Author: Michael Parr

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The Friday Five: May 1, 2015

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments. The Five: “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna (from True Blue, 1986) Okay, so here’s the deal: it’s Thursday night and I know that I have a hellacious Friday ahead of me, so here I am, iPhone in hand, ready to crank out a Friday Five. That means I’m shuffling from a smaller, albeit more familiar, deck. That said, on with the Five! Oh, 1986, we were so innocent. Hell, Madonna only had to evoke some vague Christian imagery combined with some out-of-wedlock pregnancy to stir up controversy. “She’s the Woman” by Van Halen …

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The Friday Five: April 24, 2015

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments. The Five: “Hear My Train a Comin’ (acoustic)” by Jimi Hendrix (from Blues, 1994) While the likelihood that I would purchase this collection was high, the inclusion of this cut sealed the deal. Hand Hendrix an 12-string acoustic guitar that is tuned down 2 steps (a’la Lead Belly) and let him burn: A little dose of Jimi does a soul good. “Dirty Diana” by Michael Jackson (from Bad 25 (disc 1), 2012) Speaking of doing the soul a bit of good. “Dirty Diana” is easily one of my favorite tunes on Bad. “Paradise …