zoom tunes for TG

No, this isn’t an announcement for a pop Zoom.  We’ll still wait till next year for the next one.  With this email I just want to give you all a little present for the Season about to unfold. 

Every year about this time, Gary, the guy who rebuilt my house in ’04-5, sends me a little trinket born of his unique skills, as he does to all his customers, past and present.  It’s clearly labeled as a Thanksgiving present.  Gary’s Jewish, and sending out a present at this time  avoids the conflicts of Christmas.  Plus it keeps his gift from being buried under the avalanche to come.

You can’t wrap this one and put it under your tree.  It’s totally digital.  You might recall that nearly all the VHS70 Zoom announcements       I sent out from July 2020 onwards contained at least one link to a tune on YouTube that I thought was somehow relevant to us at this stage of our lives.  I’ve compiled all those links, organized the tunes into 7 categories, and list them below.  I’ve also posted the whole communication on my blog, which you can reach with this convenient link                      

About small towns                 

tune                                         artist                                         released

Small Town (1)                       VHS kids                                  ‘07

Great job guys.  Was the “Shimp” guy related to one of ours?

Just Us Kids                            James McMurtry                     4/15/08

Big Day in a Small Town       Brandy Clark                            6/10/16

Small Town                            James McMurtry                     ‘89

In a Town this Size                 John Prine                               9/28/99


tune                                         artist                                         released

Long May You Run                Neil Young                             9/20/76

Old Friends                             Guy Clark                               12/1/88

We’ll Meet Again                   The D-Day Darlings               ‘18

I Knew You When                  Bob Seger                               11/17/17

Love & Romance

tune                                         artist                                         released

I Got You Babe

(from Groundhog Day)           Sonny & Cher                         7/9/65

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyBSrBqogPY (2/12/93)

Three Days                             Willie Nelson                          9/9/62

96 Tears                                  ? & the Mysterians                 8/66\

What Kind if Fool Am I?       Anthony Newley                     ‘62

Mr. Brightside                        The Killers                              9/29/03

It’s Hard to Kiss the Lips       The Notorious Cherry Bombs 7/27/04

at Night that Chew Your        (featuring Rodney Crowell)

Ass Out All Day  Long                                                          

Some good ol’ Rock’n’Roll (&Soul) from our days

tune                                         artist                                         released

Ooh La La (I wish knew then Faces                                       3/73

I knew what I know now)

Ooh La La (I wish knew then Rod Stewart                            5/18/98

I knew what I know now)

Rod softens it a bit

Time Has Come Today           Chambers Brothers                 11/67

(trigger warning: many raw, violent, and disturbing images from those times)

Feelin’ Alright                        Traffic                                     ‘68

Feelin’ Good                           Traffic                                     5/69

Rock & Roll Soul                   Grand Funk RR                      8/66

(live) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHSvSOLYYEE

(studio) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8jO6h9YeeQ

Closer to Home                       Grand Funk RR                      7/70

(I’m Your Captain)

I always thought this as sort of a theme song for our class, but it was released after we graduated

Closer to Home                       Mark Farner w/Ringo             6/27/08

(I’m Your Captain)                 Starr’s All Stars

Hot Rod Lincoln                   Commander Cody &              12/10/71

                                              His Lost Planet Airmen

live at the Johns Sinclair Rally at Crisler in’71, where they stole the show

So it Goes                      Nick Lowe                                      8/14/76

Dealing with life these days

tune                                         artist                                         released

Don’t Worry, Be Happy         Bobby McFerrin                     8/88

for fun, identify the other participants in the video

Let the Picture Paint Itself      Rodney Crowell                      ‘94

It’s a Great Day                      Paul Thorn                              ‘08

What They Say                       Chris Smither                          6/19/12

You Just can’t Beat                 Billy Joe Shaver                      5/21/80

Jesus Christ

Half a Hundred Years             Asleep at the Wheel                10/1/21

Roy Benson and the rest have been right there with us

In the Living Years                 Mike & the Mechanics           12/27/88

as our old folks depart, such are the emotions

Just fun

some leftover YouTubes and videos

tune                                         artist                                         released

Euphemisms                           George Carlin                         ‘90


The wise Professor Carlin weighs in

Peter Sellers,                           Dr. Strangelove final scene    ‘64

George C. Scott et al


Mein führer, I can valk!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf9iTZ433zs

Two Triple Cheese                 Commander Cody                   5/80

Side Order of Fries

This video is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the director won an Emmy


Sprockets (Video)                   Mike Meyers (SNL)               3/22/97

Now iss de time that ve dahnse”

“We Did It”

OSU-UM highlights (2021)    Meyers Media Family             11/29/21


The joy of beating the Buckeyes to “Mr. Brightside” as a soundtrack

I Saw Mommy Kissing           John Prine                               ‘93

Santa Claus

A Christmas favorite. “On the lips!”

2020 Super Bowl                    Bill Murray                             2/2/20

Bowl Jeep Gladiator Commercial


Bill revisits Groundhog Day to sell the Jeep Gladiator.  I want one!


1. Tabor A.  VHS Kids.  Small Town.  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpwDXiOXgjA

2. “Just us kids”-James McMurtry.  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH5hTwWgHp0

3. Brandy Clark – Big Day In A Small Town (Official Audio).  YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hIFMB2TW7c

4. James Mcmurtry Small Town. YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_pvmEH7LJE

5. John Prine – In A Town This Size.  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLMuQbYB4vM

6. Neil Young – Long May You Run (unplugged).  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYna-UAt75c\

7. Guy Clark – “Old Friends” [Live from Austin, TX].  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0OmFK38_ZU

8. The D-Day Darlings – We’ll Meet Again (Official Video).YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sThuGZcEtuU

9. Bob Seger – I Knew You When (Official Lyric Video).YouTube.

10. I Got You, Babe – Groundhog Day.  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyBSrBqogPY

11. Willie Nelson -Three days.  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GENfFXmLUHw

12. Question Mark & The Mysterians – 96 Tears. YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7uC5m-IRns\

13. Anthony Newley – “What Kind Of Fool Am I” – 1962.  YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ngh79TLw_Y

14. The Killers – Mr. Brightside (Official Music Video).YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGdGFtwCNBE

15. The Notorious Cherry Bombs – It’s Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night (Official Video). YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjkLf_X88WM

16. Ooh La La – The Faces (Without A Paddle Soundtrack).YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhjHBV20ZV4  

17. Rod Stewart – Ooh La La (Official Video). YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEniy4CmSZQ 

18. Time Has Come Today(Chambers Brothers-Long Version)with no cuts to song.YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zfgoJzOCgg 

19. Traffic – “Feelin’ Alright?” – Original LP – HQ.  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvAByzXT1U8  20.

20. Traffic – Feelin’ Good.YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkqGTw-WjIs   

21. GRAND FUNK RAILROAD – Rock & Roll Soul. YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHSvSOLYYEE   

22. Rock ‘N Roll Soul (Remastered 2002).  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8jO6h9YeeQ  

23. Closer To Home (I’m Your Captain). YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvOPucs7dC0  

24. Mark Farner with Ringo’s All Star’s; “I’m Your Captain”.  YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQbZpmR_eGw  0:07 / 2:22

25. Robert Ike.  Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen 12/10/71. YouTube.

26. Nick Lowe – “So It Goes” (Official Music Video).  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEpr8kaczck  

27. The Real Bobby…Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy (Official Music Video).  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU  

28. Stone Cold Country.  Rodney Crowell- Let the Picture Paint Itself (1994).YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiHYOiY4dB4

29. The Bob & Tom Show.  It’s a Great Day – Paul Thorn. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7yZ_V0KYDw

30. Chris Smither -Topic. What They Say You Tube.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1CmdTxO5XU  

31. billy joe shaver – you just can’t beat Jesus Christ.  YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psvV10pohMw

32. Asleep at the Wheel Official. Asleep at the Wheel – ‘Half A Hundred Years’

33. Mike & the Mechanics.  Mike + The Mechanics – The Living Years (Official Video).  You Tube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hr64MxYpgk 

34. The Living Years (2005 remasater).  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TL_oJL0r0U

35. poyani.  George Carlin -Euphemisms.YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuEQixrBKCc

36. Lauren69.  Dr. Strangelove – Ending

37. Revisionxvieo.  Two triple cheese side order of fties – Commander Cody.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Cvg5VCpT4.The 

38. TrevorWarren.   Spockets Dance.  YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHZR9SA5pOg 

39. Meyers Media Family.  “We Did It” | Michigan vs Ohio State 2021..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ak9Uxtntfk    Vladimir Bira.  

40. John Prine – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. YouTube. https://ww.com/watch?v=63KkLy0wyNI w.youtube

41. beastlychariarzard13. 2020 Super Bowl Extended Bill Murray Jeep Commercial.  YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3qH4TKLP0c

Published by rike52

I retired from the Rheumatology division of Michigan Medicine end of June '19 after 36 years there. Upon hitting Ann Arbor for the second time (I went to school here) it took me almost 8 months to meet Kathy, 17 months to buy her a house (on Harbal, where we still live), and 37 months to marry her. Kids never came, but we've been blessed with a crowd of colleagues, friends, neighbors and family that continues to grow. Lots of them are going to show up in this log eventually. Stay tuned.

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