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ScorpioNerve in Albuquerque is doing 28 things including…

Make the 30 Day Song Challenge with my friends


ScorpioNerve has written 10 entries about this goal


day 16 – a song that you used to love but now hate
Lady – Styx

day 17 – a song you hear often on the radio
On satellite? Steely Dan – Kid Charlemagne

day 18 – a song you wish you heard on the radio
Kermit – It’s Not Easy Being Green

day 19 – a song from your favorite album
Lindsay – John Renbourn Group Live in America

day 20 – a song that you listen to when you’re angry
Like a Hurricane – Neil Young

day 21 – a song that you listen to when you’re happy
Carry On – CSN or – Alana Davis’ version

day 22 – a song you listen to when you’re sad
Solid Air – John Martyn

day 23 – a song that you want to play at your wedding
We had a celtic band … I was so happy they could have played bongos or spoons.

day 24 – a song you want to play at your funeral
Ladyfair – Bert Jansch

day 25 – a song that makes you laugh
The Thermos Song – from The Jerk – Steve Martin

day 26 – a song that you can play on an instrument
My Dog Has Fleas on Ukulele

day 27 – a song that you wish you could play
Reynardine – Bert Jansch (I dream big)

day 28 – a song that makes you feel guilty
The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy – The Best Way

day 29 – a song from your childhood
Jive Talkin’ – Bee Gees

day 30 – your favorite song at this time last year
Probably anything my sons liked – I love hearing their music!

Day 9 - A Song You Can Dance To

Tijuana Taxi

by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

Day 8 - Song you know all the words too

The Merry Minuet

They’re rioting in Africa
They’re starving in Spain
There’s hurricanes in Florida
And Texas needs rain
the Whole world is festering iwht unhappy souls
The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles
Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch
And I don’t like Anybody very much.

But we can be tranquil and thankful and proud
For man’s been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud
And we know for certain that some lucky day
Someone will set the spark off and we will all be blown away

They’re rioting in Africa
There’s strife in Iran
What nature doesn’t do to us
Will be done by our fellow Man
—Sheldon Harnick @1958

Day 7 - A song that reminds you of a certain event

Let’s Dance – David Bowie

An 11th-grade dance, no real occasion, just for fun one afternoon- when I walked in this was playing, and I saw my friends just dancing together and smiling – even shy folks had joined right in. The 80s music was just plain fun.

Jon Anderson, by the way, listed this as one of his songs that marked a turning point of some kind – he said that when Bowie sang “Let’s…” he was asking a whole group, a generation, if you will, to get up and dance, celebrate – it was true for my class of ‘85…

Day 6 - A song that reminds you of somewhere...

Richie Kavanaugh – Ain Focal Aile – bus driver in Ireland kept playing this and singing it, but he never explained to the old ladies on the trip that it wasn’t about “Fucking” – eventually all the old ladies sang right along…

Day 5 - A song that reminds you of someone

Four in the Morning (The Youngbloods)

I lived with someone on and off for years…. he noodled around on the guitar, but it seemed this is the only one he every nearly played all the way through. And – all the time. I got very tired of it. In case ya’ll want to noodle too, here’s the tablature:

Day 4- A song that makes you sad

Bert Jansch: Bright New Year

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Day 3: - a song that makes you happy

Hard one – I have several. Narrowed to 2

Some days it’s

Jesus is Just Alright (BYRDS, not Doobies) sample

Some days it’s
Funky Nassau (The Beginning of the End – NOT Blues Bros.)

Day 2: My least favorite song

Elvira, by the Oak Ridge Boys. No wavering on that one. Aaaaaaahhhh!

Day 1: Your Favorite Song

This may change from time to time, but at the moment, my favorite song is A Woman Like You – Bert Jansch


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