RT @BenCoxMusic
@ceejbot “I Don’t Care” (Icona Pop/Charli XCX)
“Sledgehammer” (P Gabriel)
“La Grange” (ZZ Top)
“Tom Sawyer” (Rush)
“Express Yourself” (Madonna)
“Kiss” (Prince)
“Secondhand News” (Fleetwood Mac)
“Once In A Lifetime” (Talking Heads)
“Summer of ‘69” (Bryan Adams)
“Juke Box Hero” (Foreigner)

David is in his office, with the lighted magnifier on, tying knots in fishing line to hang the feeder with. Fishing line plus petroleum jelly are supposed to be harder for ants to manage.

Our hummingbird feeder is super-successful, in that the hummers who’ve been around the back yard for months are now in it regularly, buzzing us when we go outside.

However, there are ants, despite the ant moat.

RT @MotherJones
It's time to hand-deliver your ballot. At this point, neither Kavanaugh nor the Postal Service can be trusted. bit.ly/3muQKCS

Well, I listened to more new music last night than in the months previous, thanks to those of you who are younger than I am.

I have not managed to pre-order a PS5 but I will do my best to get one in time to play Stray.


Twittering a lot tonight because this one decided to fall asleep on me ❤️

RT @RubenGallego
This how the 1% look at minorities. I was a classmate of Kushner let me tell you what I did to get into Harvard compared to what he did. Yes a thread. twitter.com/dncwarroom/status/

The amazing thing for me about AC/DC is how their tracks read as pop to me now, with the distance of time. The same is true for “Anarchy in the UK”, from a different direction.

The Ramones were always pop.

RT @kodi
@ceejbot @fredfred You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Don't Dream it's Over - Crowded House
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

You know the Fairlight sound. You have heard Peter Gabriel, Tears for Fears, and Depeche Mode. You have heard the Fairlight. (And the Prophet 5, but that goes without saying.)

RT @curtosys
@ceejbot It is indeed. The famous ARR1 sample.

The techniques (using a drum machine to trigger a gate or an envelope) are familiar to anybody noodling with modular synths in hardware or software today, but they were agonizing to get at the time.

Speaking of pop songs, here’s a documentary on the record of “Heart of Glass” that has access to the original multitrack. 24 tracks, state of the art analog. I am uninterested in guitar-focused covers of this song.

RT @brianwisti
@ceejbot New Order, "Blue Monday"


covered by Orkestra Obsolete (bringing my total to 10, so I'll stop now)


The very MENTION of that TMBG song is an instant earmworm
RT @orchidgrrl
@ceejbot (no particular order)
ABBA: Take a Chance on Me
Dave Edmunds: Queen of Hearts
Carpenters: Top of the World
Willie Nile: Everybody Needs a Hammer
TMBG: Birdhouse in Your Soul
Culture Club: Time (Clock of the Heart)
Guster: Satellite

omfg I’d forgotten that The Residents existed, but they sure did
RT @brianwisti
@ceejbot Elvis Presley, "Don't Be Cruel"


cover by The Residents



this is ur-pop for me
the harmonies
the rickie
the psychedelia influences

“The ghost in you” is such a lovely song. Compare Robyn Hitchcock performing it live: youtube.com/watch?v=J6ZT8P4WOj

RT @10_6971
@ceejbot 10,000 Maniacs These Are The Days
Alarm Rain in the Summertime
Chris Rea Working On It
Cranberries Dreams
Manfred Mann Blinded By The Light
Nena 99 Luftballons
Pet Shop Boys Opportunities
Psychedelic Furs The Ghost In You
Seal Prayer for the Dying
White Stripes Seven Nation Army

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