Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Question 36

I was searching the music sites on myspace where some of us have "pages" (the rest of y'all ... get with the program!) and I found Toto's "Africa". Easily one of my favorite 80's songs. Dig it.

Which leads us to our musical section of punky's pink emerson radio ponderings:

What is your favorite song from the 60s?
What is your favorite song from the 70s?
What is your favorite song from the 80s?
What is your favorite song from the 90s?

Extra credit: Peanut butter with ... jelly, fluff or chocolate?

Thought for today: Every day you can decide to be miserable or happy. It takes the same amount of work either way.


At 11:22 PM , Blogger Graz said...

Okay, since I can't go to myspace from werk, (stubid WebSense), I'll go by memory.

60's would have to be "If I were a Carpenter ~ Bobby Darin".

70's is hands down "Fire and Rain ~ James Taylor" (which I can do a pretty damn good rendition of as I've been told).

80's is a toss up between "Somebodies Baby ~ Jackson Browne" and "Boys of Summer ~ Don Henley".

For the 90's there could only be one song, "Interstate Love Song ~ Stone Temple Pilots".

And, yes, Alex, my response for Final Jeopardy is "What is a peanut butter and banana sammich".

At 2:40 AM , Blogger Tramp said...

90's Rush - Roll The Bones
80's Rush - Permanent Waves
70's Rush - Fly By Night
60's No Rush?

And get out of here with those shiny things. I'm not falling for that again. I'm trying to make a point.

At 5:07 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

60's - Don't Worry Baby - Beach Boys
70's - even split between two long songs. a) Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen or b) American Pie - Don McLean
80's - soooo much music!! These were the days of my youth! You Oughta Be In Love - Dave Dobbyn (Closely followed, just for fun, by the entire soundtrack to Footloose and/or Don't Worry, Be Happy)
90's - Angel - Sarah McLachlan (although it became overused as a funeral song when it's not really funereal at all)

Extra credit goes to PB & cheese.. or PB in a celery stick.

At 12:36 PM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

What about the 50s for the geezers in the crowd?

Anyway, the 90s are easy: no idea.
I don't listen to 90s music.

As for the rest it is pretty impossible for me to narrow things down to one favorite, since since I have one favorite song I'll list it:

the 60s: Runaway by Del Shannon

OK, I'll try.

the 50s: It's All in the Game by Tommy Edwards or Sleepwalk by Santo & Johnny (my favorite instrumental)

the 70s: Hotel California by The Eagles

The 80s: all I could think of was Don't You Want Me? by Human League

PB & J

At 12:58 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

Impossible question! I'll check to see what's on my iPod...

60's: I Wanna Hold Your Hand. It started everything that follows.

70's: Baba O'Reiley (Teenage Wasteland) still sounds great.

80's: Sunday Bloody Sunday changed everything again.

90's: Smells Like Teen Spirit, ditto.

00's: Boulevard of Broken Dreams is the best song I've heard in ages.

PB & J. PB & Bananas are good. PB & Honey is great when you want to go into sugar shock, which I frequently do.

At 2:27 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

This type of question is really hard for me because I am SO BAD with times/dates.

60's: everything by the Beatles
70's: "One" by Three Dog Night (1969, but shut up)
80's: I had a crush on Huey Lewis (again, shut up)
90's: everything by BEN FOLDS!
AND the best song in the world -- "Con Te Partiro" by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
00's: Beck's album, Guero

At 2:29 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

OH! And I like my peanut butter sandwiches PLAIN. PB only!

Although, back when I didn't care about my teeth, I used to eat pb sammiches with honey and brown sugar. *drooool*

At 3:00 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

60's - Jimmy Soul's "If you want to be happy" - makes me laugh every time I hear it.

70's - a couple of standouts - Jimmy Buffet's "Volcano"; The Specials "Nite Klub"

80's - so many to choose from. Really depends on my mood. Queen's "Under Pressure" for when I'm feeling down; Dead or Alive's "You spin me 'round" when I want to dance; Slade's "Run runaway" for when I want to play air guitar; ugh - too many.
90's - Barenaked Ladies "If I had a $1,000,000.00" - started me loving that band.

Dear lord, it's taken me forever to put this comment together. Guess I'll go have a pb and strawberry jelly sandwich...

At 3:09 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Hav-en't you always wanted a monKEY?!

Munchkin & I both love that song, Higgy. :)

At 3:34 PM , Blogger punky said...

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At 3:35 PM , Blogger punky said...

Here are my answers for today:
50s: The Coasters ~ Yakety Yak
60s: Beach Boys ~ Sloop John B
70s: Peter Gabriel ~ Solsbury Hill
80s: Modern English ~ Melt With You
90s: Pearl Jam - Black

I'm not even going to try and pick one from the 00s. Im-poss-e-ble

At 4:21 PM , Blogger Deontologist said...

OK. This is more like a list of era influences for which I am grateful.

60s Beatles, Mamas & Papas, Animals, Steppenwolf, Kingsmen, Simon & Garfunkle, Jimi Hendrix.

70s Kansas, Yes, Rush, Boston, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Jethro Tull, Marillion, Bread, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Deep Purple, Sweet.

80s Styx, Scorpians, Ozzy, U2, Triumph, Def Leppard, Peter Gabriel, Blondie, Journey, Queen, Pat Benetar, ZZ top, Beasty Boys, Police,

90s Dream Theater, Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Queensryche, Kid Rock,

Shrieky goth chicks Evanescence, Within Temptation, Lacuna Coil, Leaves Eyes, Without Face, Nightwish, Theater of Tragedy,Tristania

other creative directions for which I am grateful Spocks Beard, Linkin Park, Offspring, IQ, System of a Down, Kid Rock, Live, Fates Warning, Disturbed, Bush, Tool, Kings X, Sting, Lynard Skynard. Oh, and Missy Elliot.

At 6:47 PM , Blogger Graz said...

Last this morning whilst trying to get to sleep, there was a Time Life infomercial on advertising "'70s Music Explosion". I watched part of it (OkAY! All of it) and kept hearing a song and saying "Man, I should have said that one, no, that, that's the one.

Just a semi-random blurb I felt compelled to share.

Continue on.

At 9:43 PM , Anonymous Bismuth said...

I don't think I can answer any of these questions. Either there are too many to choose from (90's) or I don't know enough about when songs were written (60s and 70s), or I don't really like many songs (80s).

But extra credit: PeanutButterJellyWithABaseballBat!

At 10:25 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

I have no favorite song. I cannot limit myself to just one. Not even when I expand it to one per decade.

As far as the peanut butter, that's a contextual question. If bread is involved, jelly every time (and potato chips mmmmmmmmmm). If not, chocolate, please.

At 10:40 PM , Anonymous boo augustus said...

For political, religious, racial, gender and socio-ecomonic reasons, I am invoking my rights under the Fifth Amendment to Constitution of the United States of America, Part III, Subchapter 2, Section 4(f)(vii), and skipping directly to the the extra credit question: jelly.

It was never easy for me when it came to peanut butter combinations. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in Mississippi, but we couldn't afford fancy store bough fluff or chocolate. If we were lucky, at Easter time each year, the Easter Sewer Rat (remember, we were poor and didn't have the luxury of bunies), would leave a sinlge Reese's peanut butter Egg to be split among 13 children, granny and our favority goat, Mort. But we had jelly. Granny would stay up days on end stewing overripe grapes from the grocery store rubbish bin, old tires, bits of lint and honey we gathered from crazed killer bee hives (we lost little Gabriel to the killer bees) to make us jelly. She canned it up in old beer bottles and mason jars we'd collect after the big Fourth of July party downtown. My, those were good old days, simpler times, when peanut butter and jelly meant something.

At 11:13 PM , Blogger punky said...

*wipes tear*

You touch me, Boo.

Lower please.

At 6:50 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

and with little Gabriel gone, there was one less person to split the Reese's egg with.

Punky? Why did you skip Q35?

At 8:37 AM , Blogger punky said...

Because I like to be unconventional. The laws of counting do not apply to me.

Or ...

Because I'm an idiot and can't count.


OK ... who wants to offer up question number 35? Anyone, anoyone, bueller?

I'll take suggestions at

atsxy = all things sexy! Purrr.

At 8:39 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

"35"? That's not even a real number, is it?

At 9:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

60's - What'd I Say - Ray Charles (it was '59, but Tamara already established we can cheat in this manner).

70's - Steamroller - James Taylor. Graz - you and I will have to do a JT night someday.

80's - Little Red Corvette - Prince. Big nods to U2, Police, and Dire Straights as well.

90's - One Week - Barenaked Ladies

Peanut butter needs no accompanyment, but, I guess a naked massage would be okay.


At 9:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Accompanyment? accompaniment.

Whatever, just rub my... feet.

At 10:01 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

*elbows her way to FIRST! in line to rub Cbol's anything*

At 10:02 AM , Blogger punky said...

Speaking of Prince ... When Doves Cry is one of those songs I can her over and over and not grow tired of.

As for JT ... I love Handyman. Easily one of my favorites by him.

Barenaked ladies (covered in peanut butter and rubbing cbol's feet) I'd have to go with The Old Apartment.

At 10:07 AM , Blogger punky said...

*gets in line to rub tamara who is rubbing cbol*

I'll take what I can get!

At 11:16 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

"I'll take what I can get!"

HEY!!! That does NOT sound flattering!!!!!

But don't stop! ;)

At 11:31 AM , Blogger punky said...

That's just a ruse ... I really want to rub tamara

At 11:33 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

Well, I'm convinced!

*shakes booty*

At 11:54 AM , Blogger Higgy said...

Don't we all?

At 12:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, higgy, we all shake booty.

At 12:17 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

Shake Your Booty! One of the 70's Guilty Pleasure Award winners!

Maybe Question 35 could be about gilty pleasure music.

As horrible as it sounds, I did like some boy band music. But then, boy bands appeared after 5 years of Barney the Dinosaur songs. At that point, any music that wasn't associated with purple dinosaurs sounded pretty great.

At 12:18 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

Face it, I can't type worth a darn. Make that gUilty.

At 3:00 PM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Scat, if we're talking "guilty pleasures of the 70s" put me down for "Get Up & Boogie" by Silver Convention! We once stayed in a resort outside Rimini, Italy and the disco next door played that for hours...LOUD.

At 4:14 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

James Taylor.. I'm with Graz on Fire & Rain.. *sob*

Prince - Purple Rain.. but most anything of his..

I keep seeing things and thinking "I should have said ...." or finding something else I love

Guilty pleasure - Grease soundtrack

At 4:18 PM , Blogger punky said...

Graz ... I got sucked into buying the whole Time Life '50s series. Bastards. This is why one should never drink and surf. At least not if there is a credit card within 50 yards.

At 4:53 PM , Blogger Tamara said...


At 6:22 PM , Blogger Mad Scientist said...

I thought the reason not to drink and surf was because the Sharks like tequilla.

At 8:09 PM , Blogger Graz said...

Punky, I got pretty wasted on Tabasco sauce one night.......well, not just the Tabasco, I was mixing it with Hot Damn and vodka, but I digress. While wasted I bought the Time Life Singers And Songwriters 11 cd set. I had buyer's remorse the next day, but was happily surprised when I got them that the cds were pretty damn good. SO good in fact, that after so many people borrowing them, the only one I have possesion of right now is the 1978-79 disc 2.

The bright spot is that that disc has "Crazy Love" by Poco and "I Go Crazy" by Paul Davis..... two most excellent songs.

deupw, a-deupw, a-deupw ah deupw, pa deupw.


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