Happy New Year, siblings! And to help us bring in the New Year, let's give it up for Adrian Zmed! And remember what Shat (a/k/a T.J. Hooker) said, upon finding a murdered starlet:
She came here with stars in her eyes, and left with a bullet in her chest.
Mike and I are sitting here on his 32nd birthday (my goodness, if he's that old, how old are the rest of us coots?) and we were thinking we need to goose the conversation on this moribund blog. And we don't mean anything related to those frightening Goslings. Pat is still recovering from the headslap he received at Summerfest from the Ganss back in the late 80s. You usually have to go to someplace like Afghanistan to receive comparable post-traumatic stress syndrome, or whatever it's called.
So Mike and I put our tiny little brains together, and we decided we want to talk about music. But this time, we want your recommendations on GOOD SONGS. We don't expect Carol to nominate Talking Heads '77, no matter its merits, but that's okay. Here's the challenge, homeboys and homegirls: we want to set up the family jukebox, or iPod, or whatever other compendium you might choose, of Heuring family tunes. Mike and I are taking the liberty of suggesting a few to get the ball rolling. And we're actually being serious. I know, that hardly seems likely, but hear us out.
So, let's turn it over to Mr. Mike, who throws out the opening pitches.
Mike suggests something by U2. Okay. He starts out with "Pride (In the Name of Love)." A fine selection that I can get behind. Given what today is, I'll follow up with "New Year's Day."
Mike wonders if we all like Prince. Well, we do, so here comes Mike with his suggestion: "When Doves Cry." An excellent choice.
I'll go a totally different direction and suggest "Moondance," by Van Morrison.
Okay, that's a very small start. Let's hear it, troops. What song is it you want to hear? No, we're not trolling for "Freebird" with that question, (or shilling for "Freedom Rock"), although if you want to suggest that, that's fine, too.
The floor is open for nominations.