It brings me tremendous pleasure, similar to the sort of pleasure that only 65% of heterosexual women receive during sex, to revive the Friday music thread tradition!  This has long been a feature of the Right-Thinking from the Left Coast (which is mostly on the East Coast these days) and The Victorious Opposition (which is dead) blogging communities and now it’s here at RVS.  Our mission is to bring your week to a joyous close and prevent you from getting any work done whatsoever.

For those who are new, this is where we put politics and all that seriousness aside and share music that’s relevant to the DJ post (or not, nobody cares) and combine it all into a playlist.  Over the years, doing this has broadened my musical tastes and I hope the gang can do the same for you.  If you want in, just post a track in the comments.

Now, let’s get on topic.  

Where are the lurkers?  

We’re two weeks in on this venture and I’m starting to think you value your time with your families, jobs, and dinosaur erotica slightly more than you do arguing with me about whether or not Trump’s most recent offensive Tweet was offensive.

Well, there’s none of that here.  There will be no condemnations or mockery.  Step out into the light and bask in the warmth RVS has to offer.  You don’t need any good opinions, snarky comments, or crisp new memes.  You just have to have a song to share.  Is that so hard, you bums?

First, the dedications!  We need to assure the lurker squad that it’s safe to come out, my friends.  Show love.

The top of the list is Judge Dredd pro se (known to some of you as Manwhore).  He is my Brother in Blogging and also the Father of the DJ Thread.  Which I guess makes me the Uncle of the DJ Thread.  I think this represents us well.

Next up is Mr. zoomwsu (formerly zoomzoom), the most capable Boatswain of the good ship RVS.  He is the one who has lovingly crafted and cares for the gorgeous blogging platform you see before you.  Keep us sailing.

My dear sweet pfluffy.  It’s time to make an appearance or there will be no excuses.  Yes, that was utterly predictable, but you must comment to get something new.

Grendel (Harley!).  Truly the heart of this gang of misfits and its virtual community.

kevinmkr (some of us have the good sense to keep our old handles, huh?) is the only one of our group I’ve had the great fortune to meet in person, along with his beautiful wife.  You’re welcome to visit us anytime in the Kansas City area, as I’m certain nobody will mistake you for an Iranian.

Finally, I’m calling out my favorite lurker of all time.  SANTINO!  You cannot hide, but…

Come out, come out where…aw, hell.  I’m not doing that.  It’s corny.

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To everybody Welcome back!

Your zoomswu dedication reminded me of some good old fashioned hair rock (and somewhat apropos to current times).

Judge Dredd pro se (known to some of you as Manwhore)

Hah! Good to see you again.

Hey everybody! Come out and play! (Hope this comes out formatted correctly.)


Laughing about the Welcome Back Kotter reference there. One of these days, I wish we could get everybody together for a good cheesy picture, then post it on YouTube with similar music. I would do it too, if I had a million dollars.


I may have been dancing around the room while playing this. No, I will not upload the proof to YouTube.

Have some more feelgood music that brings the good feelz.


A dedication to the thread (ah, who am I kidding, it’s for Thrill as well).

Some 80s for introspection.

Hello pfluffy! Some AIC for you.


Yes! The Bangles! Believe it or not, they’re one of my young daughter’s favorites for some reason.

I have “Eternal Flame” on this one playlist I have that I use to wake the kids up in the morning. It’s a whole collection of soft, sappy 70’s and 80’s tracks that I’ve found work great for getting them out of bed in relatively good moods.

You know, weapons-grade sappy.


To Thrill, Judge Dredd pro se, zoomwsu, Grendel, pfluffy, and Santino…… I gotta say, I’m glad to be back. To mashav, who could arguably be credited with helping this infant blog to cut its bipartisan teeth, I tried to find “Welcome” by Wynton Marsalis (in honor of the fact that we’ll be seeing him on Saturday) but YouTube was no help. So, instead, let me offer my hope that your time spent here is more pleasuredome than terrordome, more paradise than jungle, more revolution than machine. Lastly, let me smash a bottle of champagne on the bow and offer RSV… Read more »


Mother of Drumpf. I’m going to fucking divorce my wife and then immediately plan to remarry her just so I can have you give the toast at the 2nd wedding.

Judge dredd pro se

Thank you and the feeling is mutual.


Ha! The one and only time I was a best man in a wedding, my first words of the toast were, “We all know that Nic is a real horse’s ass…….”


Yeah, I can see why that might be a career-ending move for a toasting expert.


I would be completely remiss if I ignored mashav. Thank you for the best discussion I’ve had in a long, long time and for teaching me something new. Whether you stick around with our community for another week or another ten years, I appreciate it. Here is a fitting shout out to you.

Evening all – great to see some of the old face (kinda) I thought I’d share this, to remind us of our SJW responsibilities in discourse.

Speaking of sailing, I am absolutely in love with this song:

Grendel (?) and I were talking about this one on FB this week. They are touring this year!

Santino! Good to see some of my old friends. I can’t listen to this without thinking about you! One of my favorites.


With Hall & Oates, no less! I’m leaving for vacation the day that they play Detroit. And Depeche Mode is playing the place that I’m going the night before. One day either way and I would be able to cut my FOMO quotient in half.

Listening to “Get Born Again” now! I always love the old Layne tunes. The new guy is pretty good but no sub for Stayley.

Of course I would be remiss if I didn’t post this for Thrill BY ORDER OF THE PEAKY FUKIN’ BLINDERS!

My best friend and I are seeing Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Asheville on 6/7 and the Atlanta show is 6/11. I may try to take it in. I saw them in 85 and I would love to see them again.


VERY glad to see you, cress. I saw that you had picked up on us early and have been hoping for you to show up in the comments before too much time went by. You’re the first furriner to grace us with your presence and you’re most welcome as you always were at the VO. A rare sentiment from the US these days, I know, I know…

How about some furrin’ soundin’ music to get the deplorables riled up?

I grew up with my Dad and uncle playing that song! As long as we are in the wayback machine 🙂

Someone should rewrite that for today.


AAAAGH! You have defeated me this day. I’ve been wanting to work that badass phrase into something on here for two weeks and then you got an opportunity and sank my battleship. Long will I plot my vengeance!

I’m going with this one for you.


WVR, of course I can’t forget you. You got active early and never shall be called a lurker or a shirker! We appreciate it!

I don’t know where the bizarre blog show is going, but I’ll always remember you here and getting discussion going while others were still trying to figure out what the hell they were looking at.

I still don’t know what I’m looking at but it’s been fun nevertheless. Meanwhile:

Such a chill song!

Here is a good revenge song. I put this on FB because we are catching up on “Shameless” on Netflix and we were howling.


I miss the days when this sort of thing got you riled up


At the end of it all, this is just me crawling back to all of you.

It’s all I got. Practically the only Arctic Monkeys song that hasn’t been in Peaky Blinders.


You done been hacked by Russians! Change yer passwerd.

Well I do have something for you: the most anti-Trumpeteer track I can find. Yes, it is bilingual English/Spanish AND refers to an individual with an unspecific gender identity. All it needs is a mention of a hijab covering bad orange hair and we’d see some Putin-style Pussy Riot musical suppression, amirite?

Thrill, i love the sound of that band.. wow cop soot cop.. awesome.

i guess ill share some of the stuff that i listen to day to day at work, to keep what little there is of my sanity in check.


Speaking of, I imagine Trump himself is sitting at his golf club in Florida right now, listening to this, with zero clue as to what it’s about.


Did someone say Tears For Fears!!!

Hall and Oates was my first concert. My friend and I did a kick ass version of this with out tennis racket guitars and ruler mics.


I’m a big fan of AWOLNATION. Not sure if you’ve heard of them, but you might like USS as well.


Man, I’m glad to hear that. I never feel like I get the right music selections for you. Don’t know why.

Now I don’t mean to say I’m awesome, but you people have NO IDEA how much effort I put into keeping track of your tastes and finding what I think are the right tunes. I swear, I use more brain power for the average DJ post than any three others I might post in a week.

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