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AdLib On July - 23 - 2011

Record heat and heated rhetoric. Our Economy held hostage. The slimy arms of a News Corporation reaching everywhere. Deadly Right Wing terrorism. It’s been an intense week.

Sometimes, for your own mental health, you just need to take a break. So, this weekend’s theme is about getting away from it all, whether it’s relaxing on a beach or musically traveling to an exotic place or another time.

St. Tropez – Pink Floyd

Going Mobile – The Who

Bridge of Sighs – Robin Trower

China Grove – The Doobie Brothers

Graceland – Paul Simon

Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel

Categories: Music Thread

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. jkkFL says:

    Heard this today running an errand- Babylon Sisters:

  2. amaycatbaker says:

    Good music.

  3. BlueStateMan says:


    Christopher Cross..


  4. Leon Russell--Back To The Island;

  5. BlueStateMan says:

    My arrangement of “Sugar, Sugar” (yes.. the “ARCHIES” tune!)


  6. Khirad says:

    Yasmin Levy -- La Serena

  7. Khirad says:

    Niyaz -- Allah Mazare

    Azam Ali -- O Quanta Qualia

    Thomas Tallis -- Spem in alium

  8. Khirad says:

    Khoon Maaf -- Darling

  9. Khirad says:

    Syrian violin

    • Buddy McCue says:


      I love this! This is going straight to my iPod. Too bad it just fades away at the end of the video.

      I can tell that he’s playing on one of the maqamat, but I can only identify one of them by ear (the Hijaz,) and this is certainly not that. Very beautiful improvisation.

      • Khirad says:

        I’m impressed you know that! I found it looking for examples of maqamat. I think he’s going off the traditional scale a little in this. Also, he’s Syrian, if that’s relevant at all--maybe not.

  10. Sabreen60 says:

    Paradise -- The Temptations

    (Sometimes getting away is being in someone’s arms)

  11. ADONAI says:

    Yeah I saw the Rebecca Black and Miley Cyrus videos. That’s not cool. Not cool at all.

    wts and jkk don’t get to post music anymore. And I say that with absolutely no authority.

  12. ADONAI says:

    Relaxation/Totally Stoned Mix:

    Lenny Kravitz -- Are You Gonna Go My Way (Blues Version. By far the best version)

    Kyuss -- Demon Cleaner


    Stone Temple Pilots -- Creep


    Rockabye Baby Lullaby Renditions of Tool -- Opiate(trust me.It’s awesome)


    Down -- Where I’m Going


    Johnny Cash -- Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound



  13. whatsthatsound says:

    Elton John, Jamaica Jerk-Off

  14. jkkFL says:

    The Bird and the Bee- Love Letter to Japan

  15. The Beatles--Norwegian Wood;

  16. Alison Krauss--I’ll Fly Away;

  17. foodchain says:

    M Ward, “Chines Translation”, an escapade. Escapade just sounds like something everyone should do at least once.

  18. foodchain says:

    Dobie Gray, “Drift Away”

  19. Tom Waits--San Diego Serenade;

  20. jkkFL says:

    Will You Be There? Michael Jackson (filmed in Africa)

  21. foodchain says:

    “Stars” Weepies

  22. Nilsson--I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City;

  23. Tom Waits--Drunk On The Moon;

  24. PocketWatch says:

    Hi all! I know it’s been a while. I’m working on getting ready for an important job interview on Tuesday. I’ve checked here nearly every day, though, and have been sort of keeping up.

    Anyway, from one of my favorite folk artists, Canadian Stan Rogers:

  25. foodchain says:

    Bob Marley, “One Love”

  26. John Mayall--California;

  27. jkkFL says:

    Cherish the Day- Sade

  28. The Electric Flag--Killing Floor;

  29. foodchain says:

    The song that has no youtube to it I have adored for ever: “I know a Place Where Dreams are born”—“Never, Never Land” from Peter Pan. Never gets old.
    Neil Young, “Harvest Moon”

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