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Because You All Come Here for My Taste in Music (Part 2)

2016 October 19
by Ian Welsh

Ah, the 80s.

(Part 1: Fiddle Music!)

26 Responses
  1. October 19, 2016

    No, but we forgive you anyway. I had this back on a mix tape when I was very young.

  2. Adams permalink
    October 19, 2016

    Thanks, but that’s what Susie Madrak is for.

  3. Oaktown Girl permalink
    October 20, 2016

    Holy Crimony! I got my email notice that you had a new post up, and was totally stocked to that it was a “fiddle” post! My eyes must have been drawn to the word “fiddle” so quickly, I didn’t even realize that wasn’t the primary post.

    So I watch the fiddle video (music was very enjoyable) and I’m all fired up and getting ready to comment, and I see “Comments Closed” and I’m all WTF?? Then I scroll up and see “Aug. 8, 2013”. Arrrrggggg! Well, Aug. 2013 I was scrambling desperately for work in the weakest economy in the state (having been gentrified out of Oakland in 2008). That’s why I missed the fiddle post; and it’s a shame cuz I’m pretty passionate about the fiddle.

    So…what can I say about this Miami Vice music? Not much because I’m too distracted by the video to focus on the music. One thing I can say is that Mr. Crockett is having a mesmerizingly fabulous hair-and-sunglasses day around the 0:34 -0:35 second mark. Pretty much lost focus on the music after that.

  4. Oaktown Girl permalink
    October 20, 2016

    @Stirling – darn it, you did confuse me! I was all set to impress my math-minded friends with my casual knowledge of Gaston Julia in light of Hurricane Gaston being followed by Julia…then I realized you were talking about 2004. Arrrrrgggg!

    Anyone wanna volunteer to be next to get me all pumped up about something only to let me crash and burn? You know, just in case these things come in 3’s…

    10:11 pm PST

  5. October 20, 2016

    @oaktown_girl

    It is this too.

  6. October 20, 2016

    @oaktown_girl

    It is this year, too.

  7. Oaktown Girl permalink
    October 20, 2016

    @Stirling – really? I didn’t see anything about it on the quickie search I did except for 2004.
    Well, I’m glad I checked in one last time before calling it a night.

    Good night, everybody.
    11:43pm PST

  8. Peter VE permalink
    October 21, 2016

    If you leave this up much longer, I’ll revoke my monthly donation.

  9. Ian Welsh permalink
    October 22, 2016

    Hmmm. Well someone did, not sure if it was Peter VE.

    If it wasn’t, please go ahead Peter. Only once in my life have I let someone determine what I would post, and they were paying me an actual salary. (And in retrospect, I probably should have told them no.)

  10. tsisageya permalink
    October 23, 2016

    Sometimes there’s music even if we don’t even like music anymore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk

  11. tsisageya permalink
    October 23, 2016

    I hate/love music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk

  12. Tom W Harris permalink
    October 25, 2016

    Ian, I think one reason for the pushback is that your selection is from the 80s, the decade of musical Reaganism. As a whole the music was dumbed down, cynical, bleached white, and ostentatiously commercial. But hey, musical taste is personal. I see no sense in ranting about someone else’s preferences – especially when I’m just a guest on their blog.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jJ5o8BnB80

  13. tsisageya permalink
    October 25, 2016

    Here’s some popular music from the 80’s—unless you’re a SNOB, that is.

    http://www.liketotally80s.com/2006/10/billboard-hits-80s/

  14. tsisageya permalink
    October 25, 2016

    …not that I’m a general fan. Still, I think that puts to naught Tom’s pretentious blather.

  15. tsisageya permalink
    October 25, 2016

    Did I send this yet? I may have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ4Ib-7fJqY

    I tend to repeat sometimes, even though I don’t like to.

  16. tsisageya permalink
    October 25, 2016

    Is this a repeat too? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkrdXGLkQtg

  17. tsisageya permalink
    October 25, 2016

    I’m sorry. This is the video version that I prefer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0WDS-EQoIM

  18. tsisageya permalink
    October 25, 2016

    Herbie Hancock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydGOpIwFy9g

    I guess I’ll shut up now. I’ll try.

  19. tsisageya permalink
    October 25, 2016

    Now I will shut up.

    I’m sorry for the repetition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgZoNI0VmdA

  20. Tom W Harris permalink
    October 25, 2016

    Thanks for verifying my view, teletubby.

  21. tsisageya permalink
    October 25, 2016

    I’m sorry I hurt your feelings, Tom. Nothing personal.

  22. tsisageya permalink
    October 25, 2016

    Okay, this is it. I’ll shut up now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG0-cncMpt8

    I promise.

  23. tsisageya permalink
    October 31, 2016

    I can’t seem to shut up here. That makes me a liar I guess. I did promise after all.:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRjQCvfcXn0

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