys
14."Strawberry Fields Forever"-Beatles
15."Reminiscing"-Little River Band
16."Tangled Up In Blue"-Bob Dylan
17."South City Midnight Lady"-Doobies
18."Till It Shines"-Bob Seger
19."Bluebird"-Leon Russell
20."Carolina In The Pines"-Micheal Murphey
21."While My Guitar Gently Weeps"-Beatles
22."Hitch A Ride"-Boston
23."Scenes From An Italian Restaurant"-Billy Joel
24."When The Levee Breaks"-Led Zeppelin
25."Ripplin Waters"-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
26."Whiter Shade of Pale"-Procul Harum
27."Mercy, Mercy Me"-Marvin Gaye
28."Hollywood Nights"-Bob Seger
29."Comfortably Numb"-Pink Floyd
30."I've Seen That Movie Too"-Elton John
31."Deacon Blues"-Steely Dan
32."Secret of Life"-James Taylor
32."Cherish"-The Association
33."Silver, Blue and Gold"-Bad Company
34."Cowgirl In The Sand"-Neil Young
35."God Only Knows"-Beach Boys
36."Riders On The Storm"-Doors
37."One of These Nights"-Eagles
38."Bell Bottom Blues"-Derek and the Dominoes
39."Just My Imagination"-Temptations
40."Oye Como Va"-Santana
41."Hotel California"-The Eagles
42."Year of the Cat"-Al Stewart
43."Behind Blue Eyes"-The Who
44."Angel"-Jimi Hendrix
45."I Robot/I Wouldn't Want.."-Alan Parsons
46."For A Dancer"-Jackson Browne
47."All Along The Watchtower"-Dave Mason
48."The Court of The Crimson King"-King Crimson
50."Drift Away"-Dobie Gray
51."Question"-Moody Blues
52."Carry On"-CSNY
53."Lowdown"-Boz Scaggs
54."Then Came the Last Days of May"-Blue Oyster Cult
55."What Is Hip?"-Tower of Power
56."Here Comes The Sun"-Beatles
57."Misty Mountain Hop"-Led Zeppelin
58."Avalon"-Roxy Music
59."Highway Star"-Deep Purple"
60."Heart of The Night"-Poco
61."As Long As I Can See The Light"-CCR
62."Last Chance"-Shooting Star
63."Lido Shuffle"-Boz Scaggs
64."Bridge Over Troubled Waters"-Simon and Garfunkel
65."Hot Fun In The Summertime"-Sly and the Family Stone
66."Angel From Montgomery"-Bonnie Raitt
67."The Boxer"-Simon and Garfunkel
68."Shining Star"-Earth Wind and Fire
69."No Surrender"-Bruce Springsteen
70."Oh Yeah"-Roxy Music
71."Can't You Hear Me Knockin"-Rolling Stones
72."At Last"-Etta James
73."I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home"-Grand Funk
74."Heroes"-David Bowie
75."Thank You"-Sly and the Family Stone
77."Back To The Island"-Leon Russell
78."Hypnotised"-Fleetwood Mac
79."Return To Sender"-Elvis Presley
80."The Fuse"-Jackson Browne
81."It Makes No Difference"-The Band
82."My Home Ain't In The Hall of Fame"-Jonathan Edwards
83."So Very Hard To Go"-Tower of Power
84."Ridgetop"-Jesse Colin Young
85."That's The Way Of The World"-Earth Wind and Fire
86."My Old School"-Steely Dan
87."Father and Son"-Cat Stevens
88."Time Waits For No One"-Rolling Stones
89."Endless Nights"-Eddie Money
91."The Changeling"-The Doors
92."Space Truckin"-Deep Purple
93."Rocky Mountain Way"-Joe Walsh
94."My Brother"-The Bluejays
95."Another Day"-Norton Buffalo
96."Cause We've Ended As Lovers"-Jeff Beck
97."Phone Booth"-Robert Cray
98."Georgy Porgy"-Toto
99."What Is Life?"-George Harrison
100."Seven Year Ache"-Rosanne Cash

for this day 12/23/05 these are the top 100. I am getting there but not done yet. The official top 100 should appear about the first of the year...and the official top 100...will probably look different.
Only one more than four songs from any band

Monday, December 12, 2005


I checked into my hotel in my hometown tonight...good old Quad Cities. Pretty young thing behind the counter...I asked if they had a room, she asked for my AARP card and called me sir.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Another Musical Mulligan

This guy is a perfect remedy for a winters night in front of the fireplace. I am a huge fan of Gordon Lightfoot, although my hard rock buddies always laughed at me for it. Nevermind. My five favorite Gordon Lightfoot songs would be:
1. Beautiful
2. If You Could Read My Mind
3. Song For A Winter's Night
4. Carefree Highway
5. Rainy Day People

Honorable Mention would be for "The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald" just for having the balls to write a song about a shipwreck in Lake Superior that killed a number of people.

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