Twisted Mixtape Tuesday: Awesome Mixtape 2

twisted mixtape tuesdayRecently I’ve been feeling a little blue.  Perhaps this is directly related to the lack of Twisted Mixtape Tuesday in my life.  Could it be?

This past week Jen and I both got the pleasure of seeing one of the greatest movies ever made:  Guardians of the Galaxy.  Unfortunately we didn’t get to go see it together, since we live a state away from each other (I know, cue the sad face.)  In case you haven’t had a chance to watch this movie, I certainly don’t want to give anything away, so I will keep my mouth shut.  I will however say this:  If you liked Avengers, you’ll love this movie.  In addition to it being downright funny and entertaining and downright awesome, it all centers around an awesome mixtape, rightfully called Awesome Mix, Part I.

This special edition of Twisted Mixtape is dedicated to this very movie.  What if I chose the music for the sequel, the Awesome Mix, Part 2?

Considering I write fan fiction with specific soundtracks in mind, this is hands down the easiest Twisted Mixtape Tuesday ever!  I can only imagine the plot, so I don’t have a lot of specific information to base my choices upon.  I can only believe that the Guardians planners will once again pick tracks that burrow into your brain and make you never, ever, ever cease to hear the songs over and over and over…

Tragedy-Bee Gees

If You Leave Me Now-Chicago

Don’t Fear The Reaper-Blue Oyster Cult

Rocket Man-Elton John

Superstition-Stevie Wonder

So now that I have finished this mix, I’m going to go listen to the soundtrack for the millionth time… What would you put on your soundtrack to the second movie?  Tell me in the comments, or better yet make your own post and link it up at My Skewed View!!

Twisted Mixtape Tuesday BathTub Time Machine: Ear Worms of the Seventies

Jen Kehl

What IS Twisted Mixtape Tuesday, you ask?  TMT (I’m abbreviating it because I’m lazy and so I can say “TMT, It’s DYNOMITE!  TMT, it’s out of sight!  Oi!) is the brainchild of Jen Kehl, head mixmistress and ultimately cool person.  Each week she tells us what to do and we do it.  This week is the second week of music from the 70s, and she has commanded us minions to share more great tunes from the era.

Since last week I shared the music that I love from the decade, this week there are a few earworms from back then that I feel obligated to mention.

KHANAn ear worm is NOT one of those things that they put in Chekov’s ear in Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan.  Rather it is one of those songs that gets in your head and no matter what you do you CAN’T GET IT OUT!

(We had a baby bunny in our yard once that kept nibbling on our garden.  We named him Khan simply for the comedic value of my husband standing out in the backyard yelling “KHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!”  This has nothing to do with anything in this post.)

American Pie-Don McLean

Have you ever driven your Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry?  This 1971 song is about the day that music died-when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.  I’d hear this song and it would be in my head FOREVER.  Then Weird Al came out with HIS version a few years ago and that stuck even worse!

Use Me-Bill Withers

Talk about a song that festers in your brain…

Copacabana-Barry Manilow

I guess when I was little I knew every word to this song.  It’s probably the only Barry Manilow song I will admit to liking.  It gets in your BRAIN, man!

In the Summertime-Mungo Jerry

I honestly had never seen this group perform until I saw a clip on TV somewhere, probably “I Love the 70s”-the clip I saw had the most stoned piano player I’d ever seen.  I don’t even know how that guy was sitting up.

Sundown-Golden Lightfoot

My husband is a huge Gordon Lightfoot fan.  I knew the song, but I didn’t  know who the guy was until after I was married.

I needed this one last week...

I needed this meme last week…

Next week is the 80s.  Know what that means?  As a child of the 80s, I will be breaking the rules and posting waaaaaaaay more than five songs per post!  You have been warned.

Don’t forget to click on the cool looking cassette tapes to see other 70s fabulousness.  And then when you’re done, if you want some funny in your life, check out the Humor Me Blog Hop!  All humor, all the time!  I’ll be back cohosting that very hop next week, same time, same station.

petrified

Another punny earworm…

Twisted Mixtape Tuesday Bathtub Time Machine: The 70s!

Jen Kehl
Twisted Mixtape Tuesday is the creation of the one and only Jen Kehl where each week participants choose music according to whatever theme comes out of her devious and highly creative mind and then link it up!  Currently she’s been taking us back in time to different decades.  Come along and take a ride in my time machine, which just happens to be a bathtub…

What else would a 70s bathroom have for a shower curtain???

What else would a 70s bathroom have for a shower curtain???

Where does the Bathtub Time Machine stop this week? Ah, the 70s!  I think of a few things good and bad when I think about that era:  Bad fashion, the Muppet Show, John Travolta, Star Wars, and of course disco.  Of all the eras, this is probably my least favorite.  But I WAS born in the 70s so I have to give it some credit!

Sorry ladies, he is all mine...

Sorry ladies, he’s all mine…

Speaking of bad 70s fashion, the above picture is my husband’s attempt to bring back the 70s pornstache earlier this year.  According to popular opinion it was epic.  That stache is long gone, and now he’s working on more of a Tom Selleck look…

When I wrote my guest post I Go Back, Way Back for Jen Kehl last week, I mentioned LaToya, our Toyota Tercel station wagon.  In the 70s my family had the iconic vehicles-a Volkswagon Beetle and a Volkswagon Bus!  Talk about a way cool factor that negates a lot of the uncool things about the 70s!  Unfortunately I don’t really have any pictures of these and my memory of them is too vague to find pictures that are close on the internets.  What I do have for you however are some of my very favorite songs from the era:

Imagine-John Lennon

Hotel California-The Eagles

Time in a Bottle-Jim Croce

Cool Change-Little River Band

Bridge Over Troubled Water-Simon and Garfunkel

While there isn’t a ton of music I love from this era, these are the ones that I can listen over and over to and not get tired of hearing them!  This week I picked my favorites.  Next week I’ll introduce you to what I refer to as “70s Earworms”.

I leave you with one last little ditty from the 70s, just for fun.  Come on, you knew there had to be some sort of Muppet clip in here!

Movin’ Right Along

Be sure to click on the cool cassette tape button at the top to go to Jen’s blog and see what 70s songs other people loved!

For the record, I was just a little girl in the 70s and this would have been my record player...

For the record, I was just a little girl in the 70s and this would have been my record player…  Get it, for the record????  HA HA!