Wednesday, May 13, 2009

msb-0356 Summertime

msb-0356 Summertime


The Hollies - Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress, released on February 1, 1972 as a single by the Parlophone Records label.

It was yet another example of how friggin' clueless the suits are.

it was not being promoted in the least by EMI/Parlorphone since the Hollies had recently signed with Polydor.

I shouldn't wonder that they went to Polydor if that was the kid of support that the artists could expect from EMI/Parlorphone.

In yet another example of closing the barn door after the horses had all been barbecued in the smoldering ruin, when the record hit #2 in the 'States, EMI/Parlorphone finally figured out that it was being played, despite them and that it would have been worth promoting after all.



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Feedback comes first, so...

Okay, the weather here in Joyzee is unexpectedly chill but school's out so it feels summertime.

So you're getting a summertime themed episode.

People, and I use the term loosely, have been dropping crap email in my in box and leaving stupid spam comments on my show episodes which indicate that they aren't listening, or even reading the friggin' script, so why should I possibly be interested doing them a favor?

---- "Hot Fun In The Summertime" by" "Sly and The Family Stone"

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Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

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---- "Summertime" by" "Billie Holliday"

Feed Me comes third, so...

Yesterday, I was tweeting my sponsor, (I LOVE saying that word, sponsor,) [ ] (the link is on the m4a right now, it you're listening on this through iTunes or through a web browser, just click on the image for the show and I'll take you right to his twitter page.)

What I was actually twittering about is of no real consequence but the fact that I could just twitter him a note says something about the man.

He's connected, asynchronously, with the rest of the world.

I'm still in love with my t-shirts, one of them says I'm "guitarded." (Two of them really because I like his stuff so much i bought two of the same one.)

Its beige and soft and I'm just loving it.

Ok I was weird as a child and fought ever having to change my clothes until my parents struggled and wrestled whatever new garment they has bought for me on my skinny little xylophone of a rib cage.

They would have had much better luck with thee shirts like these because they feel great on my skin.

---- "Summertime" by" "Bob Crosby",,418789,00.html


I don't have anything of any consequence to impart today (as if I ever did.)

I just want to play some tunes about summertime.

Some are happy an some are sad.

Its a season not a mood but since I melt in the heat, its not the best time of the year for me.

---- "Summertime" by" "Janis Joplin"


Man, I loved playing that version of 'Summertime" by "Janis Joplin with Big Brother & The Holding Company."

That was some classy guitar work and I spent many an hour adapting it to a nylon string classical as opposed to the electric guitar James Gurley played at the time (I think it was a Fender Stratocaster.)

People may think that summer is a grand ol' time, but it means a couple of months of distinctly uncomfortable weather for MSers.

Well, except for Miss Chris out in the western deserts of the USA, but its a dry heat, isn't it.?

Personally, it doesn't matter if its wet or dry, its HOT.

I run, make that, I hobble over, to my air-conditioned office, sit in my nice cool chair with the wide open waffle pattern back and cruise the web all day until the temperature gets back to something that I can take.

Right now, its in the sixties maybe the low seventies and I just LOVE it.

---- "Summertime" by" "Glenn Miller"


Now I just want to end off on the fun side of summer.

When this song first came out, I knew that I absolutely loved summer, even if now I don't.

Ray Dorset, a.k.a. Mungo Jerry, was outrageously fun, way back in 1970.

---- "In the summertime" by" "Mungo Jerry"



Theme and 'incidental music' from:
by: "Guy David",
no album,
via personal contract

Song list

"Hot Fun In The Summertime"
by: "Sly and The Family Stone"
album: "none"

by: "Billie Holliday"
album: "none"

by: "Bob Crosby",,418789,00.html
album: "none"

by: "Janis Joplin"
album: "none"

by: "Glenn Miller"
album: "none"

"In the summertime"
by: "Mungo Jerry"
album: "none"


Photo Credits:

All images, synchronized with the songs, are of the artists and come via except when they aren't. :-)



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Guy David - intro & theme



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