My Mexicali Music Menu and Ten Cent Tacos

Posted by HB Friday, January 22, 2010

Most of the time, I need musical help. In church, at concerts or other programs where music is performed, I usually lean over to my wife and ask, “Was that any good?”  She then will give me a very subtle nod or shake of her head.

There are occasions when something is so good, that even I know it. I respect music and movie critics and other people’s opinions, but have learned that if I like it, it is good enough for me.

If I like a movie, I will see it multiple times. If I like a song, I will download it and listen to it incessantly.

I only have six or seven tunes on my IPod at any time. I don’t know if they are any good, but I like them, so they must be.

To prove how shallow and unsophisticated my music tastes are in tunes and tacos, here are the latest six songs currently on my IPod.

A Whiter Shade of Pale
…Most people have never heard of Procol Harem. It is Latin for "If you chance to meet a frown, do not let it stay. Quickly turn it upside down and smile the frown away". I first heard this group many years ago on a trip to Mexicali. They were as good as the 10 cent tacos I bought off the street. Neither made me sick.

I Gotta Feeling…I had never heard of The Black Eyed Peas until my daughter told me I would like this song.  I do.

You Make My Dreams…Like me, it isn’t all bad being a has been, as evidenced by Hall and Oates and this has been song.

Sweet Home Alabama…Lynyrd Skynyrd is classically trained in red neck music. I am classically trained in listening to it.

Independence Day…The only negative to this Martina McBride tune is that Sean Hannity has corrupted it by using it as a rejoiner on his radio show.

Insensitive…This Jann Arden song keeps me in touch with my feminine side.

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress…I liked the Hollies in the 60’s. I still like them in the next century.

1 Responses to My Mexicali Music Menu and Ten Cent Tacos

  1. Dr.Mike Says:
  2. Hi HB,

    I'm a loyal reader of your newsletter, and I enjoy checking out your blog when I have the time.

    I recommend "Riverside" by America for your iPod.

    Keep up the great work!



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