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Friday random ten: Talk the talk

If you follow this blog for things other than random music, you know that I do a lot of candidate and officeholder interviews around election time. In honor of all that talking, here’s ten songs about talking:

1. Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love – Van Halen
2. Girls Talk – Dave Edmunds
3. I Talk To The Wind – King Crimson
4. If Music Could Talk – Steve Wynn
5. May I Have A Talk With You? – Stevie Ray Vaughan
6. National Talk Like A Pirate Day – Lambchop
7. Talk To Me – Southside Johnny and The Asbury Park Jukes
8. Talkin’ Bout A Revolution – Tracy Chapman
9. Talking Myself Down – The Go-Gos
10. Talking Old Soldiers – Bettye Lavette

What’s talking to you on your iPod this week?

I should note here that today is the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Stevie Ray Vaughan. I considered doing an SRV Random Ten, but decided instead to honor the occasion in tomorrow’s video break. But I wanted to mention that here so no one thought I’d missed it.

Entire Song List Report: Started with “Lodi”, by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Finished with “Love Rollercoaster”, by The Ohio Players, song #3113, for a total of 137 tunes this week.

Ripping vinyl report: More old school this week, as I re-committed my four Trinity University Jazz Band albums (one for each year, naturally) to digital. They had been done early on after acquiring the USB turntable, but before the right input volume level had been determined, and before the turntable manufacturer had released a version of their software that automatically separated tunes into tracks. Now I just need to haul the albums over to a Kinkos to scan them in for cover art – the scanner we now have at home can’t handle anything as wide as that.

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2 Comments

  1. Linkmeister says:

    Ronstadt seems to like songs with that word. “Everybody’s Talkin'” is the Nilsson song written by Fred Neil, performed here by two widely different artists/groups.

    Ain’t Talkin’ – Bob Dylan
    Don’t Start Me Talkin’ – The Doobie Brothers
    Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) – Linda Ronstadt
    Everybody’s Talkin’ (New) – Jimmy Buffett
    Everybody’s Talkin’ [Bonus Track] – Crosby, Stills & Nash
    Gardenia Talk – Laura Nyro
    Girls Talk – Linda Ronstadt
    Happy Talk – Juanita Hall
    I Don’t Wanna Talk About It Now – Emmylou Harris
    I Talk To The Trees – Tony Bavaar
    Let’s Not Talk About Love – Danny Kaye
    People Gonna Talk – Linda Ronstadt
    Something To Talk About – Bonnie Raitt
    Talk – Coldplay
    Talk To Me – Stevie Nicks
    Talk To Me Of Mendocino – Linda Ronstadt
    Talking in the Dark – Linda Ronstadt
    Talking Out Of Turn – The Moody Blues
    Talking World War III Blues – Bob Dylan

  2. Greg Wythe says:

    Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love – Van Halen
    Someting to Talk About – Bonnie Raitt
    (because both warrant a seconding)

    Talking to the Moon – Don Henley
    I’m Not Talkin’ About Religion – The Altar Boys
    Elvis Talking – Blues Saraceno
    If Money Talks – Jason & the Scorchers
    Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues – Todd Snider
    Talking in Your Sleep – The Romantics
    Don’t Talk to Strangers – Rick Springfield
    Don’t Talk to Strangers – Dio
    Let ‘Em Talk – Rough Cutt
    Talk Dirty to Me – Poison
    Talk Dirty to Me – Children of Bodom’s thrash-metal cover of the Poison song
    Big Talk – Warrant
    Body Talk – Ratt
    Talk to Me – Peppermint Creeps

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