The Carolina Chocolate Drops make their Feel Good Friday debut here at the squirrel’s nest.
It takes them a few seconds to get tuned up, but once they do, it’s top notch and quite possibly the bee’s knees.
Tap your feet and enjoy a little Salty Dog.
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Tagged banjo, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Feel Good Friday, fun, live music, Newport Jazz Festival, Salty Dog, traditional music
Have a ball on Turkey Day.
While I won’t be heading to the Turkey Testicle Festival, I will be traveling to dine with friends in Memphis and I’m so looking forward to sharing the community meal.
And for the musically inclined, here’s a link to a ton of food tunes you can stream while eating your turkey repast.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
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Tagged food, food music, food tunes, holidays, music, Thanksgiving, Turkey, turkey balls, Turkey Day, Turkey Testicle Festival, weird food
Riding to a game last night, I flipped the radio around the dial until I ran across this tune. Cranked it up, sang along (Give it to me baby) and put a smile on my face for a few minutes.
The Offspring – Pretty Fly (For a White Guy).
I was listening to Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air on Thursday and they had a wonderful piece on singer Sugar Pie DeSanto.
I decided then and there that this would be my Feel Good Friday song.
Tonight I want to go the party Sugar Pie is about to attend and watch her dance all night long.
Oh, and I don’t have a clue why all the visuals in the video are shots of vintage scooters. Not a clue, but they’re pretty cool too.
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Tagged dancing, Fresh Air, music, NPR, Soulful Dress, Sugar Pie DeSanto
I made you suffer earlier this week with a female singer who spells her name differently, so now I’ll treat you to another siren with unusual spelling.
From the Ke$ha and Star Trek “Tik Tok” mashup to kd lang’s “Big Boned Gal.”
Happy Friday everyone!
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Tagged Big boned gal, kd lang, kd lang and The Reclines, Ke$ha, music, Pop Culture, retro, spelling
The only thing that could make an earworm more palatable and tolerable would be a mashup.
I’ve had Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” cycling through my head for about a week now. (Thank you. I know your pity is palpable).
To make the pain a little easier, I found this video that combines the pop star and Captain Kirk and now I must share it with you.
Ok, it’s not sharing, it’s more like I’m spreading the misery.
You can thank me later.
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Tagged Captain Kirk, Dr. Spock, Ke$ha, Ke$ha Star Trek, Kesha, Leonard Nimoy, mashup, music, Pop Culture, Star Trek, Star Trek mashup, television, Tick Tock, Tik Tok, William Shatner
Hey, I haven’t visited with you fine folks in quite a while. My apologies for not foisting my opinions and ideas and funky finds onto your cyber space in recent weeks.
So, I’m back today to present a Feel Good Friday tune.
It’s been stuck in my brain for weeks. Nothing dramatic or edgy, just a catchy tune from Train. Choo-Choo!
It’s “Hey, Soul Sister.”
And, if you like the way the lyrics are animated in the Train video, check out this Muto video of animation painted along sidewalks and buildings by the artist Blu.
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Tagged animation, art, BLU, Feel Good Friday, Hey Soul Sister, music, MUTO, Train
Here’s your dose of Feel Good Friday.
It’s a heavy, heavy monster sound that will get you to move your feet.
Madness with “One Step Beyond.”
It’s Friday and I spent the morning at the 73rd Annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Parade in Humboldt, Tennessee today.
Lots of corn dogs, lemonade, candidates and marching bands in attendance. One parade exec I heard speaking was pleased with the turnout considering the horrible weather and flooding parts of the community endured just days ago.
In honor of the strawberry, today I bring you The Brothers Johnson.It’s from a performance on a Dutch televsion show in 1977.
And if you want to find out how to help with flood relief in Tennessee, there are links at Speak To Power.
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Tagged 70s music, Brothers Johnson, carny food, festivals, Humboldt, parades, strawberries, strawberry, Strawberry Festival, Strawberry Letter 23, Tennessee, Tennessee flooding
Happy Friday everyone!
I know this is a commercial for Gatorade, but I can’t find a video version of the song without it, plus I still dig watching Muhammad Ali strut and do his shuffle.
The song is by Kermit Quinn.
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Tagged beverages, commercials, Evolve, Gatorade, Gatorade commercial, Gatorade Evolve commercial, Gatorade G Series, Gatorade Revolution commercial, Kermit Quinn, Kevin Garnett, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, music, Peyton Manning, Serena Williams, sports, television, Usain Bolt