night owl chat – just some good music, man

New Year’s musical mish mash.


Neil Finn – Fall At Your Feet


Franz Ferdinand – Love Illumination


Adele – Someone Like You


Esperanza Spalding – I Know You Know / Smile Like That


Chick Corea – Spain


The Boss – Atlantic City


Mos Def – Umi Says


Orale, vatos y vatas! Chat on!

112 Responses to “night owl chat – just some good music, man”

  1. January 2, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks LL!!

    • 2 MightyPamela
      January 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Two mo’, way to go, bobfr!

      • January 2, 2014 at 11:02 pm

        Thanks Pamela πŸ™‚

        LL, you’ve got some of my favorites in that stack, btw!!

        • January 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm

          Let me tell you a story.

          I have a patron, Serg, who, I swear, has the most encyclopedic knowledge of popular music which I’ve ever encountered. He’ll ask me for a band and I’ll say “Lord, I haven’t thought of them in years.”

          But in doing these night owl chats, I’ve learned that, unbeknownst to me, I have a pretty good musical library running around in my head.

          What Tweet of God said sarcastically I say with conviction: Music is the universal language.

          • January 3, 2014 at 1:51 am

            “Music is the universal language”

            Could not agree with you more, LL.

            And, you truly have “a pretty good musical library running around in my head.”

            Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

    • 6 MightyPamela
      January 2, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      Btw, and IMO, Harwood knows better, and could just STFU about now. Just to save face. Ask yourself, John Harwood, isn’t your Soul worth far, far more than whatever big bucks you are being paid?? Camel and Needle, sir, Camel and Needle.

      • 7 jacquelineoboomer
        January 2, 2014 at 11:10 pm

        So true!

        And good evenin’, MP!

        • 8 MightyPamela
          January 2, 2014 at 11:46 pm

          Hey, JO’B! Done in for another day. Just so you know, whenever I try to type the word ‘job’, iPad always brings up JO’B, not just once, but easily 3 times before it gets straight! So, you have conquered even Apple technologies! Way. To. Go, JO’B!! Goodnight y’all, big hugs all around, and I’m sure Chispticks and DannyBoy are sleeping it off. I hope they do not have bad dreams!

          • 9 jacquelineoboomer
            January 2, 2014 at 11:54 pm

            So funny about your iPad’s brain!

            Goodnight to you, MP, and I’m thinking both Chips and Danny are snorin’ up a storm after their big scare earlier. I hope it’s just good dreams tonight for them.


      • 10 carolyn
        January 2, 2014 at 11:11 pm

        S’pose he’s educated enough to get the reference? Can he think metaphorically?

        I’m sure Cardinal Dolan can’t and Langone the owner of Home Depot can’t!!!

        Langone with his stupid, selfish, whining remarks just underscores the camel/ needle metaphor…..
        They’re trying basically to blackmail the pope, as they’ve blackmailed the hierarchy for years.

        • January 2, 2014 at 11:13 pm

          As I tweeted:

        • 16 MightyPamela
          January 2, 2014 at 11:18 pm

          Know what? Good luck to them ~ they have fallen very rapidly behind the times, and are too stupid to know it! This is the 21st Century ~ time is speeding up. 15 words can be heard around the globe in 15 seconds, recorded, and irreversible. The Information Superhighway is still gaining momentum. The tides have turned. More people want Good in this world than want Evil. Good seeks Light, Evil seeks Darkness. Choose Good, Choose Light, Choose Hope and Kindness.

      • 17 susanne
        January 3, 2014 at 12:36 am


      • January 3, 2014 at 1:52 am

        “Camel and Needle, sir, Camel and Needle.”

        He has no capacity to even understand your sage advice, Pamela. Sadly.

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      January 2, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    • 20 anniebella
      January 2, 2014 at 11:51 pm

      It a new year and the same old Bull from those piece of crap media folks. I remember the time when I expected better from john Harwood, now he is just like the Todd, Tapper, Karl, Henry, Knoller, Pace, Bash, worthless piece of crap, who call themselves journalists..

  2. January 2, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    bbl …. time to prepare some dinner πŸ™‚

    Rest well or welcome to a new day – depending on time zone – TOD villagers!

  3. 22 amk for obama
    January 2, 2014 at 11:11 pm


    colorado cannabis

    Two ironic things stood out for me.

    The cannabis crowd is uniformly white, both the sellers and the users, unlike unohoo?

    It is heavily taxed for ‘schools construction’ thereby again letting the 1%ers off the hook.

  4. 25 utaustinliberal
    January 2, 2014 at 11:30 pm

  5. 29 amk for obama
    January 2, 2014 at 11:32 pm

  6. 31 jacquelineoboomer
    January 2, 2014 at 11:34 pm

  7. 32 amk for obama
    January 2, 2014 at 11:43 pm

  8. 45 jacquelineoboomer
    January 2, 2014 at 11:50 pm

  9. January 2, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Okay vatos y vatas, this homeboy is off to bed. See everyone on the flip.

  10. 52 dotster3
    January 2, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    The errant Obama fam gift to Malia and Sasha’s godmother, Mama Kaye, has reached its rightful owner.


    • 53 anniebella
      January 3, 2014 at 12:11 am

      I am glad to hear that dotster3. I was wondering about that. To some it might seem like a not that big of a deal gift, but I am sure it meant the world to Sasha and Malia’s Godmother, Mama Kaye.

    • 54 theo67
      January 3, 2014 at 1:17 am

      The family who got the gift in error sound just lovely! They were going to drive over and deliver the gift, but had to hand it over to the Special Agent of the post office instead, who hand-delivered it.

  11. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2014 at 12:07 am

    This just struck me so funny. (I’m so tired, I’m punch drunk.) This could be his best friend for all I know, but now Cory Booker is offering rides on the streets of Newark.

  12. 58 utaustinliberal
    January 3, 2014 at 12:10 am

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      January 3, 2014 at 12:32 am

      As my son once called out in his ventriloquist voice when he was about 9 years old and we were in a courtyard at a mall in Florida where they were putting on a mini circus and some performer was upside down bracing himself with one finger or something:

      “Eh, anybody can do that.”

      No, seriously, that is phenomenal.

  13. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2014 at 12:22 am

  14. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2014 at 12:29 am

    I’m not interested in David Brooks enough to read what he wrote or said about marijuana, but the parody Twitter accounts are fun.

  15. 62 isonprize
    January 3, 2014 at 12:34 am

    How is THIS for rare??

    Richard Pryor singing. Seriously. He is singing a jazz number, and he’s damn good! Apparently, at one point early in his career, he opened for Nina Simone. He was so nervous that she just hugged him to calm him down.

  16. 63 99ts
    January 3, 2014 at 12:37 am

    At least I wasn’t talking to myself on the last thread – some folks are answering me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ That is a change.

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      January 3, 2014 at 1:03 am

      Ha! I’ve done that once or twice today, myself.

    • 65 theo67
      January 3, 2014 at 1:22 am

      I’ve done that a few times, because I usually only get a chance to catch up late in the evening, west coast time… When I see good comments, I sitll respond, even if nobody sees it. Makes it more fun!

      • 66 99ts
        January 3, 2014 at 3:22 am

        Ever since I found out how to check answers to my posts – I love it when someone posts late – as I said to Bobfr – there is an 18 hour time difference between me and the West Coast – we are around at different times πŸ™‚

  17. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Here ya go, if anybody’s looking for a theme for 2014:

  18. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2014 at 1:18 am

    What’s with Rand Paul’s “White Power” salute? Boy, I’d like to wipe all the features off his hateful face.

  19. January 3, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Reality, hard, cold, harsh, and totally ironic, irony ….

    … and, one of the most important tasks WE have in 2014 and beyond is to drive that message incessantly to these folk.

    If the Saudi’s, Bahrain’s, Iranian mullah’s, etc., gave a damn about the Palestinians, for real; if Republicans gave a damn about the poor white “Christian” folk who comprise their ONLY base (besides the 1%ers), well, we’d be living in a very different world.

  20. 72 99ts
    January 3, 2014 at 4:29 am

    I caught a glimpse of PR “News hour” this evening (would be a day or two late from in your world). I think I heard someone saying that cutting military pensions by 1% would actually be giving most vets a raise!! They can twist anything as long as they take from the 99%. The interviewer was nodding and agreeing – and I “clicked” so not exactly sure what I heard!!

    • January 3, 2014 at 4:36 am

      I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I can’t make heads nor tails of that reasoning or why anyone would half a brain would believe it. Frankly, I was more than a little miffed that the Democrats went along with this mess.

    • 74 amk for obama
      January 3, 2014 at 4:56 am

      • 75 vcprezofan2
        January 3, 2014 at 5:16 am

        Maybe it’s their way of trying different solutions? If he denies it, it might fix things? πŸ˜•

      • January 3, 2014 at 5:34 am

        The climate deniers won’t change their tune until their money starts to burn. By then, it will be too late.

      • 77 99ts
        January 3, 2014 at 8:19 am

        A religious wingnut climate change denier whose language level is slightly below that of GWB. Currently paying “consultants to work out how to screw the poor to “balance the budget” – charge them extra to visit the doctor – they go too often because it is free.

        Probably the worst Prime Minister in my living member

        Temperatures at my place
        38 today – 41 tomorrow
        In the language that those in the US will understand
        100 – 106

        11.15pm – still around 85 (30C)

        • 78 amk for obama
          January 3, 2014 at 8:22 am

          …language level is slightly below that of GWB

          oh boy.

          • 79 99ts
            January 3, 2014 at 8:32 am

            I kid you not – a speaker for the world stage he is not.

            This is the man whose 3 adult daughters dressed in virginal white on election night – with Mother in widows weeds – go figure.

            Any wonder I prefer to check on what PBO & Co are saying/doing.

  21. 80 vcprezofan2
    January 3, 2014 at 5:26 am

    So, where are the genuine early birds and the late afternoon-ers and night-timers from other time zones?

    • 81 vcprezofan2
      January 3, 2014 at 5:28 am

      Is this all the action you guys generate in the early hours? /smh/ No wonder I resisted turning on the light for hours trying to force myself to fall back to sleep.

      • January 3, 2014 at 5:36 am

        I’m here. I was here for so long by my lonesome, I went off to find a cup of coffee. πŸ™‚

        • 83 vcprezofan2
          January 3, 2014 at 5:37 am

          Hello there, FP! I know you are faarrr away – how’s it going?

          • January 3, 2014 at 5:43 am

            It’s going. Anything beats Kansas!! πŸ™‚ I’m in Berlin right now. Arrived New Year’s Eve. Was the only Black person on my flight…the movie…”A Time to Kill”. I put in my earplugs, put on my blinders and went to sleep. πŸ™‚

            • January 3, 2014 at 5:45 am

              I guess it could have been worse. My grandson asked everyone he saw…”Are there snakes on this plane?”

            • 87 amk for obama
              January 3, 2014 at 5:46 am

              Aren’t you a bit late for the oktoberfest ? πŸ˜›

              • January 3, 2014 at 5:59 am

                Yes…I missed the market, too, but it reminds me of the Chicago Taste anyway. πŸ™‚ I did make it in time for the fireworks.

              • 89 vcprezofan2
                January 3, 2014 at 6:09 am

                A very Good Afternoon to you mr. computer fixer! Seeing the collage in a tweet above reminded me – what’s the link that combines pics easily? I know you know (was going to say ‘cough it up’ or ‘spit it out’, then realized that’s not exactly the image I want to start my day with. Will settle for); SHARE, PLEASE.

            • 92 vcprezofan2
              January 3, 2014 at 5:47 am

              Lucky you, seems you are one of those who can sleep when you need to. Do you know up front how long you’ll be there and do you speak German? I like the IDEA of travel but am not too fund of not knowing what people are talking about – part of my nosiness I think.

              • January 3, 2014 at 6:12 am

                I’m here visiting some English-speaking friends. My daughter is in Stuttgart giving some kind of training. Don’t know how long it will last, as they never hold to the schedule, which is how I ended up being a military mom in the first place. They kept sending her on missions for periods of time leaving my grands. while they’re Dad was in Afghanistan. So I’d come in from Chicago for what was to be 6 weeks that turned into months, again and again. My daughter and hubby finally split and my house was left sitting for months at a time, so I finally sold it and just moved right on in. πŸ™‚ So I’m following her. I’ll join her in a few days.

                By the way…my German sounds like goulash. I plan to take some immersion classes once I get there…since they’re free…so I can at least ask for help. πŸ™‚

                • 94 vcprezofan2
                  January 3, 2014 at 6:21 am

                  Thank *you* for your service! The grands must be so happy to have you, despite the frequent movement and daughter will be more relaxed knowing the kids are with her mom. Are the kinds multilingual? I know youth is the ‘best’ time to learn new languages. The most attractive part of your description for me is the idea of immersion lessons. I like the idea of learning a new language though I’m not much for the discomforts of travel. πŸ˜‰

                  • January 3, 2014 at 6:32 am

                    I am not alone…Thank God for Grandmothers! πŸ™‚ I couldn’t bear the idea of them staying with all sorts of strange people…too many crazies. The seven year old speaks Spanish and French. The three year old dabbles in both with his brother…I think he cusses a lot, but what do I know. πŸ™‚ He knows peanut butter and jelly on toast in a bunch of languages. πŸ™‚

                    Here’s a bit of good news (good to me, anyway) about my other daughter…the wedding is off. Hallelujah!!!

                    • 96 vcprezofan2
                      January 3, 2014 at 6:40 am

                      Tri-lingual….suh-weet! Definite pluses which I hope you and mom nurture. πŸ˜€ Also like the fact that 3yr old knows the way to his stomach in different languages – smart kid. πŸ˜‰

                      I laughed out loud at the last statement because I remember you were uneasy with the prospective son-in-law and trying to bite your tongue. Sure is better for her/them to rethink before than after, and I bet you feel good that you weren’t the catalyst! πŸ˜†

  22. 97 vcprezofan2
    January 3, 2014 at 6:44 am

    While it’s still dark here, and with the help of my black out curtain, I’m going to try again if I can fall asleep. I know it didn’t work before, but if I don’t try it’s going to be a long, long tiring day. I’m going to give this sleep thing an hour or so to catch on /crossing fingers/

    Wishing you a good afternoon, Faypax.
    Wishing *you* a good night, Amk.

  23. 100 vcprezofan2
    January 3, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Doesn’t seem like my plan is working yet so I signed back in, this time while nibbling on a croissant and sipping some camomile tea.

  24. 101 vcprezofan2
    January 3, 2014 at 7:34 am

    13 minutes of silence! Not a creature is stirring, not even the village mouse! Okay, so I’ll sit by the door and wait for Chips and DannyO since I don’t really feel like reading.

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