1970s - Sue Storm
1980s - Rogue
1990s - Blink
2000s - Spider-Woman
2010s - Captain Marvel
I’ll take “Things a white person says” for $500, Alex.
[I wrote this yesterday and thought “Don’t post that. It’s dumb. No one cares.” But I think maybe after last night’s events a dumb post isn’t a bad thing. And this music is a nice antidote to the crap that has happened in Ferguson.]
Guardians of the Galaxy is a fun movie with a nice side effect: making me look back at some great hits of the 1970s. You can buy "Awesome Mix, Vol. 1" from the movie, but I already owned a few of the songs and wasn’t crazy about some others (although they fit into the movie nicely) so I made my own short Guardians-inspired playlist. Bolded ones are in the movie, the others are my additions.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Come And Get Your Love - Redbone
I’m Not In Love - 10cc
Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips
The only outlier is “Will It Go Round In Circles” which is not a love song but I think it’s a great song that would have been at home in Guardians.
I would invite Joe Scarborough to come down to Ferguson and get out of 30 Rock where he’s sitting sipping his Starbucks, smugly. I would invite him to come down and talk to the residents of Ferguson where I’ve been since Monday afternoon having tear gas and rubber bullets shot at me, having mothers and daughters crying, a 19-year-old boy crying — he had to run and pull his 21-year-old sister out from a cloud of tear gas, thinking she was going to die. I invite Joe Scarborough down here to do some reporting on the ground. Then maybe we can have an educated conversation about what’s happening here.
[…] Let me be clear about this: I have little patience for talking heads. This is too important. This is a community, a community in the United States of America, where are things on fire. This community is on edge. There’s so much happening here, and instead of putting more reporters on the ground we have people like Joe Scarborough running their mouth and have no idea what they’re talking about.