I’ve been meaning to do this post for a bit. In fact, you may have seen me accidentally post it a month or so ago in its unfinished form. A few times, I’ve alluded to the fact that many of my posts have a pop culture reference in the titles. This is a list of those posts and links to their references on youtube.
And no, I don’t expect this to be one of my most popular posts at all. 😉
This one is more of a “Get to know me” post than a “let’s get greasy with Tammi” post.
Uh. That sounded less weird and less vaguely creepy in my head….
There’s a lot of diversity here for a number of reasons.
One of the jobs I had as a young adult was as a DJ – yes, actual records but mostly CDs, and I sang in a couple of bands when I was in high school. Music was probably what kept me sane as a teenager, and was definitely my first love. I wore out more walkmans, stereos and headphones than you’d believe.
The song I used as the title for this post was the song I sang when I went and picked out my wireless microphone – A Nady for the musically inclined. I’d originally planned on getting the SM-58 head with it, but I liked the sound of the stock head better. I used that mic in bands and also as a DJ. I still have it in the basement with my guitar. I saved all of my money from working at Baskin Robbins to get that mic. 🙂
I remember walking into the demo room, the salesman setting the mic up and letting me go. I remember the rush I got from his “wow!” when I was finished. I loved the feeling of being on stage too, but I haven’t been since shortly after high school. I think the only thing that may come close is riding a really twisty deserted road on a motorcycle. Both of them are things that can’t be described, they have to be experienced.
I still listen and sing along though, all the time. There’s always music playing here, though these days it’s more blues rock than hard rock. I still love the Rock of my teens though. 😉
If you consider that only No comment and First Date were unfamiliar to me before I wrote the articles, I wonder if you can tell which two decades my teens and twenties were spent in.
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/oops-i-did-it-again/ – OK, so this is definitely not a favorite song, or even one that I like, but it IS pop culture. In fact, I’m not going to even link to this one. If you want to watch the video, it’s a Britney Spears song.
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/how-long-have-i-been-out/ – Megan Mullally – Will and Grace and if you want to know how good an actress she is – that’s not her real voice, but she’s always in character through what, 7 seasons? .
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/second-floor-hardware-childrens-wear-ladies-lingerie/ – Aerosmith – Love in an elevator (*Link fixed now) This is one band that has continued to grow on me as I get older. I liked the fluffy 80s and 90s stuff when I was in my teens, but now, I’m appreciating their older more blues rock oriented stuff.
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/you-spin-me-round-right-round/ – Dead or Alive – You spin me round (Like a record) This was not so much a band I listened to as it was on the radio during my musically formative years. 😉
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/time-for-change/ – Motley Crue – Time for Change – featuring Sebastian Bach. The whole Dr Feelgood album actually had some interesting guest musician appearances.
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/because-a-change-would-do-you-good-substitution-parts/ – Sheryl Crow – A Change would do you good
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/mack_the_knife_serger_knife_test/ – Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife – Grandma loved this stuff. 🙂
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/hello-kitty-update-on-the-queen/ – Hello Kitty – this is a really weird show, I’ve never watched it before, and I’m definitely not the age demographic for it anymore. I remember when Hello Kitty fever hit the first time though.
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/common-thread-evaluating-the-real-cost-of-thread/ – Common Thread – The Eagles – As I get older, I like these guys more than I did as a young adult. What really did it for me though was Don Henley’s Storytellers on VH1
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/fmq-wine-is-fine-but/ – Ozzy Osbourne – Suicide solution – but I’m linking instead to Crazy Train with Randy Rhodes because frankly, I like the song better.
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/fragile-tension-tension-does-not-have-to-equal-stress/ – Depeche Mode – Fragile Tension – I liked a few of their songs, but I was never as into them as some of my friends were.
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/youre-the-inspiration-seeing-it-in-everything/ Chicago – You’re the Inspiration – I wasn’t really their target market at the time, but I sure could appreciate the clean vocals and the harmonies of this band. I did go through a Peter Cetera music phase though for a summer. I loved the imagery of a Knight in shining armour taking me to a castle far away… I think maybe a lot of pre-teen girls go through that. 😉
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/bobbin-along-bobbin-tension/ The beautiful Briny Sea – Bedknobs and Broomsticks – Yes, that’s Angela Lansbury. 🙂
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/first-date-first-frame-quilt-a-charity-quilt/ – Blink 182 – First Date – One of the ones I just took a title from, as mentioned above.
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/love-becomes-electric-electrical-safety-and-your-sewing-machine/ – Strange Advance – Love becomes Electric – This song sounds stranger and stranger every time I hear it. Wha – Wha – OOO! I guess that’s no worse than “She Loves you Yeah Yeah Yeah…” 😉 )
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/no-comment-found-a-bug-on-the-blog-my-apologies/ – Serge Gainsbourgh – No Comment – The other “just for the title” entry here. One thought – weird.
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/is-there-life-out-there/ Reba McEntire – Is there life out there _ I went through a brief Reba phase in my 20s. I know, it’s weird right? But I’ve always liked any kind of music, if I could hear some quality in it. I even listen to a couple of the new pop artists, but very few.
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/greased-lightning-singer-motor-lube-in-canada/ – Greased Lightning from the movie “Grease!” with John Travolta – I remember the day my best friends found out I’d never seen this movie. (It was the early 90s) I was “forced” to sit down and watch it in its entirety. I’ll admit it. I loved it. 🙂
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/socialite-aa-gets-social/ – Ritchie Kotzen – Socialite – This is closer to the sort of thing I’m listening to these days. I’ve had this album for years, but it took some time to grow on me, or maybe for my musical tastes to evolve. Some of the other live videos youtube recommends to the right of this video are great too.
- http://www.archaicarcane.com/into-the-labyrinth-quilt-top-is-complete/ – David Bowie / Trevor Jones Into the labyrinth Within You Definitely a favorite movie in my pre-teens. I may or may not currently own a copy of this movie on BluRay… I’m admitting to nothing here. 😉
- This post – I remember you – Skid Row. The vocalist (Sebastian Bach) in this band actually earned the respect of the operatically trained vocal teacher I studied with. (Warning – SB isn’t to everyone’s taste.) This is the song of theirs that most likely qualifies as “suitable for all audiences”.
From here on out, I’ll just detail what it was at the bottom of each new post. 🙂 And from here on, it will only be pop culture references that personally affected me.