Friday Five – Shake That Thing

At around 4:40am this morning my wife & I were awakened by the rattle of windows & wall hangings around our bed. At first we thought it might just be a strong gust of wind. Turns out our area was hit with the strongest earthquake we’ve had in decades. It was a 5.2 magnitude quake centered in West Salem, IL – which is only around 65-70 miles north-east of us.

We saw no damage or anything this morning. Our cat slept through it & our dog didn’t start howling until it was over. (So much for animals warning you before it hits!) So, as far as I know, we’re all ok.

But instead of following Art’s lead as usual, my Friday Five today is inspired by the quake! Art’s was too hard this morning anyway! ;)

All Shook UpElvis Presley, you knew that one was coming, right?

ShakeOtis Redding, I love this song with all my heart. There’s nothing like a little Otis to get you going in the morning.

I Feel The Earth MoveCarole King, another obvious choice. My lovely wife likes Carole King – so this one is for her.

New MadridUncle Tupelo, I know this quake wasn’t on the New Madrid Fault, but it’s still a good reference! (Thanks to Neal who put that one in my head this morning!)

And for good measure:

If that don’t make you bob your head, nothing will!

(Sorry Willie, I couldn’t find a decent link for Delbert McClinton’s Standing on Shaky Ground!)

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3 thoughts on “Friday Five – Shake That Thing

  1. Shake, Rattle and Roll.
    Shakermaker, Oasis.
    The Way You Move, OutKast and Sleepy Brown.
    Dare You to Move, Switchfoot.

    i gotta read up on this quake, man. i heard close to nothing on it all day (except for a brief second on the news while i was switching to Arthur for the baby).

  2. Excellent idea and a good list of songs. We felt the quake too but it was only a faint rumble down here. Glad you had no damage from all the shakin’

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