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Verden McCutcheon

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  Season 10  Week 19..Going Home


             1)Ozzy Osbourne....love this song by this crazy guy

             2)Brian Wilson.....possibly my fav on Lucky old Sun...rocks pretty good

             3)Supertramp.....I've heard it to many times I guess but its good

             4)Bon Jovi......Ok but not as interesting as the others...


                                                      welcome back Deb


              
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Deb. Nice to hear you're making a new home in your old home. Sounds beautiful too, by the way.


GOLD - Supertramp. How could Larry not know this one??? Beggars belief. Resounding victory here from a band that gave us that and so much more. Here they are, describing a king without a castle, a ship without an anchor, a slave without a chain. Not everybody feels they have a home.



SILVER - Brian D Wilson. He's even missing himself. I love the autobiographical nature of this song. Like the vocals here, Brian sounds great and means it. A song I should play more often.

BRONZE - Ozzy. This cat-eating, eyeliner abusing, shirt allergic, vinyl panted fellow has had better songs. The biggest problem I have with this one is that if you turn him up beyond a middling level he becomes quite whiny. Nice sentiments, but does mum want him back?

TIN - I was a huge Bon Jovi fan at thirteen years old, that awkward time when we knew hairspray was bad for the environment but Jon looked so good all sprayed up. Here's a bit of earlier Bon Jovi (1988) that I do like, and would have done a lot better for me this week if it had been in the competition. It's a little more raw and a whole lot less sedate. Love it from 3.10 on.




Thanks, Deb.





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Nice to see you back again, Deb. A nice group of songs to rank this week, and a bunch of good add-ons by others throughout the week. My votes:

Gold -- "Take the Long Way Home", Supertramp. An excellent song from an excellent album, perhaps their best, with a bunch of fine songs, such as "Goodbye Stranger", "The Logical Song", "Breakfast in America", "Oh Darling", and certainly this song. I've been a fan of Supertramp since their early days, and this album was certainly their biggest in the US. Their earlier albums Crime of the Century and Even in the Quietest Moments were also excellent.

Silver -- "Going Home", Brian Wilson. I echo the comments from Al and others who felt the TLOS album was one of Brian's very best solo album efforts, and this song is one of my favorites from that album. I like how Brian and Scott wove a number of autobiographical elements into some of the songs, most notably "Midnight's Another Day", "Southern California", and this song. I'm ready for another album of new Brian Wilson originals -- "Been Too Long" since the NPP album.


Bronze -- "Who Says You Can't Go Home", Bon Jovi. Certainly not his biggest or best known song, but it's certainly good enough. Like Bruce and the Four Seasons, he's still a true "Jersey Boy", despite his international fame. 

Tin -- "Mama, I'm Coming Home", Ozzy Osbourne. I'm not especially a big fan of Ozzie, but this is one of his better solo songs in my opinion. All that hard living has certainly taken its toll on Ozzie. 

Here's a few more home-y songs to add to this week's mix:

First, from the Moody Blues fine EGBDF album:


Despite what some may think, I really like this Bruce Springsteen classic from his excellent Born in the USA album:


Anybody remember this old 1950s nugget from Clarence "Frogman" Henry:


I love this old classic by John Hiatt:


More recently, this biggie from a younger Blake Shelton:


Finally, this old Delta blues nugget from the legendary Charley Patton:



Welcome back, Deb. Excellent battle and topic this past week!



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Larry Franz

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GOLD - Supertramp. How could Larry not know this one??? Beggars belief. Resounding victory here from a band that gave us that and so much more....

It does beggar belief. However, after a quick review, I can say I liked some of their songs that were on the radio a lot, but couldn't have told you who performed those songs, and couldn't have told you anything about Supertramp except that they were a group.

Here's a song that's still around, but again, I didn't remember who it was by, and don't remember anything about them except that they were one of those super-groups (but not super-tramps).

Blind Faith -- "Can't Find My Way Home" (1969)
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Deb#1

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stkilda4ever, thanks for the votes. For you (13.3M+ viewers can’t be all wrong! And I love the rockin' boogie blues):



Cantina Margarita, not sure I understand what you meant here but if you live on this bus and like it, go for it!  I found this online from something called the avclub: Can you be a fan of Frank Zappa but not his music?
Third course: Joe’s Garage (1979)
"This was presented as the end-all endurance test for whether I could learn to like Zappa: his three-act rock opera magnum opus, possibly as grand a summation of Zappa’s musical versatility, lyrical themes, and comedic sensibilities as he ever recorded. Joe’s Garage is a quasi-autobiographical concept album about a guy who joins a rock ’n’ roll band, only to run afoul of an oppressive, dystopian government (represented by Zappa’s hissing narrator character, The Central Scrutinizer) who’s out to make music illegal. Over the course of its movie-length two hours, Joe’s Garage touches on most of Zappa’s fixations, from censorship to record industry frustrations to his own dick.“
“And somewhere beneath all those tedious tits-and-dick gags, there’s definitely a thematic through-line about the utter emptiness of it all, one spiritually descended from those same, sarcastic spoken monologues on We’re Only In It For The Money. I’ll even grant that there was some perverse pleasure to be found in how it takes the piss out of all its self-serious “concept album” contemporaries, like that same year’s The Wall.  Like The Mothers’ anti-hippie screeds, there is clearly some parodic value in that."
"But again—to me, today—listening to it just feels like hanging out with your grossest uncle in his musky, vintage Hustler-papered basement apartment watching Fritz The Cat. It’s like the musical equivalent of a “Free Mustache Rides” T-shirt. And I found myself at a loss as to what anyone would actually be getting out of it or under what circumstance they’d decide to put it on their stereo. Do you put it on to laugh? To groove?”
I can’t defend it,” Jamie tells me, once again citing the album’s larger musical ambitions, its stacked “clown car” cast of supporting players, and a dynamic rhythmic interplay he even likens to Can, in a blatant attempt to hornswoggle me. But then he gives me the truth: “The thing is, I don’t ever really listen to the lyrics in songs. So I don’t even really notice.”
"I actually don’t place that much value on lyrics either; hell, my favorite band is The Fall, and I have no idea what that guy is saying half the time. But I do look to music to make me feel something, whether it’s energized, soothed, angry, wistful, or intangibly “cool.” Throughout my two hours with it, all Joe’s Garage seemed to want to make me feel was impressed—by Zappa’s skills, sure, but also the balls he has to waste them on something so moronic. Cool, great. Now that that’s established, I’m glad to never have to listen to it again.”
So another good question:  “Ain't this what living's all about?” For some, but I think it’s too much for me…your mileage may vary.

Thanks, Verden.  I like the up vote for Ozzy.  Ozzy has his troubles, but I think he has mellowed considerably. 

bonnie bella. Thanks.  This is “lookin’ out my back door”. 
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If nothing else I like the diversity in this group.  You never know how a song is going to go over and inevitably there are many sides and opinions. So yeah, again, for Supertramp. And I second your comment:

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Brian D Wilson. He's even missing himself. I love the autobiographical nature of this song.

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Nice sentiments, but does mum want him back?
I think Sharon did/does.  It can’t be easy. Oh, I like your Bon Jovi better than my own entrant!

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Anybody remember this old 1950's nugget from Clarence "Frogman" Henry:
Yes, Tom I do.  My first hand musical memory spans from the late fifties to the middle seventies.  I lost track after that, work took the music out of my soul.  The songs from that time are embedded in my memory for life.  My Dad was great at playing the radio for us.  He sang the songs horribly off key but we all loved it.  It doesn’t mean I can’t expand my catalog in the present. The Blake Shelton was hits me just fine.  That ‘old Delta blues nugget from the legendary Charley Patton’ makes me want to head for my fav catfish restaurant…they play these old bluesy tunes while I eat great fried catfish.

Larry, thank you for contributing some great songs this week.  And everyone else as well. Again, I love the diversity, even if I take a while to warm up to a song.  (I do like SOME Zappa…’Yellow snow’ comes to mind somehow.)

And thanks for the votes. And some good thoughtful questions I had fun trying to answer.

I think I always knew how I was voting this week.  The order hasn’t changed:

   Gold – Brian Wilson-Going Home
   Silver – Ozzy Osbourne-Mama, I'm Coming Home
   Bronze – Supertramp-Take the Long Way Home
   Tin – Bon Jovi-Who Says You Can't Go Home

I’ll leave the house’s front porch light on a little longer for the late arrivals.  If you’re already home, snuggle down. I’ll be back in a bit with the winners and the also ran.

Now some travelin’ music to take us home.
Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound (from The Concert in Central Park)



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Al Forsyth

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There have been a few Bring It On Homes this week, No?

When this song would come on FM radio (late 60's early 70's) I LOVED it!

Sometimes it's best to be away from hometown:

Deb, the quote comes from the film (trailer).  The house may be destroyed.  The quote is here"
youtube.com/watch?v=kpj-OtVpKiw
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Song from the film:

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Thanks for the latest videos Al.

But now I need to call it for this week.  The crowd has spoken.
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It was a close run between Brian’s “Going Home” and Supertramp’s “Take the  Long Way Home”, with only 4 points between the two.  I’m afraid Bon Jovi had the din of tin but Ozzy had a respectable 3rd.  

Totals:
Number of players 13 / Total Points 130 available.

Gold - Brian Wilson-Going Home - 43 Points
    6 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze

Silver - Supertramp-Take the Long Way Home – 39 Points
    5 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze, 1 Tin

Bronze - Ozzy Osbourne-Mama, I'm Coming Home – 28 Points
    2 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze, 5 Tin

Tin - Bon Jovi-Who Says You Can't Go Home –20 Points
    1 Silver, 5 Bronze, 7 Tin

There sure are a lot of songs about homes. Going home, being home, rotten homes, questionable homes, homes in general. 
Hope yours is warm, comfy, and safe.

Thanks for playing.



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Thanks hell of a lot for “I Want That Man“. Though I love that woman extremely (my wife doesn't read here), I can't help saying that this song is best when chanted by as many gay guys as possible, at the end of a gay party.


Cantina, I can imagine it. I performed at a lesbian party about four years ago. When I played 'Calendar Girl', everyone bolted for the dance floor and started singing along joyfully. It was unexpected and something to behold. [biggrin] #loveislove
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Well done and well hosted, Deb.

You’ve been missed.

I especially want to thank you for your, as usual, meticulous scorekeeping and punctual opening and closing of your week. (I love your work!)


It was the first time any track from That Lucky Old Sun had been used in nearly two years.

Its record:

Mexican Girl / Cinco de Mayo (a Gold in Week 38 of Season II - Cantina Margarita),

Oxygen to the Brain (a Gold in Week 21 of Season VII, 10th in Gold Play-Off - Cantina Margarita),

Midnight's Another Day (a Silver in Week 41 of Season I - Deborah O'Neill; a Gold in Week 24 of Season VIII, 6th in Preliminary Final - GGH),

That Lucky Old Sun (reprise) / Going Home (a Gold in Week 19 of Season X - Deb#1),

Southern California (a Gold in Week 31 of Season I - Tom Tobben),

I'm into Something Good (a Bronze in Week 27 of Season V - Deb#1),

Just Like Me and You (a Silver in Week 39 of Season V - Larry Franz)


‘Take the Long Way Home’ was the second Supertramp song to be used.

‘It’s Raining Again’ won the Silver in Week 30 of Season I (Verden McCutcheon).

I recall it was a big polariser of opinion that week. I’d suggest most of Supertramp’s deriders either no longer vote or missed this week.  


‘Mama, I’m Coming Home’ was the second Ozzy Osbourne song to be used.

‘Crazy Train’ also won a Bronze, in Week 40 of Season VI (Lisa G/TS).


‘Who Says You Can’t Go Home’ was the second Bon Jovi song used.

‘It’s My Life’ also won a Tin, in Week 7 of Season VI (Deb#1).


‘Take the Long Way Home’ is a chance of making its play-off.


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Deb, LOVING the Cabinessence video.  What people did to carve out their own.  The complexity of the song dovetails with the complexity of people's lives searching out their own patch of Earth. 
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