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Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Botch-A-Me”

Happy Friday, everybody! This week’s track is brought to you by the Chevrolet Equinox, my iPhone, and Los Angeles traffic (sorry, Mom).  I come to you in a state of turmoil. I’ll blame it on a work crisis (which I may have caused). Matt Grosinger, the other music contributor, and I have vowed never to miss a “track of the week,” but he is mysteriously unable to help a sista out. His punishment will be  the unveiling of his high school nickname… it’s Fro. This is why:


Now that we’re even, I can talk about music. Since I’m not sitting at my comfortable desk at home, my TOTW research is limited. So, I thought it might be fun to play the shuffle game. Whatever song comes on next will be what I write about. I hope for your sake it’s relevant, because right now, Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River” Is blasting through these speakers. Normally, I’d skip to the next song, but I think Obama passed a law inhibiting anyone from cutting a JT song short. I’m fine with that.

Without further ado, the TOTW is… Taylor Sw– Dammit.

The Track of the Week is…  Rosemary Clooney’s “Botch-A-Me”? That’ll do.


So, coming straight from the Mad Men playlist to which I subscribe on Spotify, “Botch-A-Me: is awesome. Rosemary Clooney is a Cincinnati native (okay, Maysville, KY — close enough), like myself, and her voice makes you float up into a little white puffy cloud even when people are honking at you. It’s a song filled to the brim with fake words, yet it works and sounds as if they were conversational. You’ll feel like playing beach volleyball with your beau, drinking lemonade and bouncing around to the old timey piano.

I urge you all to play this game with me! Turn your shuffles on and tell me what your track of the week is!

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  1. Mary says:

    Here’s the original italian version— start around 0:50 to skip the long instrumental and go straight to the song

  2. Beth says:

    I love all things Clooney. Rosemary is sparkling in this. Thank you! MY TOTW is “The Abandoned Hospital Ship” by The Flaming Lips.

  3. cristina says:

    ‘i can’t stand up for falling down’ elvis costello & the attractions – but rosemary’s was just what i needed this gloomy morning, too!

  4. Rob says:

    You Really Got A Hold On Me – The Beatles

  5. kijan says:

    yay! Rosemary Clooney is my favorite singer ( hence the pics plastered all over my node profile : ) thanks for this video!

  6. Matt Grosinger says:


  7. K.Ridgers says:

    Jack Conte- Derezzed-Inception Mashup

  8. Devin Ornella says:

    tattoo’d lady by Rory Gallagher.