Five Songs, Part 64

Hi. Time for Five Songs, where I condense some of the oddball selections in my mental jukebox once a week into one post so I don’t take up all of your Facebook wall space with musical posts.

Although sometimes, there’s definitely a healthy musical cross-pollination from other people’s posts.

Case in point: Last night, Jeff Shore (aka Platterpuss), an old friend from the New York garage scene, put up a song that fit my current state perfectly: “Tired of Waking Up Tired” by The Diodes (not to be confused with the Hoodoo Gurus song of the same name). I had never heard of them; they were from Toronto, from the early days of striped-shirt pop/punk, 1977-79. And somehow, I had never heard them until last night. So thanks, Jeff.

Anyway, enough. Go listen to tunes and go enjoy your weekend:

Sweet Lover — Aretha Franklin

All I Do Is Think About You — Tammi Terrell

Cowboys in Africa — Bush Tetras

Don’t Say That’s Just for White Boys — Way of the West

Tired of Waking Up Tired — The Diodes

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