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bonnie bella

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Thomas, here are my votes.  (hic)

GOLD - Chris Stapleton.  I'm going to buck the trend here (on my wild steed) and give this country crooner my gold.  In fact, I liked this song right away, and by the third hearing it was safely tucked away in my playlist.  Twenty million odd views suggests I'm not the only one who likes it.  I'm a sucker for a nice ballad too.  Thanks Tom.

SILVER - Eric Burden and War - Righto, this is a pretty good song.  Maybe I feel a bit cheated when Eric talks through the song.  Hey, even I could do that!  Then I thought about how the "overfed leaping gnome" lyric was pretty weird, so looked up the lyrics, and found that just like real dreams and very drunk people, it made absolutely no sense at all!  Drunk dreaming sounds about as mind boggling as drunk driving.

BRONZE - The Boys.  Okay, I like it for the way it gives you an idea of what the boys were like in the very early days.  I wonder if Mike was disappointed he couldn't use his own name in a line because he was singing it all?  Such a telling line about Brian.  [smile]  I don't believe I've ever tried root beer.  In fact, I couldn't tell you a single thing about it.  I did actually try a Dr Peppers last time I was in America.  It tastes like cough medicine and old socks mixed with Coke.  What's up with that?

TIN MUG - Lets drown George Thorogood in one, shall we?  I don't like this song.  Has it always been nine blasted minutes long?  It reminds me of every single pub I have ever entered, since ever single pub I have every entered will inevitably play it at some stage.  It also reminds me of things like bikie gangs and roadkill and that funny musty aroma people get when they haven't washed their clothes enough.


Okay I'm posting this hoping somebody might tell me what it's about.  I suspect it relates somewhat to our topic, but can't be sure.  If not, the name Brewer fits perfectly.





I'm enjoying these guys.  If you haven't been introduced yet, here are the Imagination Dragons.




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I can't tell you what that's about, bonnie, but it kinda reminds me of this classic Tom used in Season I. 

Enjoy!




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It's actually quite difficult to choose between these. The last two were new to me. After some thought and some re-listens my votes are

Gold - Chris Stapleton - for some reason this reminded me a lot of "Albatross" by Fleetwood Mac - which isn't a bad thing

Silver - George Thorogood - a good rocker

Bronze - Eric Burdon

Tin - the Beach Boys (I'm not a big fan of Root Beer either [smile])

Good week, Tom
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Tom, Rhianna would also like to echo the sentiments of our week.  She'll drink to that.




And an ad for Tui beer. 





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Will be back to vote after I wet my whistle...


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I still wish Robert Plant had taken up another line of work, or at least kept his mouth shut.

Led Zeppelin, "Brandy and Coke" (Trampled Under Foot) [Initial Rough Mix], recorded 1974, released 2015



Love, "Seven and Seven Is", 1966 (probably weren't referring to the drink but close enough)

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The opening line qualifies it:


Everybody, sing along:

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Quote:
 I did actually try a Dr Peppers last time I was in America.  It tastes like cough medicine and old socks mixed with Coke.  What's up with that?


[bawl]

Guess I'll agree to disagree on that one, bonnie. I prefer my Coke mixed with cough medicine and old socks as you say. Think it's meant to be more of a "ch-ch-cherry cola" taste. (Quote borrowed from a 1990s Savage Garden song...hmm, bit of a Kinks reference too. Apologies to t bedford for my audacity to say both bands in the same breath).   

I've actually been drinking more of nature's soft drink - H2O - than sodee pop, especially Coke since it has a sky high sugar ratio, something like 16 spoonfuls to a can. There have been a few YouTube experiments showing it transform an unshelled egg into a rubbery substance, so imagine what it does to your teeth over time. 

The good news? Would this mean alcohol is safer for your teeth? [wink]
Should check with my dentist next time about that:

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My beverage votes:

Gold: Chug a Lug - I like root beer.

Silver: Tennessee Whiskey - Silvery good.

Bronze: One Beer - Hold the bourbon and the scotch.

Tin: Spill The Wine - Like a cheap bottle of wine this song puts me right to sleep.

Don't drink and drive while blind!


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Bottoms up. SWORDFISH!!!

And Lisa, I better be heading back to Cheers and STOP drinking cola.  I do like my teeth.  Thanks for public serv announce. 

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Well, Geez Louise! I must be as bleary-eyed and pickled as that Looney Tunes stork!

A very belated congratulations (see the end of post #28) to you, Tom, on that presumably drop dead gorgeous new GRANDDAUGHTER of yours! 

Tickled pink...time to raise a glass:




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Hi Tom,

Here is my vote for this week.


Gold - Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Silver - Chug A Lug - The Beach Boys
Bronze - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Tin - Spill The Wine - Eric Burdon & War



Thanks
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Lots of entertaining new songs/videos, comments, and more votes in the last day!

First, thanks to Verden, bonnie, Pete, Popeye, and Graciegirl for your votes and comments. Looks like a continuing variety of rankings. And from bonnie, Pete, and Graciegirl, we have our initial gold votes for Chris Stapleton's "Tennessee Whiskey", while all the other songs have previously garnered one or more golds. (As much as I like that song, I'm glad to see that at least some of you do too!) Perhaps it will prove to be a come-from-behind contender down the home stretch of this week's battle after taking a beating earlier in the week.

Thanks also to t, Larry, kds, Buzz, Pete, bonnie, Darren, Popeye, Lisa, and Al for the entertaining (and informative, Lisa!) songs/videos and comments to add to this week's theme.

First, a shout out to Larry, kds, and t for a nice Who mini-concert. Looks like liquor was a common subject in a number of their songs, and it proved prophetic in connection with Keith Moon's early death from an overdose while trying to detox from his alcohol addiction.

t, lots of good songs and clips. We don't hear much about Firesign Theatre these days, but they were quite entertaining in an irreverent way back in their era. I love that Kinks album (Soap Opera, one of my 70s favorites by them) and song. And who hasn't (at least in the US) tried to sing their way through "100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" back when they were young (though I recall it as 99 Bottles...) Good flashback from those adolescent/teen years.

Buzz, how in the world did you manage to come up with that Leonard Nimoy song? That must have been digging pretty deep to dredge up with that one -- an amusing find! Your memory bank and circuit boards must still be working pretty well! I know he tried singing and released a handful of albums, but in my opinion, he should have stuck with acting.

Pete, that must be one of the rare Prince videos you can find on YouTube, since he must not have owned the rights to that delightful performance on Sesame Street. I loved seeing/hearing that old Squeeze classic -- those guys looked so young in that video. How time passes! And Rod sings Jerry Lee -- an unusual cover, it seems.

bonnie, glad to see that "Tennessee Whiskey" caught on with you. To me, it's one of those songs that takes multiple listens before it gets stuck in your ear and bears listening to repeatedly. After hearing it a lot in recent months, I still enjoy it a lot. Nice to see Brewer & Shipley in your song adds -- they're a group from Missouri who were certainly popular for a while after that big hit. I think they were in a bit of a fog (if you know what I mean) when they wrote the lyrics, however, because they're not very coherent. (Former US Vice President Spiro Agnew thought their music was subversive, but he ultimately resigned in infamy after being charged with a series of criminal activities, so that certainly quieted him.) Their entertaining song "Oh Mommy" serves as a fitting response to Agnew's bogus claim against their "subversive" music.  Imagine Dragons -- good stuff; they've been quite popular here in recent years. Had to laugh at the NZ Tui beer commercial -- no wonder those two guys tried to get jobs in the brewery! 

Darren, thanks for refreshing us with one of my favorite regional FM/alternative hits from the 1970s, "Lake Shore Drive" by Aliotta, Haynes & Jeremiah. That song continues to be rated by local listeners as one of their all-time favorite KSHE Classics (our longtime alternative rock station in St. Louis) and still gets played regularly on that station. It was popular on a number of FM/alternative radio stations in the Midwestern US, and certainly is a catchy tune. Though the song's "LSD" double-entendre lyric catches the listener's attention, the song primarily describes cruising down the main thoroughfare that runs along the Lake Michigan waterfront from the north to south sides of Chicago ("...water on the driver's side..."), and right through the heart of downtown Chicago ("...concrete mansions rearing up, throwing shadows just about five...") I never tire of hearing that old nugget! 

Larry, what a great bit of trivia that Led Zeppelin's classic "Trampled Under Foot" (with lyrics inspired by old blues legend Robert Johnson's classic "Terraplane Blues") was initially dubbed "Brandy & Coke"! Amusing video too! And interesting twist using Love's "Seven and Seven Is" to recall the classic mixed drink of the same name (Seven Up + Seagram's 7 whiskey).

Popeye, that was quite a find with "How You Gonna Wet Your Whistle (When the Whole Darn World Goes Dry)" from 1919, recalling the now-unimaginable Prohibition Era in the US from 1920-1933. Fascinating stuff! And entertaining selection by ZZ Top -- hadn't heard that one in ages.

Lisa, that Coke and egg experiment certainly does give one pause about the possible effects of drinking too much soda! Moral of the story -- stick with the harder stuff??? Thanks also for the Pink song and the acknowledgement of our new grandchild. Of course, everyone's child/grandchild is drop-dead gorgeous, and we certainly feel that way too! Having grandchildren is quite the special gig -- you get to love, cuddle, play with, teach, and nurture them, but then turn them back to their parents when they get too cranky or when it's time to go home.

Al, thanks for all those entertaining clips, especially the old clip from the classic Marx Brothers flick, Horsefeathers. Been a long time since I've watched it but always brings back a laugh. And how did you manage to come up with Gene Pitney's boozy song "Brandy Is My True Love's Name"? I wonder whether our resident Gene Pitney expert, Darren, has even heard of that old rarity? Cheers theme is a classic for longtime TV viewers (at least here in the US). I'd never heard of "Liquid Paradise" by the Speakeasies Swing Band, but that was a treat too -- nice to hear a bit of jazzy swing music I hadn't heard before.


With as many songs as you all have come up with for this week's theme, I'm surprised that nobody has yet posted this Elton John classic from his Don't Shoot Me... album:



And, for Doors fans, here's a personal "roadhouse" favorite, from their excellent Morrison Hotel album, that fits this week's theme:



Keep those votes, songs/videos, and comments coming as we head down the home stretch (apropos term on this "Kentucky Derby day") of this week's battle. And this week's battle winner by a nose will be... (to be continued)
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Here's an intoxicating hangover. The actual title is "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)"



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Well, Tom, the owner's of robots are generally science fiction fans. Mine were called Trekkies, and enjoyed this show more than once:

Does this answer your question regarding my memory banks and that particular song?

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