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  1. Chris Akanora

    Dr. Werner Dr. Werner, 1 1 1 2 9

    You're welcome. Damn, I need to get back on the radio. No community stations around here.
  2. This is great, but it's not my track! The man in that song was singing, not rapping. I'll keep looking. Thank you!
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    "I can operate by the light of the moon alone"

    This is what I mean about my being obsessive. Soon after I posted that, I returned to the station I'd heard it on (Chios FM "Lovely Greek Radio") and found that they were repeating their playlist over about an eight- or nine-hour period. I kept listening and when the song came back on I wasn't even aware of it at first; it was extremely quiet and unobtrusive. And I did manage to identify it! Thanks to Soundhound! (Shazam didn't have a thing! Always have both apps on your phone.) Here is the song. The Whalers - Paddle Easy - Lighthouse
  4. ETA: I did find them at last. The band was called Bohemia, and they were very hard to find because there are several bands by that name. They were not British but a post-punk group from Chicago. The voice on the monitor summons me down the corridor Dr. Werner, Dr. Werner, 1 1 1 2 9 Come across my visual screen, I want to know just where you've been Dr. Werner, Dr. Werner, 1 1 1 2 9 Covering his face with his hands, he avoided the monitor's wrath He hid in the closet 'til half past six and slid from the video monitor's path and slid from the video monitor's path The voice on the monitor summons me down the corridor Dr. Werner, Dr. Werner, 1 1 1 2 9 Oh Dr. Werner, Dr. Werner, 1 1 1 2 9 (because he says "vun vun vun two nine" it sounds like "fun fun fun tonight"
  5. Chris Akanora

    Songs About Sleep or Insomnia

    Two Sleepy People - Ames Bros. Up All Night - The Records Love In Mind - Neil Young People Have The Power - Patti Smith
  6. It is an alt.rock song, very upbeat and bouncy, must be very recent, one of those where the (male) lead vocalist sings the lyrics in a very fast-paced manner similar to rap but singing, not chanting. The only lyrics I managed to make out were the words "stream of consciousness". They were in a verse and not a refrain. Just in case, I've checked and there's no song with that title that fits the description. I didn't have my phone with me, so I couldn't turn on Shazam or Soundhound to find out what it was. Thanks.
  7. This is a gently rocking indie song, sung by a man and a woman. The woman sounded a little like Kristin Hersh. "I can operate by the light of the moon alone" "Oh my God, I don't know what I would do without you. Oh my God, I don't know what I'm doing."
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    "I've never thought rationally" - what song?

    No, it's not Bowie... I wonder if it's something local. I'll write or call the station where I heard it and see if someone there can identify it. Thanks.
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    New "old" music

    In a discussion on youtube about the late Technicolor Web of Sound, one contributor mentioned the "new 'old' songs"/"new classic rock" movement. I knew there had to be one. Point me in the right direction, I can't find a damn thing on Goggle.
  10. "I've never been rational, I've never thought rationally"... male vocalist, sounds quite 80s new wave, what we really called alternative back then; possible influence from Jad Fair? Not the Alannis Morissette song, I know that when I hear it. Thank you.
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    Song title: Corners, 1969-70

    I haven't found "Corners" but I think I've located the track I remembered as "It Must Be." It's actually called "It Is As It Must Be" and it's by Man. Since I don't remember how it sounded at the time, and this is definitely the kind of music Jody Anderson played on her WLRW Underground show all the time, it makes sense that this is probably it. They have some pretty impressive live stuff on youtube also.
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    Wonky Boards

    As of the afternoon of July 8, attempts to get to songfacts are still putting me on a page saying it is an attack site and offering to get me out of here. When I say "ignore warning" there's a place to click "This isn't an attack site", but clicking on it takes me to stopbadware.com where I am told it may actually be an attack site This is really annoying.
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    Songs that are all wrong in todays' world

    Hey, little girl Comb your hair, fix your makeup Soon he will open the door Don't think because there's a ring on your finger You needn't try any more For wives should always be lovers too Run to his arms the moment he comes home to you I'm warning you. Day after day There are girls at the office And men will always be men Don't send him off with your hair still in curlers You may not see him again... Hey, little girl Better wear something pretty Something you'd wear to go to the city And dim all the lights, Pour the wine, start the music Time to get ready for love... Time to get ready... Jack Jones "Wives & Lovers" single, Kapp 551, 1963 Written by Bacharach & David Talk about the feminine mystique! Back when this was written, a girl was anyone under thirty and the key to life was "getting" and "keeping" a man. Today, the "girl" wouldn't appreciate being called that, and she probably either owns her own business or is out working two jobs of her own just to live and pay the bills.
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    Another Fogelberg tune?

    Earlier, I asked about a recording of a Fogelberg song and you guys were most helpful, especially Phil. 'Anyway I Love You/Let Me Go' There is another song I need help identifying from the same time period. I'm sure this was Fogelberg with the same woman as in the above example. The song title was "Fragile". All I remember is the words "Fragile, 'til it dies" and "So fragile it could die." And it had some really beautiful guitar work.
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    Song title: Corners, 1969-70

    Thanks Phil, I refuse to have a Facebook account but I'll find it some way.