Saturday, May 12, 2007

New Feature: Singalong with Disco Mom

New feature here - I'm hoping it will be kind of fun and possibly draw some comments from less-frequent commentators as well as the treasured regulars.

Here's how it works:
I will provide a line or stanza from a song. Your mission, since I've chosen you to accept it, is to guess the artist, song title, missing word(s), next line, movie it comes from, or whatever else I may ask of you. I will do my best to draw from all decades and genres. My music knowledge may not be the most eclectic, but it's not bad.

We'll start with a possibly unexpected one:

I wake up in the morning
And I raise my weary head

I've got an old coat for a pillow

And the earth was last night's bed

I don't know where I'm going

Only God knows where I've been

I'm a devil on the run

A six gun lover

A candle in the wind

Name the artist or group, the song title, and if you can the album and year.

Difficulty level: medium.


Jon Bon-Bon Jovi-Bon said...

Abandoning his rough-and-ready rock & roll band, Jon Bon Jovi took a stab at respectability with Blaze of Glory, the non-soundtrack to the film Young Guns II.

Given his cowboy songs on Bon Jovi albums, it made sense that he'd be "inspired" by the Western, and he filled these songs (written without the help of bandmate Richie Sambora or Desmond Child) with references to shoot-'em-ups. Mainstream rock producer Danny Kortchmar put together the studio band, along with guest stars Jeff Beck, Elton John, and Little Richard, and the sound had more space and less drive than the lite-metal of Bon Jovi. Unfortunately, that kind of approach puts the spotlight squarely on the singer/songwriter, and Jon wasn't quite up to the scrutiny. The New Jersey cowboy tried to howl his way through, and his still-faithful fans dutifully bought the record, but Jon wasn't really ready to carry off a starring role without his usual supporting cast.

Disco Mom said...

Wow! What a "powerful cloak of anonymity"...

But seriously, that is what I'm talking about!!! Participation in the extreme - I'm a big supporter of answering my singalongs with even more information than I know. I was just proud to know the lyrics and singer.

Year was 1994 by the way.

Thank you freak-of-a-Bon-Jovi-fan!

FYI I chose Bon Jovi because my favorite radio station here was having an 80's weekend and while I was enjoying that I remembered that Bon Jovi was the only hair band I liked, and I think it was because they stayed away from the androgyny that others embraced - they had long kinky hair but didn't wear make-up or high heels...that I I still felt ok about having a crush on them.

Shells said...

My best friend at the time was convinced she was going to grow up and marry him. I thought she was crazy, but I definitely thought he was HOT.

dave said...

I knew all the songs on 'Slippery when Wet' because i found a tape of it in between 4th and 5th grade, and listened to it incessantly in my walkman. That is where my bon jovi knowledge began and, sadly, ended.

Bon Jovi said...

No, it really is me, rock ledgend Bon Jovi. In the many, many years since I made a hit album, I pass the time by googling myself and responding to every posting that I find.

I am truly honored to be on your blog, just like I was honored to have my song "Blaze of Glory", hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Song.

I'm a cowboy! On steel horse I ride! I'm wanted, DEAD OR ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dave said...

jon -

You should check out the mashup of Dead or Alive with Guilty Feet. it is a DELIGHT!

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