Sunday, February 10, 2008

Lost My Walk Man

("Walk Like A Man")

Oh how I tried
To do my exercise
Tonin' up my thighs and my abs

But I couldn't do it
Not without my music
I guess I'll just have to keep this flab

Because I
Lost my Walkman
Last time I ran
Lost my Walkman, no fun
I'm gonna need
Another MP3
I lost my Walkman, can't run

Gotta be thinner
For graduation dinner
Gonna take my honey to the dance

My sweat will be flyin'
On 'count of all my tryin'
To fit my heiney in my pants

Because I
Lost my Walkman
Last time I ran
Lost my Walkman, no fun
I'm swearin' to God
I need a new iPod
I lost my Walkman, can't run

(watch for bad vocal in the not-too-distant future!)

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Anonymous said...

Last night on the Comedy Channel during "Scrubs", they ran the Planter's commercial with "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and then the Pizza Hut commercial with the instrumental snippet of the Smash Mouth cover of the Four Seasons original "Can't Get Enough Of You Baby". The Music is Ubiquitous!

More Deep Track Suggestions:

Silver Star
We're All Alone
Touch The Rainchild

stubbleyou said...

Do you think running those two ads back-to-back was a coincidence?

Thanks for the tips - I've got a lot of orderin' to do.

Anonymous said...

I should have said Comedy Central. Most likely it was a coincidence. I don't think most people would even realize that both were FV4S original songs-and both have been heavily covered over the years by others. But it underscores that the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is at this point in time a very big deal.

Anonymous said...

As Columbo might say, "Oh, one more thing". Speaking of "Scrubs" there was an episdode where they played Cat Stevens original of "Here Comes My Baby", and I wondered if the original Four Seasons "Silence Is Golden" would ever appear to complete the Tremeloes Greatest Hits Original Versions series. But alas, it never has happened.

stubbleyou said...

I did not know "Here Comes My Baby" was first by Cat Stevens -- the Tremeloes' version is great; for some reason I group it with the Easybeats' "Friday On My Mind," the Blues Magooz' "We Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," and "Yellow Balloon" by -- well, you tell me.

Anonymous said...

Cat Stevens wrote "Here Comes My Baby". The "Scrubs" episode with it is called "My New Coat" from 2002.

"Yellow Balloon" was of course by The Yellow Balloon, including "My Three Sons" Don Grady as a member.

A kid went into a record store in 1965 and wanted to buy that record "Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh", which I guess went along with the real title "We Ain't Got NOTHIN' Yet" by The Blues Magoos.

Those songs you mentioned probably minus the "peppy" pre Bubble Gum "Yellow Balloon" and adding "Pushin' Too Hard" by the Seeds, probably could be called early Progressive Rock. Songs like "Yellow Balloon" and the later Bubblegum were fine with me though, along with Disco. Anything in moderation, but then I guess I thought George Clinton's best work was with The Parliaments in 1967!

stubble-oh-seven said...

Didn't know about the Don Grady thing. Yes, when I listed the songs I was aware and agreed that Yellow Balloon didn't fit in with the others in terms of style, but I believe they were all hits at the same time....maybe the kid in the record store wanted Major Lance's "Um um um um um um."

Anonymous said...

The amazing thing is that we listened to radio stations that played hard rock, soft rock, adult contemporary, rhythm and blues, and even a few crossover country songs back in the 1960s and early 1970s. Kids won't put up with that these days. It was good if you could listen to several stations in your area with a Top 40 or R & B Format so you could switch when something you really didn't like came on, or to search for your favorite song. The Top 40 Format had already begun to disappear by the time "Who Loves You" and "December, 1963" came out. By that time The Four Seasons were completely dropped from Album stations and were heard on remaining Top 40 and Adult Contemporary stations that the first wave of Seasons Fans had already grown into.

stubbleyou said...

Hey anon - re your

" A kid went into a record store in 1965 and wanted to buy that record "Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh", which I guess went along with the real title "We Ain't Got NOTHIN' Yet" by The Blues Magoos."

Do you remember the episode of "Married With Children" when Al Bundy went to the record store looking for the song that went "Hmmm hmmm hmmm?" (He hummed the notes. It was "Anna (Go To Him)" covered by the Beatles on an early album, but the original was by Arthur Alexander.