Saturday, August 23, 2014

mixology: the 2014 vikings preseason game

Here’s Mixology’s Preseason List, for the Vikings game tonight.

As always, if you’re gonna show up and want a last minute addition to the Mixologist’s list?  All you have to do, is ask the Mixologist, to add your request to the playlist.  And in one of those “what are the bleeping odds!” coincidences in life?

I’m the Mixologist!

You know how to reach me.  If not?  I’m @teamtito15 on Twitter, teamtito15 on Facebook, teamtito15@ Yahoo and Gmail, teamtito15 at "reputable singles site", or you can text me if you got my digits.  

And please – if you’re a really attractive female in need of some sexual healing? 

Text my digits!


The Mixologist’s Playlist: Preseason (vs Vikings), August 23, 2014.

(Note: all songs listed in alphabetical order, by song title … and when I feel a defense and/or explanation of said song’s inclusion is necessary?  Comments appear after its’ notation.)

* “All My Friends Say” by Luke Bryan.

* “Always On My Mind” by Willie Nelson.

* “Am I The Only One” by Dierks Bentley.

* “And Your Bird Can Sing” by The Beatles (Anthology Version).  Because listening to John and Paul lose it while baked on something, is just that damned hysterical.

* “Angel Eyes” by Love and Theft.  If you’ve never heard this song?  Trust me – you’ll dig it before it’s done playing.

* “Another Brick In The Wall” by Korn. 

* “Are You In” by Incubus.

* “Baba O’Reilly” by The Who.

* “Baby” by Justin Beiber.

* “ Bad” by Michael Jackson.

* “Battlefield” by Jordin Sparks.

* “Beat It” by Michael Jackson.

* “Beautiful Day” by U2.

* “Best Of My Love” by the Emotions.

* “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson.

* “Borderline” by Madonna.

* “Bottoms Up” by Brantley Gilbert.

* “Bottoms Up” by Trey Songz.  Ooh!  Who says I don’t value diversity and acceptance of all!  Two songs, by different artists, with entirely different sounds, of the same name!  (Pause).  Yeah, I should have included "Ebony and Ivory" in this playlist ...

* “Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC.  True story – I once closed down the double deck blackjack table at the beautiful – and I use that term as loosely as possible – the lovely Harvey’s Casino, Resort, Hotel and RV Park in beautiful – and good God, do I use that term, as loosely as possible – beautiful Council Bluffs, Nebraska, with?

(Dramatic pause).

The greatness – and sweet merciful Jesus, do I use that term in such a loose way, every 54 year old sex worker is embarrassed by its looseness – the greatness that is Joey Fatone.

* “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang.

* “Cochise” by Audioslave.  For the uninitiated?  This is the song that plays, as the Chiefs run out of the tunnel.

* “Come On Get Higher” by Matt Nathanson.

* “Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley.  Feel free to bring a dugout; mine’s empty.  Oh, and please – if you bring said dugout, you might have to explain to a few people there, that a dugout is not what the Royals and their opponents sit in, for a few hours every night, when a game is staged across the parking lot.  Just a heads-up warning.

* “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” by Luke Bryan.

* “Courtesy Of the Red, White and Blue” by Toby Keith.

* “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line.

* “Dancing on the Ceiling” by Lionel Richie.  This is the victory song.  If the Chiefs win?  The very first thing that happens once I arrive back at the tailgate?  (Pause).  Yeah, true – I pour myself a healthy cocktail, and/or grab a bottle of champagne out of a cooler.  But – but! – the second thing I do?  Is cue this song up on the Mixology List, drop the “did somebody dance on a damned ceiling today!” blast, and spend four minutes fist pumping, to the greatness, that is this song.

(In a completely unrelated development, I might need mental health therapy.)

* “Daydream Believer” by The Monkees.

* “Desperado” by The Eagles (Hell Freezes Over version).

* “DJ Got Us Falling In Love” by Usher.

* “Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston.

* “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson.

* “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey.

* “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by David Cook.

* “Down On The Corner” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

* “Down With The Sickness” by Disturbed.  Cue the (brett kane voice): Aw!  Shit!  (bow wow wow wow!)

* “Downfall” by TRUST Company.

* “Downtown Train” by Everything But the Girl.  Guaranteed to spark a healthy “Stevo and Chris are right; the “HIMYM” Finale was perfect” debate against anyone who wants to take us on.  Bring your A Plus game; we’re ready for you, Mother worshippers!  #teamtedyrobin

* “Drink In My Hand” by Eric Church”.  If you include “shirt nowhere to be found”?  That’ll  perfectly describe me tomorrow.

* “Easy Lover” by Phil Collins and Phillip Bailey.  Sadly, Mr. Bailey did not perform this song at Starlight, a couple weeks ago.

* “Electric Feel” by MGMT.

* “Every Monday” by Marvelous 3.  Who is college basketball writer Eamonn Brennan’s favorite band of all time.  (And in the interest of full disclosure, not only is Marvelous 3 in my top ten … Mr. Brennan is my favorite college basketball writer.)

* “Everybody Wants To Rule the World” by Tears for Fears.

* “Faded” by soulDecision.

* “Float On” by Modest Mouse.

* “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins.

* “Fresh” by Kool and the Gang.  No word on if Menthol, will show up to support Kool and his gang, tomorrow night.

* “Fuck Her Gently” by Tenacious D.  One of two songs, guaranteed to bring the tailgate down.

* “Gallery” by Mario Vasquez.  Mixologist’s Selected Choice.

* “Get It Like You Like It” by Ben Harper.

* "Get Low” by Lil’ Jon.  I do NOT edit the Mixologist’s Playlist for language.  (Pause)  You’re welcome.

* “Get Off Of My Cloud” by the Rolling Stones.

* “Get Your Shine On” by Florida Georgia Line.

* “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones.

* “Girl” by Davey Jones.

* “Go All The Way” by the Raspberries.

* “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac.

* “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John.

* “Guerrila Radio” by Rage Against the Machine.

* “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

* “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George “No Show” Jones.

* “Here’s To The Good Times” by Florida Georgia Line.

* “Hey Jude” by the Beatles.

* “Holiday Road” by Lindsey Buckingham.  Come on, just sing it!  “Holiday Rooooo … oooohhh … ooohhh … ooohhh …. Oooohhhh … oooohhhh … ooohhh … d.  Holiday Rooooo … oooohhhh … ooooohhhh … oooohhhh … oooohhhh …. Oooohhhh … d!”

* “Hotel California” by The Eagles (Hell Freezes Over version). 

* “House Of The Rising Sun” by the Animals.

* “Humpin’ Around” by Bobby Brown.  Really, this song is TWENTY TWO YEARS OLD?!?!?!?!?!

* “Hungry Eyes” by Eric Carmen.

* “I Don’t Remember Last Night” by Sunny Ledford.

* “I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That” by Elton John.

* “I Don’t Want This Night to End” by Luke Bryan.

* “I Got a Name” by Jim Croce.  This will ALWAYS be THE Mixologist’s Choice, and if you don’t like it, I don’t care.  I freaking LOVE this song.

* “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” by Elton John.

* “I Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

* “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” by the Moody Blues. 

* “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys.

* “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John.  Jesus, how I’d love to shout the lyrics of this song, into The Champ’s face.

* “If You Ain’t Here to Party” by Luke Bryan.

* “In My Head” by Jason Derulo.

* “In My Life” by the Beatles.

* “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins.  Come about 6:10pm on Sunday, November 30, 2014?  Any of you who doubt why this song is included without question, in every Mixology list?  You’ll get it.

Trust me – you’ll get it.


* “The Joker” by the Steve Miller Band.

* “Kids” by MGMT.

* “Killer Queen” by Queen.

* “Layla” by Derek and the Dominoes.

* “Layla” by Eric Clapton (Unplugged version).  I will go to my ashes being spread in the west end zone of Arrowhead Stadium laughing at the fact, that The Champ had no idea, there was an original version of this song.  He had no idea, the Unplugged version, was a remake of an original.  You gotta love utter stupidity sometimes.

* “Let It Be” by the Beatles.

* “Let The Music Play” by Shannon.

* “Levon” by Elton John.

* “Lido Shuffle” by Boz Skaggs.

* “Lights of My Hometown” by Brantley Gilbert.

* “Live While We’re Young” by One Direction.

* “Living On The Edge” by Aerosmith.

* “Living In Fast Forward” by Kenny Chesney.

* “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” by the Hollies.

* “Machine Gun” by The Commodores.

* “Machinehead” by Bush.

* “The Man” by Aloe Blacc.

* “Man In The Mirror” by Michael Jackson.

* “Maneater” by Hall and Oates.

* “The Memory Remains” by Metallica.

* “Mixed Emotions” by the Rolling Stones. 

* “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight and the Pips. 

* “The Morning After” by Maureen McGovern.  I have a great friend and co-worker – Heather – who is 51 years old (aka would have been 8 when the movie came out) – who has never seen “The Poseidon Adventure”.  Say wha?  Not only is it one of my ten favorite movies of all time … say wha?  If you were 8 when “The Poseidon Adventure” came out, and didn’t see it?  Isn’t that like me being 6 and failing to see “ET” in the theater?  (Which is what my 5th birthday party was, according to my folks baby picture book of me.)  Isn’t that like someone born in 1986, never seeing “Forrest Gump” or “Speed”?  It’s an outrage!

* “Morning Train” by Sheena Easton.

* “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5.

* “Mr Telephone Man” by New Edition.  Mixologist’s Choice for as long as I draw breath.  And what the hell ever became of Ralph Tresvant?

* “The Muppet Show Theme Song”.   If you work with me, you understand why, this is included.  Waldorf!  Statler!  “Why do we always come here? / I guess we’ll never know! / It’s like a kind of torture / To have to see the show!”

* “Never Knew Love Like This Before” by Stephanie Mills.

* “No Alibis” by Eric Clapton.  I’ll let this one go, without significant comment.

* “No Diggity” by Blackstreet.  “Play on, playa.  Play on, playa …”

* “North to Alaska” by Johnny Horton.  This song will play at least once before the tailgate is over, in honor of Russ the Bus Man.

* “Oh, Pretty Woman!” by Roy Orbison. 

* “One Love” by Bob Marley.

* “One Toke Over the Line” by Brewer and Shipley.  My Dad’s favorite song of all time.  And it also contains my brother’s favorite catch phrase – “Sweet Jesus!" – which even my mom has to concede, and allow us to say.  Brewer and Shipley – letting me and my brother get away with salty language since the day we were born!!!

* “Out of Touch” by Hall and Oates.

* “Paint It Black” by the Rolling Stones.

* “Penny Lover” by Lionel Richie.  This will always be the first song that plays on the Mixologist’s Playlist, in honor of Mother Mona.

* “Piano Man” by Colton Dixon.  Yes, I picked Mr. Dixon’s version from “American Idol” three years ago.  I love that it's such a contrast, to the original by Billy Joel.  Deal with it.

* “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People.

* “Regulate” by Nate Dogg and Warren G.  My brother and I can still sing every word of this song, in tune, and accurately … and it’s only been twenty something years, since we forced Dad to listen to it every day taking us to school.  Absolute classic.

* “Rich Girl” by Hall and Oates.

* “Ridin’” by Chamillionaire.  This one’s in memory of “Deadbeat Ex Roommate”.

* “Right Round” by FloRida.

* “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele.

* “Round Here” by Florida Georgia Line.

* “Save Me, San Francisco!” by Train.

* “The Second Time Around” by Shalamar.

* “Short Girl / Long Jacket” by Cake.  This one will play at least once before the tailgate is over, in honor of Chris.

* “Shout!” by The Isley Brothers.  I went with the original, over Otis Day and the Animal House version.  I’m saving that one for November 30th.  Or September 29th.  Possibly both.

* “Sinners Like Me” by Eric Church.  Needs no explanation.

* “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana.  Needs no explanation.

* “So Close” by Hall and Oates.

* “Some Nights” by Fun.

* “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye.

* “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane.  This one will get me choked up, if it pops on the playlist.  (To the uninitiated?  This is my favorite song of all time.)

* “Stand” by Rascal Flatts.

* “Stand By Me” by Otis Redding.  My favorite version of the classic.

* “Starlight” by Muse.

* “Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones.  Hell yes!

* “Sugar, We’re Going Down” by Fall Out Boy.

* “Sunshine On My Shoulders” by Train.  Will make at least two people happy, if it plays while they’re there, at the tailgate.  And one of those two, is me.

* “Super Freak” by Rick James.

* “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond.  (Pause).  Yeah, I’ll sing along to every word.

* “Sympathy For the Devil” by the Rolling Stones.

* “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eduardo Dinero.  “The Perpetual Intern” will get that joke.  

* “Take On Me” by A-Ha.

* “Talladega” by Eric Church.

* “Tattoos On This Town” by Jason Aldean.

* “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” by Joe Nichols.  I’m more than willing to buy a bottle, to make this happen, if you happen to be “The Crush”, or a really, really good looking member of the female persuasion.

* “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan.  True story: I left my buddy Bunch’s house on New Year’s Eve 1994, as Nebraska won Dr. Tom his long overdue national championship.  This?  Is the song on cd I listened to, the whole fifteen minute drive home, after that amazing Orange Bowl victory.

* “The Time Of My Life” by David Cook.  Another Chris selection.

* “Time To Pretend” by MGMT.

* “Tipsy” by J-KWON.  “E’ry bitch in this club gettin’ tipsy!”

* “Toes” by The Zac Brown Band.

* “Walk Away Renee” by The Left Banke.  This one's for my mom; it's amongst her two or three favorite songs.  (Should also note, The Beatles influence in this playlist, is all her as well.)

Plus, this is just a really, really, really awesome song, on what the pain of a breakup feels like ... from anyone involved in said breakup's perspective, if the person mattered to you.

* “We Built This City” by Starship.  I don't give a shit that it's the worst pop rock song ever recorded; it gets the job done at a tailgate.

* “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” by Gary Portnoy.  Better known as “the theme song from “Cheers”!”

* “What Is Life” by George Harrison.

* “Why Don’t You and I” by Alex Band and Santana.

* “Word Up!” by Korn.

* “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys.

* “Your Wildest Dreams” by The Moody Blues.  In honor of the late, great Greg.


And finally, the anthem of not just Ryan and Ron and Ray's family, but hell, it's become OUR Tailgate Group's Official Anthem as well:

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