30-Day Song Challenge: Band Together!

Today’s challenge, Dear Reader, is particularly difficult for me. For one thing, there are no broken up bands that I wish were still together and for another, I don’t wish…

*That’s stupid, Clicky… /lights up and smokes… Punk rockers didn’t wear flowers in their hair. Product? Yeah, and lots of it…*

*Hmm… /holds out tress… my hair’s long enough to do that now…*

Aunt irma hair

*Never wish, Clicky… /flicks ash… you may get exactly what you ask for…*

Broken up Oasis said it best…

But please don’t put your life in the hands
Of a Rock n Roll band
Who’ll throw it all away

… However, we’ll do our best for you, Dear Reader. Enjoy! ❤

^Oasis | Don’t look back in anger | Canon in D | Lyrics^


Day 24: songs from bands we wish were still together

Cade’s first song pick…

This is kinda ghoulish. I’m picturing resurrecting people from the dead, and then commanding them to make music. Or worse, cramming people who are still living back together with band mates they may hate. Both great ideas, eh? Prolly will result in some fan-fucking-tastic new music.

Now, are there some bands that I could have seen live in concert, but didn’t, that I wish I would have seen? Sure. But really not even that scenario works here because I personally never was much of a concert person. I used to like to go see live music at local venues featuring local bands, but never was that big on concerts. The bigger the venue, the less it interested me. But maybe that’s because the first concert I ever went to had over 60,000 people in attendance, and it kinda sucked standing outside in the December cold for around 12 hours straight.

^Resurrection spell^

Roob’s first song pick…

The thing about bands is that they never seem to break up and stay broken anymore. Their original fan base grew up, joined the adult world, have disposable income enough to try recapture some of their youth, and so the lucrative reunion tour is born…

^Bon Jovi – Reunion^

Cade’s second song pick…

To actively participate in today’s challenge, I even did some research since I can’t think of any bands I’d like to see back together at my own behest. Rolling Stone magazine has a list of the Top 100 artists of all time, I went through all 100, and nothing grabbed me. That list appears to be compiled in such a way to generate controversy and inspire anger, but the list is full of the usual suspects so yeah…nothing.

Are there bands that it would have been cool to see stick around for a bit longer? Sure. Are there bands that it would have been great if they had made more music? Yep. But things didn’t work out that way. I mean, I hated the fact that Pixies broke up rather quickly, but when they got back together it was kinda…meh. Yes, it was very cool they got back together, but it was also kinda…

^The Princess Bride (8/12) Movie CLIP – Miracle Max (1987) HD^

Roob’s second song pick…


*No, not always true, Clicky… /deep drag… hangovers can be a bitch…*


Cade’s third song pick…

It could be said that I’ve simply gotten too old to give a fuck. Maybe even that I’m bitter. But in thinking about it now, maybe its that I’ve spent the past several years making peace with a lot of stuff in my life. Things I did that I regret doing. Things I didn’t do that I regret not doing. Who I am, why I am the way that I am, how to be better, flowery crap like that. Haven’t really worked to let things go as much as make peace with a lot of things that have ground my gut for long periods of time. I’m not actively trying to bury things, nor am I actively trying to dig shit up, just taking it as it comes. Maybe that’s why I’m having trouble raising the dead for my own personal satisfaction.

^The Judy’s ‘Wilma A Go Go’^

Roob’s third song pick…

Okay, so if I have to choose, there is a band that broke up…

*No, Erasure are still going… /blows smoke rings…*

…that didn’t get back together…

 *I saw them at the Cliffs Pavilion, Clicky… /stubs butt… They were fantastic…*

… but are all the better for it…

*Reminds me of a story… /pat snout…*


^Abba – Thank You For The Music (Official Video)’^

The final word to an unlikely band of friends…

Anglo American Celtic Viking Band Chat


We really will be raising the dead tomorrow, Dear Reader, with songs by artists that are no longer living…


*/sigh… Sometimes shoes or hats are so big they can never be filled, Clicky…*

… Have a Song 😉





30-Day Song Challenge: Karaoke Duets!

Karaoke duets is the Song Challenge for today, Dear Reader…

*Ooh that reminds me, I must ask Cade if he’s up for remote viewing Phoenix Nights with me, Clicky…*

… With contributions from Leggy…

*Neil Innes died the other day, Clicky… /sniffs…*

… And his sweetheart, Poppy Sweet Pea…

^Elton John – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee)^

… And, of course, Cade, below. Enjoy! ❤


Day 17: songs you’d sing as a duet with somebody at karaoke

Cade’s first song pick…

If we are gonna sing a duet, you carry yo key, and I’ll carry mine. K? I mean, what would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me? Welp, lend me your beers and I’ll sing a song with you. I will try not to sing out of…

Keystone brand beer, manufactured by the Coors Brewing Company, Golden Colorado

Had to slide a commercial in there to get the advertising revenues up.

^The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go (Official Audio)^

Roob’s first song pick…

Assuming my karaoke duet partner is a bloke, there’ll be no messing about: I’ll sing Jennifer Warnes and he can sing Bill Medley…

*Yeah, or Joe Cocker. I’m not fussed, Clicky, both are great…*

^Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life^

Cade’s second song pick…

This one really should have been included in the “classics”. I mean, seems like I read somewhere that this song has been played on the radio more than any other song in history. Someone sure seems to like it. That means everyone at a karaoke type event would love to hear it butchered by someone…so…how ’bout you and me give it a whirl!!! We can take turn on the verses, and back each other up when the other is singing. Should be a blast.

^The Romantics – What I Like About You (Video)^

Roob’s second song pick…

Now, should my Karaoke duet partner be a woman, then I definitely think we could give Summers and Streisand a run for their money…

keep dreamin

*Oi! Well, I’ll tell you what then, Clicky, you pick your perfect karaoke duet song for my third song choice. Okay?*

^Donna Summer Barbra Streisand No More tears enough is enough Lyrics^

Cade’s third song pick…

Been bopping through a few Beatles tunes to see which one might make a good duet, but it slowly became painfully aware that the truth of the matter is that I have no gf, nor do I have many friends, and the friends I do have are pretty goddamn far away. So me figuring out a song to sing with someone is a tall order. Maybe ‘Don’t You Want Me‘ by Human League? ‘Puff The Magic Dragon‘ by Peter, Paul & Mary? ‘I’m Gonna Be‘ by The Proclaimers? ‘More Than This‘ by Roxy Music? ‘Cosmic Thing‘ or ‘Bushfire‘ or “Private Idaho‘ by The B-52’s? ‘It’s Only Love‘ by Bryan Adams and Tina Turner? Who is this person I’m putting vocal demands upon? Can she belt it out like Tina Turner? Is she a soprano? Tenor? Baritone? Mezzo-soprano? Erm…Bass?

^Nobody Knows^

Fuck it…if I’m trying to figure out how to make a duet work, I may as well go ahead and convolute the whole mess further by selecting a trio tune that has very little actual singing and plenty of impossible dancing.

^1080p HD “Good Morning” – Singin’ in the Rain (1952)^

Roob’s third song pick…

*So come on, what’s is it, Clicky?*

*Hahahah… Wait, seriously?*

^Marvin Gaye Tammi Terrell “You’re All I Need To Get By”)^

The final word to Cade…

Poor Roob is illin’ so I prolly shouldn’t be running all long-winded like this. However, it’s already too late. The die is cast. My backspace button on my keyboard is inoperative, and there’s no going back. I’ve gone way the fuck overboard, and guess I should just keep on rambling.

We prolly aren’t treating this like an audition on Britain’s Got Talent or American Idol, so we can prolly just focus on having fun and just letting the moment develop however it does. But it’s prolly important that my singing partner be at least somewhat familiar with the song. Prolly should even be a something they like. Dunno if this would be in their repertoire, but it never hurts to ask.

^The Smiths – Ask (Official Music Video)^


Day 18’s challenge is to compile three songs each from 1967, Cade and mine’s birth year. We look forward to seeing you then, Dear Reader. Have a song…

^Frank & Nancy Sinatra – Something Stupid (1967)^

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It’s my birthday today. I got cake for breakfast from Google …

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*I know! What a scrummy surprise …*

… and Thoughtful Man took me shopping …

*Hardly, Clicky … the local Asbo …*

He takes me shopping once a year, mostly to remind himself why he doesn’t go shopping with me more regularly …

*No, not quite …*

I rather like food shopping, looking at all the product laden shelves … studying the exciting ingredients … riding the trolley … I get rather google-eyed at it all …

“Calm down or I’ll Mary Lincoln you” Thoughtful Man sighed heavily, placing a steading hand on the handlebar as it wobbled closer to a 2 for 1 special on Pot Noodles.

“Ab Lincoln’s wife? I was taken aback and slightly flattered … the wife of a President.

“She went mental and was committed by her son after she fell in with a spiritualist” he replied as we skirted past a group of lads looking for the barbecue and beer aisle.  “He invented double exposure photography, though he didn’t get the credit for it”.

I skidded to a stop … good job too, I hadn’t seen the mobility scooters conveniently parked at the entrance to the cat food aisle. “Do you mean like Photoshop?”

*Unfortunately Clicky, I don’t think that’s photoshopped …*

*No, not that one either …*

“I suppose … Do we really need this much cheese?” He eyed the trolley contents suspiciously, “toothpicks, pineapple chucks … tin foil … Hang on, I thought you didn’t want a birthday party”.

“I don’t. It’s in case the neighbour’s child comes over to play with the boys”. His icy squint burned. “Sorry, I invited him. He’s just lost his mother”.

“He ate her”.

“I don’t think he had a choice.” I pushed on toward the frozen pizzas. “I think it was like one of those Donner Party situations”.

He caught up by the time we’d reached the check out. “So you [blip] think he’d prefer eating cheese and pineapple [blip] kebabs instead?!” He fluffed open a plastic bag and started filling it. “You are a [blip] mad [blip]“.

*Please Clicky don’t do it. I’m so embarrassed …*