Saturday Posts . . .

Recently my wife and I were talking, and somehow the lyrics to “This Land is Your Land” by Woodie Guthrie came up.  Well, I have a peculiar ability to screw up the words to songs, and come up with something that actually makes sense, but has no bearing on the original song, and that happened again.

Here are my new lyrics to that song:

This land is my land, this land is your land,

From the bloated egos, to the trampled minions,

From the hostile bigots, to the liberal half-wits,

This land was made for you and me.

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The Martian . . .

My wife and I watched the Matt Damon movie “The Martian” last night.  It’s a pretty good movie, but I think I’m going to sue Matt Damon anyhow.  I had disco music in my dreams all night.  (joke)

If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll understand that.

Actually, I was a teenager during the disco age (1970’s) – and I’ll defend disco even now.  It’s not a bad music style.  Most of it is up-beat, most of it has positive messages, and it’s great to dance to.  Think of it as a softer version of what came later.  Instead of Ace of Base, you have ABBA or Gloria Gaynor (who both had music in the movie).  Watching “The Martian” was absolutely a walk down memory lane for me.  I knew EVERY song they used in the show.

Documentary about “The Eagles”…

I just finished watching a 3-hour long documentary about the music super group “The Eagles”.  You probably know a half-dozen of their songs, even if you don’t know the songs are theirs.  Desperado, Take It To The Limit, The Long Run, Life In The Fast Lane.  Yes – THAT  group.

I didn’t know it until I watched this documentary on Netflix (titled: The History of the Eagles), but Linda Ronstadt was majorly responsible for bringing two of the key band members together, and later recorded a song they wrote that their own recording company didn’t want The Eagles to do.  It was Desperado, so, big thanks to Linda for believing in them.

I’m a huge Eagles fan, and am old enough to remember them from the years I was a teenager.  Most of their music is among the greatest ever made.  For me, though, there is one sour note in their whole catalog, and you’ll probably disagree with me as to which song it is.  In actual fact, I absolutely hate – – – HOTEL CALIFORNIA.  Something about that song rubs me wrong, and it always has.  I would dearly appreciate it if The Eagles would release a double-album sized collection of their greatest hits – that didn’t have that song on it anywhere.  I know, it will never happen.

Could someone build a stereo for me that absolutely won’t ever play that song, even accidentally?  Please?