Love Those Tunes

While sitting at my side of the bar there are using tunes playing, sometimes bad and sometimes good. If you hear a good song usually someone will comment (same with bad songs). One thing to keep in mind is that Good Music and Bad Music are relative terms.

For years I had a group of drinking buddies that used to gather every Sunday evening at a one particular friends house. (Doc you know who you are). There were Four of us that formed the Moberly Rat Pack. Doc, Mr. Bill, Central Patti and myself (The Professor). The four of us were are regular at these gatherings. We had many others shuffle in and out of the gatherings over the years.

We would discuss religion, politics, and sex as well as current events and history. Now while I realize to discuss religion, politics and sex is a taboo we discovered that intelligent individuals can discuss any topic as long as you leave emotion on the shelf.

We coined our gatherings “Sunday Night Salon” from Louis the 14th’s gatherings at Versailles.

One of our main themes was music, as we all loved music. During one of our rousing discussions we decided to have a theme for each Sunday Night Salon which the music would all revolve around. The first was easy as we decided on a Rat Pack theme. I spent the week creating a CD with all songs from the immortal Rat Pack. After this we became much more creative.

Here are a few of my favorites.
I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues – All songs with the word Blue either in the song or song title

Into Every Life Some Rain Must Fall – Songs about bad weather, rain etc.

And my Personal Favorite

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Every performer on this CD met his/her demise in a plane, train or auto crash.

Now back to the discussion last week at my side of the bar. A song from Merle Haggard was playing “Misery and Gin” and someone at the bar challenged us to see how many songs about booze we could name, well as you might imagine that is how we spent most of the day and this challenge was not that difficult, but very entertaining. In Fact The Sunday Night Salon participants had this idea years before when we created the CD “I’m Not As Think As You Drunk I am” here are a few of the highlights from that CD.

Brad Paisley

George Thorogood
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

Spill the Wine

Rupert Holmes
Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

Jerry Lee Lewis
Drinking Wine

Alannah Miles (Although my friend Chrisy sings it better)
Black Velvet

Feel free to post others.



  1. 75% of the songs from the Pogues

  2. Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses. By Toby Keith


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