Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Work is behind me now

It's time to focus on Las Vegas. Enough of work, I have to get it out of my head. Here's the email I left my boss:

Subject: Gone fishing

Fishing for luck,that is.

I’ll be out of the office until Sunday, August 20 at 0830 hours. I will be out of state and out of contact from Tuesday night until late Saturday night.

In my absence, no one will assume my responsibilities and all my detectives can run wild. I wish them well.

Happy trails.



I was able to finish downloading the Las Vegas Playlist. Theme music is important. Here are the tracks, in no particular order. I still have to burn them onto a disk.

VIVA LAS VEGAS Dead Kennedys
THAT’S WHY THE LADY IS A TRAMP Sinatra w/Red Norvo

MY WAY Sid Vicious

LUCK BE A LADY Sinatra

COME FLY WITH ME Sinatra w/Red Norvo
THAT'S WHY THE LADY IS A TRAMP Sinatra w/Red Norvo
I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU Sinatra
SOMETHING Beatles
MACK THE KNIFE Bobby Darin
FEVER Peggy Lee
FUNTIME Iggy Pop
NIGHTCLUBBING Iggy Pop

GOING OUT WEST Tom Waits
MISTER SIEGAL Tom Waits
HEARTATTACK AND VINE Tom Waits
PASTIES AND A G STRING Tom Waits
KIZMIAZ The Cramps
CAN YOUR PUSSY DO THE DOG? The Cramps
GREEN DOOR The Cramps
VIVA LAS VEGAS Elvis
A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION Elvis

ROCK A HULA BABY Elvis
RUBBERNECKIN’ Elvis
I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN Louis Prima & Keely Smith
JUMP JIVE AND WAIL Louis Prima
JAMES BOND THEME Monty Norman, Dr. No soundtrack
CASINO ROYALE THEME Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
PETER GUNN Henry Mancini
BABY ELEPHANT WALK Henry Mancini
SHE’S A LADY Tom Jones
KISS Tom Jones
HELP YOURSELF Tom Jones
BOTTLE OF BEER AND A SLOT MACHINE The Dempseys
WALKING ON THE SUN Smashmouth
BREATHLESS Jerry Lee Lewis
DRAGULA Rob Zombie
LIVING DEAD GIRL Rob Zombie

MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN (Meet Bambi...mix) Rob Zombie
MONEY Pink Floyd

Now all that remains is to take our youngest to freshman orientation, pick up drycleaning, and pack. Las Vegas is waiting for us.

7 comments:

Kate said...

Dood. I want a copy of that mix. All Great!!

Dub Martin said...

What? No version of "Jack O Diamonds?"

Bet my money in the spring
And it turned my money green
Jack o diamonds is a hard card to play
...

Or "Roving Gambler?"

I am a roving gambler
I've gambled all around
Whenever I meet with a deck of cards
I lay my money down
...

Or "Camptown Races?"

I go down there with my pocket full of tin
Do dah, do dah,
Come back home with my hat caved in
Oh do dah day
...

Have a great time.

Bubs said...

Oddly enough I tended to leave out songs with gambling themes, other than the obvious choice of Viva Las Vegas. The playlist is more about mood setting I think. I really do love Camptown Races though, but I think, sadly, Las Vegas is less about the horses and more about Nascar nowadays.

Side note: many folks automatically include the Kenny Rogers song The Gambler in their LV anthologies, and all kinds of new poker players quote it. It's conventional wisdom that when you hear someone say "you gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em" you're probably listening to someone who doesn't know how to do either one.

Melinda June said...

excellent list.

Saw Tom Jones the last time I was in LV. Highly recommend it...he is exactly what you expect to see in a casino showroom.

Have a great time.

Bubs said...

Funny you mention that--I have tickets, 2nd row, for Wednesday night at the MGM showroom. Miz Bubs has no idea. I can't wait.

lulu said...

I would have tossed Ace of Spades by Moterhead on to the list, but it rocks even without it.

Have fun!

Bubs said...

Ace of Spades by Motorhead? Hmmm. I'll look for that. I don't own a single piece of music by Motorhead, but I was always glad they were out there. Always dug Lemmy.