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Title: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on August 21, 2018, 03:00:33 pm
I do my grocery shopping at Giant and Whole Foods, with an occasional visit to Trader Joe's.

Sunday 8/19 at Giant:

The Kaiser Chiefs: "I Predict a Riot" (this was followed up by Peter Cetera's "Hard to Day I'm Sorry")
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Post by: walkonbyeeeeeeeee on August 21, 2018, 03:55:54 pm
remember, this

d -
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Post by: K8teebug on August 22, 2018, 08:35:48 am
Giant has really been stepping up their music game lately.
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Post by: challanged and calloused on August 22, 2018, 09:47:57 am
Giant has been killing it lately for sure....also, between songs there are announcements to the effect of: "go ahead, sing along."  So, I now treat every grocery visit as karaoke until security escorts me the fuck out.

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Post by: Space Freely on August 22, 2018, 10:07:51 am
Tuesday, 8/21, Giant:

For me it was a tie:

A Flock of Seagulls-"I Ran"
Til Tuesday "Voices Carry"

I asked my wife to vote to break the tie, and she chose AFOS.
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on August 22, 2018, 10:35:35 am
Til Tuesday "Voices Carry"
was listening to some classic gang green recnetly and I always loved their cover of this song and how they changed this one key lyric
"When I tell her that I'm falling down drunk what does she say-a-ay."

just ran across this and thought I'd share
(https://img.discogs.com/JLnq53PtEWHbQLOc__oJX1ksbZY=/fit-in/544x513/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4537269-1422069715-2940.jpeg.jpg)
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Post by: challanged and calloused on August 23, 2018, 06:38:22 pm
Blues are Still Blue, B&S, on the PA at Whole Foods tonight. Not starting a new thread for this.
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Post by: Space Freely on August 23, 2018, 10:33:39 pm
Blues are Still Blue, B&S, on the PA at Whole Foods tonight. Not starting a new thread for this.

No prob, Anyone can post. I just spent nine hours at King's Dominion and heard maybe three good songs the whole time. Superstition, Private Eyes, and an Avett Brothers song.
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Post by: Heilung4eva on August 24, 2018, 08:31:16 am
"good" "songs"
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Post by: Space Freely on August 27, 2018, 09:39:30 am
8/26 Giant

It seemed like Patterson Hood was playing dj.

First I heard London Calling and that was followed by Sweet Home Alabama.

I'm calling that one a tie.
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Post by: walkonbyeeeeeeeee on August 27, 2018, 10:45:31 am
and to think, I mindlessly walk through the aisles, more interested in what my stomach, is telling me to buy. of course, I am obsessed also, with watching all people, and mentally breaking them down psychologically based on their movements, facial actions and what they are wearing.  what . . . music.  every,once in a,while I do hear that what was awful before, is now updated and attempting to be, cool.
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Post by: Space Freely on September 04, 2018, 08:44:35 am
Sunday, 9/2 Giant.

Elvis Costello "The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes"
Squeeze "Pulling Mussels From a Shell"

I'm going to call this one a tie.

I never tried mussels or even paid mind to what they were until I was in my 30's. (Turns out they make me violently ill, so maybe my ignorance was a blissing.) I think every other dorm room window was blasting that song in the 80's. I always though the guy was singing the jock anthem "Pulling Muscles for Michelle."
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Post by: Space Freely on September 11, 2018, 08:41:46 pm
Sunday 9/9, Giant

Bowie-Modern Love
The Cure- Lovesong

tie
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Post by: Space Freely on September 11, 2018, 08:42:57 pm
Tuesday 9/11- Madonna-Lucky Star

(it was the only song played, but it still made me think how much better top 40 was in the late 80s.)
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Post by: walkonbyeeeeeeeee on September 11, 2018, 11:31:04 pm
no one remembers, that, Regis.
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on September 12, 2018, 09:32:43 am
Tuesday 9/11- Madonna-Lucky Star

(it was the only song played, but it still made me think how much better top 40 was in the late 80s.)
Released: 1983
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Post by: starsky on September 12, 2018, 03:18:25 pm
Is beer a grocery?


Here I go again by Whitesnake obviously

Only song I heard...I took care of business quick
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Post by: ggw on September 12, 2018, 03:25:12 pm
I heard Billy Joel's Keeping the Faith in Giant today, which reminded me that I heard Billy Joel's Big Shot in Whole Foods earlier this week, which reminded me that I really fucking hate Billy Joel.
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on September 12, 2018, 04:48:14 pm
I heard Billy Joel's Keeping the Faith in Giant today, which reminded me that I heard Billy Joel's Big Shot in Whole Foods earlier this week, which reminded me that I really fucking hate Billy Joel.
have you listened to this yet...deeep cuts

(https://weirdestband.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/attila.jpg)
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Post by: Space Freely on September 12, 2018, 04:52:53 pm
I heard Billy Joel's Keeping the Faith in Giant today, which reminded me that I heard Billy Joel's Big Shot in Whole Foods earlier this week, which reminded me that I really fucking hate Billy Joel.

A girlfriend from college's dad did some work on one of Billy's houses, and I heard enough stories from her to know he's a total dick. (It's been so long I don't really remember the stories...)
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Post by: Space Freely on September 13, 2018, 08:25:28 pm
Thurs 9/13 Giant

Camera Obscura-Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken
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Post by: Space Freely on September 14, 2018, 08:43:03 pm
Fri 9/14 Giant

John Fogerty-The Old Man Down the Road
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on September 15, 2018, 07:38:16 pm
how many times a week are you in a grocery store?
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Post by: starsky on September 15, 2018, 09:24:33 pm
I was thinking the same thing yesterday
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Post by: Space Freely on September 16, 2018, 10:22:14 am
how many times a week are you in a grocery store?

Whole Foods maybe two or three times a week, Same for Giant. Maybe more if i need a special ingredient. Trader Joes maybe once a month. Probably the same for my wife.

How many times for you?
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Post by: starsky on September 16, 2018, 03:39:29 pm
Geez dude...so 5 times a week at grocery store at a minimum


You are doing it wrong...on the other hand you probably go there for free entertainment
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Post by: Space Freely on September 16, 2018, 04:45:16 pm
Sunday 9/16, Giant

The GoGos-Head Over Heels
The Cure-Lovesong

I was also at Whole Foods but they don't play the music loud enough to actually hear what it is.

Hearing the GoGos reminded me of my college roommate who got really pissed when cute chubby GoGo Belinda mutated into skinny Belinda. He was so offended.
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Post by: Space Freely on September 16, 2018, 05:05:23 pm
Geez dude...so 5 times a week at grocery store at a minimum


You are doing it wrong...on the other hand you probably go there for free entertainment

It's  actually two or three times a week (not five) because Whole Foods and Giant are right next to each other and when i hit one i also hit the other. And if you're shopping on a Saturday, you may not know what you want to make on a Thursday, or maybe you want to wait until Thursday so you know the produce is at it's freshest.  It's not like I live 10 miles from the nearest grocery store. Each of them are within walking distance of my house, and i drive by both on the way home four days a week.
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Post by: starsky on September 16, 2018, 05:12:42 pm
Ok my bad...2-3 times a week is not bad

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Post by: starsky on September 16, 2018, 05:14:02 pm
Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are the first grocery stores I recall having decent music

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Post by: sweetcell on September 17, 2018, 01:20:49 pm
i typically only hit the grocery store once a week, maybe twice.

on saturday, they played Manic Monday.  my inner OCD was going insane.
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Post by: Space Freely on September 17, 2018, 02:05:50 pm
i typically only hit the grocery store once a week, maybe twice.

on saturday, they played Manic Monday.  my inner OCD was going insane.

How close are you to the nearest grocery store? I picture you being miles away.

Growing up, we lived in a number of places, way out in the country. Always a good eight miles from the grocery store. We probably went grocery shopping once a week. In one place we lived, we also lacked a washer and dryer. I remember the laundromat was next door to the grocery store. We'd go grocery shopping while doing our laundry...I'd get a pack of baseball or football cards and come back and peruse all the statistics on the back until the laundry was done. Good times.
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Post by: sweetcell on September 17, 2018, 02:55:59 pm
i typically only hit the grocery store once a week, maybe twice.

on saturday, they played Manic Monday.  my inner OCD was going insane.

How close are you to the nearest grocery store? I picture you being miles away.

it's a 6 mile drive into town.  we're about 3 miles down a small, winding country road and a third of a mile down a gravel road so it can feel isolated but in reality we're not that far out.  i drive into civilization every day for work so i potentially could shop ever day but i'd much rather stock up and get it over with once a week. 

I'd get a pack of baseball or football cards and come back and peruse all the statistics on the back until the laundry was done. Good times.

i feel this does a lot to explain your current career... ;D
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Post by: vansmack on September 17, 2018, 03:17:39 pm
My groceries are delivered so it's whatever I have on at the time....
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Post by: Space Freely on September 20, 2018, 02:14:32 pm
9/20 Giant

Wings-Band on the Run

Don't worry, I wasn't grocery shopping on company time. My wife tells me I should do housework and grocery shopping during telework time, but I say no way. I just stopped and bought groceries on the way home from the doctor. Totally legit.
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Post by: starsky on September 20, 2018, 02:20:09 pm
God I hate Wings....
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Post by: Space Freely on September 20, 2018, 02:27:55 pm
God I hate Wings....

I agree, to a degree. Was only in the store for two songs and can't even remember the other one. I would have skipped posting it but didn't want y'all to think I was slacking on the shopping front.
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Post by: starsky on September 20, 2018, 02:33:08 pm
Yes yes by all means carry on....forum’s #1 thread baby!
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on September 20, 2018, 02:33:55 pm
God I hate Wings....

I agree, to a degree. Was only in the store for two songs and can't even remember the other one. I would have skipped posting it but didn't want y'all to think I was slacking on the shopping front.
Wonderful Christmastime makes me want to wage war on Christmas!
Technically not a wings song, I always thought it was because of the video
Although the members of Wings are not on the recording, they do appear in the promotional music video

it is estimated that McCartney makes $400,000 a year from this song, which puts its cumulative earnings at a little over $15 million

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Post by: starsky on September 20, 2018, 02:41:40 pm
On the other hand ....live and let die.....oh wait that one has the horribly annoying “what does it matter to you” bridge
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on September 20, 2018, 05:06:25 pm
On the other hand ....live and let die.....oh wait that one has the horribly annoying “what does it matter to you” bridge
GnR breathed a little new life into that one two
but yeah that bridge sux
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Post by: vansmack on September 20, 2018, 05:31:30 pm
Wonderful Christmastime makes me want to wage war on Christmas!

I am always amazed that playlists that are automatically created by AI continue to include this song because it's a McCartney song with no credence paid to the time of year.  It's fucking not even November and I don't need to hear that song!

It's a simple script to save humanity.
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Post by: starsky on September 20, 2018, 06:19:21 pm
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven is a place on earth


At trader José


Execrable song
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Post by: Space Freely on September 24, 2018, 08:26:30 am
My wife asked me to pick some stuff up on the way home from work Friday night, and of course I happily obliged, awaiting with wonder as to what tunes Giant had in store for me.

Alas, the first song I couldn't decipher. So the next and last song was the winner. Though not her best shot, it may have been her biggest hit.

Benatar-Love is a Battle Field
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on September 24, 2018, 08:51:26 am
Benatar-Love is a Battle Field
Fun Fact, Pat Benatar grew up in Lindenhurst Long Island NY (graduated 71)
birth last name... Andrzejewski  (kinda see why she decided to keep her ex husbands last name)
She never ever admits being from there...always said NY or NYC
(although I did just find out she did something with the lindenhurst choir in 2008)

Momma Sidehatch had her in homeroom when she was pregnant with baby Sidehatch
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Post by: starsky on September 24, 2018, 09:10:04 am
I think she first made it in Richmond



Love is a battlefield is a great tune...but maybe her last truly great one unless we count invincible or le bel age....by the time we belong came out it was all over but the birchmere
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Post by: Space Freely on September 24, 2018, 09:10:10 am
Benatar-Love is a Battle Field
Fun Fact, Pat Benatar grew up in Lindenhurst Long Island NY (graduated 71)
birth last name... Andrzejewski  (kinda see why she decided to keep her ex husbands last name)
She never ever admits being from there...always said NY or NYC
(although I did just find out she did something with the lindenhurst choir in 2008)

Momma Sidehatch had her in homeroom when she was pregnant with baby Sidehatch

I did not know any of that. Your mom had you while she was a student in high school? Fascinating!
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Post by: starsky on September 24, 2018, 09:30:02 am
This is so poorly written sidehatch...very on brand!!
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Post by: Heilung4eva on September 25, 2018, 08:06:21 am
Tina Turner
You Better Be Good To Me
Twinbrook Safeway,  7:45 a.m.
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Post by: Space Freely on September 25, 2018, 09:15:28 am
I'm not sure if this post belongs in the Just Announced thread or in this one.

I'm going grocery shopping tonight. Stay tuned for a new post. Unfortunately, I'll probably have to take my kid, who will no doubt decide she wants to explore the store on her own and find stuff that I would never ever buy and insist that she needs it. Then I'll likely let her pick out one thing, and I'll get to the checkout line and have to stand around waiting until she reappears. Then we'll go home and eat the Papa John's that she's been insisting on for a while now and I finally gave in (because although we do have leftover Ledo's that my wife have in on ("I don't do leftovers.", thanks to the 50% off Nats win and score 7 or more offer.
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on September 25, 2018, 10:03:13 am
not sure that stream of consciousness post needed to go anywhere...but we're here to listen

not a grocery store but some hipster diner that looks like it was from the 50's but is 2 years old
in Penn Quarter at the bottom of the Pod hotel

 a pretty well curated sound track played whilst I ate my sausage biscuit

sweet jane - cboy junkies
Junkyard Julie - The Rosewood Thieves (never heard of them ...thanks shazam)
Beyond Belief - Elvis  (one of may all time favorites by him)
In the name of Love - Nouvelle vogue
Santa Cruz - JJ Cale
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Post by: Space Freely on September 25, 2018, 10:11:06 am
While inclusiveness is usually a virtue, I'm not sure that the playlist of a hipster diner qualifies for this thread. We *expect* to hear good music at a hipster diner, we don't expect it when we're grocery shopping.

But since you've indirectly raised the issue, doesn't a good playlist make a huge difference in the quality of a dining or drinking experience?
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Post by: starsky on September 25, 2018, 10:11:30 am
I think this should have gone on the Upcoming Grocery Store Trip thread.. Space! Don’t clutter the board’s top thread please!
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on September 25, 2018, 10:13:36 am
this thread was a slow burn, but at this rate could take out Just Announced some time soon
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Post by: Heilung4eva on September 25, 2018, 02:22:07 pm
Tina Turner
You Better Be Good To Me
Twinbrook Safeway,  7:45 a.m.

It was a bit much that early in the morning, tbh
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Post by: ggw on September 25, 2018, 02:57:14 pm
Twinbrook?

You live almost as far out in the hinterlands of Fairfax County as Space.
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Post by: shemptiness on September 25, 2018, 03:21:13 pm
Twinbrook?

You live almost as far out in the hinterlands of Fairfax County as Space.

Not the MoCo Twinbrook Safeway?
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Post by: Heilung4eva on September 25, 2018, 03:23:11 pm
Yes, yes. Twinbrook MoCo.
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Post by: ggw on September 25, 2018, 03:41:06 pm
Just like Maryland to steal names from Virginia...
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on September 25, 2018, 03:41:25 pm
still...outside the beltway = hinterlands
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Post by: Space Freely on September 26, 2018, 08:13:34 pm
Wed 9/26 Giant

There were three of them and they weren't siblings and they weren't named Thompson. And Phil Collins once faxed his wife a divorce request.

Thompson Twins-Love on Your Side (beating out the other song, Phil Collins "That's All", sorry Hutch)
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Post by: Heilung4eva on September 27, 2018, 07:57:40 am
Story of my Life
Smash Mouth
7:52 a.m.
Twinbrook Safeway
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on September 27, 2018, 08:58:55 am
One Direction or Social D...
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Post by: Heilung4eva on September 27, 2018, 09:48:27 am
Umm...Smash Mouth
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Post by: ggw on September 28, 2018, 01:20:16 pm
Alanis Morisette - Ironic
Rupert Holmes - Pina Colada

It was as awful as it sounds, particularly in frozen foods where, for some reason, the speakers are cranked to 11.
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Post by: Space Freely on October 01, 2018, 09:49:25 am
So I went to Giant and Whole Foods Sunday 9/30/18.

At Giant, I got 4-5 songs. The only one i could name was Chris Deburg's "Don't Pay the Ferryman." One of the worst songs in history. Whose idea was it to sell us garbage songs like this. The only people who could possibly like this songs are people with a bone to pick with Ferry Men, and Hutch.  ;D

Then I went to Whole Foods. Typically, my old man ears can't hear the music they play. But Whole Foods rescued the day by playing "uh Oh, Love Comes to Town", off of one of the greatest debut albums ever, Talking Heads 77,
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Post by: starsky on October 01, 2018, 09:54:27 am
Yeah...talking heads 77....damn it’s good



The only Chris deburg song I know is lady in red....a classic!!
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on October 01, 2018, 10:46:04 am
s Chris Deburg's "Don't Pay the Ferryman." One of the worst songs in history.
when I was 12...I did love that song and video...but it has aged really poorly
Was really into Greek mythology at the time....so the video of the ferryman of Hades crossing the river Styx ...to rock music...was major bonus points for the D&D nerd in me at the time
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Post by: challanged and calloused on October 01, 2018, 11:14:02 am
The Cure: "Friday, I'm In Love"
Saturday 9/29/2018, Safeway, Towson.
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Post by: walkonbyeeeeeeeee on October 01, 2018, 03:40:30 pm
should I, be shocked this thread has gone, this far . . . no.
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Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on October 01, 2018, 03:50:28 pm
should I, be shocked this thread has gone, this far . . . no.
This is probably the best new thread since a Rolling Compendium of Integers: A Guide To Whole Numbers. A really staggering late-career renaissance by Space.
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Post by: sweetcell on October 01, 2018, 04:19:26 pm
This is probably the best new thread since a Rolling Compendium of Integers: A Guide To Whole Numbers.

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Post by: Space Freely on October 02, 2018, 09:53:40 am
10/1/18 Avocados are one of the three foods that make me deathly ill (along with mussels and shitake mushrooms), so I avoid them. But my wife likes having them with Mexican food. Since I was making Mexican last night, she asked me to stop and get some avocados.

I opted to stop at Whole Foods. I picked up two avocados and some brie for later in the week, and while doing so, I heard:

The Replacements-Can't Hardly Wait
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 04, 2018, 10:56:08 am
The bad new yesterday 10/3 was that I needed more pasta for my dinner recipe and there was no way of getting around it, I was going to have to take my kid to the grocery store. At least when I take her to a brewery, she doesn't beg for me to buy her everything in the place..

But the good news is of course I was going to get some Giant songs.

We walked in and they were playing "Mushaboom" by Feist. A good song off of her finest album. A strong candidate.

Three minutes later, the opening chords to Tom Petty's "The Waiting" kicked in and I knew we had a winner. Just as the chorus was kicking in, I heard a loony kid a few aisles over start singing along at the top of her lungs. "Some parent is probably gong to be mortified." I thought.....but then realized it was *my* kid. I wasn't sure whether to be embarrassed or proud.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on October 04, 2018, 11:01:35 am
That’s great
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on October 04, 2018, 11:03:06 am
Three minutes later, the opening chords to Tom Petty's "The Waiting" kicked in and I knew we had a winner. Just as the chorus was kicking in, I heard a loony kid a few aisles over start singing along at the top of her lungs. "Some parent is probably gong to be mortified." I thought.....but then realized it was *my* kid. I wasn't sure whether to be embarrassed or proud.
I'd be proud...if it was Katie Perry, I'd be mortified
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 09, 2018, 09:11:14 am
Sunday, 10/7 Giant

First song I recognized was "Forever Man" by Eric Clapton. This one should be in a competition with half of the Billy Joel and all of the Phil Collins catalog for worst song ever. The synth line sounds like it was lifted form Jan Hammer's Miami Vice Theme.

If God isn't real, can we please get rid of Eric Clapton too?

I guess the best song was "And We Danced" by the Hooters. Nothing to write home about, but at least their legions of fans aren't claiming they are "God."
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on October 09, 2018, 09:14:23 am
I do believe Phil Collins was involved with Forever Man and yes it is an atrocity

I was thinking about Eric Crapton this morning...god since about 1971 he has sucked and yet people worship him


BTW read his autobiography....you will loathe him after doing so...a horrible person
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on October 09, 2018, 09:19:27 am
Errata: Phil Collins plays on and conproduced half of Behind the Sun but not Forever Man


Go Phil!

BTW Phil played Verizon Center Sunday...I was very sad to miss it ...people I talked to after show said he is on last legs
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: ggw on October 09, 2018, 01:45:57 pm
Haddaway - What Is Love?
Steely Dan - Reeling in the Years

Hard call...
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: sweetcell on October 09, 2018, 01:58:53 pm
Errata: Phil Collins plays on and conproduced half of Behind the Sun but not Forever Man


Go Phil!

BTW Phil played Verizon Center Sunday...I was very sad to miss it ...people I talked to after show said he is on last legs

actually, he isn't on his legs at all... at least not for the tour opener in florida: he sat for the entire performance, walked in with a cane, and didn't play drums.  (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/phil-collins-not-dead-yet-tour-set-list/)  the setlist in DC (https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/phil-collins/2018/capital-one-arena-washington-dc-6be96a7a.html) was identical to the FL setlist.  looks like phil is phoning it in.

tour is called "not dead yet"... which, while technically true...
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on October 09, 2018, 02:02:29 pm
What is Love is such a Walkie song
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on October 09, 2018, 02:04:37 pm
Errata: Phil Collins plays on and conproduced half of Behind the Sun but not Forever Man


Go Phil!

BTW Phil played Verizon Center Sunday...I was very sad to miss it ...people I talked to after show said he is on last legs

actually, he isn't on his legs at all... at least not for the tour opener in florida: he sat for the entire performance, walked in with a cane, and didn't play drums.  (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/phil-collins-not-dead-yet-tour-set-list/)  the setlist in DC (https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/phil-collins/2018/capital-one-arena-washington-dc-6be96a7a.html) was identical to the FL setlist.  looks like phil is phoning it in.

tour is called "not dead yet"... which, while technically true...


He is just not in good shape...health problem



Lots of artists play identical set lists night after night and it means nothing


Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: ggw on October 10, 2018, 12:57:13 pm
Duran Duran - A View to a Kill
?? - A cover of Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is a Place on Earth". Kind of a slow club jam version.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 15, 2018, 11:12:39 am
Thurs, 10/11

Blind Melon-No Rain. Trader Joe's. I hated this song with a passion when it was overplayed on the VT radio station I listened to back when it was released. Now I think it's ok given that I only hear it once every five years.. We had just dashed into TJ's sans umbrellas in a rainstorm and it was playing. Perfect.

Talking Heads-Uh Oh, Love Comes to Town. Whole Foods. Uh Oh, second time I've heard this song in a short period of time at WF. Maybe they have just a handful of songs on endless replay. In my younger years I have worked in that kind of environment and I think it qualifies as a minor form of abuse.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 16, 2018, 10:47:06 pm
10/16
Whole Foods:

Stones-It's Only Rock and Roll
Rod Stewart- Maggie Mae

Giant:

Kiss-Beth
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: challanged and calloused on October 17, 2018, 02:09:52 pm
10/16
Whole Foods:

Stones-It's Only Rock and Roll
Rod Stewart- Maggie Mae

Giant:

Kiss-Beth

Pretty good shopping day.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on October 17, 2018, 02:17:23 pm
10/16
Whole Foods:

Stones-It's Only Rock and Roll
Rod Stewart- Maggie Mae

Giant:

Kiss-Beth

Pretty good shopping day.
in 1976 ....
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 17, 2018, 02:29:43 pm
I forgot to get paper towels yesterday so it was back to Giant today. The glories of teleworking.

U2- Mysterious Ways

U2 seems to be the band that people who are trying to be cool love to hate. Whereas other people love them. There seems to be little in between. I'm an in between. Some of their stuff is great, some is complete garbage. This particular song is ok.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on October 17, 2018, 02:47:41 pm
Paper towels are worth going back for


The two bands all guys listened to at my college circa 1990 were REM and U2...I think it was considered ok or cool in a conformist I have zero individuality kind of way....
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on October 17, 2018, 03:41:16 pm
U2 seems to be the band that people who are trying to be cool love to hate. Whereas other people love them. There seems to be little in between. I'm an in between. Some of their stuff is great, some is complete garbage. This particular song is ok.
U2 had a great first 3-4 records. Then everything after that (including Joshua Tree) is ass. So I guess I'm with you: they undeniably have some great stuff, just none of it has come out in the last 25 years.

I think if the band was from -- I don't know -- Albany, NY they would've broken up a long time ago and be certainly remembered, but revered about as much as, say, REO Speedwagon. Along with Boston Sports teams; Conor McGregor; Catholicism; Notre Dame; Jameson; et al, U2 profits from the sick, weird tribalism of Irish-American immigrants that demands their obsequious support for all things with the thin veneer of overt-Irishness regardless of any of these institutions' relative merits. (And I say this as someone whose mother's maiden name was Brady.)

Vansmack will now show up and remind everyone of this year's Notre Dame/Michigan score.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: sweetcell on October 17, 2018, 04:04:48 pm
i was at a local street festival recently, poking around... so that sorta counts as shopping.

it was a huge festival, biggest street fair i've ever been to.  off in the distance i heard some orchestral-tinged hard rock coming from the stage area.  thought to myself "hey, this is decent, sounds very 70's or 80's prog-rock".  then a voice with a thick English accent chimed in, "...and i think you'll all recognize this next one, it's called Aqualung" - and a perfect rendition of Aqualung ensued.  "wait, that voice, i recognize it... was that Ian Anderson?!?"  i've seen Jethro Tull live, and hell if this wasn't them.  didn't make any sense - have Tull been reduced to the county fair circuit?!?  we were on our way back to the car with two whiney kids so i couldn't break away to visually confirm, but my ears were certain it was JT (or Anderson, at least).

got home, looked it up online, turns out it was a (very good) JT cover band called The Jethro Tull Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4grPJRHFGs). 

so i wasn't really shopping, and i heard a cover band.  probably doesn't warrant a post in this thread, but here i am anyways.  sorry.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: sweetcell on October 17, 2018, 04:09:42 pm
the sick, weird tribalism of Irish-American immigrants that demands their obsequious support for all things with the thin veneer of overt-Irishness regardless of any of these institutions' relative merits. (And I say this as someone whose mother's maiden name was Brady.)

as opposed to the sick, weird tribalism of Michigan emigrants that proffer their obsequious support for all things with the thin veneer of overt-Michiganess regardless of any of these institutions' relative merits. (And I say this as someone whose mother is from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, and spent my summers crossing the river to Soo Michigan).

Vansmack will now show up and remind everyone of this year's Notre Dame/Michigan score.

yeah, can see that one coming from a mile away... ;D
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on October 17, 2018, 04:34:51 pm
the sick, weird tribalism of Irish-American immigrants that demands their obsequious support for all things with the thin veneer of overt-Irishness regardless of any of these institutions' relative merits. (And I say this as someone whose mother's maiden name was Brady.)

as opposed to the sick, weird tribalism of Michigan emigrants that proffer their obsequious support for all things with the thin veneer of overt-Michiganess regardless of any of these institutions' relative merits. (And I say this as someone whose mother is from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, and spent my summers crossing the river to Soo Michigan).
Seeing as one of those phenomenons exists and the other is wholecloth you just imagined, yes, I suppose "as opposed to" is the proper prefix to that sentence.

People from Michigan do not go around telling everyone everything from Michigan is fantastic and worthy of our support; we tell people we it is "not cold," despite all evidence to the contrary.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on October 17, 2018, 05:11:51 pm
People from Pittsburgh
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 17, 2018, 08:44:16 pm
My daughter informed me that tomorrow is a field trip and she needed something from Giant, so back I went.

INXS-New Sensation

I saw them at the Palace Theater in Albany, NY on 10/29/87. I'll admit, I was a fan for much of the 80's going back to 1982's Shabooh Shoobah. Or whatever it was called. Then they lost me in the 90's. Then the singer died while jerking off. Then they got a new singer on Rock Star INXS which was must see viewing at our house but they don't seem to be doing much these days. god i love that you can find stuff out on he internet like that last sentence. god bless the web.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on October 17, 2018, 09:26:48 pm
the Palace Theater in Albany, NY
Didn’t the long-defunct alterno-U2 play a somewhat acclaimed three-night homestand there once back in ‘88?
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 17, 2018, 10:45:08 pm
the Palace Theater in Albany, NY
Didn’t the long-defunct alterno-U2 play a somewhat acclaimed three-night homestand there once back in ‘88?

It's possible, but i don't recall. Apparently, they did play my school's Mayfest celebration, but it was a few years before I got there.

https://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Before-U2-conquered-the-world-12891468.php
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on October 17, 2018, 11:16:02 pm
the Palace Theater in Albany, NY
Didn’t the long-defunct alterno-U2 play a somewhat acclaimed three-night homestand there once back in ‘88?

It's possible, but i don't recall. Apparently, they did play my school's Mayfest celebration, but it was a few years before I got there.

https://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Before-U2-conquered-the-world-12891468.php
WE ARE THROUGH THE MANDELA-EFFECT LOOKING GLASS HERE, PEOPLE!!
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: shemptiness on October 21, 2018, 11:34:51 am
'Weight of the World' by The Samples.  Olney Giant yesterday.

Nice pop tune.  Boulder Co band from the 80s described as a cross between The Police and The Dead.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 21, 2018, 03:26:15 pm
Another repeat...

Giant 10/20: Squeeze-Pulling Mussels from a Shell


I won't repeat my story of how i used to think this song was called Pulling Muscles for Michelle
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 24, 2018, 02:41:32 pm
10/23 Whole Foods

ELO-Mr. Blue Sky

I spent this whole song fantasizing about how low tickets prices will go on stubhub for their DC show after it undersells the arena.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on October 24, 2018, 02:45:12 pm
I spent this whole song fantasizing about how low tickets prices will go on stubhub for their DC show after it undersells the arena.
you really need to expand your fantasy life...
but ...I did think a similar thing when they listed Cap Center....I think this would be a perfect Anthem show
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: ggw on October 27, 2018, 11:17:13 am
Miami Sound Machine - The rhythm is gonna get you
Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: shemptiness on October 27, 2018, 12:46:19 pm
Weis Market, Middle River, MD

Wilco! - 'Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway(again)'
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 27, 2018, 04:37:00 pm
10/27, Giant

In addition to my usual Saturday shopping, I was tasked with purchasing some nail polish remover. I haven't worn nail polish since 1997, so that was a tough find and kept me in store for some extra tunes.

The first two songs I heard were "I Don't Care Anymore" by Phil Collins and "I Go To Extremes" by Billy Joel. Has there ever been a worse double shot? Clearly the winner was the PSA for changing your smoke detector batteries. She had a sexy commanding voice.

Then, as i was struggling and getting upset because I couldn't find the nail polish remover, on came the soothing voice of Glen Frey doing the Jackson Browne classic "Take it Easy." And oh how much better I felt.

People like to shit on the Eagles, and surely they weren't in the same league as Gram Parsons, but what man can't identify with the idea of having seven women on his mind? Sometimes you're just feeling 1972.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on October 27, 2018, 04:56:35 pm
I don’t care anymore is great!
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: K8teebug on October 31, 2018, 10:25:04 am
Okay, so technically I was not grocery shopping, but I dressed as the Log Lady for Halloween and they played the soundtrack for me at Vigilante Coffee while I was there drinking it. Best. Day. Ever.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: K8teebug on October 31, 2018, 10:25:21 am
Okay, so technically I was not grocery shopping, but I dressed as the Log Lady for Halloween and they played the Twin Peaks soundtrack for me at Vigilante Coffee while I was there drinking it. Best. Day. Ever.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 02, 2018, 02:53:54 pm
11/1, Giant

Naked Eyes-Always Something There to Remind Me.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: ggw on November 02, 2018, 02:59:49 pm
11/2, Giant

Semisonic - Singing in My Sleep

Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: ggw on November 03, 2018, 02:19:31 pm
Harris Teeter

Gotye (feat. Kimbra) - Somebody that I used to know.

Had to look this one up.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: sweetcell on November 03, 2018, 10:30:34 pm
Harris Teeter

Gotye (feat. Kimbra) - Somebody that I used to know.

Had to look this one up.

You forgot to log in to your Space account.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 09, 2018, 09:20:56 am
11/8 Giant

The Cars-Just What I Needed
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 11, 2018, 07:50:18 pm
11/11 Tip of the hat to all of the Veterans out there. Giant

Prince-Delirious

So a few weeks ago I picked up 1999 and Purple Rain among a bunch of other CD's and books in a $10 last day box at a library book sale. Usually, there's some senior citizen dealer guy who has waited in line so that he can grab all of the DVD's and CD's before anyone else. So I lucked out.

I played 1999 on a long car ride last weekend. My kid's review: "Turn this garbage off." My wife's review: "Some music just doesn't age well." My review: "This is Prince's best album and it's awesome, and I'm the driver."
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on November 11, 2018, 08:11:22 pm
Nothing says respect for the troops quite like a shout-out in the midst of a rolling compendium of songs heard in a grocery store.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 13, 2018, 03:22:13 pm
11/12 Whole Foods

Crowded House-Something So Strong
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on November 13, 2018, 03:34:58 pm
11/12 Whole Foods

Crowded House-Something So Strong

So boring
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 14, 2018, 10:03:46 am
11/13 Giant

The Knack-My Sharona

Has ever a greater musical riff been written? I think not. We were dancing in the aisles of Giant.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 19, 2018, 09:26:58 am
11/18

A banner day for grocery store playlists.

First up was Giant. First song was the annoying Ballroom Blitz by Sweet.

But then, a sweet three song blast followed:

Television-See No Evil
The Cure-Lovesong
Talking Heads-This Must Be the Place

They were on such a roll, I didn't want to leave. But alas, I headed to Whole Foods for a few items, where I heard:

Johnny Cash-Walk the Line
Phosphorescent-New Birth in New England
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Heilung4eva on November 19, 2018, 11:31:11 am
Come for the food, stay for the music!
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: ggw on November 19, 2018, 12:57:34 pm
I had occasion to be in Space Freely's home Giant this weekend (Hollies - Long Cool Woman) and I was struck by the clarity of their audio system. I find most grocery stores have crappy systems that one must struggle to hear. But Space's Giant clearly values the customer experience and have engineered a system to ensure that you hear your shopping soundtrack consistently from the produce section all the way to frozen foods.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on November 19, 2018, 01:53:35 pm
who would have thought this thread would have legs...dominating the top spot for some time now
maybe Julie can come up with a "integers I saw while at the Grocery Store" companion thread

This begs the question, who makes the call on music selection?
Do we think it's locally sourced?
What about royalties...as surely the stores are profiting from artists blood, sweat and tears?
Is someone's full time job to DJ? 
Or is it listed as the Assistant Managers responsibilities and no extra fee is paid?
Who is the audience?... do internal staff want something to listen whilst they polish the apples?
Or does the manager say "we need to create an atmosphere of a hipsters basement soundtrack"

Or is there a station on Spotify/Pandora/Musaqic

the store manager should review this
https://cloudcovermusic.com/blog/licensing-questions-legal-business-music/
If you do not receive the proper authorization you can be held liable for damages from a minimum of $750 up to a maximum of $150,000 per song played.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 19, 2018, 01:57:33 pm

Industry
Retail Media

Founded
Salt Lake City, Utah

Headquarters
Salt Lake City, Utah

Products
Distribution of music & video


Number of employees
80

Website
www.instoreaudionetwork.com

InStore Audio Network (also known as ISAN) is a retail media provider of narrowcast in-store background music, in-store video content and advertising for delivery within supermarkets and drugstores. InStore Broadcasting Network's music programming is housed locally on a music server at each location, containing the music library and IBN's proprietary scheduling and delivery software. This software enables each server to receive new ads and playlists as often as necessary, transferred over the Internet. The playlists dictate what will be played during the following week in that particular store.

ISAN reports that it provides music to over 22,000 retail and grocery stores in the United States. Its largest client base holds nationwide accounts. Included are stores owned by Ahold (including Giant Food Stores, Tops and Martin's), Kroger, Safeway, Rite Aid, Supervalu, Meijer, Winn-Dixie and Walgreens.[


Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on November 19, 2018, 02:01:19 pm
dude...the Mormons are kick ass dj's ...who would have predicted that!
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 19, 2018, 02:08:14 pm
dude...the Mormons are kick ass dj's ...who would have predicted that!

The company founder is named Jeff Shapiro. He may not be a Mormon.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on November 19, 2018, 02:16:18 pm
dude...the Mormons are kick ass dj's ...who would have predicted that!

The company founder is named Jeff Shapiro. He may not be a Mormon.
oh that's no fun, I already knew the jews had a thing for music
ohhh he went there!

come on think of any X-mas tune you know...probably written by a jew
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on November 19, 2018, 02:23:16 pm
maybe Julie can come up with a "integers I saw while at the Grocery Store" companion thread
I do only shop at bespoke farm-to-table grocery stores that round off all item prices to whole numbers so this is totally in play.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 22, 2018, 09:52:24 am
11/20 Whole Foods H Street DC: Devo-I Cant Get No Satisfaction

11/22: Giant: Blondie:Rapture
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on November 29, 2018, 02:10:19 pm
Just now (probably will be playing for another 20 minutes so hurry)


Italian store westover

Grateful Dead- some cool jam...all I heard was instrumental
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 29, 2018, 02:27:09 pm
Today is my telework day. I will be shopping after I sign out later. I'll report my findings later, though this time of year it's usually lots of Xmas music.

 My wife seems to think that the purpose of me teleworking is for me to get housework and errands done while I'm supposed to be working, but I disagree.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on November 29, 2018, 03:11:19 pm
Today is my telework day. I will be shopping after I sign out later. I'll report my findings later, though this time of year it's usually lots of Xmas music.

 My wife seems to think that the purpose of me teleworking is for me to get housework and errands done while I'm supposed to be working, but I disagree.

Get a “permission slip” from your employer saying you are not authorized to do housework while teleworking


Problem solved

(Actually I feel you man)
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 30, 2018, 04:36:07 pm
I think the only non-Xmas song I heard at either Giant or Whole Foods yesterday was  fat turd John Belushi singing Soul Man. Or at least I think it was the JB version. That's a song that I don't think anybody could make a good version of.

So I'm going to go with...none.

This weekend I'm planning a rare stop at TJ's. Maybe they'll have something.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on December 01, 2018, 06:39:17 pm
12/1 P Street Whole Foods

Prince-Raspberry Beret
Aldo Nova- Fantasy

The second one of of one of the first cassettes I ever purchased! 1982!
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on December 02, 2018, 12:37:40 pm
12.2-A couple of gems amid the Xmas dreck.

Giant- Petty-Here Comes My Girl
Whole Foods-Violent Femmes-Gone Daddy Gone
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on December 03, 2018, 11:07:54 am
Aldo Nova- Fantasy
The second one of of one of the first cassettes I ever purchased! 1982!
ah...the early days of MTV...loved this guy and his leopard skin spandex suit
(https://img.youtube.com/vi/lHXqQOwLytg/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: challanged and calloused on December 03, 2018, 11:26:55 am
Derailing the thread with this: best song that played while i drank coffee in Brooklyn - Thin Lizzy's Cowboy Song. Which The Hold Steady and Ted Leo covered earlier in the week in Brooklyn; and which, I had never heard, prior to this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq6JQLnAW00  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq6JQLnAW00)
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Post by: starsky on December 05, 2018, 12:19:15 pm
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Christmas all over again


At falls church Trader Joe’s


One of my favorite Christmas songs
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on December 08, 2018, 05:45:57 pm
12.8

Giant- Pink Floyd-Time
Whole Foods- Bowie-Changes
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Post by: Heilung4eva on December 17, 2018, 08:54:13 pm
Gotta love the onion

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrgjV_WFD6L/
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Post by: Space Freely on December 28, 2018, 11:17:39 am
Whole Foods, Dublin, OH:

The Smiths: How Soon is Now?

This was preceeded by Bill Ocean's Carribean Queen.

Weird segue.
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on December 28, 2018, 12:02:03 pm
how can you compare an artist who won Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for Caribbean Queen to some barely memorable band from Manchester that was around for only a few years an never amounted to anything
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Post by: starsky on December 28, 2018, 03:15:44 pm
So many hits....Caribbean queen (no more love on the run), lover boy, suddenly, get out of my car, when the going gets tough...the song from romancing the Stone or was that eddy grant?

Anyways the guy was a hit making machine

Not sure who the other guys are
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on December 29, 2018, 04:13:40 pm
12/30

Giant: Cowboy Junkies-A Common Disaster
Whole Foods: Dr. Dog-Heartkiller

Honorable mention for Whole Foods: Me and Bobbie McGee. But it wasn't the preferred version.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on January 01, 2019, 10:34:24 pm
First song heard at a grocery store in 2019:

Corey Hart-Sunglasses at Night
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on January 03, 2019, 11:06:15 am
1/3 Whole Foods

Nice back to back of:

Lemonheads- Mrs. Robinson
Beach Boys-Good Vibrations
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: evilizac on January 04, 2019, 09:00:31 am
NYE - Quench (Beer store in Silver Spring)
Playing Bowie's Blackstar album as I purchased sparkling wine.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Heilung4eva on January 05, 2019, 03:17:39 pm
What I am
Eb and nb
Safeway kensington
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on January 07, 2019, 03:03:50 pm
1/6

Giant: The Grass Roots-Temptation Eyes
Whole Foods: Sharon Jones-not sure of song name. Also, I had to walk out without buying my bag of apples because every line was way too long except for the one where the old Indian lady is the cashier and she's really slow so nobody gets in her line. The 15 items or less express line was being clogged up by some shaved-side-hair-manbun-earring-shaggy-beard wearing douche with about 30 items.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on January 07, 2019, 03:05:41 pm
God I hate people
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on January 07, 2019, 03:16:31 pm
Also, I had to walk out without buying my bag of apples because every line was way too long except for the one where the old Indian lady is the cashier and she's really slow so nobody gets in her line. The 15 items or less express line was being clogged up by some shaved-side-hair-manbun-earring-shaggy-beard wearing douche with about 30 items.
Hey man, some of us come here just to read about the best songs people heard while grocery shopping. Can you please keep your commentary and grocery exploits out of this thread so we don't sully it? Perhaps we should make a The Best Song that Plated as I Grocery Shopped Commentary thread so we can stop living like savages.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on January 07, 2019, 03:29:17 pm
I dunno...as the creator of the thread I'm just as interested in poster's editorials as I am their song selection. As the great Rick Springfield once sang....

We all need the human touch
We all need the human touch
I need it, the human touch
We all need the human touch
We all need it, and I need it too!
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on January 07, 2019, 03:35:14 pm
yikes...in this #metoo era...I'd watch out how you ask other bordies to touch you
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on January 07, 2019, 04:05:59 pm
The commentary is the best part of this thread
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: challanged and calloused on January 08, 2019, 08:43:29 am
This really happened: I Still Haven't found what I'm Looking For on the PA at Home Depot in Parkville over the weekend as I wandered about not finding what I was looking for with no one around to help.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on January 08, 2019, 10:34:30 am
Followed by I can’t live with or without you and where the aisles have no name?
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on January 12, 2019, 11:29:55 am
1/10 Giant

Feist-Mushaboom
AFOS-I Ran

1/11 H Street Whole Foods

REM-Man on the Moon
The Flips-She Don't Use Jelly


What's the deal with the three major OJ companies all reducing the size of their containers from 59 ozs to 52 ozs and keeping the price the same? What a scam. My response is to decrease portion size.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on January 12, 2019, 11:36:58 am
that is happening with everything at grocery store and is super annoying...its a way of raising prices without being obvious to most people...
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Justin Tonation on January 14, 2019, 09:43:18 pm
I am at the grocery listening to what I believe is a Muzak remix of “Champagne Supernova” (https://twitter.com/MusicologyDuck/status/1084980072866607104)
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on January 14, 2019, 10:14:44 pm
1/14 Whole Foods

 Hendrix-All Along the Watchtower
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on January 14, 2019, 10:18:04 pm
1/14 Whole Foods

 Hendrix-All Along the Watchtower


these types of songs should be retired... they've been beaten to death... they are stale


is it a great version? yes but we have heard it so much


I'd rather they play Dylan's original... that is a shocker in its starkness
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on January 14, 2019, 10:33:26 pm
1/14 Whole Foods

 Hendrix-All Along the Watchtower


these types of songs should be retired... they've been beaten to death... they are stale


is it a great version? yes but we have heard it so much


I'd rather they play Dylan's original... that is a shocker in its starkness

I don't listen to the radio and i don't own any Hendrix, so it's not that overdone to me. I'd also rather hear the Dylan original but of course they're going to go with the popular version at the grocery store..
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on January 14, 2019, 10:42:28 pm
Am surprised to read that... Hendrix's version is and has been everywhere for decades...but whatever, good for you


A lot of these classic rock songs are just so boring at this point... the songs that stand out at a grocery store are the more modern ones... when i go to a grocery store and i hear something from the 80s on I am pleased....
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on January 25, 2019, 02:45:52 pm
I was in Giant about a week ago and they played a song that was way too indie for the people shopping at the time. I could even catch any of the words to the song to look it up. If I had the guess, I would have guessed Built To Spill. After hearing them on the radio just now, I'm slightly more sure it was them....
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Post by: Space Freely on January 25, 2019, 10:26:21 pm
What a great night in the burbs for hitting he Giant and getting buttermilk for the morning pancakes.

The Cars-Just What I Needed
Elvis C.-Allison
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on February 09, 2019, 04:37:34 pm
2/9 A little weird that i go to the Drive By Truckers and hear them cover Sign of the Times and the next afternoon Giant plays Starfish and Coffee off of the same album.

Edit: Whole Foods, not Giant.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Yada on February 09, 2019, 04:44:11 pm
2/9 A little weird that i go to the Drive By Truckers and hear them cover Sign of the Times and the next afternoon Giant plays Starfish and Coffee off of the same album.

How bad was the cover?
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on February 09, 2019, 05:56:09 pm
we crossed paths like ships in the night
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on February 09, 2019, 07:31:13 pm
2/9 A little weird that i go to the Drive By Truckers and hear them cover Sign of the Times and the next afternoon Giant plays Starfish and Coffee off of the same album.

How bad was the cover?

I think it was more like a reinterpretation than a cover, and it was inserted as part of a song...they've done this with other songs.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on February 23, 2019, 07:11:03 pm
Giant hitting the Franz Ferdinand hard this week.

2/21: Take Me Out
2/23: Do You Want To

but the winner for the week:

2/23 Petty, The Waiting
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on February 24, 2019, 10:00:16 am
Ugh.,,,tAke me out beats the waiting
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Post by: Heilung4eva on February 24, 2019, 05:57:40 pm
Shoppers Glenmont
Praise You - FBS
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on February 27, 2019, 09:09:04 pm
2/27 Giant

A repeat of a previous play, but a song I love by a band I miss.

Camera Obscura-Lloyd I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on March 11, 2019, 03:00:28 pm
3/10 Giant

*Blondie: Heart of Glass
Duran Duran: Union of the Snake

*This was my kid's pick. She even knew the name of the song. She's learnin'.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: challanged and calloused on March 12, 2019, 09:51:49 am
while waiting at the FedEx facility in Rockville last night to retrieve a package; no staph anywhere....Simple Minds, "Don't You (Forget About Me)" on the PA system.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on March 29, 2019, 07:50:56 pm
Been falling down on the job on this thread.

About a week ago at Giant:

The Knack- My Sharona
Courtney Barnett-Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party

Yesterday at Whole Foods:

The Housemartins-Happy Hour (it was actually after happy hour)
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on March 30, 2019, 09:16:44 pm
Today- Giant

J Geils-Freeze Frame
Kim Wild- Kids in America
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on April 03, 2019, 10:08:38 am
4/2 Giant (my dog needed dog food)

Siouxie and the Banshees-Hong Kong Garden (1978)

Deep cutting with that one for sure.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on April 03, 2019, 11:03:30 am
What a great track...early Siouxsie is killer
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: K8teebug on April 04, 2019, 07:28:56 am
Courtney Barnett at Giant? woah.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on April 05, 2019, 09:48:50 am
Definitely not the best, but the most noteworthy:


Wegmans
Weird al yankovic - Eat It
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on April 05, 2019, 09:56:09 am
Definitely not the best, but the most noteworthy:


Wegmans
Weird al yankovic - Eat It

Thanks. Next time I need to convince my kid to RVA, I'll tell her they play weird Al at all the stores.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on April 08, 2019, 09:07:00 pm
4/7 Whole Foods

Pixies-Here Comes Your Man
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: twangirl on April 12, 2019, 02:05:56 am
Peaches & Herb  "Shake Your Groove Thing"
HEB South Austin
Show em how we do it now!
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on April 12, 2019, 06:05:36 am
Peaches & Herb  "Shake Your Groove Thing"

TIL
Peaches & Herb are an American vocalist duo. Herb Fame (born October 1, 1942) has remained a constant as "Herb" since the duo was created in 1966; seven different women have filled the role of "Peaches", most notably Francine "Peaches" Hurd Barker (April 28, 1947 – August 13, 2005), the original "Peaches" who lent her nickname to the duo, and Linda Greene, the third "Peaches" who appeared on the duo's biggest hits "Shake Your Groove Thing" (1978) and "Reunited" (1979).
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on April 12, 2019, 08:12:18 am
The salient point is they were from DC


Good to hear from you twangirl!
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on April 12, 2019, 08:50:53 am
Peaches & Herb  "Shake Your Groove Thing"

TIL
Peaches & Herb are an American vocalist duo. Herb Fame (born October 1, 1942) has remained a constant as "Herb" since the duo was created in 1966; seven different women have filled the role of "Peaches", most notably Francine "Peaches" Hurd Barker (April 28, 1947 – August 13, 2005), the original "Peaches" who lent her nickname to the duo, and Linda Greene, the third "Peaches" who appeared on the duo's biggest hits "Shake Your Groove Thing" (1978) and "Reunited" (1979).

Do you think Herb will ever employ this Peaches?

(http://thewildmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/000021170032-copy.jpg)
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on April 22, 2019, 08:56:47 am
Last week at Giant: Another deep cut from the Talking Heads
4/19 P Street Whole Foods-Phoenix-track off of the Wolfgang album
4/21 Giant: Prince-Little Red Corvette
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Post by: Heilung4eva on April 29, 2019, 07:28:24 pm
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Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on May 08, 2019, 08:30:07 am
Sat 5/4/19 Giant Prince-Delirious
Tues 5/7/19 Giant Petty-I Need to Know

This is always a good one to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: twangirl on May 08, 2019, 06:52:57 pm
Whole Foods Tenleytown
The Kinks "You Really Got Me"
Booker T & The MGs "Green Onions"  --wasn't the first time I've danced in the grocery store, won't be the last
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on May 08, 2019, 08:18:41 pm

Booker T & The MGs "Green Onions"  --wasn't the first time I've danced in the grocery store, won't be the last
Love Booker t
Was just listening to universal language on the spinny thing
their show at the club was fun
but don't remember a whole lot
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on June 09, 2019, 01:53:21 pm
6/9/19

Whole Foods:

The Undertones-Teenage Kicks
Spoon- Do You
Jenny Lewis- Breakin Up

Giant:

Feist-one of her songs they always play
Thomas Dolby- She Blinded Me With Science*

*It's been 33+ years, but I can finally listen to this song again. My hunchback freshman college roommate played the Thomas Dolby album all the freaking time, and there's only so much you can take of that in a lifetime.

**Note to middle aged white guy who was trying to dance to this song while pushing his cart...you wife was not amused, and neither was I.
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Post by: Heilung4eva on June 09, 2019, 06:59:28 pm
Sorry.
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Post by: twangirl on June 24, 2019, 03:48:12 pm
Whole Foods Tenleytown
Echo & The Bunnymen "Bring on the Dancing Horses"
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Post by: Heilung4eva on June 24, 2019, 04:06:15 pm
Whole Foods Tenleytown
Echo & The Bunnymen "Bring on the Dancing Horses"


7 posts in the last 5 years, and three of them are in this thread?  What kind of long game are you even playing?!?
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on June 24, 2019, 04:21:23 pm
What kind of long game are you even playing?!?
What lady can refuse the dulcet tones of a James Ford thread?
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: twangirl on June 27, 2019, 12:00:27 am
Whole Foods Tenleytown
Echo & The Bunnymen "Bring on the Dancing Horses"


7 posts in the last 5 years, and three of them are in this thread?  What kind of long game are you even playing?!?

I like this thread!
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: WalkOnBack on June 30, 2019, 11:39:22 pm
I live in the country.  And I mean the country.  I have noticed something odd . . . none, and I mean none, of the stores (Food Lion / Martins / Walmart / Target / Aldi ) around here, do not play any type of music at all, ever.  But they do now have robots that wander up and down the aisles looking for spills, or things on shelves that don't belong there.

People here, hate those robots, and believe they are all out to take people's jobs.  I just want to know, if they are good in bed.
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Post by: Chill Greta, Chill! ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|ll on July 02, 2019, 09:41:23 pm
Quote from: WalkOnBack link=topic=24871.msg488723#msg488723
People here, hate those robots, and believe they are all out to take people's jobs.  I just want to know, if they are good in bed.
the answer is yes to both questions
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on July 20, 2019, 01:40:54 pm
Whole Foods

Bowie-Young Americans
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Post by: starsky on July 20, 2019, 05:41:04 pm
Whole Foods

Bowie-Young Americans


Great song but am a bit burned out on it....also it’s a song that is better at night


So many great Bowie songs but they always play the same ones
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: twangirl on July 26, 2019, 10:03:08 pm
Trader Joe's Glover Park
Bryan Adams "Summer of '69"

I could've done without that actually
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on August 04, 2019, 10:06:00 pm
8/3 Whole Foods, Basalt, CO
Queen-Radio Gaga
Still kicking myself for not getting any of the wide array of Casey bottles at the only place I'll probably ever see them in a grocery store (though i did get a couple at the brewery)

8/4 Giant (NoVA)
The Church-Under The Milky Way
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Justin Tonation on August 04, 2019, 10:15:49 pm
8/1 Taco Bell, College Park
Ex Hex - Cosmic Cave
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Post by: starsky on August 05, 2019, 01:43:53 am
8/1 Taco Bell, College Park
Ex Hex - Cosmic Cave


Now that is cool
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Heilung4eva on August 05, 2019, 05:15:08 am
8/1 Taco Bell, College Park
Ex Hex - Cosmic Cave


Now that is cool

Though we may need to have a conversation if you're grocery shopping at a Taco Bell.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: sweetcell on August 05, 2019, 12:41:49 pm
8/1 Taco Bell, College Park
Ex Hex - Cosmic Cave


Now that is cool

Though we may need to have a conversation if you're grocery shopping at a Taco Bell.

pretty sure that's Julian's gig.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: twangirl on August 19, 2019, 01:36:49 am
HEB South Austin
Wall of Voodoo "Mexican Radio"
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Post by: Space Freely on August 19, 2019, 08:33:04 am
Giant, 8/17

Cat Power-Don't know the song, she gobbles the lyrics too much for me to guess and google, but i still like it
Clash-London Calling
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on September 05, 2019, 07:28:07 pm
Ok, this is one of the most craptastic songs ever recorded but what made this the best song at Giant today, 9/5/19, was seeing a 60+ year old man pushing his cart through the produce aisle, singing every line.

Lovin' Every Minute of It
Loverboy

I'm not man or machine
I'm just something in between
Oh, oh, oh, oh
I'm all love, a dynamo
So push the button and let me go
Whoa, oh, whoa, whoa
You want me to come alive
Flick the switch into overdrive
You and me can let it be
Ready (ready)
Aim (aim)
Fire
Touch that dial
Turn me on
Start me like a motor, make me run
Lovin' every minute of it (Lovin')
Lovin' every minute of it
Turn that dial all the way
Shoot me like a rocket into space
Lovin' every minute of it
Lovin' every minute of it
Lovin' every minute of it
C'mon on
I got fun, you want some
I'm ever ready, Dr. Love
Whoa, oh, whoa, whoa
I'm antenna, aerial
I'm tunin' in, I'm outta control
Whoa, oh, whoa, whoa
You got love, you got a deal
You wanna drive then take the wheel
You and me can let it be
Ready (ready),…





Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Heilung4eva on September 07, 2019, 12:44:05 pm
Just like paradise, DLR
Giant, Montrose Crossing
right now
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: twangirl on September 08, 2019, 06:50:44 pm
Whole Foods Tenleytown, Seals & Crofts "Summer Breeze"
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on September 12, 2019, 04:02:47 pm
9/11 Giant

One of my favorite songs from my youth...

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts-I Love Rock and Roll

…………………………………..
They also played Stevie Wonder, but he's always seemed overrated to me. If he were a white guy with 20/20 vision, he'd be about as revered as Anthony Kiedis.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on September 12, 2019, 04:07:18 pm
YC
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Justin Tonation on September 12, 2019, 05:38:00 pm
They also played Stevie Wonder, but he's always seemed overrated to me. If he were a white guy with 20/20 vision, he'd be about as revered as Anthony Kiedis.

A huge amount of his work would be very suspicious coming from a white guy.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on September 14, 2019, 04:04:05 pm
I thought it was going to be a wasted trip to Giant when they started with Pearl Jam and (more) Stevie Wonder.

But then i saw that they were having three day sale on BJ's ($2/pint) and they played:

Cowboy Junkies-A Common Disaster
Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight

Then i went to Whole Foods, where i head

Pretenders-Middle of the Road
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on September 22, 2019, 06:14:23 pm
Floyd-Another Brick in the Wall
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: sweetcell on September 23, 2019, 01:19:19 pm
Floyd-Another Brick in the Wall

part 2, i assume? ("we don't need no education...")
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on September 23, 2019, 03:22:35 pm
Floyd-Another Brick in the Wall

part 2, i assume? ("we don't need no education...")

Yes, played right after "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow, which was a close runner-up, and arguable a better grocery store song.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on September 29, 2019, 05:23:05 pm
9/29

Whole Foods

M. Ward-Rave On

Honorable Mention: Kacey Musgraves High Horse. This song is like Wilson Phillips with a nosering.
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 13, 2019, 02:27:40 pm
Giant 10-13

Blondie "Heart of Glass"
TV On the Radio- I don't know the names of any of their songs but it was one of those fast, popular tracks
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: twangirl on October 23, 2019, 08:09:53 pm
Central Market S.Austin

BB King "The Thrill Is Gone"
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on October 23, 2019, 09:04:45 pm
10/23 Giant

Kaiser Chiefs-I Predict a Riot
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: starsky on October 23, 2019, 10:21:55 pm
The only thing that I am thinking at a grocery is how can I get out of here
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: Space Freely on November 08, 2019, 11:51:46 pm
11/8 Giant

Pretenders-Back on the Chain Gang
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts- I Love Rock and Roll
Title: Re: In Which I Share With You the Best Song that Played as I Grocery Shopped
Post by: twangirl on November 26, 2019, 02:00:07 am
Whole Foods Tenleytown

Rufus Thomas: (Do The) Push and Pull (Part 1)

Looky here, push it, pull it, push it, pull it.
Get on up, get on down!