TGISF… Well I Guess That’s Music, Allegedly – #1

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

An unapologetic, even if often manic-depressive (it’s a requirement given his choices of sports teams), fan of NC State University, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.When not parked in front of the computer and/or TV, can often be found on the golf course shouting obscenities to no one in particular.
theeWeeBabySeamus

It’s Been A While, Eh?

Greetings and salutations, perverts.  Haven’t seen you since last year FFS.  Miss me yet?  Yeah, I thought not.  But if you’ve been reading along faithfully on Fridays recently, then you already know I stepped away from the controls here for the past few weeks.

First and foremost, sincere and heartfelt thanks to BallsofSteelandFury  and Senor Weaselo  (and then BallsofSteelandFury again) for filling in for me on short notice.  Those guys are awesome and did an awesome job.  I can’t say enough nice things about them and how much I appreciate it.  Although I may never be able to watch Futurama  again without getting an erection.

But I digress…

The reasons I stepped back for a bit are many and varied and it would take too long to explain them all.  But it mostly boils down to the fact that I felt like I’d hit a rut with TGISF I couldn’t get out of unless I stepped back and looked from a more detached perspective.  It had become much like a chore, or at least it was beginning to feel like it.  Therefore I felt as if I was no longer doing a very good job with it, creatively speaking, and was thus shorting you, the reader.

Plus, it just wasn’t fun anymore.

So, how am I going to make it worth your while to read going forward?  While also making it fun for me to write again?  I dunno, exactly.  It’ll be different from week to week more than likely.  Some weeks we might do the Sexy Princess themes as I’ve done in the past where only a single lovely lady is featured.  Other weeks, of course current events will shape the themes.  There might even be weeks where I decide to tell a story (fictional or otherwise) in which I illustrate with photos.

But starting this week, I’m introducing a theme which will be semi-recurring from time to time.  And it’s loosely based on this…

Remember those albums?  They used to be advertised on the crappy cable channels and local independent TV stations late at night when they first started.  And probably still are I guess.  The first one came out in the US in October of ’98 (wow I’m old).  They had already been being made in the UK for 15 years by that point.  They’re up to #98 over there.  No shit.

Would it surprise you to know that they’re still being made?  The most recent US version being #64, which was released this past November.  #65 is due to be released next month.  And that doesn’t include the specialty versions they’ve released along the way aimed at specific musical genres or with holiday or other themes.

But that’s what this week (and some future weeks) will be based upon.  A mixture of different types of music.

I love music.  Lotsa different kinds.  I’ve occasionally been told I have very eclectic musical tastes.  I’ve more often been told that my taste in music sucks.  Both are probably true, I suppose.  But the point is that while I don’t necessarily like all pieces of music, I do like just about all musical genres if they’re done well.  And for me, “done well” is simple to define.  If I like it, I think it’s done well.  Just like if you  like it, then you  think it’s done well.

But getting hung up on what someone else likes, or whether someone else will like what I like?  Well, that only closes doors for oneself.  That’s no way to live.

You see contrary to what some folks might think, it doesn’t bother me when people tell me my taste in music sucks.  I actually find it rather funny.  I find it even funnier when those same people later compliment my taste in music merely because we suddenly agree on an artist/song.  It always amazes me how much smarter I get when people suddenly agree with me about something.

My point being that you very well might not like every artist or every song I feature in this space on the weeks I do this.  Hell, I may not like them either.  Some of the artists/songs shared here I very well might be featuring only because  I know some or most of you won’t care for them.  I mean let’s face it… even though I’ve been away, and regardless of whatever TGISF may or may not become going forward…?  Well, I’m still the same old jerk who occasionally likes to stir things up and see how people react.

So react away.  Feel free to tell me exactly how you feel about any of the music and/or artists, or how much my taste in music sucks.  It will nourish my black heart and fill the void where my soul is supposed to be.  And maybe, just maybe, you’ll find that you like something you thought you didn’t/wouldn’t.  That’s OK too.

But as always, the Sexy will be featured prominently.  Even during these shitty music weeks.  Although the connections between the music and the Sexy might vary at times.  For this week though, it will be about the sexy artists themselves.  We’ll see what happens the next time I decide to do this.

(And some artists are likely to be featured during multiple weeks.  Sorry, but like I already said…I like what I like.)

Enjoy….

Joss Stone

For a white girl from the UK, she’s a pretty damned impressive Soul/R&B artist IMHO (Nawt Raycess).

She’s earned much commercial success as well as critical acclaim, including multiple Grammy nominations and one win (’07, Best R&B Performance Duo or Group).

In recent years, she has also entered into the world of acting.

 

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Nope, not who you think…

Kelly Rowland

Always overshadowed in Destiny’s Child  by “that other girl”, Rowland is actually my favorite from that lineup.  Since that group disbanded she’s had some solo success, but these days she’s more into other things like acting, etc.  As well as being a mom.

Oh, she’s also really into physical fitness….as you can see below.

Ooooof.

 

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Sara Bareilles

One of my biggest celebrity crushes if I’m being honest.  She just has a way about her which appeals to me.  Plus she’s a really great pianist, which gets me every time.

She’s not the most commercially successful artist here tonight, to be sure.  But she has managed to earn six Grammy nominations over the years.  A very versatile performer, it’s difficult to pin down exactly what her musical genre is.  In the past, she’s self-described it as “piano based pop soul”, and that seems close enough.

Lately, she’s been doing some Broadway stuff, including acting.  And was even nominated for a Tony Award in ’16 for Best Original Score, which she wrote for the show Waitress .

Be nice to her…or I’ll kill ya.

 

 

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Alicia Keys

Another awesome pianist, who happens to be so much more.  It would take too long to list her achievments in the music industry, but it includes 15 Grammys.  Not bad.  Often referred to as the current Queen of R&B.  And she very well might be.

She is also a very vocal activist and philanthropist regarding many issues.  During the Women’s March on Washington in January of ’17, a protest event which was a de facto disapproval of the current POTUS’ viewpoints on certain issues, she had this to say…

“…we want the best for all Americans. No hate, no bigotry, no Muslim registry. We value education, health care, equality.”

Just an overall awesome lady, IMHO.  And she’s also kinda purrty.

 

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Selena

No, not Gomez.  This is THE Selena (though I might feature Selena Gomez at some point just annoy some of you and titillate others).  But this Selena…THE Selena…. was a wonderful and multifaceted entertainer who was much too trusting.  Sadly, it lead to her being taken from the world much too soon.  Her last name was Quintanilla if you must know, but she didn’t need it.  Before she died much too young nearly 23 years ago, the mononymous name “Selena” meant one and only  one person.  If you’re unfamiliar with her or her life story, then shame on you.

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Michelle Phillips

Probably best known for her role as the “pretty one who can’t sing” in 60s folk group The Mamas and the Papas, she actually can sing.  Quite well.  She also happened to have been one of the main creative forces in the group having co-written much of their music, including the song above.  She can also act…sort of well.  But at least well enough that she has a fairly extensive filmography, and was even one of the stars of Knots Landing  for six years.  She was also once even nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Newcomer, 1973).

She was once arrested for marijuana possession in Amarillo, Texas, giving me a bizarro connection with her.  While not arrested for it, I have  technically been guilty of marijuana possession in Amarillo, Texas.

She was also once married to Dennis Hopper.  She divorced him after only 8 days.  I’m not sure which end of that one I’m more impressed by, quite honestly.

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OK…we gotz room for one moar this week  Decisions, decisions….

Hayley Williams

She’s just all kinds of awesome and I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise.  And have before…sort of.  But that’s another story.

The very definition of petite but sturdy, and full of creativity, energy and humour, IMHO.  I would do evil things to for this young lady if asked (please do ask Hayley…we can get past the restraining order…bygones, etc., etc.).

 

One more from Paramore?  You bet your ass…

Nicely done, Hayley.  Please take a bow…

Close enough.  Ooooof.

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So, I can’t say I’m educated enough to judge across the board what it is that the ladies think is sexy in a singer/musical artist.  But I’m going to give it a shot anyway.  Mostly this is based on feedback from a former lady friend who still calls Arizona home as far as I know.  If I’m wrong, then screw it.  You can take it up with her I guess…

(meh…for some reason she thought I was kinda hot too, so take it for what it’s worth.  What Imma do…argue with her????  Yeah, no…not gonna pull that thread, K thx.)

Adam Levine

I actually do like a lot of Maroon V.  I have oft been made fun of for it.  As I alluded to above…

DON’T CARE!!!!!!!!!

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John Legend

Another pianist.  Dude is amazing.  And that’s me saying that, not her.

Plus he landed Chrissy Teigen, so he’s doing something right.  I guess sometimes the good guy does win after all.

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Welp, that’s it foar teh Sexy.  But I am going to add one moar song just to annoy some of you.  But sorry dude.  If you let your wife (now ex wife) name your kids Apple and Moses, then you don’t deserve any sexy recognition.  Still a good song tho…

OK folks, let me have it.  Let’s have some fun with this.

That’s the whole point here after all.

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And if you think you hated this one, just wait until 80s week.  Hehehehehehe.

Love ya’s!!!!!!!

Do you have a “request” or an idea for a future TGISF theme?  Drop me a line…

twbs@doorfliesopen.com

theeWeeBabySeamus
theeWeeBabySeamus
An unapologetic, even if often manic-depressive (it's a requirement given his choices of sports teams), fan of NC State University, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles. When not parked in front of the computer and/or TV, can often be found on the golf course shouting obscenities to no one in particular.

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And Anna Kendrick getting groped. https://gfycat.com/DifficultIdealElephantseal

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Oh, hey, Hillary Duff’s boob.

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None of my baristas are quite this cute.

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Exercise more.

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Wakezilla

On the one hand, she’s probably insane, on the other hand, the sex is probably incredible

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Wakezilla

I could use a soak in the Jacuzzi

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WCS

Thank you, Trent Lott, Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, Rush Limbaugh, and of you limpdick Democrats in Congress who could have stopped this wave of bullshit in the ’90s.

The R’s poisoned the political rhetoric in this country, and D’s did absolutely nothing to stem the tide. That is why hold we need to hold the Dems accountable, Beastmode. Nothing against you at all. The Democrats have had countless scenarios to turn the message around. Outside of Obama, they’ve never learned from their failures. It goes back 20+ years, and the Dems keep making the same mistakes, while the Republicans keep exploiting them.

The GOP does one thing very well: making the problems of Americans THE OTHER. It doesn’t matter what THE OTHER is, they shape and frame it at their leisure. Democrats are hapless at fighting back against that.

Wakezilla

Democratic supporters during the Obama era bear responsibility as well. Instead of calling Obama out on the numerous horrible policies he was responsible for–many of which 45 continues and now those democratic supporters oppose– they just smiled and clapped their hands while the shit storm snowballed. I feel like if they pressured the Democrats in power, this shit storm might have been more avoided. Probably not though.

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The Democrats assumed they would control the White House forever because people have been spouting that nonsense for a while and it’s borne out in how they have completely disregarded everything else (like losing over 1,000 state legislature seats during Obama’s two terms).

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OMG

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Nice hat.

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ttps://konstantin-sorokin.com/app/uploads/2017/09/SOR9440vk.jpg (NSFW of the same model)

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Hey.

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Wakezilla

She seems friendly

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Mmm. Russians.

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Senor Weaselo

Hoop Giants took a 9-point lead with like 4 minutes left. LET’S SEE HOW THEY FUCK IT UP!

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Hoop Mormons couldn’t activate their magic underwear.

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TITE

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It must be nipply in L.A.

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I wish I was someplace warm. That doesn’t necessarily have to be a place.

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WCS

Watching this all play out… we are run by children. Yes, this includes Democrats.

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Don’t play the “both sides are the same” card.

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They’re children insofar as they can’t negotiate or tell stories worth a damn.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

Both sides have problems (obviously), but they’re not the same problems. And negotiation has never been a problem with Democrats (he said with no small amount of ire…).

But while the Democrats are dealing with an inability to communicate a solid message and attempting to be a populist party with corporate sponsors, the Republicans have simply devolved into a resistance party, with no ability to govern and a message that only resounds with a racist, frightened base that wants nothing more than to regress back to 1950.

Wakezilla

My man, Democrats are (almost) as racist and xenophobic. They tokenize people of colour only when it’s convenient, and then forget about them. Their message now-a-days is akin to Dubbya’s message back in the early 00s.

And the worst thing is, they’re enablers. They aren’t putting up any resistance to this shit. They spent the entire year calling Trump and co racists and traitors, but they just signed section 702 and gave more power than what was originally being asked.

Senor Weaselo

But if they didn’t tell stories that aren’t worth a damn, how would we know the plight of Joe the *spins wheel* CEO?

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Folks

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WCS

Helloooooo your majesty…

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Beerguyrob

Enjoy the shutdown’s anger – here’s 25 minutes of Bill Burr.

WCS

This is a Democrat problem, when Republicans have a 51-49 edge, not to mention, as pointed out earlier, the new guy from Bama (a Democrat) voted with the R’s.

Something here doesn’t add up.

We deserve everything we get. Science and research has been ostracized. The media is now #FAKENEWS. The minority party, in all branches, is to blame. Social media is how we get our perceptions of “reality.” Politics has becomes sports. I know government shutdowns happen, but, for fuck’s sake. This is some serious assholery.

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Yeah. Republicans can’t add. They’re goddamn morons.

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Trump has managed to shut down the government faster than one of his casinos. #TrumpShutdown

— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 20, 2018

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Rewatching Goldfinger. Don’t burn the place down.

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YOU’RE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!

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1 minute to go

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Dems better not cave. We want a clean DACA and then toss in more, Net-Neutrality, Paris Accord, gun control. Hold these assholes by their taint hairs

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[Ron Howard] They won’t.

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Shithole Shutdown

WCS

(extreme Gene Belcher voice): YAY! SHITHOLE SHUTDOWN!

Spur
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Shut it down! Shut it down!

You broke it, you bought it.

I have at least four friends all anti-government/anti-anything a democrat have/might back who work for the Federal government. Fuck them!

Beastmode Ate My Baby

If I had friends like that, I’d be a convicted serial killer.

Gratliff

Noted Democratic Party Hero Doug Jones voted with Republicans. Alabama: Officially Bad Again

Beerguyrob

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WCS

They just won another national championship. When did they stop being “Bad”?

Gratliff

Well, there was that brief shining moment when all the white people voted for a pedophile who ended up losing.

Redshirt

So the Democrats won’t agree until the Republicans/Trump relents and DACA is included.

The Federal Government will never start up again.

Beerguyrob

It’s a cumshot across Trump’s bow!

Gratliff

The pee tape sounds better each week

Beastmode Ate My Baby

Good. Hope they stick to that.

Beerguyrob

CNN is running a government shutdown timer.

WCS

They’ve had since Monday. I’m not joking.

Beerguyrob

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Gratliff

There needs to be a reality where CNN can be shuttered without Fox News gaining 100% control of TV news.

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Can we just have Ted Turner buy it back and run it with competence?

Alternatively, fire Jeff Zucker and 90% of the problems go with him.

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simpler times when the Spurs had Kawhi. NSFW

BrettFavresColonoscopy

tWBS if you need another one for the rotation, I have a massive crush on Samantha Fish. She shreds on guitar, has an awesome voice, and is sexy af live.

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

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herodotus450

So that’s where my milk carton went…

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if i took my laptop with a solar charge device filled with a Terabyte of info to the 60’s, would I make difference? Would i stop anything from happening?

herodotus450
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By god! We’d be on Naughty Nurses 1,645,432 by now!

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cushy tushy 4838948793497834298

herodotus450
herodotus450

The logical conclusion is that if time travel can be invented, it will be. Which makes everything that’s happened/happening to be the best outcome. Think of the things that were STOPPED from happening.

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What if humans don’t actually live for more that 24 hours, and every time you go to sleep and wake up it’s actually you dying and a time traveler from the future coming to take your place. But then how did we get to a time travelling future in the first place…

WCS

Now That’s What I Call Music 359,902

Redshirt

Yes. You have the plans for all the wars and elections, so you can use that info to change the future history.

Or you can bet everything on the Eagles, Packers, Packers, Bears, Browns, Packers, Packers, Colts and Vikings in the 1960-1969 NFL Championship Games, and then be rich enough to influence and rule the world.

WCS

He can be our Biff Tannen!

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If you don’t purposefully tank some big bets and do that strategically, eventually someone is going to grind your balls into a fine powder to figure out how you’re winning.

It also helps to develop proxies, shells, and cutouts so that you can exploit all of the different ways to bet. No reason not to play the sports book like a hedge fund.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Selena. It’s a mononym. Like Cher. Or Slater.

WCS

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Redshirt

“Leaders McConnell and Schumer walked off the Senate floor together.”

I didn’t even though they were a couple.

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McTurtle is the top.

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one hour till Viva goes apeshit.

WCS

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WCS

Even though there hasn’t been a formal budget in over two years, Pennsyltucky state reps and senators don’t get paid if the Commonwealth’s government shuts down. Here’s a shocker: they’ve come to about 47,000 “last minute” budget extensions since 2015.

Just throwing that out there.

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