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Oh Babe What Would You Say – Hurricane Smith

Oh Babe What Would You Say – Hurricane Smith

Author’s note: Let’s take a break from heavy metal one-hit wonders and take a look at this little ditty, almost forgotten now but when it was a hit, it was one of those songs that embedded itself in your ear like an annoying mosquito, and you just couldn’t get the stupid thing out of your head. The seed for this article was sown during an overnight trip I took recently, and as I pulled out … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

Top 5 Pig Songs for the Swine Flu Pandemic

Top 5 Pig Songs for the Swine Flu Pandemic

The porcine plague is real. Swine flu is now circling the globe and spreading quickly. The World Health Organization says we are very close to a full-fledged pandemic. There’s nothing funny about the flu (regular, bird, swine, etc.). Just your run-of-the-mill flu kills 36,000 people each year in the United States alone. But what strikes me as curious about the swine flu epidemic is the concept of “social distancing” described in a story on MSNBC. A … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000s, Lists

Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)

Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)

ELO is not a one-hit wonder. But Mr. Blue Sky is a GREAT song. It’s been a long, dreary winter. But today the sun shines brightly. Since about 1979 the first real day of spring always reminds me of “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra (or ELO). This bouncy ditty is a joyous ode to sunshine and produced in a poppy Beatlesque style by Jeff Lynne, the brains behind ELO since 1971. I’ve always thought … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Rock