Well, I have finally posted one of my own! In the wake of Jim’s revival of lesser-known (and lesser-appreciated) tunes, I decided to try Bob Dylan’s early-70’s “Living the Blues.” It is certainly not the best (nor even among the best) of his catalog, but I’ve always loved it. And I hope you do too!
Farmer’s Daughter – 6 (early promising song) Surfin’ USA – 6 (catchy, but also a stolen melody, so it loses some points) Lana – 5 Lonely Sea – 7
Shut Down – 7 (this is a great bluesy song) Finders Keepers – 6 (endearing) Let’s Go Trippin’ – 4 (filler) Stoked – 3 (see last song) Misirlou – 2 (because at this point in the album, I am sick of instrumentals!) Noble Surfer – 6 Honky Tonk – 1 (why all the instrumentals!!) *The Baker Man – 1 (probably the most ridiculous song they did next to Ding Dang) Surf Jam – 1 (we get the idea)
** Here’s another album I like, but I think it’s a step back from their first. I know they were trying to make music people could dance to at parties, but the instrumentals don’t stand up now. They come across as a lack of effort. They have so much vocal talent- it’s a shame there’s not more songs with vocals! **
Tonight’s video blog entry is from yet another “new” band to the Laptop Sessions: The Grass Roots.
Chris and I have loved this song since my mini-obsession with it back in mid-high school. For some reason, we equated someone I had a crush on to this song. It was when I was first learning piano and learned how to play this song, which I was pretty impressed with.
I actually got to see the Grass Roots in concert a few years ago at the North Haven Fair here in CT. Actually, I’ve seen a lot of great bands there, including America and Herman’s Hermits. I always love getting to see a show there- you get to see some great acts and it’s just part of the general admission. During my schooling years, the North Haven Fair was truly the only good thing about September.
This song, “Temptation Eyes”, is a bit “campy”, but I still love it and think it’s got a great tune. It’s always a candidate for getting stuck in my head at a moment’s notice.
I hope you enjoy tonight’s Laptop Session here on the Fusco-Moore Productions music video blog. We’re happy to have all of you new fans here to listen to us! Also, if you have an iPhone (like Chris and I sport), you’ll be happy to know that all of our videos will play on it! Before, there was no option to play videos from the Laptop Sessions page. But now, it shows a still of the video and a play button over it. Tap the play button and the YouTube player will come up, letting you watch the video. Plus, if you add us to your iPhone web clip home screen, you’ll see our great new Laptop Sessions iPhone logo!