Check out this excellent playlist for Valentine’s Day, fully streamable or downloadable from Feelgoodplaylists.com:
Thinking about posting at midnight, and the mind rambles…Walking After Midnight, Midnight Rider, Goodbye Midnight…plenty of good songs out there about midnight, it seems. Wilson Pickett’s Midnight Hour is the gold standard of ‘Midnight’ songs, however. I’m partial to my old SC musical friend Robert Hutto’s laid-back version:
the original is still the best, of course:
I’m one of those people who stays up late to finish a really good book even when I really, really need to sleep…the last couple nights have been like that due to reading 2011′s “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline. It’s a sci-fi novel with a video game at its core, and a great quest tale. The reason I’m writing about a book on a music blog is that the content of the story includes tons of 80′s nostalgia and trivia in the future society, including a fair amount of musical references that are integral to the quest at the heart of the novel. Check out the video trailer for the book, which in itself is loaded with 80′s references:
In between chapters I’ve been hopping over to Youtube and Spotify to re-listen to all of the 80′s tunes namechecked in the pages of the book. I highly recommend reading it, until you do here’s a few songs from the book–probably the only place you’d ever find these three tunes juxtaposed in print.
Ready Player One Website
So, today is the anniversary of the first man walking on the Moon (On This Day website info on it), and with the last shuttle flight just recently I found myself reflecting on the many songs inspired by the US space efforts…here’s a few of them, any others you can think of, put in the comments:
And one of many tributes to the landing itself…