Council Submissions June 2, 2010

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Although she may be cute
She’s just a substitute
Because you’re the permanent one..

Tracks of my tears – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

I was just listening to a CD with some great Motown hits, including the original, Tracks of my Tears. Smokey Robinson is a great songwriter and I say that because I think that there is no better pop song than “My Girl.” Recently though, I learned that it’s not just his songwriting that set him apart. Here’s Pete Townshend of The Who:

The lyric, so applauded by rock critics, was thrown together very quickly. Smokey Robinson sang the word ‘substitute’ so perfectly in TRACKS OF MY TEARS- my favorite song at the time- that I decided to celebrate the word itself with a song all its own.

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I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth

Substitute – The Who

OK. Enough music. On to this week’s submissions.

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7 Responses to “Council Submissions June 2, 2010”

  1. on 02 Jun 2010 at 9:46 am Right Truth

    Terrorists wanted to kill us, says Israeli commando…

    The Israeli naval commando who was hurled from the upper deck of a Gaza-bound ship — and later jumped into the sea to save his life — yesterday described the harrowing ordeal of being attacked by knife-wielding “peace activists.” “Everyone……

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  2. on 02 Jun 2010 at 10:52 am Pirates! Man your Women!

    What do you do When Your Church Leaves You?…

    I have joined the growing ranks of Americans who state that they are Christian, but who have no church. Oddly enough, I feel as though I did not leave my church, but my church left me.  And, I wonder how many Americans feel the same way. Let me explai….

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  3. on 02 Jun 2010 at 2:56 pm The Colossus of Rhodey

    Watcher’s Council nominations…

    * Mere Rhetoric – Israel Publishes Gaza Travel Guidebook For Pro-Hamas Freedom Flotilla * Bookworm Room – Memorial Day Post : The Warriors Among Us * The Colossus of Rhodey – The White House and Joe Sestak — so……

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  5. on 04 Jun 2010 at 1:12 am Soccer Dad

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  7. [...] last week I wrote about Smokey Robinson’s version of Tracks of my tears. I have to admit that though I like the song a lot, I much prefer Linda [...]

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