A Musical Open Thread Interlude: All Women Edition

Seems like we could all use a break, so:

Updated with a few editions!

This one isn’t quite all women, but two thirds of the main lyrics are women, so we’ll just let it slide…

Open thread!

108 replies
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    Jeffro says:

    Oh great, here I am listening to a Drive-By Truckers mix, and Adam calls an ‘all women edition’ OT.

    Hmm…Lucinda Williams is opening for the DBTs next week at the Anthem, does that count?

    Also, “Feb 14th” still cracks me up after all these years. Just grateful I never had THAT bad of a Valentine’s Day, I guess!

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    trollhattan says:

    Heart was a bar band when I lived in Seattle. And a damn good one!

    For something completely different: I’m With Her

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    frosty says:

    Great choices!

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    Old Dan and Little Ann says:

    Ha. I watched Teenage Dirtbag about 3 hours ago. I love a song with a good story.

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    I wanted to let everyone know, I received a note from Czanne this afternoon:

    [My niece] died yesterday morning at 11. We’re working on organ donation. I am on the plane & will be in Savannah this afternoon.

    Thanks to you all,


    I’m sure she’ll check in when she can.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    I want to apologize to lamh for being blind on Northam. They ended up being right about Northam needing to resign over this. I want them to know that racism has no place in the Dem party and I don’t want them to leave. I always enjoy reading their perspective. lamh frequently posts about news the MSM doesn’t often report on.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @frosty: Thanks. I have two all women playlists I work out to. In addition to the other six, which have some women and some men. This is basically the first 7 of one of those two playlists.

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    delk says:

    Heart — Dog and Butterfly tour 1978
    Still in my top ten concert experiences.

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    Yarrow says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Thanks for letting us know. So sorry for the family.

    Just skimming the post but are these all white women singers? Perhaps some women of color could also be included in the selection?

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    Sebastian says:

    Thank you, appreciated.

    I recernly rediscovered a band from my youth but am going to spare the jackals the exposure. It’s a Croatian band.

    But I also heard a song by the Scottish band CHVRCHES for the first time, Clearest Blue. For those who are into electronic music, check it out.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    @TaMara (HFG): How sad. What a roller coaster for Czanne and her family. All my condolences.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    Prepare for the new governor of Virginia, Justin Fairfax!

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    gene108 says:

    @TaMara (HFG):

    I hope she and her family can pull through. This awful. So sorry.

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    Bruuuuce says:

    One of the great talents of our time is Seanan McGuire. She’s better known now as an author (including under her nom de plume Mira Grant), and more recently as a comics author (and she kicks coccyx at both), but I found her music first. Here’s one of the most woman-forward songs around, “Wicked Girls”.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    I love CHVRCHES! I first heard their song Afterglow and I became a fan.

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    Jacel says:

    The late Barbara Mauritz from the 1970s San Francisco scene, in a song with the most satisfying jaw harp playing I’ve ever heard.

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    frosty says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Most of my favorites have female vocalists, going back to Linda Rondstadt and Emmy Lou, then onto Bangles, Go-Gos, Motels, Concrete Blonde, KT Tunstall, Liz Phair, etc etc.. I recently discovered heavy metal with female singers, starting with Evanescence. Check out Halestorm, from Red Lion PA. Some of their tunes should be good workout music. :-)

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    Hopefully he’s resigning. He should have done so today. Honestly, he shouldn’t have run for governor in the first place if he knew those pictures existed in his year book.

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    Auntie Anne says:

    Thank you for letting us know, TaMara. I’ve been wondering. So sorry to hear this news. My condolences to her family.

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    CatFacts says:

    Sharon Jones, “She Ain’t a Child No More”

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Yarrow: I was going to put some Rihanna in there, but I was afraid someone was going to accuse me of posting videos that are too sexualized.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    Crimson and Clover by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

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    CatFacts says:

    Oops, captured the reply button with the link. Sorry! Anyway, it’s on Youtube.

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Thanks for telling us. That’s so sad, and I wish her all the comfort she can find at this time.

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    MisterForkbeard says:

    I’m telling you, that Metric song (as performed by Captain Marvel) is fantastic.

    That said, look at the Metric video for “Gimme Sympathy”. Awesome song, and the whole video is one long take. Pretty cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqldwoDXHKg

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    MisterForkbeard says:

    @Adam L Silverman: We can hope. As soon as it was confirmed it was him, he needed to leave.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @TaMara (HFG):
    That’s so sad. I was hoping her niece was going to recover, but that didn’t happen sadly. Thanks for letting us know!

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    The Fat Kate Middleton says:

    @TaMara (HFG): I’m just sickened by the news. So very, very sorry for her Czanne and her family .

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Yarrow: I’ll do a couple of updates.

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    Sebastian says:

    @TaMara (HFG):

    This is terrible. Just terrible.

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    ljt says:

    First Aid Kit tribute to Patti Smith Dancing Barefoot

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    gene108 says:

    Cannonball by The Breeders

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    Sebastian says:


    Thank you, your linking skills are much better than mine.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Happy to help.

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    hilts says:


    Thanks for this thread

    Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi at the Isle of Wight

    Marianne Faithfull, David Bowie – I Got You Babe

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    PIGL says:

    That mix of Garbage and Screaming Females is godess-like. Those two women….

    You sure you ain’t been scopin’ my facebook page? Overlap rate is suspicious.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @CatFacts: I fixed it.

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    a thousand flouncing lurkers (was fidelio) says:


    Mavis Staples.

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    satby says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Heartbreaking. Just heartbreaking. My thoughts are with the family.

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    Jackie says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: Sorry, but Tommy James and The Shonells will always be the best! (Showing my age at 9th grade school dance)

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @PIGL: I don’t do Facebook, unless I’m trying to identify some piece of OSINT that was posted there instead of where it belongs, which is not on Facebook.

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    a thousand flouncing lurkers (was fidelio) says:

    Adam, much as I like Dead South (Canadian death metal bluegrass FTW!), I was unaware they were women.

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    chris says:

    It’s been a hell of a day and I needed a good laugh to go with the excellent music. Here’s the LOL from Josh Marshall.

    These numbers almost defy belief. Everybody thinks Howard Schultz sucks. https://t.co/CuXPangLDy pic.twitter.com/RcRlJg5pcw— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) 2 February 2019

    4/40!!! Hahahahahahaha! Good night all.

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    CatFacts says:

    Thanks for fixing my link, people! And condolences to Czanne and her family.

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    NotMax says:

    Way to slow down page loading, dude. Not cool.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @a thousand flouncing lurkers (was fidelio): I’m not following. I didn’t post anything by Dead South.

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    Jackie says:

    @TaMara (HFG): My heart breaks for her and her family. I was so hoping for a miracle😢

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @chris: I took an advanced research design and methods for political campaign polling and surveys when doing my PhD. I didn’t think it was possible to get results this bad. Given the margin of error he’s anywhere from 1.3% to 6.7% favorable. Ebola, anthrax, and AIDS poll better than that! Schultz has to be really dumb, really gullible, or both to think that results from surveys where “generic independent centrist” was polled rather than Howard Schultz were worth what a cup of his coffee costs. And that’s provided his pollsters actually showed him the results and/or accurately reported what they polled instead of saying: “we polled this and you’re competitive, here’s the numbers” and never explained they didn’t actually poll Howard Schultz as Howard Schultz.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @CatFacts: You’re welcome.

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    hilts says:

    The Three Degrees – Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    What – no Big Mama Thornton?

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    spudgun says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Oh, no – this is such terrible news. Poor Czanne, poor B…I was holding out hope.

    Condolences to her and her family.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    No Liz Phair? Typical male.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

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    TomatoQueen says:

    @TaMara (HFG): I’m so sorry over the loss of this young woman. My hand to her family and strength to Czanne.

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    petorado says:

    @Old Dan and Little Ann: @Old Dan and Little Ann: In a point of intersectionality, there’s a female singing a cover of “Teenage Dirtbag” that’s a great twist on the original.

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    KSinMA says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Oh, no. I’m so sorry.

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    Mary G says:

    @Steve in the ATL: whitechocolatespacegg is one of my favorites. Can’t believe that came out 20 years ago. I am old.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    Christ, Fowly was a creep! It sucks that Joan Jett and the others denied that Jackie Fox was ever raped. And why the fuck did Beyonce let that rapist fuck on a music video of hers?

    I think Fowly had a touch of antisemitism to him too:

    With characteristic indelicacy, he said he tried to do business “on a Jewish level.”

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    Hey, it’s your most favorite person in the world, Seb Gorka! Why hasn’t he been deported yet?

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    PIGL says:

    @Adam L Silverman: A wise decision, Dr. Silverman. Our tastes overlap quite a lot, all I’m sayin’

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: His wife works, as a political appointee, for Kirstjen Neilson or however she spells her first name.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: The Blue Footed Boobie of Budapest!

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    trollhattant says:

    @TaMara (HFG):
    Sigh. Life is precious and this young lady had so much more to experience. So very sorry. :-(

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @PIGL: I will take your word for it.

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    lgerard says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Ohio governor Bob Taft was polling at 6% favorable in 2006, right before he left office. Largely due to the efforts of this guy

    I’ve never seen anyone even close to that

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    petorado says:

    @Yarrow: Got two for you: The Carters and Lila Ike.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    Unfortunately, if the asshole decides to run anyway this might happen:

    Change Research tested hypothetical matchups with and without Schultz of Trump running against different Democrats: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, and Bernie Sanders, with the order shown randomized.

    Schultz takes an average of four points away from what the Democratic candidate receives in a two-way race, while taking just 1% away from Donald Trump. That means Schultz’s presence in the race makes Trump’s margins between 2 and 4 points better than they would be without him in the race.

    In every three-way matchup except against Biden (who leads both candidates), President Trump has plurality support.
    In every two-way matchup except against Biden (who once again has a significant lead), the Democrat narrowly leads President Trump. A Schultz candidacy could pull more from the Democratic nominee than the Republican nominee if held today.

    While Schultz voters are disproportionately Independent, they are also more likely to be Democrats than Republicans.

    Berniecouldawon doesn’t even match Trump with Schultz in the running, losing by one point. However, Harris and Warren are able to match him.

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    Martin says:

    Last three all female songs from my play history today:


    No, they form no cohesive theme. They aren’t remotely similar genres.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    In case it hasn’t been said enough, I despise these people and their hypocrisy.

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    Martin says:

    I’ll put this one down for honorable mention, since its only all-female adjacent but might be the most amazingly Japanese thing ever.


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    NotMax says:

    @Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)

    Polls along those lines this far out, especially ones requiring some name recognition, are less than worthless indicators of anything.

    If one fed Ex-lax to Ferdinand for a month one would end up with less bullsh*t.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lgerard: Those #s are just astounding.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: This polling reinforces the concern that everyone had regarding the spoiler effect. The Democrats have no choice but to destroy him now and as quickly as possible. The priority right now for Democrats isn’t to let up on this. The oppo research and drops will intensify. The pressure on Starbucks to throw him under the bus will be increased. Expect a public forced buyout of his shares and a potential rebranding to differentiate and separate the company from this mess. What’s coming is Schultz delenda est.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: I’m the only one at this site that ever had to deal with Gorka, so think how I feel.

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    NotMax says:

    @Adam L. Silverman

    Well, the only non-troll or bot, anyway.


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    joel hanes says:

    Laura Nyro with Patti Labelle
    Gonna Take a Miracle

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    Yarrow says:

    @Adam L Silverman: He can announce he’s not going to run and then announce he’s spending his money on something like green energy initiatives and combating global warming and Starbucks would probably be okay with him.

    Combating global warming would make good business sense for him since coffee plants may be wiped out due to it and that might undermine his business a tad.

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    Emma says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Dammit. This year is only 32 days in and it already sucks. I can’t imagine the grief of losing someone so young.

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    MomSense says:

    My kid played the role of Dylan in a Traveling Wilburys tribute concert tonight.

    She refused Dylan’s offer of marriage but they stayed friends and still tour together. Mavis keeps making great music. If all I was was black

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    NotMax says:


    Once vast coffee plantations covering what used to be permafrost in the Yukon are up and running…


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    MomSense says:

    @TaMara (HFG):

    Oh no. Devastating. I’m so sorry for the family.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Yarrow: Not going to happen.

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    piratedan says:

    I think I’ll just leave this here…


    also, that theme from The Last of the Mohicans always moves me, not too many soundtracks do that, but that song seems to to be able to manifest the major elements of the story…. I think it’s pretty close to one of the best ever imho, along with the music gleaned for Burns’ A Civil War documentary and one of the elements from Matewan…. like Hazel Dickens awesome work like…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiGPbHnpQks

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    chopper says:

    @TaMara (HFG):

    fuck. just, fuck.

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    Tina Turner with the only version of “Under My Thumb” worth listening to. Plus the definitive version of “Steamy Windows.”

    Janiva Magness “Thats What Love Will Make You Do”

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    The Golux says:

    Mavis Staples with Lake Street Dive

    Impossible not to be grinning from ear to ear within 30 seconds while watching this.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Very very late to this thread. I’m grieved to hear about B, and my heart goes out to Czanne and family.

    I’ve been watching a lot of Samantha Fish videos on YouTube lately.

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    J R in WV says:

    Yall have lilsted a lot of great female singers. I would add the third member of the Trio singers, LInda Ronstadt, Emmy Lou Harris, and Dolly Parton, who has provide something like 80 million over 111 million books to kids to improve literacy. Plus a great musician.

    Susan Tedeschi, whom the younger Derek Trucks is lucky enough to have married, is also a great musician, and a wonderful person all over, so far as I can tell from the distance of a fan in the crowd.

    Lucinda Williams, who has been on Mountain Stage many times, is also a great singer. I’m listening to Seanan McGuire who is surprisingly good… some people have talent that in such quantities that it overflows into nearly everything they do. And then there’s Ben Carson and the rest of the Republican masters of the universe who drain talent from every circumstance they find themselves near.

    Now back into bed at nearly 4 am here in AZ! Big day later on today, back to Tucson for dinner with a friend, and joy at the Gem and Mineral show. Annualy on the first two weeks of Feb! Brings people from all over the world into Tucson.

    Thanks for this Adam!

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    ET says:

    @Adam L Silverman: you have my sympathies. How did you control your gag reflex or the desire to punch him in the face?

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    ET says:

    It is driving me nuts but there is something very familiar about that Rhiannon song. Not the words though. I constantly wanted to sing other words, like she used the music from some other song……..

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    pluky says:

    @delk: Yes! Saw that one in Ithaca, NY in Barton Hall. Two of my frat bros insisted I go with them. Luckily for me I relented.

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    ET says:

    Ah ha! I knew it was familiar. It sampled New Order’s “Blue Monday” – – my 80’s music knowledge remembered the tune but the Internet filled in the name of the song.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Oh no! I am so very sorry for CZanne and her family. A terrible thing to lose a child.

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    a thousand flouncing lurkers (was fidelio) says:

    @Adam L Silverman: They we’re showing up near the end of your list there. Although they aren’t now.

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    Eric NNY says:

    I love Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes so very, very much.

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    Groucho48 says:

    Should have led off with Dixie Chicks, just because.

    My contribution…


    Ani Difranco

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