Thursday, April 02, 2015

MA-31 - Eye in the Sky

Another exciting, disturbing, silly collection of music about space and space critters and the Earth's space ideas.

1 -  Rockin' Chair on the Moon   Bill Haley   1952
2 -       My Satellite    Jesse Belvin   1956
3 -  Red Planet Rock    Don Lang and His Frantic Five   1957
4 -  Planetary Run    Joe Montgomery  1957
5 -  Rocket To The Moon     Tony Perkins       1957
6 -  Rock It To The Moon Jackie G√≥etroe and The Scamps 1958
7 - Satellite Rock Joe Tate and the Hi Fives 1958
8 - Rocket To The Moon    Lenny Welch 1958
9 - Light My Rockets Neil Alan 1958
10 - Sputnik Dance The Equadors 1958
11 - Rockin' On The Moon    Deacon and The Rock & Rollers 1959
12 - Like Out Of This World Rockin' Charlie 1959
13 - Satellite City Earl Wrightson 1960
14 - People From Another World Jive Five 1961
15 - Signals From Saturn Rose DuBats 1962
16 - First Man To Stand On The Moon Buck Griffin 1963
17 - Countdown The Crescendos 1963
18 - Rocket Ship Don Drummond 1964
19 - Space Race Gene and The Esquires 1965
20 - I'll Send You to the Moon Les Baroques 1966
21 - Hippy, Skippy Moon Strut (Opus #1) The Moon People 1969
22 - Santa's Rocket Tim Dinkins 1969
23 - Im a Stranger Here    Five Man Electrical Band   1973
24 - Galaxy War 1977
25 - Eye In The Sky Alan Parsons Project 1987
26 - Books about UFOs Husker Du 1987
27 - Interplanet Janet Man or Astro-Man 1996
28 - Return of the Attack of the Curse of the Son of the Astro Squid Part XIV Chapter 6   The Amino Acids    2004
29 - Hot Rod Ride to the Moon Hi-Fly Rangers 2006
30 - Martian Rendezvous Alu 2008

By the way, Track Five's performer is that Tony Perkins, the guy who a few years later worked for Mr Hitchcock on a little black-and-white exploitation film.

See you Monday!


Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Welcome to April Foolishness 2015!

            Every Monday we’re going to be silly.  For today I’m going to look back in fondness at some of the little ditties learned in grade school.


The thunder roared, the lightning crashed, a tree fell …
and a frog got smashed.
            The first line is to be declaimed dramatically, as if winding up to a grand climax, while the last line is said quietly.


One bright day in the middle of the night
Two dead men got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords, and shot each other.
A deaf policeman heard the noise
And came and killed those two dead boys.
If you don’t believe what I say is true,
Ask the blind man -- he saw it too.
I had to hear this one a long time before finally learning the whole thing.


            Branded was an NBC TV show that only ran one season, I think.  Its theme was an actual song, with lyrics that included, “Branded!  Marked with a coward's shame.  What do you do when you're branded, Will you fight for your name?”
            Of course, the grade-school version was different.  All I can remember is,
Stranded! Stranded on the toilet bowl!
What will you do when your stranded,
And you don’t have a roll!


This one is a legacy from my unmatched big brother Robert:
Look up … look down … look all around.
Look at my thumb … gee, you’re dumb!
If somebody followed these directions to the end, they deserved to be called dumb!


And, from cub scouts:
Granny’s in the cellar, oh can’t you smell her?
Makin’ biscuits on a dirty stove.
In her eyes there is matter and it’s drippin’ in the batter,
And the [*snort sniff sound*] is runnin’ from her nose!

Less familiar is the male cognate:

Grandpa’s in the attic, he’s a fanatic,
Savin’ all the boogers he can pick.
He cooks ’em in a pot and he keeps ’em pipin’ hot,
And hHHe’ll [*slurp-slurp sound*] some upon a stick!

See you Monday!
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