Friday Random Ten – The “St. Paddy’s Morning After; Feeling Green” Edition

If it’s midnight somewhere, it’s time for the Friday Random Ten. Load up those mp3s and set to random play.

1) Nina Simone – Feelin’ Good
2) Dead Boys – All This And More
3) Iron and Wine – Such Great Heights
4) Otis Redding – Just One More Day
5) Jeff Buckley – Dream Brother
6) Johnny Cash – Rusty Cage
7) Lucinda Williams – Blue
8) Birthday Party – Deep In The Woods
9) Robert Gordon – The Way I Walk
10) The Animals – Monterey

18 comments for “Friday Random Ten – The “St. Paddy’s Morning After; Feeling Green” Edition

  1. March 17, 2005 at 11:25 pm

    1. Lovesick Blues — Patsy Cline. Where are the dead female country legends doing covers of songs by dead male country legends?
    2. Are You Gonna Go Our Way? — Public Enemy.
    3. We Want a Rock — They Might Me Giants. Where are all the prosthetic foreheads to put on our real heads? OK, I’ll stop now.
    4. One of These Things First — Nick Drake
    5. Lakeside Park — Rush. Who put that on there?
    6. Virtually Happy — Holly Golightly.
    7. Johnny Hit and Run Pauline — X
    8. Des Etoiles Electroniques — Stereolab
    9. Hungover Together — Supersuckers + Kelley Deal
    10. Cherokee — Pong

  2. March 18, 2005 at 12:01 am

    I’ve been listening to that Iron & Wine song nonstop for the last three days.

  3. March 18, 2005 at 12:06 am

    You should be checking out the Nina Simone song. I’m on another Nina kick.

  4. March 18, 2005 at 8:45 am

    I can’t find the trackback address, so I’ll leave my link (or click on my name below):

  5. Jimmy Ho
    March 18, 2005 at 8:56 am

    1) Get Up – The Coup (feat. Dead Prez)
    2) Stay Positive – The Streets
    3) Το μεγάλο φαγοπότι – Sadahzinia
    4) B Side Wins Again – Public Enemy
    5) Haiyun 海韻 – Deng Lijun鄧麗君 (aka Teresa Teng)
    6) Know That – Mos Def (feat. Talib Kweli)
    7) Butter – A Tribe Called Quest
    8) Small Blue Thing – Suzanne Vega
    9) Lost in the Supermarket – The Clash
    10) Put It Out – Prince Far I

    No easy listening Buddhist chant showed up this time.
    Instead, I’d like to throw a mental brick at the front door of a Parisian hip place called “Buddha Bar”. I’ll never forget the insulting way they denied me and my friends entrance for no reason whatsoever, a few years ago (‘where do you think you are, anyway ?’ said the door ‘filterer’). I’m guessing it had something to do with the fact that my Balkano-Mediterranean self was with four visibly non-White persons (Chinese, Black and Eurasian). I never ever go to bars, but that evening, I’d decided to make an exception for my companions’ pleasure (they were curious about a place that uses Buddhist imagery to sell alcohol and sensual atmosphere).
    We successfully dominated our most immediate impulses and went to an Afro-Caribbean music café where we finally had some real good time.
    As a fun fact, the Buddha Bar happens to release regularly (every year or so) its own lounge music album (based on their resident DJs sets), which contains ‘world music’ and other ‘exotic’, ‘ethnic’, ‘inclusive’ stuff.

  6. Jimmy Ho
    March 18, 2005 at 9:30 am

    (Lauren, sorry about the off-topic rant. I realise that I should’ve had limited my comment to the list; currently reading Frantz Fanon’s Peau noire, masques blancs / Black Skin, White Masks.)

  7. March 18, 2005 at 9:39 am

    Friday Random Ten – Highs & Lows of Love Edition

    1. My City Was Gone – Pretenders – Learning To Crawl (I wore out my turntable on this in college)
    2. My Baby Just Cares For Me – Cyndi Lauper – At Last
    3. All That We Let In – Indigo Girls – All That We Let In
    4.Rosie – Joan Armatrading – Armatrading Greatest Hits (The Girl and I saw her at the B.P.C. a couple of summers ago. See next song for B.P.C. reference.)
    5. This Is Love – Melissa Ferrick – Skinnier, Faster, Live at the B.P.C. (a friend of mine sat next to her on a plane trip, before she was well-known. She described herself as “a singer, like Melissa Etheridge, only Melissa Ferrick.”)…

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  9. March 18, 2005 at 12:01 pm

    Continuing to celebrate the ladies:

    1. KaitO – Enemyline
    2. X-Ray Spex – I live off you
    3. The Go! Team – Panther Dash
    4. The Metric – Hustle Rose
    5. PJ Harvey – Who the fuck
    6. Devics – Siren Song
    7. Mildred Baily – What’ll I do
    8. PJ Harvey – The Desperate Kingdom of Love
    9. The Gossip – Don’t Make Waves
    10. Jolie Holland – Darlin’ Ukelele

  10. March 18, 2005 at 12:07 pm

    This is what I wound up with this week:

    1. ***Not Addicted*** – The Streets
    2. Space Beatle – The Beta Band
    3. When Big Joan Sets Up – Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
    4. Regrets – Ben Folds Five
    5. Lounge (feat. Jeff Bass and Marky Bass) – Eminem
    6. That’s the Punch Line – The Walkmen
    7. Those Sweet Words – Norah Jones
    8. Jack-Ass – Beck
    9. Sing It Again – Beck
    10. What You Own – Rent Original Cast

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