Wednesday, December 23, 2009

FSOTD #55-D *Pop Quiz*

A quick Pop Quiz.  Beach Boys Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson....can you put them their in their birth order, oldest first?  You have 10 seconds.  Answer Below.
Brian Douglas Wilson    June 20, 1942
Dennis Carl Wilson    Dec 4, 1944 (d. Dec. 28, 1983)
Carl Dean Wilson    Dec 21, 1946 (d. Feb. 6, 1998)

~thanks to wikipedia~

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Wrapping presents here in Texas with "Little Saint Nick" serenading from the iPod, which made me think about the blog, which made me think about the Tiger Cadillac/Buick thing (see FSOTD 55-A).  As it turns out, FSOTD prefers Cadillac because there just aren't enough songs to make a proper Buick playlist.  As a matter o' fact, in my collection, I could find only two: "From a Buick 6" by Bob Dylan and "Buick '59" by Vernon Green & The Medallions.  Quite a distant second to the 17 tunes listed in FSOTD #54-D.  I blame it all on Tiger.  You should too.

So all this correctifying and stuff has me in the mood for another Pop Quiz!  Hark: A cheer ripples thru blogland.  It'll be posted up right soon.  The category: Beach Boys. 


FSOTD #55-B *correction* Cadillac isn't going to drop Tiger Woods because he isn't a spokesguy for them.  Splat.  It's Buick.  I knew that.   Perhaps Buick keeps him because he's wrecking the competition. Of course, to wreck the competition, he had to be driving the competition.  The Tiger tale wags on.

~ Yab

Monday, December 21, 2009


It's an FSOTD birthday shout-out!  How about this December 21st foursome?  Jane Fonda, 72.  Samuel L. Jackson, 61. Ray Romano, 52.  And former Lost Boy Jack Bauer himself, Keifer Sutherland is 43 today.  If them four ain't enuf, let me add bro-in-law Bill, celebrating -I think- his 64th today.  Many more to all of you.

On the obverse: Who died today in 1945?  Hint: see FSOTD #54-B.

thanks to the Dallas Morning News

Sunday, December 20, 2009

FSOTD #55/Little Saint Nick (1963)

The Beach Boys can claim many fine songs, but somehow, none better than their Christmas song "Little Saint Nick".  A great song for a great band at the right time.  It was 1963 and The Beach Boys sat atop the American rock scene, just beginning their battle with the Beatles.   Smartly written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson, "Little Saint Nick" is reminiscent of their 1963 hit "Little Deuce Coupe" and captures the band at its finest.  At 2 minutes long, it's near perfect.   And according to the wiki article, it reached #3 on the "Christmas charts".  You don't hear much about those anymore.  Both Hanson and Sugar Ray, among others, have recorded covers.
Perhaps you're a lover of seasonal songs?  Another fine rock-Christmas tune from a big time band is Chicago's version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen".   The song is all Christmas but yet so 100% Chicago that it'll bring a smile to your face.  You'll find it on the band's Christmas album -what else- Chicago XXV.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Tiger this, Tiger that.  Tiger, Tiger, Tiger.  Tiger's a dick.  Tiger's a jerk.  Tiger's, well....Tiger's fascinating, even in disgrace.  All hail the new poster person for the evils of excess.  Womanizer.  Gambler.  Fornicator.  Debauchery on display.  The Great Satan.  Well, alright, maybe not all that, but as tarnished as Woods' reputation is now, you have to figure that Cadillac, among others, will quietly sever their ties with him.  With that in mind, FSOTD offers up the "Cadillac" playlist. 

Black Cadillac ~ Marti Brom
Solid Gold Cadillac ~ Pearl Bailey
Geronimo's Cadillac ~ Michael Murphey
Cadillac Boogie ~ Jimmy Liggins
Pink Cadillac ~ Indigo Swing
Giutars, Cadillacs ~ Dwight Yoakam
Cadillac Slim ~ Duke Robillard
Brand New Cadillac ~ The Clash
Cadillac Ranch ~ Bruce Springsteen
Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache ~ Bob Dylan
Cadillac ~ Bo Diddley
Cadillac Cowboy ~ Chris Ledoux
Rainbow's Cadillac ~ Bruce Hornsby
Carl Perkins' Cadillac ~ Drive-By Truckers
Cadillac Car ~ Jennifer Hudson
Cadillac and a Model "A" ~ Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Ridin' In My Cadillac Car ~ Blues 'n Trouble

Tuesday, December 15, 2009