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World's Worst iPod: Kajagoogoo "Too Shy"

Gotta love the '80s! Depending on who you're talking to, Kajagoogoo's "Too Shy" is either a song that defines the decade, in a good way, or it's a song that gives all other '80s songs a bad name.

It made it to #5 on the charts in 1983. The lead singer for the group, Limahl, also had some solo success with the theme song for the movie "The Neverending Story."

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Discover & Download: Bad Suns


This Week's Discover & Download is:
Bad Suns - 'Salt'
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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Birthday Boy Neil Young

Happy 69th birthday to my favorite self-proclaimed "rich hippie," Neil Young. I remember when I was a kid, I hated Neil's voice. I didn't even particularly care for his songs CSNY albums, but the guy grew on me, and he's now one of my favorite artists. One of the things I admire most about him is that he never gives a crap about what anyone else thinks, and just goes where the music tells him to go.

Sometimes that's into the ditch, in my opinion, but I still love him!

Here are 5 things you may not have known about this Canadian curmudgeon.


1. Neil is especially creative when he's not feeling well. He wrote "Cinnamon Girl," "Down by the River" and "Cowgirl in the Sand," on the same day, with a temperature of 103. (That's Fahrenheit, or for you Canadians, 39 Celsius).

2. He thought it was "pretty great" that Lynryd Skynyrd mentioned his name in the song "Sweet Home Alabama."

3. Another member of Neil's family is very highly respected in Canada. There's a grade school named for Scott Young, who was a highly revered sports writer.

4. He was in a band called "The Mynah Birds" with future super-freak Rick James.

5. He says he composed most of his best songs, while in bed, stoned.

(Above photo credit, Kitty Dunn @Farm Aid 2010.)


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World's Worst iPod: Mac and Katie Kissoon "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep"

There was a lot of love this morning for a song that made it up to #20 in 1971 for the brother sister team of Mac and Katie Kissoon.

The pair hailed from Trinidad and this was their only Top 40 hit.

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Freebies for Veterans

Today's the day to thank a vet! Many restaurants are doing their part to say "thank you" by offering free food items. Since restrictions vary depending on where you go, you may want to call first to make sure you understand what you need to do to prove veteran status.

Free meals are offered at Applebees, Chili's, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, T-G-I-Fridays, Red Robin, Famous Dave's, or Hooters.

You can get a free pint of beer at Old Chicago, 50 percent off a meal at Sprechers, a cup of coffee at Starbucks, a Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse, some fro-yo at Menchies or Orange Leaf, free appetizer at Longhorn Steakhouse.

Getting the award for "absolute least you can do to honor a veteran" is Doubletree Inss and Suites. Vets who stop by today can get a free chocolate chip cookie.

I'm thinking vets would rather have good jobs and access to quality health care than a cookie. But maybe that's just me.
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Discover & Download: Guster

This week's Discover & Download is:

'Simple Machine' by Guster.

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World's Worst iPod: Robbie Nevil "C'est La Vie"

"That's just the way things go," croons Robbie Nevil in the soong "C'est La Vie." Despite the fact that the theme seemed to fit the way a lot of people feel today, there just wasn't enough to support playing it in its entirety.

Released in 1986, the song peaked at #2 in 1987, and was also a popular dance song.

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Download: Mike Doughty

This week's free download for Discover & Download is:
 "Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future by Mike Doughty

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Discover & Download: Marc Broussard

This week's free download for Discover & Download is:

"Hurricane Heart" by Marc Broussard

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World's Worst iPod: Oliver "Jean"

The same guy who sang "Good Morning Starshine" had a number 2 hit with the song "Jean" in 1969. The song came from a movie called The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie about a headstrong teacher in a private school.

The song really has nothing to do with any of that and features some pretty over-sweet lyrics by the poet Rod McKuen (not to be confused with Roddy McDowell).

Kitty has fond memories of this song because it reminds her of her Aunt Jean, who actually gave her the 45 of this song back in the day, probably because she hated it.

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World's Worst iPod: Kajagoogoo "Too Shy"
Gotta love the '80s! Depending on who you're talking to, Kajagoogoo's "Too Shy" is either a song that defines the decade, in a good way, or it's a song that gives all other '80s songs a bad name. It made it to #5 on the charts in...
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Discover & Download: Bad Suns
This Week's Discover & Download is: Bad Suns - 'Salt'
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Birthday Boy Neil Young
Happy 69th birthday to my favorite self-proclaimed "rich hippie," Neil Young. I remember when I was a kid, I hated Neil's voice. I didn't even particularly care for his songs CSNY albums, but the guy grew on me, and he's now one of my...
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World's Worst iPod: Mac and Katie Kissoon "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep"
There was a lot of love this morning for a song that made it up to #20 in 1971 for the brother sister team of Mac and Katie Kissoon. The pair hailed from Trinidad and this was their only Top 40 hit.
Freebies for Veterans
Today's the day to thank a vet! Many restaurants are doing their part to say "thank you" by offering free food items. Since restrictions vary depending on where you go, you may want to call first to make sure you understand what you need to do to...
Read More
Discover & Download: Guster
This week's Discover & Download is: 'Simple Machine' by Guster.
World's Worst iPod: Robbie Nevil "C'est La Vie"
"That's just the way things go," croons Robbie Nevil in the soong "C'est La Vie." Despite the fact that the theme seemed to fit the way a lot of people feel today, there just wasn't enough to support playing it in its entirety. Released...
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Discover & Download: Marc Broussard
This week's free download for Discover & Download is: "Hurricane Heart" by Marc Broussard
 
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