Suzanne Vega

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So I’m riding in the car with my daughter and Tom’s Diner comes on the radio. She says, “oh my god, they totally ripped off Centuries by Fall Out Boy.” I looked at her and asked, “what’s that?” She answered, “It’s the song and these guys totally ripped it off.” I said, “Huh…I think you’ve got it wrong, this is Tom’s Diner by Suzanne Vega, this song came out in the 1980’s.” She then proceeded to roll her eyes and say, “Sure Dad, Tom’s Diner, right.”

It’s funny how kids these days think the world began when they were born, and that nothing existed before that. I had to show her the vinyl when we got home. She then went on YouTube and gave me a listen to Centuries by Fall Out Boy. Seems they took the repeated line in Tom’s Diner and sang it throughout the song (We think they may have lifted some Maroon 5 or Adele in there as well). I’m not sure how the Vega chorus managed to find it’s way into the song. Maybe one of the group’s players use to be rocked to sleep by it as a child. There is no doubt about where it came from though. Not that it’s worth a law suit or anything. It’s not like Fall Out Boy is Led Zeppelin.

For today’s Runner, enjoy Suzanne Vega from her self titled 1985 debut. Good Stuff…and if you want to compare Centuries by Fall Out Boy to Tom’s Diner, here you go.


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Moondance

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Van Morrison’s Moondance is a marvelous record steeped in passion and spirit. A fantabulous soundscape for a rare late night run. It stoned me to my soul, stoned me just like jellyrolls. Stream for yourself.

Moondance
01 And It Stoned Me
02 Moondance
03 Crazy Love
04 Caravan
05 Into the Mystic
06 Come Running
07 These Dreams of You
08 Brand New Day
09 Everyone
10 Glad Tidings

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CandyO

 

CARs for TPK – Let’s Go!

Candyo
Let’s Go
Since I Held You
It’s All I Can Do
Double Life
Shoo Be Doo
Candy-O
Night Spots
You Can’t Hold On To Long
Lust for Kicks
Got Alot On My Head
Dangerous Type

Take it on the run…
Cars
Shake It Up

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Everywhere At Once

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There is a good chance my surfing Soundtrax partner David saw these guys back in the early eighties. Regretfully, I never did, although I did catch Peter Case solo a few years later, a vastly different style and experience to say the least. The LA post punk garage band, The Plimsouls brief run lasted 5 years. Their second album, Everywhere at Once, sports their two biggest hits Million Miles Away and Oldest Story in the World which gained air thanks to the 1983 movie Valley Girl in which the band appeared. It is a classic soundtrack, definitely dated and oh so much fun! Enjoy.

Everywhere At Once
Shaky City
Magic Touch
Oldest Story in the World
Lie, Beg, Borrow and Steal
Play The Breaks
How Long Will it Take?
A Million Miles Away
My Life Isn’t Easy
Inch by Inch
I’ll Get Lucky
Everywhere At Once

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