Music Monday for 04.08.19

Well, folks, my car is back from the transmission shop, and hopefully this is the last expensive trouble I’ll have with it. However, I still don’t trust it (even though I love it!), and am still looking to replace it ASAP. I’m doing a lot of research on a lot of different cars. Well, small crossovers, but yeah. I hate having to do that. I did months’ worth of research on the car I bought, and have made really sound decisions in the past. I am still reeling from this turning out the way it did. But I’m trying not to beat myself up over it so hard, since the sad reality of it all is almost any time you buy used, it’s a roll of the dice. Honestly, the only thing keeping me from rushing out to try trade it in is that I don’t want to rush into anything right now, and I also don’t want to end up making payments on something (which I already mentioned last week is my only option at this point) and possibly still having to pay for repairs. So I’ll simmer and research a bit more.

The theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me this week is…there is no theme! I’ve gone from watching The Dirt every day, sometimes more than once a day, to watching it every 2-3 days or so, so my selections this week are two of my favorites from Motley Crue. The first is from one of their most-loved albums and the second is from what is probably one of their least-liked albums. The first selection was a single with an actual video. The second was not only not released as a single, but I’ve never seen it performed live at any of the (quite a few) Crue shows I’ve attended. In other words? Pretty much polar opposites, at least as far as popularity goes. Here are my apologies in advance if either or both of the videos don’t play. YouTube doesn’t let me know if something is shareable, so I usually don’t know until someone lets me know!

“Too Young To Fall In Love”

“Raise Your Hands To Rock” (featuring some MAJOR duckfacing before the MySpace & selfie eras! Exciting!)

Be sure to let me know in the comments what music you’re listening to this week! And you can always go by Dolly’s or Cathy’s to participate!

Music Monday for 04.08.19
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17 thoughts on “Music Monday for 04.08.19

  • April 8, 2019 at 5:29 AM
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    Good luck with your car search- yes, the used car gamble is just that. I would let Suburu know about your difficulties, though – there may have been a “secret warranty” on that transmission even though you got it used – you never know – they seem to take a lot of pride in their brand. Never hurts to complain! I only know Motley Crue from a couple of their best known songs to these are both new to me. That first video was…different? I liked both the songs; a nice way to start the work week.
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    • April 8, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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      Thanks, Alana! I went by the Subaru dealer, but there wasn’t much they could do for me as the car was not purchased there and was also outside of warranty by the time this happened. To be honest, I’m more upset to find out that the type of transmission this car has rarely lasts beyond 100K miles. Sometimes a bit more if maintained well. So I basically bought myself another year or so with this car by purchasing a used transmission, which was my only option. I don’t like where this is at right now, but at least the car IS fixed and running. I’ll just have to take the rest of it day by day.

      LOL, that first video was from way back in 1983 or so!

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  • April 8, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    The Crue, very nice songs. I remember rockin out to them back in the day. The cool thing is that their songs are still great.

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    • April 8, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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      Yes! Their songs have definitely stood the test of time for many years. The farther we get away from that era, though, I do wonder how they’ll continue to hold up? I think they’ll still continue to be played and well-received by future generations….especially once that style of music makes another resurrection, as all things do.

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  • April 8, 2019 at 12:18 PM
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    Oh my gosh, TRANSMISSION? OUCH!!! That is a bite… you must love that car a lot! Well, it’s soooooooooo beautiful outside & it’s supposed to make it to 74 degrees. Mama, is going out to walk the dog.. well daddy will walk Charlie… Mama has to walk herself. I’m not really into Motley crew girlfriend, but hubby is lovin’ your tunes!!! ~hehehe~ Have a beautiful day girlfriend. GOOD LUCK on your baby (car)!!!

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    • April 8, 2019 at 8:08 PM
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      Well…I *do* love the car, but not enough to keep it and keep pouring my hard-earned (and borrowed) money into it. I am going to rid myself of it as soon as I can, so as to hopefully not have a ton of other stuff go wrong with it. I think the used transmission I got will get me through at least another year. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford a rebuild.

      Glad the hubby liked my tunes, and thank you for the luck!

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  • April 8, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    The whole duckface thing was big with guitarists in the late ’80’s-early ’90’s, usually with the big hair guys who would try to fit as many notes into a bar of music as possible. Another was the sucked in cheeks look.
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    • April 8, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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      I was definitely watching these videos in the 80s, but I figured all the duckfacing I saw was just where a photo was snapped in action….I never realized it was on purpose. The MySpace/selfie generation definitely did it on purpose, though. But you are right, by pursing your lips or doing other things with them, you got a different range of sounds! And I didn’t even remember the sucked in cheeks…but yep, there were those, too. And made all the more severe with strategic makeup!

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    • April 8, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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      Oh, it’ll wake you up for sure! Thanks for stopping by to dance with me!

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  • April 9, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    Kim,

    Car troubles/expense is horrible! I hope you get this situation under your belt and out of the way for a long time to come but you’re right about used vehicles. That being said, my two youngest have always bought secondhand cars and have had remarkable luck securing dependable cars. I’m convinced if we were ever to buy a used car then we’d get a lemon. That’s just the kind of luck we’d have. 🙂

    It was fun to jam to a little Motley Crue this morning. I will admit this isn’t my usual mewsic genre and about the only time I listen to it is when I visit someone’s site who is a fan which isn’t all bad. I discovered over the years that the bands I didn’t listen to as a kid that I actually like now. I think it’s because I have a great appreciation for their talent and compared to new stuff these old bands can absolutely blow current groups out of the water!

    Thanks for sharing the dance floor with me, my dear and have a boogietastic week!

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    • April 9, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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      Thanks, Cathy, I hope the car trouble is behind me for a while. I have always had really good luck finding used cars myself, but I suppose that was bound to run out sooner or later. I’m hoping this latest round “reset” the luck, so to speak. At this point I am thankful it bought me a little bit of time!

      I am the same way with music….stuff I didn’t like as a kid/young adult I am rediscovering now, and I like some of it, even if only for the nostalgia it brings back!

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  • April 14, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    Good luck with your car search – hopefully you’ve bought yourself some time with the transmission repair. 😉 I recommend looking at CarMax for a good used car deal – when I was looking for a better gas mileage vehicle than my Dodge Journey, I figured out what kind of small crossover I wanted, then did a search on CarMax’s website and found the perfect car for me. They were more than fair with the trade-in value of my Dodge (of course I did keep them honest by checking out what I could expect from Kelley Blue Book – they actually beat the numbers in my favor, so I was happy. 😉 ) and they guarantee the used cars they sell, so no surprises. So far, so good – love driving my Nissan Juke Nismo around, and spend way less in gas (since I now get double the gas mileage…woot!) I did, however, decide to go with a manual transmission, since automatic versions had bad reviews and troubles.

    OK, that’s enough going on and on…heh!! Great song choices, Kim! You let me get my dance on this Sunday morning! 😉

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    • April 14, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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      I like Carmax, and when I bought my Toyota about two years ago, I was working with them (but ultimately found a better deal on my Toyota elsewhere). For the kind of car I’m looking for , they’re priced a bit out of my budget, but I am still looking on their app to see if something I could manage becomes available. I’m thinking this time around I’m going to make more of an effort to find a manual transmission – for the amount of miles and years I put on a car, those are just going to be the best value for my money. Unfortunately, you just about can’t find them on many later model cars. I am definitely wiling to spend a bit more for the peace of mind that comes with a decent pre-owned car warranty, so that makes me want to use them even more.

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  • April 14, 2019 at 1:35 PM
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    Ahhh, good ol’ Motley Crue. Great band with many great songs. I am more of a new wave band fangirl but I do love some 80’s rock (and hair metal).

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    • April 14, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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      I like new wave, too….but I heard less of that growing up than I did hair metal, and that’s saying a lot!

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