The workshop music

Best workshop tunes.
You know that manly stuff your middle age self rocks too when no one is looking HA HA
The mixed tape you stick in the old tape player and drive.
Lets date ourselves…


I like music, but this stuff is for young people. I would prefer to ride along with Mr. Wayne when he goes to a local folks get together;. TomC


Wallace, Sweet City Woman is right at the top for me, tapping my foot,
rocking my “head” and “rolling along” :+1: The heavy Metal Is
Ok , too, but I have to limit it, ha, ha. I’m an original Doors fan. This country boy
heard them for the first time (Light my Fire album) in Dong Ha and was swept away!
Somebody in our hootch had the Doors albums and others.
This old boy is young at heart for sure! Thanks for the post.


I don’t think I’ve ever seen cheap trick Blue oyster cult and stevie nicks included in any " Metal" list…
I like old school metal, almost quaint by today’s standards… Cheers, David


Good music is ageless.
I like a few country crooners and try and keep an open mind.
I am a big fan of really anything well done.
But raised in the punk and rock and roll era my tastes tend to reflect that.

I’m also like some classical composers.
Good driving music too for heavy traffic when I need all the help I can get to remain calm and focused.
One time riding with my son in the car I head some riff’s lifted from Shostacovich in a rap some my son was listening too.
Probably the only time I ever listened intently to something he liked.

What is there I like you probably like?
Gorden light foot

The man in black ?

Pete Seiger is a must listen for any decent workin man!

into the post punk era.
If I had a hammer I’d wake me a neighbor like a post modern man HA HA!!!


Me too Tom, something like this one about a horny soldier coming home after the civil war?


Good music Don !

Also I have always like this one .


Ian and Silvia Tyson and I think this song is more meaningful because they divorced and got back together to perform.
My dad was a big fan of folk music, I have an appreciation for it.

Billy Bragg who could take an American folk song and modernize it in the 80s.

Lemi could act too!
from 1984?
Eat the rich soundtrack a movie he also played a part in as the enforcer for the Brit home secretary played by the Nosher himself ( famous English boxer and goon )


I like a large range of stuff. Always tend to drift back to music that is more live than over baked in a studio.


My computer remembers everything so Youtube tends to play what a lot of repetitive music.

Today a little bit of Stix came up and I am enjoying it as I type this.
In those dark days of the 80s we thought the Japs would take all our jobs.
Within a decade they still made better cars, but we stopped worrying when the world changed.
Now people are worried about the Chinese, I think that will pass too!

The shuffle shuffles on…
In hind sight why does Dexy’s midnight run now remind me of the coveralls worn in 1984?
And how did they keep those caps from falling off their heads?

I liked girls with hairy armpits named Nena.

And in some sense my Orwellian fear came true thanks to Google.

I wonder if the shop is warm enough yet to work in.
Wife washes dishes as I type suggesting what she wants to hear next.
There Sweety is this more to your liking?

Youtube betrays me.
In some ways I still fear the cold war

How many faces do you remember.
I see prince Philip before he quit driving HAHA.

I will leave you with dirty laundry when you used to trust the news.
Can-West global news made this back in the day.
I wonder if they feel like the world went for a poo and news became alternative facts.

   A day without laughter is a day wasted  

           Charlie  Chaplin 

I love Chaplin.
Smartest man that never said much ( because he did not have too ).

See how much nothing has changed and yet everything is different for the working man HA HA.


After Wayne’s link I saw bits and pieces of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, the reworked restoration with modern music from the 1980s.
Yes I Like this music and film but what came next?

Heading down the wabbit hole now.
The architect that designed Pruit Igoe also designed the world trade centre.
One was his greatest accomplishment and one was his greatest failure.

Philip Glass probably the most important composer of the 20th century I think on par with Shostakovitch.
Their lives overlapped but they never met imagine…

The warning from 1983 that there is something wrong with our industrial civilization.
We chose to ignore this warning…


At one time on TV there was a show called, “Name That Tune”. I would like to change that to “Sing That Song”. These are some of the songs that my dad sang to me== ever hear of any of them??

Oh Beautiful Katie
It’s a Long Way to Tiperary
( and my favorite that I have never heard commercially ) Long Boy the choirs;
Good bye Ma, Good bye Pa, Good bye mule with your old Hee-Haw
May not know what this wars about
But I bet you by heck, I’ll soon find out
An O my sweetheart don’t you fear
I’ll bring yo a king for a sovenier
I’ll get you a Turk an a Kaiser too
As that’s about all a fellow could do

As you may have guessed these were WWI war songs. TomC


My son was just playing some old tunes on his stereo in the basement as a joke.
Louder than the TV for a laugh see if I recognize them.
I just heard the Curly shuffle and I can’t remember the last time I heard a good novelty song!

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I’ll take Motown, British invasion, folk rock, 60s rock. After that, it became a desert wasteland for the most part.
“something wrong with our industrial civilization.”
The schools prepped us to be good little cogs in the machine. The Industrial Revolution is working it’s way up the “ability ladder”. We spent the last 150 years inventing labor-saving devices at the same time that we tried to maintain full employment. Most of us are no longer needed for production, just consumption.
Here is a vid on happiness.


Modern life.
it was a B side but as time goes on I am struck by the fact DEVO was right about everything.
Rat racing included.


Sigh, i’ll try to post something more upbeat. It’s just that man is a part of nature, born and bred as part of nature. We have divorced ourselves from nature. We wonder why everybody is so neurotic. They destroyed the nuclear family and, we wonder why everybody is so insecure. We wonder why our kids are killing themselves by the many thousands. Here’s to brighter times.


OK, I’ll bite. This might be a little up beat for the crowd or is it…

Touch of Gray

It must be getting early, clocks are running late
Paint-by-number morning sky looks so phony
Dawn is breaking everywhere, light a candle, curse the glare
Draw the curtains, I don’t care 'cause it’s alright

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

I see you’ve got your list out, say your piece and get out
Guess I get the gist of it, but it’s alright
Sorry that you feel that way, the only thing there is to say
Every silver lining’s got a touch of grey

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

It’s a lesson to me
The Ables and the Bakers and the C’s
The ABC’s we all must face
Try to keep a little grace

It’s a lesson to me
The Deltas and the East and the Freeze
The ABC’s we all think of
And try to wean a little love

I know the rent is in arrears, the dog has not been fed in years
It’s even worse than it appears, but it’s alright
Cow is giving kerosene, kid can’t read at seventeen
The words he knows are all obscene, but it’s alright

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

The shoe is on the hand it fits, there’s really nothing much to it
Whistle through your teeth and spit 'cause it’s alright
Oh well, a touch of grey kinda suits you anyway
And that was all I had to say and it’s alright

I will get by
I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

We will get by
We will get by
We will get by
We will survive

We will get by
We will get by
We will get by
We will survive


I will get by and I will survive…

Perhaps the ultimate expression in music of the human struggle for survival and getting by.
The 7th symphony by Дмитрий Шостакович ( one of those times when my weak grasp of Cyrillic does not fail me ).
Fighting the fires for freedom in a time of tyranny.

The best part starts at 52 if you have no patients.
But I think its all great.
My wife says when I listen to this I become very dark and not fun to be around.
Before the darkest hours and the dawn I think, and this little man reminds me the human will is something not yet fully defined…