Monday’s #MorningMusic Wrap-Up – March 9 – 15, 2015

March 9th

When I first laid my eyes upon you
I knew right then and there you were the one
Eyes so deep, you send me melting

from “Don’t You Want Me” by Jody Watley

The third single from her debut album peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.


March 10th

On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near
To the stars away from here

from “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf

Interesting fact:  Following in the footsteps of Run-DMC and Aerosmith, Steppenwolf partnered with Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five to remake Magic Carpet Ride in 1988.


March 11th

I got the itch
And a restless soul
She gone with the wind
Gonna go for broke tonight
And that’s all night

from “Just Like Paradise” by David Lee Roth

Having broken away from Van Halen, this was Diamond Dave’s lead single from his second album.


March 12th

She’s juicy and she’s trouble
She gets it to me good
My woman gives me power
Goes right down to my blood

from “You Should Be Dancing” by Bee Gees

While it was the Bee Gee’s third #1 on the Hot 100, this was the first in which Barry used his falsetto on the lead vocals.  I love the energy of this one!


March 13th

If u don’t like what u see here
Nobody wants to take u prisoner
So let me make it nice and clear dear
The exit is right there

from “Get the Funk Out” by Extreme

This wasn’t much of a hit.  It fared better in the U.K., but, hey, if you don’t like it…


Friends will let you down

For all my friends, including my wife, who’ve been having problems with their “friends”, I dedicate this post.

I’ve had this discussion with my wife a number of times about how she uses the term friend much more loosely than I do.  Her use has always been much more like Facebook’s, which is to lump most everyone into a group she calls friends.  While I have almost 400 ‘friends’ on Facebook, I can count the number of real friends I have on one, maybe two hands.  These are people who I would go out of my way to help if they needed it and, more importantly, I believe they would do the same for me.  The majority of the rest of my friends list is made up of acquaintances and co-workers.  Now, that’s not to say I don’t care about the folks on my friends list…I do, and I am more than willing to be an ear (or set of eyes) via email and Facebook to listen to you vent, discuss what may be going on in your life if you need someone to talk to about it, but I’m not going to be hopping a plane to come visit if you need a hug or a slap upside the head…and that’s the difference.  With my real friends, if they asked or I thought they needed it, I’d be on their doorstep ASAP to help out or smack some sense into them and expect no less in return.  From those I call friends, I would never expect any of the behavior described by Jody Watley in her big hit featuring Eric B. & Rakim:

“Smiles they hide behind
Never know what’s on their mind
Could be true deception
Jealousy and envy reign
Never want to see you get ahead
They just hold you back”

Back to the subject of this post, though, I think that when people have trouble with “friends” they should take a good look at whether that person is/was really a friend.  If they are/were, it is probably worth making the effort to fix the problem.  If they aren’t/weren’t, there’s probably no need to bother…and certainly no need to worry about it.

BTW…Don’t ask me which list you fall into.  I’ll not tell you and if you’re one of my real friends, you shouldn’t need to ask if you are.

Check out the video for Jody Watley’s “Friends”…

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