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is the mandarine word for ice cream and the moniker of Quinn Luke. The New York-based singer/songwriter plays vintage pop music inspired by 70s soul and psychedelic. His debut came out in 2003 and he is also a member of the Phenomenal Handclap Band and the Incarnations.
I was in musicals when I was in high school, and had a blast doing them. This was the first one I was in, and I really liked the music.
«Something» by George Harrison. Love that song immensely.
At Madison Square Garden, December 2008. It was the first time he played live since his mother died, four years previously. He had been super depressed, and had a dream where his mother came to him and said «get back out there and do what you do!» He immediately booked a show at MSG, and it sold out right away. I didn't even know it was happening until the night before, and found (very expensive) tickets on Craigslist. It was my first time seeing him, and as he's my hero, was moving to say the least...
Why would I even think of such a thing? I guess if I have to give a response, I'd say «Put A Donk On It!». I don't recommend checking it out, but if you must.
I have no idea why, but I have never seen that record in the wild. It is a super common record, and one of the only good ones by Al Hirt. His stuff generally stinks. I've had an eye out for it since the early 90's and still haven't found it myself. Don't really care anymore…
I fall in love everytime I hear it.
That would be «Feeling Groovy». I remember it very clearly. I was in my parents upstairs bedroom, and it was the first time I ever put a needle on a record. I just grabbed one to see how it worked, and that was the song that came on. Pretty groovy.
Discovered this one at the Loft, and what a song it is!
«Movin' In The Right Direction» comes to mind for some reason. I guess it's because it reminds me of coming up in San Francisco, and having a blast with my friends, just doing whatever we felt like. Everyday of the year was summertime. It was adult life, before responsibilities.
I don't really have guilty pleasure songs, but I guess a song that other people might think is lame might be something by Take 6, such as «Quiet Place».
You can just hear the pain.
Many may say that «Native New Yorker» is corny as hell, but it sounds like New York City to me.
That depends on the context of course, but you can't really go wrong with «More, More, More» by Andrea True Connection!
My father used to take us to K-Mart each Saturday. While he looked at garden tools, we were allowed to pick out a 45. This was the first one I remember buying.
That's a tough one. It's sort of like a question from the Newlywed Game! I'd like to think they'd say something by Luther Vandross maybe, only because I talk about him so much. «Never Too Much» or «Glow Of Love»? It's more likely that they'd say something by the muppet Rowl.
«The Good, the Bad and the Ugly» would be in the running for sure. I also love the music from the old Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films.
Great morning song all around. Listening to it now!
Loads come to mind, but i'm going to go with «To Feel In Love». It continues to floor me each time I hear it.