Let’s do some ‘light the candles and lock the doors’ music

In honor of those two star-crossed lovers, James O’Keefe and Abbie Boudreau, I thought we’d make seductive love songs our opening theme for tonight’s Friday Night Travelin’ Music.

The classics, of course, would come from folks such as Barry White and Marvin Gaye. In the country genre you could do worse than Willie Nelson and songs such as “You Are Always On My Mind.” Frank Sinatra has set many a romantic mood, as has Billie Holiday.

But you know, even with the right tunes playing, sometimes things just don’t work out the way you planned. With that in mind, here’s tonight kickoff tune, in honor of Jim O’Keefe.

270 comments Add your comment

Kamchak

October 1st, 2010
3:48 pm

DebbieDoRight

October 1st, 2010
4:03 pm

Since I have a promise to keep…….here’s to O’keefe that pasty white pimp playa and for all the playa haters trying to do diss his style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70o_F6Yo7ck&ob=av2e

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
4:08 pm

DebbieDoRight

October 1st, 2010
4:13 pm

RAMBLE ON!!!

October 1st, 2010
4:14 pm

very sloooow news week for Jay.

DebbieDoRight

October 1st, 2010
4:17 pm

That O’Keefe – the mack daddy of all mack daddies…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OzU9nste5c

DebbieDoRight

October 1st, 2010
4:25 pm

Kamchak

October 1st, 2010
4:26 pm

C’mon DDR, don’t be so shy. Tell us what you really think.

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 1st, 2010
4:27 pm

Jay

You mentioned Willie but I think if you’re going go the country route, this one fits the O’Keefe/Boudreau situation better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLZfsl5uTQY

Logical Dude

October 1st, 2010
4:30 pm

For those who are concerned if Deal wins the governorship. Vote carefully for Lt. Governor, because they’ll be taking over soon if Deal wins.

j$

October 1st, 2010
4:31 pm

All homeboy needed was the funky cold medina

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWSLXEyk7zI

(this one is probably on obama’s ipod)

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 1st, 2010
4:36 pm

One of the better ones that Kris penned,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NqwXaVUL5E

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 1st, 2010
4:40 pm

If Boudreau had made it to the boat, she might have wanted this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICM3g_tF7Cs

Kamchak

October 1st, 2010
4:44 pm

Maybe this is what “independent film-maker” James O’Queef had in mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD2GJAxYtW8

Chester Drawers

October 1st, 2010
4:46 pm

Great choice Jay!

Scout

October 1st, 2010
4:46 pm

Jay:

Don’t forget our friends who “lock the candles and light the doors”.

jm

October 1st, 2010
4:52 pm

Holy tomole. In 2025, 60 mpg’s as fleet standards? Woww…

http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/01/autos/2025_fuel_economy/index.htm?hpt=T2

Matti

October 1st, 2010
4:59 pm

I just don’t get how soft “romantic” music puts people in the mood. Where’s the passion? Where’s the steady, driving beat? Where’s the BASS, fercryinoutloud? OK, TMI and nevermind. I’ll spare y’all my idea of “lock the doors and let’s leave the lights ON!” music.

Normal

October 1st, 2010
5:07 pm

Normal

October 1st, 2010
5:09 pm

Pogo

October 1st, 2010
5:10 pm

“Global employment crisis will stir social unrest, warns the UN”.

An interesting way to look at this is that science (and its machines) and the political failure of world socialism are destroying us. The first is an effect of man’s natural curosity and innovation (science and its machines that increase efficiency which results in employing less taxpaying people) and the other (socialism) is the result of a failed 19th century political model which Europe and other countries on other continents have tried with no success. As to the latter, Europe leaders are now wising up but their people, who have been for many years spoiled by their governments policy of creating government jobs where there really were none and the promise of security for life, no matter the persons contribution to society, are revolting. The problem is, when you withhold heroin from an addict (or in this case, government subsidized livelihoods for everybody) they get real mad. The European people are not liking it all and they are striking and marching in the streets because of the austerity measures of their governments and that is what the UN is referring to. I never thought I would ever say it but I have to envy the European leaders and their current austerity measures. They have been down the wealth distribution/socialist road and they learned and now they are trying to change. We, as in America on the other hand are now embracing this very same failed political path through the actions of Obama and his policies of wealth distribution and favours to the unions, his increased Federal hiring and his beloved federally funded projects, all of which are being paid for by deficit spending.

The world (and especially the US), is in for a rough ride because there just isn’t enough money to support the spending by the governments of any nation because both of the things mentioned above ultimately destroy government operating revenue, by one means or another. Think about it. The ironic thing is, our “advances” in both areas may be the undoing of us and I really don’t think we have any REAL leaders present today that are smart enough to solve the problem.

Maybe there was something to be said for the old “horse and buggy” days. At least someone could make a buck for fixing the wheels on the buggy or feeding the horse that pulled the buggy and that buck was the persons own in whole, not a large portion of it allocated by the government to cover losers.

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
5:10 pm

Normal

October 1st, 2010
5:14 pm

Kamchak

October 1st, 2010
5:17 pm

Where’s the passion? Where’s the steady, driving beat? Where’s the BASS, fercryinoutloud?

Oh…OK.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyl5DlrsU90

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
5:18 pm

Hi y’all!

For that debonair Mr. O’Keefe, I offer this oldie for starters…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2whGEvy13Ag

Matti

October 1st, 2010
5:19 pm

jo nix,

YEAH! That’ll get the party going! Nice choice.

Normal,

Santana (and a few others who can um, do that.. to an… instrument) make my knees buckle right quick!

Don't Forget

October 1st, 2010
5:21 pm

Matti

October 1st, 2010
5:22 pm

Kamchack,

You know me too well! Do you *know* me? Haha! (Shhhh!)

Don't Forget

October 1st, 2010
5:23 pm

Didn’t quite work out the way he wanted though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99jVPJUeqr4

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
5:23 pm

we’ve got O’keefe all wrong…this is what he meant…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOWK7Tam01M

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
5:24 pm

Normal, super sweeeet divadip. (Which BTW means “The lamp, light and eye of God.”)

Yeah, it’s poppy and bubble gum as hell, but it’s got that infectious beat and those superb Carlos licks.

And tell me brother what is wrong with that?

The band that changed the world…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96YQdiMV-Jc&feature=related

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
5:25 pm

marky mark

October 1st, 2010
5:27 pm

I dont know….this feels more like a Marvin Gaye moment to me….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVTN5o9Kgu8

Matti

October 1st, 2010
5:29 pm

Did you exchange a walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

Normal

October 1st, 2010
5:30 pm

AmVet,
I never gor into the Beatles un til Sgt. Peppers. From then on I was hooked. During the early days, I liked these guys better…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoRLIJJSG4o

Kamchak

October 1st, 2010
5:30 pm

Normal

October 1st, 2010
5:33 pm

Matti,
Back in my day, the “game” was romance…flowers, holding hands, slow dancing, The first kiss, then…more slow dancing…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNz-Am3Qm5s&feature=related

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
5:33 pm

From arguably the greatest American rock band of their era…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqTLlHkfSC4

marky mark

October 1st, 2010
5:34 pm

This is what I grew up around in macon….and I bet O’Keefe feels like this about now…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHhKnc0XZrs&feature=related

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

October 1st, 2010
5:34 pm

Well, this is more this O’Keefe fellow’s style:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1KtIJq5s4g&feature=fvst

Don't Forget

October 1st, 2010
5:35 pm

marky mark

October 1st, 2010
5:36 pm

Amvet, saw them in Jacksonville last winter….killer show, one of the best I have ever seen….

Normal

October 1st, 2010
5:37 pm

…body to body, swaying to the music…not so much following dance steps as more like following the music. This is my favorite…think dirty dancing…Oh baby, what you can do with this song…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWHuZa1DxrM

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
5:37 pm

oh, less just dispense with the fol de rol,,,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL9O0B0gzZE

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
5:38 pm

Brother Normal, I was just a scrawny little eight year boy growing up in Kansas when I first heard Please, Please Me and Love Me Do.

But somehow inexplicably, even then, I had the first inklings that the world was gonna change in some sort of fundamental and wonderful way. And man have I enjoyed the ride.

And for me, from the very beginning, virtually ALL of that Mersey beat and English invasion stuff just set me free…

And since it fits in so well with the theme tonight…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osVaF4t-zFc

Matti

October 1st, 2010
5:41 pm

Normal,

I can totally see the appeal! Just like in the old movies. Nice. Unfortunately, I came “of age” in the 80’s to the sounds of MJ, Prince, and a variety of “hair band” rockers. Is it any wonder we’re so confused? Heh..

Normal

October 1st, 2010
5:41 pm

AmVet,
“And since it fits in so well with the theme tonight…”

So does this one… :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yLrSVD6380&feature=related

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
5:43 pm

marky, LOL!

When I first moved to Georgia in the late 70s, I felt compelled to make that trip to the sacred mecca of southern rock – Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon. Where Duane and Barry are laid to rest, of course.

Duane Allman

Nov. 20 1946

Oct 29, 1971

I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can. I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to whoever will take it…seek knowledge from those wiser and teach those who wish to learn from me.

————————————————-

Raymond Berry Oakley III

Born in Chicago: Apr. 4, 1948

Set Free Nov. 11, 1972

“Help thy brothers boat across and lo!
Thine own has reached the shore!”

Normal

October 1st, 2010
5:43 pm

Matti,
All I’m going to say is that when my wife and I dance, we embarrass the kids…even today!

TaxPayer

October 1st, 2010
5:45 pm

Don't Forget

October 1st, 2010
5:48 pm

This one really fits the situation but it’s not a love song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k38RXWa_Ezo&feature=related

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
5:49 pm

don’t forget
@ 5:35

:-)

Normal

October 1st, 2010
5:49 pm

et’s put it out there y’all… favorite love song…what is it? c’on, erybody has one…’fess up! I have two…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57tK6aQS_H0

and..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNEcQS4tXgQ&feature=related

I gotta go make calzones now, but I’ll be back…come on now, don’t leave me hangin’… :D

marky mark

October 1st, 2010
5:52 pm

Amvet, I went to high school 5 blocks from the “Big House” and grew up around them….if you get a chance, go look at pics of the gravesite on the web….we completed a fund raising a couple of years ago to put up a fence around the graves in Rose Hill. Candace, Barry’s sister, was going out of her mind trying to protect the graves. We raised 30K for an iron fence so the marble is not being torn up anymore. Candace didnt want it to turn out like Jim Morrisons grave (trashed). Sadly, Gregg refused to acknowledge our pleas for help and contributions…..strange….

marky mark

October 1st, 2010
5:54 pm

shoot….thats Berry…I know better….

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
5:57 pm

Bro jo, in response to your 5:37!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM02WcvlKn0

(Nobody will be watching us…)

marky mark

October 1st, 2010
5:58 pm

goodnight all…have a good weekend, and go braves….

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
5:58 pm

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 1st, 2010
5:59 pm

I didn’t earn many Boy Scout merit badges, but Firemanship is among them (still have it). Knocking boots is a fine passtime, and candles help the mood, but for heaven’s sake, don’t lock the door. It’s just not safe sex.

Don't Forget

October 1st, 2010
6:00 pm

When the truth is found to be lies………..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUbMWtUyIIE

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
6:03 pm

AmVet
@ 5:57

:-) I remember when it came out…ooooh scandalous!

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
6:04 pm

marky, very strange indeed, but I gather he is a bit of a tortured soul…

Normal, this has always been my fave pure love song…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsBe1B8jvSY&feature=related

Matti

October 1st, 2010
6:05 pm

Don’t Forget @ 6:00,

As passionately relevent as it ever was.

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
6:07 pm

don’t go too fast, but I go pretty far….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p02DgHeGdyI

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
6:09 pm

Well, it’s not terribly surprising that the douchebag ended up…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_P-v1BVQn8

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
6:13 pm

margo, in case you do check in… I got mine… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVOt2LK2Gg

Don't Forget

October 1st, 2010
6:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLVXKBOsgNQ&feature=related

So long honey, babe
Where I’m bound, I can’t tell
Goodbye’s too good a word, babe
So I’ll just say fare thee well
I ain’t saying you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don’t mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don’t think twice, it’s all right.

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
6:16 pm

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
6:17 pm

Just another of those slightly formulaic pop songs that was and still remains so fine…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCOS2vOxuXE&feature=related

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
6:21 pm

If you want seductive long songs, how about this one from Frampton?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7ti4aYD-7Y

@@

October 1st, 2010
6:22 pm

Don't Forget

October 1st, 2010
6:22 pm

Don't Forget

October 1st, 2010
6:24 pm

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
6:16 pm
o’keefe should have stuck with….

I’m guessing the playboys and lube were his back up plan, lol

Normal

October 1st, 2010
6:25 pm

Was in the kitchen pinchin’ calzone dough closed when I thought of this song…go figure…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2uDXsIEqqE

Jay

October 1st, 2010
6:28 pm

Thanks, @@. I think I might be blushing.

godless heathen

October 1st, 2010
6:28 pm

Amvet: “When I first moved to Georgia in the late 70s, I felt compelled to make that trip to the sacred mecca of southern rock – Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon. Where Duane and Barry are laid to rest, of course.”

I think of these two pretty often, Duane was killed about 1 block from my office and Berry only a couple of blocks away. I go through those intersections almost every day,

Normal

October 1st, 2010
6:30 pm

Don’t Forget,
this was on you Jefferson Airplane page. After a stint on river patrol, I played this a lot. Those “special” meanings, don’t you know…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4fWN6VvgKQ&feature=related

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
6:31 pm

godless. long live southern rock and roll!!! Right up there with the very best of the best.

And I guess most people don’t ihink much of it, but I’ve always really dug Macon. (From a thirty year on Doraville boy…)

jo, @6:16, perfect!

And as awesome now as it was then…

Hillbilly and I could play an entire evening’s worth of songs by that little band.

From later in their careers and not much of a slow love song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr2Jjq_ZrAY

Matti

October 1st, 2010
6:35 pm

It’s a LOVE SONG! I swear! Check the lyrics! I love this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro8shNTlzTY&ob=av2e

N-GA

October 1st, 2010
6:36 pm

I’ll never forget the first time I heard this song….so full of sexual innuendo. The chorus wasn’t even subtle – all about masturbation:

But Rosie you’re all right – you wear my ring
When you hold me tight – Rosie that’s my thing
When you turn out the light, I’ve got to hand it to me
Looks like it’s me and you again tonight, Rosie

Don't Forget

October 1st, 2010
6:38 pm

Normal, I know exactly what you mean. Some songs you just like but some are a part of you.

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
6:39 pm

jay, @@

Oh, my!

Don't Forget

October 1st, 2010
6:40 pm

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
6:46 pm

Wow, those nice buns made josef go understated. Funny.

Yeah, N-Ga, Clyde Jackson Browne is an acknowledged genius and treasure. He’ll turn 62 a week from tomorrow, so he’s been putting down great stuff for along time now. From his second album…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNQ2FRzPCz8

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
6:46 pm

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
6:52 pm

speaking of love songs and southern rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6HPqxdqpm4

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
6:55 pm

One last JB inspired JB tune. This one with one of my favorite songbirds…

Baby stands before an open window
Looking so far away
He can almost feel southern winds blow
Gently touching his restless day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43akLJTYJ0s

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
7:00 pm

some jb sorta of in the theme of things…

“…am I the only one who hears the scream and strangled cries…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnOkmGq3z3s

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 1st, 2010
7:01 pm

I remember putting this one on continuous repeat once………

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itydwcyywBc&ob=av2n

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 1st, 2010
7:09 pm

Toy’s ode to mean ol’ women, everywhere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEOV5vWfSgI

SOUTHERN ATL

October 1st, 2010
7:10 pm

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
7:11 pm

Hillbilly
Speaking of continous repeat…one of my buddies I grew up with went to Harvard Law School, got a job with a big time NYC firm and then one day checked out, came back to Mississippi, and put this one on continuous repeat and sat on the front porch listening and smoking for hours on end…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVaLE4TTbwI

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
7:15 pm

Hillbilly

Speaking of cold hearted women…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RShRoz8aqXQ

josef nix

October 1st, 2010
7:19 pm

Kamchak

October 1st, 2010
7:25 pm

Did somebody say something about bad wimmen?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO3ZMdcL8Pc

Don't Forget

October 1st, 2010
7:26 pm

H deluxe, saw MTB at Alexander Memorial back in 1982 (I think). It was a great show, glad I got a chance to see them.

AmVet

October 1st, 2010
7:28 pm

Redneck, I just now saw your 5:34. Very nice. Good job!

Yeah, I can see why, HD. Big time talent and gorgeous.

Rock On. An instant and timeless classic. Very tasty, but going quasi-dementia to it??

OK, time to bring out the heavy stuff for Mr. O’Keefe. If this wouldn’t work, what would?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PscefGlVqUA

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 1st, 2010
7:29 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 1st, 2010
7:32 pm

AmVet

This is the original version of Convert’s post. Check it out. Grittier I think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTT-Jmi1nOc

Del

October 1st, 2010
7:33 pm