In any case, posting by moi will doubtless be sporadic for a couple of days while the Mossad interferes with Twitter.
So, in the meantime, here's another little project for you all to contemplate:
Most Memorable Post-Elvis Song Referencing a Home of Some Sort in Either the Title or the Lyrics!!!
No arbitrary rules this time, you're welcome very much. It can be an actual building, a home town, whatever. As long as the point of the song is a place where somebody or something lives.
And my totally top of my head Top Six is:
6. Madness -- Our House
Honorable mention: The CSNY song of the same name.
5. The Kinks -- Dead End Street
As in "People are living in..."
4. Talking Heads -- Once in a Lifetime
As in "You may find yourself in a shotgun shack..." I'm getting kind of predictable here, aren't I?
3. The Smashing Pumpkins -- My Blue Heaven
Yes, the Fats Domino song. It was actually an official Pumpkins b-side in Japan.
"You'll see a smiling face
A fireplace, a cozy room
A little nest
That's nestled where the roses bloom
Just Molly and me
And baby makes three
We're happy in my blue heaven"
Because we needed Billy Corgan's pretentious dyed-hair noggin yet again, obviously.
Oh, and yes, I know it's not strictly speaking a Fats Domino song.
2. Lynyrd Skynyrd -- Sweet Home Alabama
Did I say predictable? Hey, what can I tell you -- this had to be on the list.
And the numero uno paean to hearth and home quite obviously is...
1. The Guess Who -- Runnin' Back to Saskatoon
As in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which is where they were from. Almost got a hit out of it, too. I love this song, actually, and I don't care who knows it.
Which leads us, inexorably, to -- awrighty then, what would your choice(s) be?
[Oops -- forgot my Shameless Blogwhoring: My parallel Cinema Listomania -- theme: most memorable Surrealist films, intentional or otherwise -- is now up over at Box Office. As always, if you could see your way to going over there and conning management into believing we're A-List, I'd be eternally in your debt.]