(Not So) Five-Star Fridays

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Okay, let’s see if I can start a meme.

In the past, music blogging memes have been along the lines of “hit shuffle on your iPod and list the first ten songs that pop up.” I’ve found it a little amusing that inevitably (and improbably) these memes produce impeccably balanced mixes of well-established favorites, indie cred, progressive jazz, classical, etc. I’ve rarely seen anything embarrassing pop up. Nobody has any Celine Dionne? No Monkeys? No Michael Bolton?

So here’s my challenge: Name the five guiltiest, most embarrasing pleasures on your iPod–the songs you secretly, shamefully enjoy when no one’s around. It should almost hurt revealing to the world that they’re in your collection.

I realize “embarrassing” means different things to different people. For example, I have ample hair rock on my iPod. But I’m not at all embarrassed by it. The songs below? Yeah. I’m a little ashamed. Feel free to leave your own in the comments section.

My five:

  • Toby Keith and Willie Nelson, “Beer for My Horses” — More embarrassing because I know every word.
  • Mac Davis, “Watchin’ Scotty Grow” — My parents had a Mac Davis tape in the car when I was a kid. For some reason, this sappy song got permanently wedged in my noggin.
  • Limp Biskit, “Break Stuff” — It’s on my workout playlist. And yeah, it pumps me up a little.
  • Robbie Williams, “Let Me Entertain You” — Embarrassing only because I’m straight.
  • Murray Head, “One Night in Bangkok” — Cheesy 80’s gold. And it’s about chess!

Narrowly missing the cut: Eric Carmen’s “Turn the Radio Up,” Kid Rock’s “Bawitdaba,” and John Paar’s “St. Elmo’s Fire.”

Now I command Jim Henley, Megan McArdle, and Julian Sanchez to embarrass themselves.

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50 Responses to “(Not So) Five-Star Fridays”

  1. #1 |  HtownGuy | 

    Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth

    I win.

  2. #2 |  Suetonius | 

    “East Bound and Down” by Jerry Reed. ( from Smokey and the Bandit) Because any time I hear it, I may break into song. Not pretty.

    “Get Low” by Lil’ Jon et al. Because nothing says cool like a song that explicitly references scrotum sweat.

    “I Miss You” by Klymaxx. Do I really have to explain that?

    “How do you like me now?” by Toby Keith. Because Toby Keith is a national embarrassment and I secretly think of all the girls in high school who wouldn’t give me the time of day and ritually mentally dedicate this song to them whenever I hear it.

    “Lonely No More” by Rob Thomas. Because it sounds like Justin Timberlake…and I like it.

  3. #3 |  Nick T | 

    Radley, One Night in Bangkok? That is terrible.

    Bawitdaba on the other had is amazing! If anyone does not like that song, you should watch the first ever episode of The Shield and THEN tell me it still sucks.

    My favorite guilty pleasure song is “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson. Dare I say one of the greatest pop songs ever made. I also like “Voices Carry” by ‘Til Tuesday, classic. http://youtube.com/watch?v=zz4pTMN3abw

    Plus, and this is terrible, I kinda like that Miley Cyrus song “the Last time I freaked out… blah blah”, my crazy women roommates listen to it non-stop and it’s kind of good actually.

  4. #4 |  jkw | 

    East Bound & Down – Jerry Reed (Smokey and the Bandit – double guilty pleasure, movie and theme song!)

    I Think I Love You – David Cassidy/Partridge Family

    Down by the Lazy River – The Osmonds (one of my favorite records as a kid!)

    Deep Purple – Donnie and Marie version…

    Every Woman in the World – Air Supply (when I was a teenager, I always wanted this song dedicated to me)

    My friend and I have decided we would almost rather people look in our underware drawer than see what songs are on our iPods!

  5. #5 |  Will Grigg | 

    Hmmm…. I suppose being a full-time blogger means that my threshold of embarrassment is impossibly high. But my iPod Shuffle contains a few offerings that might inflict a moment or two of social awkwardness. NOTHING like Mac Davis or John Paar, I’m relieved to say. (Then again, WHO am I to say, given that I find nothing remotely embarrassing about “Beer For My Horses”?).

    To set the parameters: I’m a one-time professional guitarist (both gigging and session work), so my iPod is laden with jazz (Joe Pass, Tal Farlow), fusion (Yellowjackets/Robin Ford, Larry Carlton, Mike Stern, et. al.) and shred stuff (Andy Timmons, Satch, other fretboard onanists of that ilk). My all-time favorite band is Thin Lizzy, and they’re over-represented as well. I don’t know if Queensryche qualifies as “hair metal,” but they’re in heavy rotation, along with Rush and Dream Theater. I’m also a MAJOR fan of a certain Canadian vocalist to be named later….

    So here are some embarrassments:

    *”Superstar” by The Carpenters. See “Tommy Boy” for a visual illustration of why this is embarrassing. I LOVE the Carpenters because I just dig tight vocal harmony.

    *”Moonlight Feels Right” by Starbuck. That Marimba solo just SHREDS, the melody is lazily seductive, the chords are lush, and the whole thing reminds me of my favorite summer as a child.

    *”Xanadu,” by ELO and Olivia Newton-John. I played that song in a dance band when I was in High School; it turned out to be an audition for a college scholarship. The charts were about twenty pages long. The song is cheesy enough to kill someone suffering from lactose intolerance, but it gives me the warm Fuzzies anyway.

    *Anything by Gino Vannelli, especially “I Just Wanna Stop.” Most people consider this guy a prototype for Michael Bolton. BOY, are they wrong. I think he’s a genius and incomparable musical polymath. If you don’t “get” him, and most people in the U.S. do not, his stuff is puzzling at best and embarrassing at most. In my experience, most people who “get” him are, like myself, current or former sidemen/session players. Weird.

    And, for the MOST embarrassing iPod entries–

    *Any track from “Green and Gold,” by Slick Willie — my part-time gig from 2003-2004. It was a seven-track novelty CD with odes to the Green Bay Packers, covering the spectrum from thrash rock to reggae (?) to country to (of course) polka. The songs were written in a day, the CD was recorded in a day and a half. It’s really NOT that bad — but what kind of pathetic wanker routinely LISTENS to his own vanity CD?

  6. #6 |  Episiarch | 

    I don’t have an iPod, but my girlfriend has two and quite a few times she would put on “Bringing Sexy Back” by Justin Timberlake, and…I grew to like it.

    YEAH (anyone who knows this song will get the “yeah”)

  7. #7 |  Michael Chaney | 

    Heh. I bought One NIght In Bangkok on iTunes a couple of weeks ago, but I don’t find it embarrassing. The lyrics are quite clever. Maybe “Total Eclipse of the Heart”? Of course, it’s a Steinman song, so I don’t find it embarrassing either.

  8. #8 |  Sithmonkey | 

    I don’t have an Ipod, but here’s the last five shuffled through WinAmp:

    A Flock of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had a Photograph)
    Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
    Karen Carpenter – Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
    Billy Thorpe – Children of the Sun
    Wreckx-N- Effect – Rump Shaker

  9. #9 |  Jozef | 

    I also have Murray Head – One Night in Bangkok in my top 5 list, and not the embarrassing one. I’ve got the entire Chess album.

    Anyway, the rest of the top 5 that some people may be embarrassed about; I just call it guilty pleasures:

    Swing Out Sister – Breakout – One of the most uplifting songs ever.

    Yazoo – The Only Way is Up – Yet another great uplifting song.

    Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Well, okay… Maybe I do have a song I’m embarrassed about…

    Whitney Houston – One Moment in Time – She was still cute and sober when she recorded that song, I think…

    The really embarrassing thing is that I ripped these songs off their original albums, having paid $15 per album, not a few cents per song…

  10. #10 |  keith | 

    The entirety of “Bat out of Hell” and “Immaculate Collection” for starters. I find I enjoy and hum along with Jupiter from Holst’s “The Planets” to an almost embarrassing degree. Also, Hole: Violet (reminds me of working in the college dining hall) and Boys on the Radio. Everyone hates on Courtney Love, but I really like Hole.

  11. #11 |  Javad | 

    The first 5 chapters of R. Kelly’s Trapped in teh Closet

  12. #12 |  Chris | 

    Some guilty favorites of mine:

    Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time

    Dan Fogelberg – Same Auld Lang Syne

    Golden Earing – Bullet Hits the bone

    Peter Gabriel – Shock The Monkey

    Queen – Who Wants to Live Forever

  13. #13 |  Danno49 | 

    Anyone looking at my iPod would think I suffer from MPD – sometimes I wonder myself – but it would be difficult to nail down ALL of the embarrassing music located there. Here are some highlights.

    David Geddes – Run Joey, Run – yes, I do have what many consider to be the worst song ever written in my collection. I am not certain why or how it got in there. It comes on shuffle more than I would like and i really have to be in the mood to hear the inane lyrics. Daddy please don’t, it wasn’t his fault . . . .

    Blotto – I Wanna Be A Lifeguard – Yeah, I grew up in the 80’s with MTV, you know, when they played actual fucking videos? I have happy memories of this tune even though it is pretty stupid. Sand between my toes! (LIFEGAURD!) White stuff on my nose!

    Bryan Adams – Straight From the Heart – It must be in here for sentimental reasons. An old girlfriend liked it or something – i just remember the cool video with the girl diving into the pool (if you looked close enough there was boobie!) with no water then climbing out all wet. And that is about the only cool thing Bryan Adams ever did. You know I’ll never go, as long as I know, its coming . . . . JUST GO ALREADY!!!

    Don Johnson – Heartbeat – Again, I have no clue how this ended up in my collection. But it’s there with all of it’s smug charm and pop hook. My only regret is that I don’t have Phillip Michael Thomas’ foray into music – that was some seriously pretentious shit. The video he did was such a ‘look at me and all the chicks I get’ piece of filth, I still have nightmares of it from time to time.

    Coldplay – Speed Of Sound – How long before I give in . . . to my metrosexual side? Not long, apparently. This song has a great hook to it and while I am no huge fan of pop, some things that EVERYONE likes make it onto my playlist. The music snob in me hates it, though.

    What else can you say about a person’s taste who has the collected works of Cannibal Corpse, a ton of Mozart, La Giaconda, Alison Krauss, Minor Threat, anime soundtrack music, and a host of over sonic treats too numerous to mention? There’s bound to be an overt amount of guilty pleasures there . . . Suffice it to say that if I were to list everything that I am embarrassed about on my iPod, this post would be way too long. It probably already is.

  14. #14 |  Jimi G | 

    Yesterday Once More, The Carpenters — F’ it, I love Karen’s voice.

    Hannah Montana 2 — OK, I share with my daughter.

    Loverboy, Greatest Hits — Yes, the last word is plural. A relic of childhood.

    Madonna, Greatest Hits — I’ve come to terms with my feminine side after all these years.

    Night Ranger, Greatest Hits — See Loverboy above.

    Thanks for all you do, Radley.

  15. #15 |  Jonathan Hohensee | 

    Radley, One Night in Bangkok? That is terrible.
    Not only do I have One Night in Bangkok, but I have four different versions of the Chess Musical, amounting to 108 songs.

    I think that’s embarrassing enough that I don’t have to go through my iPod to find anything else.

  16. #16 |  Jimi G | 

    Go Home Productions has a nice mash-up of Heaven Is A Place On Earth and Day Tripper. Makes the former tolerable. Belinda is very pretty though.

  17. #17 |  roy | 

    t.A.T.u. “Not Gonna Get Us”; Russian lesbian schoolgirls who actually like guys

    Various video game sound tracks; nostalgia for my mis-spent youth

    Queen “Flash’s Theme” from the Flash Gordon (1980) soundtrack

    My Moby phase

    Bud E. Luv covering “Iron Man”; I wear headphones to listen even if nobody is around

  18. #18 |  Charlie | 

    First of all, there is nothing embarrassing about the Monkeys, the songs that Michael Nesmith wrote are some of my absolute favorite songs of all time, “Mary, MAry” being the most famous.

    “One Night in Bangkok,” love it. “Deep Purple” is a great song, but the Nino Tempo/April Steven version is the best.

    My List:
    “Feels Like the First Time” – Foreigner
    “Double Vision” – Foreigner
    “Cold as Ice” – Foreigner
    “Baby Hold On” – Eddie Money
    “Movin Right Along” – Muppet Show

  19. #19 |  jkw | 

    Thanks Charlie! I’ll check out that version of Deep Purple. As far as the Muppets… “Rainbow Connection”.

  20. #20 |  Jimi G | 

    Will, great writing on the FLDS/Texas CPS atrocity.

    Queensryche = not hair metal. Operation Mindcrime is “The Wall” of heavy metal.

    Poison = hair metal

    Dream Theater and Rush are all-time greats, no IMHO necessary.

  21. #21 |  Xaq Fixx | 

    Orgy – Blue Monday (I like the New Order original as well, but this is fun)
    Rammstein – I have every studio album, I used to talk trash until I saw them live
    Robbie Williams – Mack the Knife (this is my least favorite version of this song, except maybe Michale Bubles, which I no longer have)
    Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
    Johnny Horton – Battle of New Orleans (my favorite of this bunch, my dad used to play it.)

  22. #22 |  Dixon | 

    Fully 50% of my iPod is Phish and the Grateful Dead (those live bootlegs make amassing 50+ gbs of each surprisingly simple). Most fans of those bands would immediately eject me from the Kool Kids Klub based on the following “guilty pleasures”:

    1. Bee Gees: “Nights on Broadway.” One of the funkiest white-dude tunes ever…most folks know it as the “theme song” to “The Barry Gibb Talk Show” on SNL…

    2. Any mid-to-late-80’s hip-hop: I have it all…A few faves: Eric B & Rakim’s “Paid in Full,” EPMD’s “Strictly Business,” and anything by Public Enemy, The Fat Boys, or Run-DMC.

    3. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: “Welcome to the Pleasuredome”…an eminently listenable album that jumps from dance to acoustic to a rockin’ cover of “Born to Run.”

    4. Frankie Smith’s “Double Dutch Bus,” the song that is the source for Snoop Dogg’s vocal mannerisms…fo shizzle.

    5. And lastly, 3 FULL ALBUMS by A Flock of Seagulls, and several live shows of theirs from the past 25 years. I was (am) a real-live AFOS fan. I’ll put it this way…”I Ran” is on their eponymous first album. My favorite album is their THIRD, “Story of the Young Heart.” Judging by the reviews on Amazon, I’m not the only AFOS fan who feels this way.

    Honorable Mention: I’m a big fan of “islandy”-big-band Kid Creole & the Coconuts. They are an American band who, sadly, never quite made it here…though they were huge in Europe.

  23. #23 |  Chris in AL | 

    Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners

    The theme from “Firefly”

    The Rose – Bette Midler

    Crazy Bitch – Buckcherry

    Too Shy – Kajagoogoo

  24. #24 |  Exiled in Michigrad | 

    George Michael – “One More Try”

    Toto – “Africa”

    Chicago – “You’re the Inspiration”

    Yes, I’m deeply ashamed and should be euthanized summarily.

  25. #25 |  Jeff Angelo | 

    Afternoon Delight–Starland Vocal Band
    Love Will Keep Us Together–Captain And Tennille
    Bye Bye Bye–N Sync
    Beep–Pussycat Dolls
    (Everything I Do) I Do For You–Bryan Adams

    If these songs come on while I am driving alone, I will gladly bellow along with them. If someone is in the car with me, I consider killing them and hiding the body so no one will ever know.

  26. #26 |  Highway | 

    I think Rollin’ by Limp Bizkit is a bit more embarrassing than Break Stuff, but I listen to both.

    I’ve got a whole bunch of Leonard Nimoy songs, including The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, I Walk The Line, Sunny, and Both Sides Now.

    The Hustle, by Van McCoy

    Xanadu is definitely on my list.

    And a whole bunch of stuff by The Darkness.

  27. #27 |  Chris in PA | 

    Robbie Williams – Angel. This song makes “Let me entertain you” seem as manly as a Johnny Cash song. No, not that kind of “manly.”

    The Lightning Seeds – The Life of Riley (and all their other music on my iPod – it’s equally embarassing)

    Usher – Yeah
    Fergie – Fergalicious
    Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone

    “Crazy ABCs” and “7,8,9” – from the Barenaked Ladies album “Snacktime”, kids music that I listen to at work

    Nina-99 Luftballooons (Thank you, Scrubs soundtrack.)

    I also listen to Echo and the Bunnymen with no shame so I may need to have my embarrassment-meter re-calibrated. I’m a dad, so I figure I need to be able to appear in public in black socks and sandals with no apparent embarrassment about 5 years from now. On pace so far.

  28. #28 |  Chris in PA | 

    Left out Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend.”

    If we start talking Christmas music then Johnny Mathis and Andy Williams enter the picture! I wonder how many electronic copies of ANYTHING by Andy WIlliams exist in the world.

  29. #29 |  Chris in AL | 


    Spock’s Ballad of Bilbo Baggins has got to be a thread winner. That is brutally painful.

  30. #30 |  Guilty pleasures | 

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  31. #31 |  Thomas Blair | 

    Embarrassing guilty pleasure songs:

    1. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
    2. We Belong Together – Mariah Carey
    3. Umbrella – Rihanna
    4. Behind These Hazel Eyes – Kelly Clarkson
    5. All My Life – KC & JoJo

  32. #32 |  omar | 

    My entire “Pure Moods” CD. Oh, Enya, you are just awesome.

  33. #33 |  Greg N. | 

    1. R. Kelly – “Ignition (The Remix)”

    2. Garth Brooks – “Calling Baton Rouge”

    3. Alanis Morrissette – “Hand in My Pocket”

    4. Huey Lewis & The News – “Power of Love”

    5. Tie: Flo Rida – “Low” ; Baby Bash /T-Pain – “Cyclone”

  34. #34 |  MassHole | 

    “Queensryche = not hair metal. Operation Mindcrime is “The Wall” of heavy metal.”

    Spot on. I bought that album on the way to a Metallica show in 88. Still to this day one of my favorite albums. Amazing all the way through. Now that I’ve geeked out on you, here are some of mine:

    Eminem – The Eminem Show Album – What can I say, he’s a hell of a wordsmith and Dr. Dre always brings the beats.

    Usher Featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris – Yeah – Just a fun song.

  35. #35 |  JMA | 

    The Metro – Berlin. (Just an awful song I can’t get enough of.)
    Pop Goes The World – Men Without Hats
    Overkill – Men At Work
    Our Lips are Sealed – The Go-Go’s
    Everything She Wants – Wham!

    (Wow, all 80’s…)

  36. #36 |  Mad Mix | 

    I wrote a post on this sorta subject a while back — what’s the most embarrassing thing you ever downloaded? — and got a ton of great responses.

  37. #37 |  Lee | 

    My guilty pleasure?

    After reading some of these listed above…I’m going to download them.

    (the only one I’ll admit to is the theme from Firefly).

  38. #38 |  Legate Damar | 

    There are a lot of things on here (from previous posters) that not only do I have, I’m not even embarrassed about.

    That said, here’s mine:
    5. Two of Hearts – Stacey Q
    4. Sex Dwarf – Soft Cell
    3. The Bad Touch – Bloodhound Gang
    2. Naughty Girls Need Love Too – Samantha Fox

    and the nuclear option…

    1. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore – Babs & Neil Diamond

  39. #39 |  FreedomandShit.org » Afternoon Dance Party: Guilty Pleasure Edition | 

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  40. #40 |  Steve | 

    Great picks on St. Elmo’s Fire and Beer for my Horses!

    I agree that people completely posture (and appreciate your honesty). My favorite is when people claim to know who they were reincarnated as, and surprisingly, they were royalty every time!

    Sorry bud: statistically, you were a short-lived serf a hundred times.

    “Kyrie” by Mr. Mister
    “Can’t stop loving you” by Phil Collins
    “Escher’s World” by Chagall Guevara
    “Hold the Line” by Toto
    “I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)” by The Proclaimers

  41. #41 |  Greg N. | 

    For the record, “Man in Motion” (St. Elmo’s Fire) is in no way a guilty anything. That song kicks fucking ass, and if the DJ hadn’t screwed up, its the song to which the wife and I were going to enter our reception. Would’ve been awesome. Now I have to get divorced, then re-married to make it happen. It would almost be worth it.

  42. #42 |  Highway | 

    Greg N.,

    The best DJ screwup at a wedding I witnessed was “And now the happy couple will dance their first dance to ‘Unchained Melody’.”

    “You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips….”

    Dude had flipped the single over to ‘You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling.’

    The marriage was doomed.

  43. #43 |  MightyLambchop | 

    I have three Eurovision albums on my mp3 player. Mixed in with my usual selection of black, death, thrash and power metal.

    P.S. Queensryche is and has always been amazing. I will be seeing them in concert in August.

  44. #44 |  Adolphus | 

    Elvira: Oak Ridge Mountain Boys
    Night Chicago Died: Paper Lace
    Sunshine Medley and/or Johnny’s Back: Barry Williams (aka Greg Brady)
    Crazy Horses: Osmond Brothers
    Ben (about the rat): Michael Jackson
    There Won’t Be No Country Music, There Won’t Be No Rock -n-Roll: CW McCall
    Teddy Bear: Red Sovine
    One Tin Soldier: Coven
    Seasons in the Sun:Terry Jacks
    Alone Again, Naturally: Gilbert O’Sullivan
    Billy Don’t Be a Hero: Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods
    Run Joey Run: David Geddes (I’ve heard rumors that the female voice is Suzi Quatro, anyone confirm?debunk?)
    Devil Gate Drive: Suzi: Quatro
    Those Alice Cooper Ballads from the late 70’s: How You Gonna See Me Now?, I Never Cry, You and Me, and Only Women Bleed (He was sensitive there for awhile)
    Long Tall Glasses: Leo Sayer

    Muppet Songs coming out my ass from Moving Right Along, to Rainbow Connection, to It’s Not Easy Being Green to Rubber Duckie to Zoot covering a version of Billy Joel’s New York State of Mind.

    A whole lot of songs written by Shel Silverstein performed by him and others that are filthier than a children’s poet has any right to write.

    And, Radley, it is “Monkees” not “Monkey’s.” It’s a slight difference but important.

  45. #45 |  roy | 

    I listen to “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” to cheer myself up.

  46. #46 |  Will Grigg | 

    Jimi — Thanks, bro! I’m glad to know someone else who is into the heavy stuff can also appreciate Karen Carpenter’s incredible talent. And it’s great to see Queensryche get some well-earned respect. Quick confession: I was only dimly aware of that band until three years ago, when a friend of mine insisted on playing “Operation: Mindcrime” during a drive from Wisconsin to Texas. Your assessment of that album’s place in history is incontestable.

    There are some amazing choices here, many of which I share — viz. “Alone Again, Naturally” and “Crazy Horses,” which I can’t believe got multiple mentions. Yeah, I know, but that tune simply rocks. I might be influenced by the fact that I worked with some of the “Osmond” people and knew what they could have done if they’d been let off the leash occasionally.

    “One Tin Soldier” is a pretty decent anti-war song.

    Sad/hysterical story about the Righteous Brothers slip-up. What a horrible portent that proved to be.

  47. #47 |  dead_elvis | 

    Here’s a nice Queensryche Operation Mindcrime video:


    And yeah, One Night in Bangkok is cool, not embarrassing.

  48. #48 |  Billy Beck | 

    The most prominent disc in my collection that fits the theme here: Paula Abdul, “Forever Your Girl”.

    A live performance note: when I was the lighting director at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, we had KC and The Sunshine Band in for a New Year’s Eve show (1999, I think). They were fucking great. There was a bunch of old rock-road crew-dogs dancing around the joint before it was over, and nobody ever would have bet on that. It was cool.

  49. #49 |  Michael Chaney | 

    Looking through this list at 47 entries, it’s almost creepy how much overlap I find, if even with my own tastes.

  50. #50 |  Jimi G | 

    I ’bout wore out the needle on my hi-fi when I was eight years old playing “That’s The Way I Like It” over and over and over …

    Will, your kind words gave me a lift, thanks and keep pouring on the piss and vinegar at Freedom In Our Time!