Monday, August 13, 2018

Music Monday—It's All About the Cats

Hola kitties! It's been a hot week in our neck of the woods. OK, we don't live in the woods per se but it's still been hot. Pop worked at home Tuesday and Wednesday cos the heat index was close to a hunnert. We also had some nasty thunderstorms. I liked the music theme this week so decided to roll with it and share some tunes. I know what you're thinking—I only post like once a week and this isn't a real post. I'm a cat and I have catitude. My blog and some people like listening to some tunes.

Music Monday—It's All About the Cats

It's another Music Monday so I'm joining the Music Moves Me blog hop hosted by Curious as a Cathy and a chorus of others. August's honorary conductor is Mary of Jingle, Jangle, Jungle. She chose the theme songs/artists with animals in the title/name so as you've probably guessed it's all about the cats. There are some obvious choices here "Cats in the Cradle," "Year of the Cat," "Cat Scratch Fever," "Stray Cat Strut," "What's New Pussycat" etc. but I have faith that others will share those but maybe not since they may be sharing animals other than cats—as if there are any that matter. I'm gonna share some alternative tunes so fasten your seatbelts.


Squeeze isn't very alternative but we like them anyway. "Cool for Cats" is the title song of their second CD. Funny story time: One of TW's coworkers used to ax her every weekend which "punk" band she was going to see. One particular week TW had a laugh when she told her she was seeing Squeeze since the coworker liked oldies and Squeeze's music is retro '60s British Invasion.


Time for an R.E.M. fix. "Star Me Kitten" definitely isn't about cats and the word "star" in the title represents a certain four-letter word that kittens are too young to hear. R.E.M. also sings about other animals. "Wolves, Lower" is from their very first EP.


Here's one about big cats. The Bongos are from Hoboken and were part of the famous Maxwells' scene of the late 1970s and 1980s. Their first LP had the song "Zebra Club" but the EP "Numbers with Wings" featured "Tiger Nights."


Our last cat song is one I played all the time at Nipclub. The Cramps' "Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?" is another one you may want to send the kittens out of the room during. The band also recorded songs titled "Faster Pussycat" and "Confessions of a Psycho Cat."


For my cat-named band, I passed over the Stray Cats, Polecats, Rockats, Scruffy the Cat to get to the Leopards. Those of you who can't wait for summer to end will enjoy this little ditty. Winter is indeed on the way. Soon you'll be "Dancing in the Snow."

I hope you enjoyed todays musical selections. Here's one of the playlists with cats in the title on YouTube that are different from those I shared. I'll be back when I can and it may be soon since I have a funny story to relate. Have a fun week.

22 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

The Cramps makes any set list super awesome!

Brian said...

Those were good CK, some we didn’t know but we always enjoy your tunes!

Roby Sweet said...

I love your music posts because I know I will hear something I have never heard before. Surprised to say I enjoyed the Cramps! :)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Good choice, CK. I had only heard of Squeeze and REM, and the REM was unavailable in my country. As it was one I didn't know, I went to You Tube to hear it.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad you decided to join the mewsic hop today. I had never heard Winter Is On Its Way, but I love it now. I can't wait for fall and winter, I don't like the hot weather. Nice song choices, I had no idea there were so many cat ones. XO

The Swiss Cats said...

We didn't know any of them, that's a really cool playlist ! Purrs

Marie Moody said...

Personally I never heard any of your tunes! It's nice to get a different view on a subject. Thank you so much for joining us! Have a rockin' week!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Cathy,

Well, I can say all of your song picks are totally new-to-me and as far as hidden meanings behind song lyrics I couldn't be any more clueless, so I appreciate the education on two of your choices. I wonder if part of the reason for this is I don't understand the words sung? Hmmm, oh well...I'm glad you told me all the same. Summer is vanishing and winter will be here in a blink. As I've said several times this season, I'm doing my best to not wish my days away and to enjoy the moment. Extreme weather conditions are a bit too much for me but I'm thankful we are in a place that's tolerable. I would be totally miserably if we lived anywhere more north or south of Knoxville. Thanks for sharing the dance floor with the 4M crew. Have a blessed and boogietastic week, dearie!

John Holton said...

Great list! It's always good to hear REM (the Pride of Athens, Georgia) and The Cramps.

Mary Burris said...

Fun set today! Squeeze was probably my favorite of the bunch, but I truly enjoyed them all. Thanks for joining us today.

~Mary
Jingle Jangle Jungle

csuhpat1 said...

Great songs. Thanks for sharing and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK !!!! we hope thiz findz ya doin grate; well, oh kay, TW & popz two ☺☺☺ total lee kewl see in ya bak thiz way....

ya noe we gotta P.O.S. pea sea de FSG sneekz round on; wil hafta give theez a listen two ta nite when herz on de eye fone....

N one song we total lee iz in two... iz bye Portugal The Man; it bee on R side bar; was cree ated on behalf on de sumatran tiger; if ya sneek round at trout towne; click de tigerz face ~~~~

ya can lurn de his tree bout how N why de song waz made as well as listen ta de toon ♥♥♥☺☺☺

RRCatty said...

Pawsome music selection CK! Happy Monday, it is rainy here!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I love that you found so many cat songs! I failed miserably in my determination to stay country MOL

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can Your Pussy do the Dog? Now that is quite the title!

World of Animals, Inc. said...

Thanks for the share. Just like you, we have been having really hot days and some bad thunderstorms. Great to see your song selections. It was great you found so many cat songs. Love the album cover photo. Have a wonderful rest of your week and stay cool.
World of Animals

Michele Truhlik said...

Ck, these are some great selections! I love how you always introduce me to music I never heard before! And I knew you'd be all about the Cat songs today! Love it!
Hey, I really dig your first three songs the best. I really adore the Squeeze's lead vocal's accent so much! Sounds very Liverpool or something, yeah? I'm just guessing...
And I know some R.E.M. but never heard this one. Thanks for the intro.
The Hoboken dudes are good too. Did you see them live back in the 70s?

I enjoyed my time here today. Thanks so much!

Michele at Angels Bark

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

For some reason, the first song I think of is "Kitty" by the Presidents of the United States of America {Kitty on my foot and I wanna touch it, Kitty on my foot and I wanna touch it ...} Of all the insipid and annoying songs one could have stuck in their heads - and I'm stuck with this one!

Three Chatty Cats said...

All of these songs were new to me! I hope it's cooled down in your neck of the woods. Nice to have your pop at home, though!

meowmeowmans said...

Excellent playlist, CK! We love that you included the Cramps!

bookworm said...

All these groups were new to me except for REM, and there are songs of theirs I liked better - my favorite, which surprised me a lot, was the Cramps! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

Stacy Uncorked said...

Your song choices are pawsome! ;) Thanks for much for the dance!