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I'M KENNY POWERS
by MOLLY LAMBERT
THIS IS MY KENNY POWERS MIX!!! I'd write this WHOLE BLOG in all caps but I know most of you would find it off-putting. I find PROPER CAPITALIZATION and punctuating to be VERY OFF-PUTTING and that is why I enjoy the internet and KANYE'S BLOG!!!
I identify strongly with Kenny Powers (except for his racism). Maybe the reason we all love cable TV characters like Tony Soprano and Don Draper and Kenny Powers who have such big egos and make such bad choices is because we are all like that deep down at our anonycores. It's just part of being a human being that sometimes you feel like a huge fucking baby who only wants to do whatever the fuck it is you want to do.
So in the spirit of doing whatever the fuck it is you want to do, I made a three volume Kenny Powers themed mix. Three hours and change of seventies rock. I thought about putting some rap in but the playlist kept getting too long anyway so I have restricted it to seventies rock (sometimes early eighties). I'm sorry it doesn't have the Three 6 Mafia song from the steroids doing sequence. I had to make some very tough decisions.
Seventies rock is my favorite genre, and I made this for me. But I also made it for you, and that is why I painstakingly cut up clips of all the best dialogue from Eastbound & Down to thread between songs and make it perfect. There's a lot of Southern rock and yankee/UK takes on Southern rock. There's some random junk too. I do what I want!
This is not the soundtrack of the series, which the MC5's Wayne Kramer put together and you can see a listing of here. This is a narrative mix by me "inspired by" Kenny Powers. Divided into Strikes, the 1st volume is a retrospective of Kenny's baseball career and life leading up to the present, the 2nd deals with Kenny and April's relationship and is love themed, and the 3rd is about Kenny's return to North Carolina.
This is the best thing I have ever done lately. I keep joking that it is my thesis for the last five years, but I am only sort of joking. Is that sad? I no longer care. Certainly when I learned how to use pro tools at the college radio station I did not know my lyfe path would lead me here, to the land of endless blogging and semi-professional online presence having and a horrible recession. There are worse fates than spending your late nights chopping up Ram Jam. Nothing thrills me more than a nice segue.
DON'T YOU DARE COMPLAIN THAT IT IS TOO LONG. THIS IS MY GIFT TO YOU. BASEBALL GAMES REQUIRE A VERY LONG ATTENTION SPAN THAT IS A RELIC OF A DIFFERENT TIME. BRING THAT MINDSET INTO PLAY HERE WHEN YOU ARE LISTENING. IF YOU SAT THROUGH HAVE ONE ON ME YOU WILL SIT THROUGH THIS AND LEARN TO HAVE THE PATIENCE OF A NON-GINGER WHILE I TEACH YOU ALL ABOUT CHOOGLIN.
Eastbound & Down inspired the hell out of me. I dream about making something as fucked up and great someday as Jody Hill and Ben Best and Danny McBride did. If you don't know who Kenny Powers is or don't give a fuck (p.s. if this is you, GET OFF MY BLOG), it's also just a great SPRING AND SUMMERTIME MIX of AM Gold style seventies rock to listen to as you drive/walk/bike around your town or city in coming months.
I WILL SEE YALL AT SHABOOMS! DJ SHE-BEAR AKA MOLLY LAMBERT
The Joker - Snail
Shakedown Cruise - Jay Ferguson
Sign Of The Gypsy Queen - April Wine
Homesick - Atlanta Rhythm Section
Freeborn Man - Outlaws
Remember The Good Times - Paice, Ashton, & Lord
404 - Ram Jam
Take A Little Word - Hudson Ford
If You Want To Get To Heaven - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Found Out The Hard Way - Ace
Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
Lonesome Loser - Little River Band
Saddletramp - Charlie Daniels Band
Lonely One - Dave Mason
Southern Girls - Cheap Trick
Don't You Know What Love Is - Touch
Jackie Blue - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
She's A Stranger - Mama's Pride
Quite Like You - Nantucket
I Could Be Good For You - 707
Nicole - Point Blank
Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company
Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop
Amie - Pure Prairie League
Sweet City Woman - The Stampeders
Visions Of You - Bandit
Lady Of My Heart - Loggins & Messina
Magnet & Steel - Walter Egan
Keep On Trying - Poco
Outlaw Women - Hank Williams Jr.
Going Down - Freddie King
Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top
Commotion - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Funk #48 - James Gang
I Got Kinda Lost (Demo) - Big Star
Flirtin' With Disaster - Molly Hatchet
Keep It Warm - Flo & Eddie
Isn't It Time - The Babys
Ain't Wastin' Time No More - Allman Brothers Band
Last Kiss - Fandango
Shambala - Three Dog Night
East Bound and Down - Jerry Reed
Crying in the Night - Buckingham/Nicks
Hold On - Ian Gomm
Fire On The Mountain - Marshall Tucker Band
April Love - Stillwater
Those Shoes (Chopped & Screwed) - The Eagles