Indiana Wildflower

Duran Duran - “Shadows On Your Side” (Seven and the Ragged Tiger, 1983)

I know this is stupid Duran Duran fan girl of me, but I love Simon LeBon’s layered, harmonic moaning at 2:03 on this.  #tbt

"Ooooh-oh.  Oh-oh-oh."

Donny Osmond - “Hey Girl” (Portrait of Donny, 1972)

I will not apologize for loving this.  Some really cool band should cover it.
Hey, girl, I want you to know
I’m going to miss you so much, if you go
And, hey, girl, I tell you no lies
Something deep inside of me’s going to die.

The Ramones - “Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio?”

The Ramones perform live on the Old Grey Whistle Test in London, England on January 15th, 1980.

Do you remember lying in bed
With the covers pulled up over your head?
Radio playing, so no one can see.

We need change and we need it fast
Before rock’s just part of the past
'Cause lately it all sounds the same to me.

Last FM Top 5

1.  John Fullbright (12)
2.  Batmaker (11)
3.  The Raincoats (11)
4.  Papercuts (9)
5.  Martin L. Gore (6)

Week ending 6-1-14.

Wanna feel old?

Wanna feel old?

(Via my Facebook…)

I was so hoping this wasn’t true, but as Nathalie much more eloquently said, Facebook is, sometimes, the bearer of bad news.

I only had the pleasure of meeting Johnny once, after Ryan Adams’ Love Is Hell concert at First Avenue.  While Johnny T. was outgoing and boisterous (as drummers often are), Brad Rice and Johnny McNabb were as laid back as their slight southern draw (as guitarists often AREN’T).

What I remember most (besides copious amounts of tequila), is the guys walked me back to my hotel room afterwards, because they didn’t want me to walk those cold, dark Minneapolis streets alone.  It was only a couple blocks, with plenty of people still out, I would’ve been fine, but they insisted.

That’s a good dude, and good dudes will always be missed.  So I’ll listen to your guitar on “Anybody Wanna Take Me Home?” tonight and remember tequila and laughter and snowflakes on your lashes, sweet Johnny.  RIP.

Beautiful cover of my favorite Cyndi Lauper song, “All Through The Night,” by Richard Edwards of Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s.  Good night, my lovelies.

Last FM Top 5

1.  Woods (20)
2.  Megafaun (13)
3.  Little Hurricane (12)
4.  Depeche Mode (10)
5.  The Whigs (10)

Week ending 5-18-14.