mighty bosstones

Foolishness

This is another mix I had done as a tape before reworking it to fit on a CD. This is from spring of 2004.

1. “Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel” from Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons

2. “My Hero, Zero” by the Lemonheads

3. “Dare to Be Stupid” by “Weird Al” Yankovic

4. “Pinhead” by the Ramones

5. “I Should Be Allowed to Think” by They Might Be Giants

6. “Mayor” from The City of Soundsville: Music from the Powerpuff Girls

7. “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” by Tom Waits

8. “How to Be Dumb” by Elvis Costello

9. “Luck in My Eyes” by k.d. lang & the reclines

10. “The Rascal King” by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

11. “Grey Matter” by Oingo Boingo

12. “Chain of Fools” by the Commitments

13. “Fool’s Paradise” by Buddy Holly

14. “The Fool” by Richard Thompson

15. “I’ll Wear It Proudly” by the Costello Show

16. “The Fool on the Hill” by the Beatles

17. “My Brain Is Like a Sieve” by Thomas Dolby

18. “L’Amour ou la Folie” by Beau Soleil

19. “Closer to Fine” by the Indigo Girls

20. “Wise Up” by Aimee Mann

21. “How Will I Ever Be Simple Again” by Christine Collister

22. “Clowntime Is Over” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Yesterday I was dealing with my hangover so I didn’t really notice how sore I am from reel big fish but I luv it. I feel young again and this probably means nothing to anyone here but Vincent from suburban legends was there and just kept doing weird shit on stage AND they played a mighty mighty bosstones song AND I got to hear them play skatanic for the first time (even tho that’s an absolutely horrible song I’ve just always been obsessed with the name and it was cool to finally hear them do a song I haven’t heard 100 times live already) it was all so worth how much I’m hurting now

10 Song Shuffle Thingy
I was tagged by @gingersnarls, who made me laugh like an idiot earlier today by referring to Papa III as “Pappy”, to shuffle my music library and list the first ten songs. So here they are!

1. Here We Go by Jon Brion
2. Ceremony by New Order
3. Shine by Meat Puppets
4. Pauline by Eleni Mandela
5. Bring On the Dancing Horses by Echo & The Bunnymen
6. The Zookeeper’s Boy by Mew
7. Believo! by Enon
8. I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun of Robert Ford) by Elton John
9. Come On Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
10. Last Dead Mouse by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Your turns… @spoonriverrat, @tothepit, and @spice-ghoul ❤️❤️❤️

There was something magical about reading about Brier’s suicidal drunk hell depression while listening to The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. She is just going to forever be associated with ska punk now. That is it. Brier Iron-Thorn’s theme song gets to be The Impression That I Get solely because it was fucking on while I was reading one day. Like how Tori’s theme is MURAMASA by Susumu Hirasawa. Just watch Jame end up associated with something stupid like fucking I dunno. Take On Me.

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song-a-day #262

I was introduced to this band officially by a friend of mine I met through the interwebs. I’d had a few of their songs linked to when I was younger and heard them in movies or wtvr, but I never had a name to put to them.

This friend of mine called them his favourite band at the time, which definitely perked my interest. That interest was successfully sustained upon listening to them, and I have spun “Let’s Face It” many, many times since.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Someday I Suppose

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Time Machine Video of the Week

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get (1997)

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are an American Ska / Punk / Rock band, that formed in Boston in 1983. They have had nine studio album over their career. They are still performing in 2016, the band having a 4 year break between 2003 - 2007.

The Impression That I Get is the lead single from their 1997 studio album Let’s Face It. It is the band’s most successful and popular song. It was released on 27th January, 1997. The album was released on 11th March, 1997.

Nice bouncy track to liven up your Sunday Reb!!!

Have you ever been close to tragedy
Or been close to folks who have?
Have you ever felt a pain so powerful
So heavy you collapse?No?
Well I’ve never had to knock on wood
But I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if
I’ve never had to knock on wood
And I’m glad I haven’t yet
Because I’m sure it isn’t good
That’s the impression that I get
Have you ever had the odds stacked up so high
You need a strength most don’t possess?
Or has it ever come down to do or die?
You’ve got to rise above the restNo?
Well I’ve never had to knock on wood
But I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if I’ve never had to knock on wood
And I’m glad I haven’t yet
Because I’m sure it isn’t good
That’s the impression that I get
I’m not a coward I’ve just never been tested
I’d like to think that if I was I would pass
Look at the tested and think there but for the grace go I
Might be a coward
I’m afraid of what I might find out
Never had to knock on wood
But I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if I’ve never had to knock on wood
And I’m glad I haven’t yet
Because I’m sure it isn’t good
That’s the impression that I get
Never had to but I’d better knock on wood
‘Cause I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if I never had to but I’d better knock on wood
'Cause I’m sure it isn’t good
And Im glad I haven’t yet
That’s the impression that I get

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This is the impression that I get!!