THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 70
AUGUST 19, 2022
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Your Input: Calendar Jams!
Here’s a simple, yet fun one we hope will inspire all of you to leave a comment.
Name a song you absolutely DIG with a day of the week or one of the twelve months in its title… Name up to three…
So… something like “Manic Monday” by the Bangles, “Tuesday’s Gone” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and “November Rain” by Guns N Roses.
Have at it! Have fun. Go nuts.
Hit that comments section. We CRAVE hearing from you.
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Ron Strykert, lead guitarist for Men at Work, was 65 on Thursday
Dennis Elliott, drummer for Foreigner, turned 72 on Thursday
Singer/actor Donnie Wahlberg (of New Kids on the Block) celebrated his 53rd birthday on Wednesday
Steve Gorman, drummer for The Black Crowes, had his 57th birthday on Wednesday
Belinda Carlisle, lead vocalist for The Go-Go‘s, celebrated birthday number 64 on Wednesday
Madonna turned 64 on Tuesday
INXS lead guitarist Tim Farriss had his 65th birthday on Tuesday
James “J.T.” Taylor, lead singer for Kool & the Gang, was 69 on Tuesday
Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks turned 50 on Tuesday
Guitarist extraordinaire Pat Metheny had his 68th birthday on Friday.
Ugly? Or Just…. Unique?
The fine line between horrid and individualistic.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Faces only a mother could love – Morristown, NJ 2014
THREE ONIONS… AND WHY NOT?
3 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” enters the Hot 100 at #93, becoming the longest song ever to hit that chart. Running 10:22, it outlasts David Bowie’s “Blackstar,” which clocks in at 9:57. “Fear Inoculum” drops off the chart the following week.
13 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
On the first UK gig of their 360 tour, U2 breaks the Wembley Stadium Attendance record when 88,000 show up. Their “claw” set design allows more fans to fit in the stadium and breaks Rod Stewart’s record of 83,000 set in 1995.
18 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The venerable “Like A Rock” ad campaign comes to an end, as Chevy stops using the song and ends their association with Bob Seger. The 1986 song wasn’t written for Chevy, but was used in the ads since 1989. Two years later, John Mellencamp’s “Our Country” becomes the Silverado theme.
27 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Microsoft buys the rights to The Rolling Stones’ 1981 smash “Start Me Up” to use as the theme for their Windows 95 rollout.
36 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
At a soggy Monsters Of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen gets a huge ovation when he takes the stage with the band. Twenty months earlier, Allen’s left arm was severed in a car accident, and after extensive rehab and some warm-up gigs, he makes a triumphant return at the festival, playing barefoot behind a drum kit modified with electronic pedals. Scorpions and Motörhead are also on the bill, which is headlined by Ozzy Osbourne.
45 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Elvis Presley’s funeral is held at Graceland, where 150 guests are invited inside and about 75,000 fans pay their respects outside.
52 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
At Harvard, Janis Joplin performs what will be her final concert, ending with a version of Gershwin’s “Summertime.”
62 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The 12,000-seat Cobo Arena opens in Detroit. It’s home to the NBA’s Pistons, but also a great place to hear music. Kiss (Alive!), J. Geils Band (Blow Your Face Out) and Bob Seger (Live Bullet) all record live albums there.
83 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK83
After five directors, several script drafts, and endless casting changes, the movie musical The Wizard Of Oz premieres at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
84 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Blues legend Robert Johnson dies after being poisoned by a jealous man. Like many famous musicians who died young, he was 27 when he passed.
85 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The first FM (frequency modulation) radio station in the US, Boston’s WGTR (now WAAF), is granted its construction permit by the FCC.
The Cycle of Life
The great Jimi Hendrix, before the fame, playing in Little Richard’s band. ALL KINDS OF COOL.
Yet Another Funny
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Ruby Tuesday, The Rolling Stones ❤️
Who could ever hang a name on her?
Friday on my Mind by the Easybeats
GREAT GREAT guitar work. Reminds me of something Bobby Steel would do.
Also July Morning by Uriah Heep.
The FIRST mention of “July” in this week’s edition of “YOUR INPUT.” Leave it to you to go deep and keep it TASTY.
“Monday Monday” Mamas and the Papas
Can’t trust that day, Shelley.
Counting Crows: A Long December
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Saturday Night Special
Johnny Cash: Sunday Mornin’ Goin’ Down
Damn those are good ones, Bill! I usually take my time and think about it but this time I just went with what came to mind on thw spur of the momentplus the Elm boys picked 2 that I would have pickedLOL
Thanks, Shelley Stewart—Sunday Mornin’ Goin’ Down is a Chris Christopherson written song. He’s a great writer. Clever and conversational. I mean having one more beer for dessert, cmon’!
LOL. There’s something about the sound of A Long December. I like the emotional lyrics. I can’t resist singing the chorus out loud. There’s something about the sound of those words. How they fit the tune. And the line “The way that light attaches to a girl.” I’ve listened to it more than almost anthing. And Ronnie’s lyrics are so badass and dripping with the Blues on Saturday Night Special. “Two feets they come a creepin’, like a black cat do.”
I’d listen to an album of all these songs, so far, listed.
Couldn’t agree more, Bill. Some seriously delicious picks!
it’s sunday morning coming down.
Love the song, Daryl! Thanks!
All nice selections, but that Johnny Cash tune hits deep.. in a very good way.
I also like the Counting Crows choice very much.
It’s about time someone had the foresight and courage to post a pic of three onions.
It may be a bit arrogant – and perhaps it took a bit of conceit to go ahead with it – but SOMEONE had to do it.
There, I said it.
I understand, it’s an eye watering, layered approach and I think it has a peel.
Tuesday Afternoon by the Moody Blues.
Eight Days a Week by the Beatles
September Earth Wind & Fire.
Those are a few I really dig.
The Beatles tune covers the entire week… and then some. Mic drop.
Tuesday Afternoon Moody Blues
Love that song
Love the change of tempo in that song. REALLY dig the melody of the verses. Hayward has a terrific voice.
Saturday Night, Bay City Rollers, guilty pleasureLOL; Saturday’s alright for fighting, cover by Nickelback/Kidrock, groan if you must; Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2
No groans here, Shelley. As always, your input is both eclectic and amazing. Well done.
Friday I’m in Love, the Cure.
LoLoL but I’m not…
I (Andy) think that’s the first FRIDAY song mentioned in this week’s “YOUR INPUT.” GREAT pick. I need to play that one now.
Hi Fellas – Want the new t-shirt in Large Men’s with yellow & white text PLUS The Complete Treason CD Bundle but this is sold out. Is there a way around this to still get the 20% off when the Bundled CDs come back in stock? I’m in the UK so any savings help reduce the overall cost especially with delivery. Hope you can help. Phil 🤘🎸🎶
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Tuesday afternoon. The Moody blues
ALWAYS loved the chords to that tune. Just fantastic.
December by Collective Soul, December 1963 by Frankie Valli
Hi Leo! My wife LOVES that Four Seasons tune. Both tunes work for me. Thanks, man!
Sunday’s by Lucinda Williams…Month of Sunday’s by Passenger….Monday Morning by Kram and who ever else sung it…..Saturday night in oak grove Tony Joe White….Monday Experts Rob Thomas
Great muster of songs, Elle. I (Andy) love how some of them are “off the beaten path” a bit… Note how SUNDAY and MONDAY seem to be taking up the bulk of everyone’s offerings.
Sunday Morning Sunshine by Harry Chapin
Love it! Digging a little deeper there.
“You brought your Sunday morning sunshine. Here into my Monday morning rain. You taught me happiness just one time, It keeps on coming back again…”
Yesterday- Paul McCartney
Another day in Paradise- Phil Collins
Thursdays Child – David Bowie
Tuesdays Dead – Cat Stevens
Blue Sunday – The Doors
Black Friday – Steely Dan
Loving you Sunday Morning – Scorpions
Naked Sunday – Stone Temple Pilots
Suicide Sunday – The Friday Night Boys
Lazy on a Sunday Afternoon – Queen
Wednesday Evening Blues – John Lee Hooker
I’d be here all night filling up my Groovy Diggs. Think I’d best end while I’m ahead. LOL!
Cheers! My Awesome music Friends. I love your whole Album!!!
Quintessential playlist right there, Alice. Thank you much for your selections. Dig ’em much.
Of course,Lady Madonna. Sunday’s on the phone to Monday, tuesday’s on the phone to me, oh yeah 😊
Actually…. geeking out a bit here….The lyric you’re quoting is from “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.”
Lady Madonna DOES tap into the days of the week…. “Tuesday afternoon is never ending. Wednesday morning papers didn’t come. Thursday night your stockings needed mending…”
Monday Morning – Fleetwood Mac
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting – Elton John
April Come She Will – Simon and Garfunkel
All very good…but I (Andy) am LOVING that Simon and Garfunkel pick. Good call, Katie.
September Earth Wind and Fire
Good one, Keith!
November Rain G&R
👌 That was, quite literally, the first one that came to mind when created this version of “Your input.”
Just ordered tshirt,
Weekday song Friday on my mind.
Love the guitar work in that song, Shirley.
Tuesday Afternoon, The Moody Blues, When September Ends, Green Day, and not a song but a most excellent album, August and Everything After, Counting Crows.
Hey, Ronald! Excellent muster of jams right there. 🙂 Thank you, man.
Nuclear assaults cover of the happy days theme it covers all the days of the week 🤘🤘
You got it covered, brother! Excellent.