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January 13, 2009



2. Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy
10. REM - Losing My Religion

Also, I totally would've got "Cortez the Killer"! That song rules. I could listen to Neil play 9-minute guitar-wank songs all day! I have the Carrie Rodriguez cover of it on my mp3-walkman right now.

Winner, Art Garfunkel Look-Alike Contest, McKeesport Branch

The title of yesterday's post comes from "Sister Golden Hair" by America.

And song 2 is clearly "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard," Paul Simon

This is what comes from working for a classic rock radio station for four years.

Here's one for you:

11. My dog Sam eats purple flowers.

Cynthia Closkey

1. "Romeo and Juliet" - Dire Straits
5. "Young Americans" - David Bowie
7. "I Wish" - Stevie Wonder

I would have gotten #2 and #3; wouldn't have gotten #10 although I should have.

Still thinking about 4, 8, and 9, which are all laughing at me from the edge of my memory.

Bob Braughler

Artie Doppelfunkel -- no way in hades would I have gotten that one, even though I know that song pretty well. Or so I thought. I had to resort to the google.

Mountain Mama

#6 is "Uncle John's Band" by Grateful Dead--my favorite Dead song.

And your movie quiz? I don't think you said what movie #5 is from.


I was only able to come up with:

#2 - Me and Julio
#3 - Hey Jealousy
#4 - There is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)
#10 - Losing My Religion

Bob Braughler

That leaves #'s 8 and 9 still on the board. I guess I was being generous in calling them "hits" (along with 1, 4, 6 and 10), but they've all gotten plenty of airplay over the years.

And Mountain Mama, I've searched for years to find the title of that movie. It was classic. Seka walks into her living room, only to discover that her her table is broken. And by "broken," I mean literally sawed in half.

So she does what anyone would do in that situation -- she calls the table repair shop, who dispatches a couple of burly men to the scene.

30 seconds later, the doorbell rings, a few remarks are made about "having the right tools for the job," some bow-chicka-wow-wow music plays, and the scene ends with the repairmen leaving poor Seka boo-hooing over her still-broken table, and uttering the immortal line "But...my table! Who's going to fix my table" over and over the way that only a pr0n actress with a tenuous grip on the English language can.


Oops, yeah, I meant 3, not 2.


#8 Lawyers, Guns And Money by Warren Zevon

#9 The Pretender by Jackson Browne

"nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else's favorite song"

Artie Doppelfunkel

Hey, if you close down "Masters of Gilligan," will Mike Madison have to write a post about how the Pittsburgh blogging scene is declining?

Also, will you ever reveal your true identity?


Frank -- all I can say is "No static at all...."

That's not necessarily one of my very favorite Steely Dan songs (although I do like it), but I think it might very well be the Steely Danniest of all Steely Dan songs. Fagan's vocal is outstanding on that one.

And Artie, I imagine that Mr. Madison and most everyone else would consider the shuttering of "Masters" to be a step forward for local blogging.

I would reveal my true identity if only I could be assured that it wouldn't have a negative effect on my dear Aunt May, who has been hanging on by the thinnest of threads since roughly 1964. She's had a rough go of it since Uncle Ben died.


I'm doing these without looking at the other answers:

1. Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits (not quite a hit but a fantastic somg off)
2. Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
3. right at the tip of my tongue
8. Lawyers Guns And Money - Warren Zevon (one of the greatest songs ever)
9. The Pretender - Jackson Browne

I think you stole my iPod.

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