Q: How many kids with ADD does it take to change a light bulb?
A: You guys wanna go ride bikes?
Ok, MP3's on this blog (designated by the links that seem like maybe they're songs) are for sampling purposes. So, if you like something you find on this site go buy some stuff by that artist. Go see a show.
If you're not happy that I put an MP3 up on this blog, just email me to take it down and it'll be down.
All MP3's are up for 10 days. Or when I remember to get take them down.
If you want to email me to say hi, ask me to take something down, ask me to put something up (i.e. bands wanting me to check out their music), or anything else, email me at email@example.com. You can remember it because it's the Appetite FOr Distraction blog!"But James, you say, why isn't it afdblog?" The answer is, of course, I didn't pay attention to the letters in the initials of my blog. Le sigh.
1. Secondhand News
3. Never Going Back Again
4. Don't Stop
5. Go Your Own Way
7. The Chain
8. You Make Loving Fun
9. I Don't Want to Know
10. Oh Daddy
11. Gold Dust Woman
Well if 1978 was about Saturday Night Fever, 1977 was about Rumors. It won Album of the Year and was #1 for 31 non-consecutive weeks. It's a killer album. It was #4 in my One Year, 100 Albums Countdown. You're probably familiar with at least a couple of the songs. And if you're not, well, I'll just recommend that you GET familiar with the whole thing!
5. Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
6. Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven
7. Tavares - More Than a Woman
8. David Shire - Manhattan Skyline
9. Ralph MacDonald - Calypso Breakdown
10. David Shire - Night on Disco Mountain
11. Kool & the Gang - Open Sesame
12. Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
13. Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
14. KC and the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
15. David Shire - Salsation
16. MFSB - K-Jee
17. The Trammps - Disco Inferno
Basically, this album was #1 for the first half of 1978 (1/21/78-7/7/78) so it's no surprise that this is the featured album this week. I know some people have huge negative feelings about disco or whatever, but just listen to the first four songs. It's amazing. If the soundtrack had just been a 5 track EP of just the first side of the album, it would have been a best-seller.
Well this was a tough one! I'm not sure really what happened, but I kept being SO tired at night and then I just kept recording one or two intros and calling it a night. So that's why the dual title. I'm not sure if it almost killed me or if I almost just didn't finish it.
But it's a good one with great tunes and LOTS of Bonus Songs.
And also, even though it feels silly now, Happy Mother's Day!
B.B. King & Eric Clapton
Death Cab For Cutie
Florence + the Machine
Mumford & Sons
Walk the Moon