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Music Blog 2/20/10

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Conquest of Paradise by Boston Pops Orchestra (from Summon the Heroes, Sony Classical, 1996)

This was composed by Vangelis, aka Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou. He’s not Olympian, but he is Greek, so you know it works for the Olympics.

I Want to Hug You by John Lee Hooker (from Mr. Lucky, Charisma/Pointblank, 1991)

No hidden meanings, oblique subtlety or pedantic wordcraft here. Just get to the point.

Fire Them Down by US Biathlete Lowell Bailey (from You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZTwYM8vNYo)

The muse has touched not one but two US biathletes, the other being Tim Blake. I don’t think it’ll be #1 with a bullet, but perhaps you think it hits the mark.

Loudmouth by The Ramones (from Ramones, Sire, 1976)

No hidden meanings, oblique subtlety or pedantic wordcraft here. Just get to the point. Oh, I said that already. Well, it applies here, too.

Rhapsody in the Rain by Lou Christie (from Rhythm of the Rain: 20 Classic Rainy Day Hits, Varese Sarabande, 1994)

A lyric fragment:

And in this car our love went much too far
It was exciting as thunder
Tonight I wonder where you are

This song was banned by many radio stations, but it still went to #16 in the 1966 charts. And now it’s being used as a musical backdrop for a news story about wet pancakes.

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by The Glenn Miller Band (from The Essential Glenn Miller, RCA, 2005)

I had never known that the title of this staple Big Band song was derived from the phone number of the Hotel Pennsylvania, which apparently is still active.

This program aired on February 18, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Gary Waleik Producer, Only A Game
Gary Waleik is a producer for Only A Game.

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