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66….6?

2 May

Don’t you think it’s an unbelievable coincidence that the deaths of both Hitler and Bin Laden were each announced on 5/1?  66 years apart.  I’m sure if we put our collective thinking caps on, we can come up with another “6” to make it 666.  Plus, the other weird thing is that whole stupid “Mission Accomplished” banner by Bush was done on 5/1 as well back in 2003.  So very strange.

Coincidences aside, such a momentous occasion gets you not one but two downloads today.

First up, “Somebody Got Murdered” from The Clash’s seminal album, Sandinista!  I’ve always adored this song.  Wouldn’t it have made a better choice for a single than “Hitsville U.K.”?   The violence of the lyrics is such a great contrast to the poppy melody.  Love!

I couldn’t resist also posting “Killing An Arab” by The Cure.  Now, stop getting up in my grill.  That is not a racist posting, just an obvious one.  You all know already that it’s about Camus’ The Stranger.  However, since I didn’t want it to be too much of a lame obvious choice, I actually posted the John Peel Sessions version.  That works, right?

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Turn the Heater On!

23 Jan

I am reneging on yesterday’s post.  This is truly the song for these cold days…and nights:  “Turn the Heater On” by Keith Hudson.

You may know this song because Ian Curtis of Joy Division was a huge fan of “The Dark Prince of Reggae” and New Order covered it as a tribute on a John Peel appearance.  If this weather keeps up in Margauxville, you may be hearing that version here too…

Until then, hold me, squeeze me tonight, for I feel so cold at night.  And by that I mean, download here.

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