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Mary Monday

I’m done with the Mary Anns for now, back to the plain ole Mary Mondays this week. This week’s Mary Monday is courtesy of Robert Fripp. He’ll also be your Two for Tuesday artist tomorrow. Here are two versions of the same song from Exposure. The first one is sung by Terre Roche, the second by Daryl Hall.

PLAY Mary

PLAY Mary

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Mary Monday

Here’s the last of the Mary Ann songs for a while, next Monday I’ll be back to plain old Mary again. This week’s song is So Long Marianne by Leonard Cohen. I’ve also included a cover version by James for your listening pleasure.

PLAY So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen

PLAY So Long Marianne - James

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Mary Monday

This week’s Mary (Ann) song is Mary Anne with the Shaky Hands, by The Who. Enjoy!

PLAY Mary Anne with the Shaky Hands

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Mary Monday

When I was five our family took a vacation to the Virgin Islands. I loved everything about the trip – from flying in a 22 seater plane from Puerto Rico to St. Croix, to swimming in the Caribbean Sea every day, to tasting tapioca pudding for the first time and to listening to the steel drum bands by the pool. One of my fav photos is of my dad holding my hand on the beach – he in his cool Raybans and me in my little girl bikini with ruffles on the bottom.

One night the band learned my name and played the calypso song Mary Ann. Every time I go to the beach I sing this song in my head.

By the way, the one thing I didn’t like about the trip was that I had left one of my favourite playthings behind – a small wheeled spaceship with a removable alien. How I had cried for weeks about my stupidity of not checking to make sure I had it packed up.

I searched the web for a version of Mary Ann and found this folksy one by Terry Gilkyson. Enjoy.

PLAY Mary Ann

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Continuing with the Mary Ann theme, this week’s song is Marianne, by Tori Amos.

PLAY Marianne

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Because I’m a Mary Ann I thought I’d do a string of Mary Ann songs. The first is from The Temptations. I found this copy on Youtube – I love the scratchy vinyl. If you are expecting the Motown sound of the sixties, you’re going to be disappointed.

PLAY Mary Ann - Wings of Love

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Mary Monday

This week’s Mary song is Mary, Please from Brian Jonestown Massacre. Enjoy!

PLAY Mary, Please

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Mary Monday

This week’s Mary song is from Liz Phair. Enjoy!

PLAY Help Me Mary

Too busy to research a famous Mary for you this week. Maybe next week.

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This week’s Mary song is from Sparklehorse. You may remember that Mark Linkhous, who was Sparklehorse, passed away a couple of weeks ago.

PLAY Saint Mary

Your famous Mary this week is author Mary Renault.

Mary Renault book

According to wikipedia:

A lot of her books had male protagonists and her sympathetic treatment of love between men would win Renault a wide gay readership. It would also foster rumors that Renault was really a gay man writing under a female pseudonym. Renault found these rumors amusing, but also sought to distance herself from being labeled a “gay writer.”

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This week’s Mary song is Proud Mary. I know it’s a CCR song but I’m not a Creedence fan so you get the Ike and Tina Turner version. And because Tina Turner is fascinating to watch, you get the video version of the song. Man, her patter at the start of the song kind of summed up their relationship.

Your famous Mary for the week is Mary Cleave, the 10th woman in space on the Shuttle Atlantis.

Mary Cleave

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