Friday, August 3, 2012

Attack of the Doobie Brothers

A particularly frustrating collection of the mental soundtracks that drew me into wakefulness for the past three months.

1 – What a Fool Believes (Doobie Brothers)
3 – Battle Hymn of the Republic (with, of course, the alternate lyric involving perpetrating violence against an educational professional)
6 – Nothing But the Blood of Jesus
7 – What a Fool Believes (Doobie Brothers) I’m sure my atheist friends are chuckling at the juxtaposition of this with “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus.”
8 – Today is the Day (“Today is the day You have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it…”)
11 – I Wanna Be Your Man (Oh my! I haven’t heard the Beatles in my head since December 21, 2011!
14 – What a Fool Believes (Doobie Brothers…again)
15 – What a Fool Believes (Doobie Brothers…and again)
16 – What a Fool Be–oh for cryin’ out loud!
18 – Kiss Me (Sixpence None the Richer) Ahhhh…relief…
19 – Oh How He Loves
21 – Save the Country (Fifth Dimension)
23 – What a Fool AAAAAAUUUUUGH!
25 – What a Fool Believes – Somebody get me an ice pick! I need to dig this tune out of my brain! What is the DEAL?!? I’ve been listening to other stuff, but nothing has taken the place of hearing Michael McDonald’s voice pulling me toward wakefulness.
28 – Feels So Good (Chuck Mangione)
29 – My Old Man (Smothers Brothers) Never hurts to wake up with a chuckle!
31 – Psalm of HOPE (Debbie Roth) Written by KayJay, Beloved, & Me; on Beloved’s 4th CD, “living letters of HOPE” (

1 – Unless the Lord Builds the House (Keith Green)
3 – If You Wanna Be Happy (Jimmy Soul) “If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife. So, from my personal point of view, get an ugly girl to marry you.”
6 – 101 Uses for Spam (This isn’t even a completed song yet, and already it’s banging in my head! Explanation: I’m co-writing and co-directing the Dakota Chautauqua this year [Big tent show at the Dakota County Fair, August 6-12, 2012] and this is the 2nd song I’ve written for it so far. Eric Peltoniemi will be doing the music for my lyrics, but I did have a tune in my head for the chorus, and it decided to inflict itself upon me this morning.)
9 – Holly Holy (Neil Diamond)
12 – Hooked on a Feeling (B. J. Thomas)
13 – It’s Alright (Matthew Ward) For the 98% of you wonderful readers who will have never heard this suhWEET tune from the early days of Jesus Music:
14 – Down in the Boondocks (Billy Joe Royal)
27 – Backfield in Motion (Mel and Tim…yeah no, I had to look it up)
28 – Crackling Rose (Neil Diamond, with his second appearance on the charts this month!)
29 – What a Fool Believes (I’ve got a bad feeling about this.)
30 – What a Fool Believes (Seriously?!?)

2 – What a Fool… I NEED THERAPY!
3 – I Will Follow (Chris Tomlin) Sang this song in worship Sunday morning and at a women’s prison Monday night. Great way to leave the Doobie Brothers behind!
8 – Go Away Little Girl (Donny Osmond)
15 – I am stuck on Band-Aid, ‘cause Band-Aid’s stuck on me…
20 – Africa (Toto)
21 – Your Mother Should Know (John, Paul, George, and Ringo)
23 – Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)

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