Hey Mr DJ: Finale?

Yes, it’s been a long time, hasn’t it? But here we are, at the end of all things as far as Right Thinking from the Left Coast is concerned…at least in its current iteration. I simply can’t let it go without one last respectful music thread.

This site has not only brought me tremendous enjoyment through reading and debating, but also numerous friendships. For those of you who don’t already stay in touch with me on social media, I do hope you’ll come around eventually.

More than that, I can’t say. For two reasons: 1. I’m not very sentimental and 2. I don’t have the sense that it’s really all over. We simply enjoy conversing in good-natured fellowship hating and haranguing the shit out of each other too much. We’ll see what comes next.

Moving on, growing up, and change are all a part of life. It’s really up to you if you want to commemorate the end or the possibility of a new beginning. Sure, all things must come to an end but even in death there can be rebirth. We can have some songs about that. This doesn’t have to be a tear-jerker thread!

Also, please feel free to post music from those many artists we lost in the last year.

God bless you all and thank you for reading, debating, and even influencing me over the years. You fuckers.

pfluffy: Over Now by Alice in Chains

Rich Taylor: Renegade by Styx

zoomzoom: Let Go by Deadmau5

Harley: End of Time by Motorhead (two-fer!)

Manwhore: Long Way Down by Robert DeLong

Hal: Lazarus by David Bowie (BOOM! Another one!)

ilovecress: Don’t You Forget About Me by Simple Minds


stogy: Winds of Change by Fitz and the Tantrums

repmom: Winterlong by Neil Young (Merry Christmas!)

Santino: Kiss This by The Struts

Iconoclast: Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

blameme: Farewell Ride by Beck (Haven’t heard from you directly in ages. Please check in!)

kevinmkr: Hometown by twenty one pilots

CM: Private Helicopter by Harvey Danger (this one’s for guys who just can’t walk away where they have a lot of history, even from people they don’t exactly get along with)

WVR: Growing Up (Falling Down) by The Living End

Alex: Dead on Time by Queen

InsipiD: Closing Time by Semisonic

And to our generous host, JimK: Last by NIN

I sincerely hope I didn’t forget anyone in my legendary carelessness, though I’m sure I totally did. Hit me up with a “hey, dickhead” in the comments and you’ll be rightfully included. Unless I disagree with the “rightful” part.

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  1. Thrill *

    Some people don’t have accounts anymore.  Kevinmkr asked me to pass on that he wishes all of you the best.  Here’s an extra for him, since he got me into this band, and it’s pretty appropriate too:

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  2. Santino

    Thanks for doing this Thrill!  I’m not much of a poster, but I’ve been on this site for 15 years, so it does feel like home to me.  It will be sorely missed.  Just thinking about it leaves an empty feeling in my gut.  I’ll head over to Hal’s personal blog, and hopefully others will too.

    Say hello to Kevinmkr for me!

    I think you missed MississippiYankee.





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  3. richtaylor365

    Damn it, Icon, I was putting together a list and that Doors song was in it. You aren’t even old enough to remember it, probably a good thing.

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  4. Iconoclast

    Apologies, Rich.

    For the record. I am old enough to remember The Doors, and that song was featured in the opening sequence of Apocalypse Now!, released back in ’79 I believe, roughly a decade after Jim Morrison’s untimely demise.

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  5. richtaylor365

    Strange but I was thinking just yesterday that a final DJ post would be in order, but I am still hopeful that all the stars will align and the journey will continue;

    Repmom turned my on to this song back at the VO, this place will always be home;

    Loving this site:

    For Manwhore, who was into rap, I miss that guy;

    Wistfully nostalgic;

    And, in case it is goodbye;



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  6. Thrill *

    Yeah, Santino, where the hell did MY go?  That guy was the rock on my DJ threads.

    One more for you, Santino.  You did in fact help me to appreciate Oasis:

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  7. richtaylor365

    released back in ’79 I believe

    The song came out in January of 67, I remember listening to it in High School. The Doors, Creedence, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, the Woodstock generation Led Zeppelin, all good stuff. And, ready for it, my girlfriend was big into Karen Carpenter. The stuff you listen to just to get laid.

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  8. pfluffy

    Thrill thank you for the shout out!  If you recall, after numerous contentious discussions we found common ground in Alice in Chains and a nearly identical taste in music.  Here’s a shout back :) ..

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    Mad Season takes me back like no other.  That truly is my holiest of holy’s.  Nothing gets me woobier and it’s rare that I play it because I never want it to lose its impact.  You have done well!




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  10. stogy

    Thanks Thrill, it was a lovely idea to do this for our last week here.

    I saw a video a week or two ago and I thought of you and this old thread.

    OK Go – Needing/Getting – And yes, the band are completely fuckin’ nuts, but brilliant anyway. You can see them trying not to laugh as they back up.

    I also came across a song a little while back from a young Malaysian singer that encapsulated my life better than anything I ever heard.  Her name is  Zee Avi – Just you and me; she is gorgeous, and her voice is like listening to a marshmallow melt in a cup of hot cocoa. It’s a fan made video. Bitter Heart is also a great song if you are extra keen.



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  11. Thrill *

    Her name is  Zee Avi – Just you and me; she is gorgeous, and her voice is like listening to a marshmallow melt in a cup of hot cocoa.

    Excellent and accurate description.  That’s just a classically beautiful voice.  I love hearing something so perfectly natural in this over-produced age.


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  12. stogy

    That’s just a classically beautiful voice.  

    She actually just won the Golden Horse award for best original theme song for a Malaysian hit movie Ola Bola. It sounds a bit more produced, but still a nice song.

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  13. Thrill *

     guess I better throw up a couple of local old ones to start with

    These are very solid selections.  Crowded House in particular is the good cheesy stuff that makes me chuckle.

    This, I admit, is a mean-spirited tone shift:


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