Kpop BLASTING

I am alone today. No intern Aimee. Do you know what this means?????

8 solid work hours of KPOP blasting through the studio.

I love MYG.

A very secretive part of my life that is tucked very deep and far away from my loved ones is my passionate love for kpop. Years before Psy came horse stomping his way onto the scene, I have been compiling youtube videos and memorizing some SICK dance moves. I decided to dance out one of my favorite kpop videos Dal Shabet – Have Don’t Have Electro Swing Mix. For those who are interested, I have a playlist of songs I like. Consider it an intro to kpop. K-Pop taking over my life

Mary Monday

This week’s song is Miss Mary by Vic Chesnutt. Unfortunately, two years ago he gave in to the angel of death, a sad day indeed.

PLAY Miss Mary

 

And your famous Mary is, hey look at that, a similar last name: Mary Chesnut, a South Carolina author noted for writing a sophisticated diary describing the American Civil War and her upper class circles of Southern society.

Mary Chesnut

According to wikipedia – The diary was filled with the cycle of changing fortunes during the Civil War. Although she edited it during the 1870s and 1880s for publication, she retained the sense of events unfolding without foreknowledge. She was very politically aware, and analyzed the changing fortunes of the South and its various classes through the years. She also portrayed southern society and the mixed roles of men and women. She was forthright about complex and fraught situations related to slavery, particularly the abuses of sexuality and power. For instance, Chesnut confronted the problem of white men fathering children with enslaved women in their own extended households.

Mary Monday

This week’s Mary Monday is courtesy of Robert Fripp. You can consider him a Two for Tuesday artist too. Here are two versions of the same song from Exposure. The first one is sung by Terre Roche, the second by Daryl Hall.

PLAY Mary

PLAY Mary


Your famous Mary of the week is the steamboat Mary Powell.

Mary Powell

Mary Powell c. 1861, Oil painting -James Bard, Museum of the City of New York

“Probably no boat on the river, and for that matter anywhere in this country, ever became such a prime favorite as the “Mary Powell.” She was always a favorite among the river fleet and became a part of the social life along the river, and for fifty-six years carried her passengers daily between river points in quiet comfort, and at a speed never equaled by more modern steamers.”

Mary Monday

This week’s Mary song comes from one of my favourite artists, Robyn Hitchcock. I first saw him doing this song at Bogart’s in Cincinnati. He can chain me to the bed anytime. Hey, it’s my birthday so I’m allowed one wish, right?

PLAY Chain Mary to the Bed

Robyn Hitchcock

Famous Mary of the week is Mary Travers, from Peter, Paul and Mary. I remember singing a lot of their songs on family car trips. You too can sing along on YouTube.

Peter, Paul and Mary

Mary Monday

Happy New Year! We at OrangeYouGlad hope you had a great holiday. Now get back to work!

This week’s song is Cross-Eyed Mary. Here are two great versions of the song!

The original by Jethro Tull:
PLAY Cross-Eyed Mary

Cover by Iron Maiden:
PLAY Cross-Eyed Mary

This week’s famous Mary is Mary Quant, British fashion designer. This lovely lady is credited with inventing the miniskirt in 1963.

Mary Quant - copyright Terence Donovan
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Call me

well, call them – 1 719 266 2837. You know you want to.

Hall and Oates

Mrs. Claus and Matzo Balls

In honor of the convergence of Hanukkah and Christmas this year we’ve uploaded Frauke’s original holiday song “They Slay Bell Suite: Mrs. Claus and Matzo Balls.” The song is like a warm and cozy holiday cocktail. Mix one part “elven-claus crush” with 1 part “half-brew (hebrew).” The song was written and recorded in 2009 for the compilation/fundraiser “Do You Ear what I Ear?


10 The Slay Bell Suite Mrs. Claus and Matzo Balls (by Frauke)

Mary Monday

This week’s Mary song is Proud Mary. I know it’s a CCR song but I’m not a Creedence fan so you get the Ike and Tina Turner version. And because Tina Turner is fascinating to watch, you get the video version of the song. Man, her patter at the start of the song kind of summed up their relationship.

Your famous Mary for the week is Mary Cleave, the 10th woman in space on the Shuttle Atlantis.

Mary Cleave

Mary Monday

Now that our Halloween calendar extravaganza has ended, we’re back to our regularly scheduled program. I’ve taken over Monday’s so I can do an actual Mary Monday rather than Mary Monday, um, I mean Wednesday.

This week’s Mary song is Mary, Mary by The Monkees. I loved watching Monkees reruns when I was a kid. Although I loved guys with accents even way back then, my fav Monkee was Mike Nesmith.

And your famous Mary for the week is Mary Mallon, otherwise known as Typhoid Mary.

Mary Mallon
Love the image of the skulls going into the frying pan

According to wikipedia:

She was the first person in the United States to be identified as a healthy carrier of typhoid fever. Over the course of her career as a cook, she is known to have infected 53 people, three of whom died from the disease. Her notoriety is in part due to her vehement denial of her own role in spreading the disease, together with her refusal to cease working as a cook. She was forcibly quarantined twice by public health authorities and died in quarantine.

Geez, only three people died? I thought it was so many more.

Faculties – new album

The full Faculties is out and not only does it sound great (kudos guys) but it is really hitting the spot on this rainy day.  You can download and/or listen to it here. Go for it! ENJOY! Tap your feet and space out a little. (in a good way Рof course)