Friday, March 25, 2011


Judy In Disguise (With Glasses): An obvious rip-off of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."

(Just Sittin) On The Dock Of The Bay: Once while watching CITY-tv, I saw an ID (voiced by the late, lamented Mark Daily) that went, "Just sittin on the dock at the foot of Bay, wastin time. This is CITY-tv, everywhere."

Honey: Al Bundy hated this song. However, I think it is picturesque. My parents have this album, and it is pretty good.

This Guy's In Love With You: I must have heard every Herb Albert album out there.

Harper Valley PTA: She sure showed them.

I have the album with this song on it. The other songs on the record have similar theme: poor girl looked down upon by the rich folk of the town who are trying to hide their own horrible secrets.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Penny Lane: The songs "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields" have special significance for me. Once when I was visiting my grandmother, I got a strawberry ice cream sandwich at the local drugstore. Then, on the way back to her apartment, I found a penny on the road.

All You Need Is Love: This song is so stupid. You don't just need love; you need food, clothing, shelter, warmth, hope, determination, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

An Ode To Billy Joe: This is one of my favourite songs. At the jam sessions, we used to play this song every year around June 3.

Hello, Goodbye: I have "Magical Mystery Tour." It's got some really great songs on it, and some that aren't so good.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


These Boots Are Made For Walkin: This song is a message from the Jews that they were going to get into all the highest positions and walk all over us.

Pastor Peters has done a version of this song.

The Ballad Of The Green Berets: Did anyone object to this song praising a UN organization?

Paint It Black: As good as The Rolling Stones were once, they aren't now. A few years ago at the Super Bowl, Mick Jaggar couldn't have been singing more than three notes right at a time, and Keith Richards couldn't have been playing more than three notes at a time on his guitar correctly.

Strangers In The Night: Parody versions of this song, for the record, include "Faggots In The Night" and "Niggers In The Night."

Summer In The City: My parents also have this album. The Loving Spoonful were such a wonderful band.

Wild Thing: The B-side of the 45 of this kicks butt.


Get Off Of My Cloud: The alternate version of this song is "Hey Cloud Get Off Of My You."

Turn Turn Turn: I used to think this song was really good, but if it was written by the communist Jew Pete Seeger, maybe it isn't.

"Get a job? Were they serious? I didn't realize it at the time, but at that moment, a little piece of my childhood had slipped away, forever. He didn't say it and neither did I, but at that moment, I think my dad and I were closer than we had ever been before."

The Sounds Of Silence: I have "Wednesday Morning, 3 a.m." There are some good songs on there, but there are also a lot of real clunkers. Still, it is refreshing, given what else was popular at the time.

We can Work It Out: This is such a positive song. Many times when I have had disputes with people, I think of the lyrics to this song.