Saturday, January 9, 2016

Jukebox Saturday Night for Jan. 9th, 2016: The Peace on Earth and Marshmallow World (with Dead Mouse Extra) Edition

Let's start with something nice ...

"Peace on Earth" by Paul Hardcastle from his Hardcastle 2 release (1996)

This video features wonderful tropical sea / coral reef and other ocean sea life stills. It ends with a picture of an adorable seal pup that appears to be happily asleep.


Next up is a version of the 1949 song "A Marshmallow World" (also called "It's a Marshmallow World") that I particularly like ...

"A Marshmallow World" by Darlene Love from the complication album A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records (later A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector) (1963)

Of note, according to Wikipedia, this album was released on the day of JFK's assassination.

Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra actually did a humorous TV duet of this song in late 1967. Many other performers from Brenda Lee to Regis Philbin and Steve Tyrell (!) have done versions of it as well.

A still from another YouTube version of this song.

It's kind of a Christmassy song celebrating snowfall, which is in tremendous short supply here this winter. (I'm doubtful at this point the Buffalo trip next weekend will feature much snow although there should be a little bit.)


Finally, here is some old school ambient house trance music ...

"I Remember" by deadmau5 and Kaskade ft. Haley Gibby from deadmau5's Random Album Title release (2008)

Yes, the DJ is pronounced "dead mouse," and, yes, this is the same DJ Kaskade whose songs I have previously featured including "Atmosphere" and "Eyes" in other Jukebox Saturday Night entries.

(BTW, I had to update the embedded YouTube video for the "Eyes" video. I usually do this without comment as the need arises (which is all the time.)


OK, that's all for now. I had a VERY good multi-part gym workout and then came home and made a mediocre dinner. I'm heading back out to meet Nick, Andrea, Imara, and Jake at The Saloon shortly. I'll try to post an entry tomorrow, although I really don't want to lose my Sunday sitting in front of a computer writing entries that nobody reads.


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