Friday Random Ten – The Procrastination of Deadlines Edition

If it’s Friday somewhere, it’s time for the Friday Random Ten.

Make sure your boss isn’t around, load up all your mp3s to your favorite player, and list the first ten that appear. Rock out in your cubicle and thank your higher-power-of-choice that it’s Friday. Fellow atheists, thank yourself for having the proverbial cajones to last another week of daily drudgery. Has it been that kind of week for anyone else?

1) The Cramps – All Women Are Bad (what a thing to post on a feminist blog. hm.)
2) Joan Jett – Wild Thing
3) Louis XIV – Finding Out True Love Is Blind
4) Reverend Horton Heat – D is for Dangerous
5) Pixies – There Goes My Gun
6) Erykah Badu – Bag Lady (Tricky remix)
7) Rappin’ 4-Tay – I’ll Be Around
8) Donovan – Wear Your Love Like Heaven
9) Princess Superstar – Fuck the Phone
10) The Blasters – Marie, Marie

And an extra: In honor of the lesson plan I am scheduled to teach tomorrow morning, here is a rather elegant recording of T.S. Eliot reading his famous poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” PC users, right click save as. You snobby Mac users do whatever it is you do.

19 comments for “Friday Random Ten – The Procrastination of Deadlines Edition

  1. April 7, 2005 at 10:29 pm

    Yeah, it’s been a pretty busy week. Tonight was shitty….

    I went to that Horowitz talk. So I’m going to sit here, get loaded, and write a post on it. I think that “My Laziest Post Ever” is the current working title.

    (It was really, really, really bad.)

  2. April 7, 2005 at 11:08 pm

    Boss? I am my own boss! Envelope stuffing has never been so profitable, thanks to my army of elementary school students who have agreed to be paid in chocolate milk. OK, this time I will not skip over songs that make me look uncool, I swear. These are the real 10:

    (1) Blue Canadian Rockies — The Byrds
    (2) Land of 1000 Dances — Wilson Pickett
    (3) Ironhead — Helmet
    (4) Hold on Hope — Guided by Voices
    (5) Through With Buzz — Steely Dan (actually, this is my favorite non-punk song that clocks in under 1:45)
    (6) Where You Get Love — Matthew Sweet
    (7) Baby I’m Drunk — The Reverend Horton Heat, who turns 83 on Friday.
    (8) Brooklyn-Queens — 3rd Bass
    (9) Time Changes Everything — Roy Rogers
    (10) Bo Diddley — Emerson, Lake & Palmer. It’s not even really a cover of the song of the same name by the artist of the same name.

    About 80% successful. Not so bad.

  3. April 7, 2005 at 11:43 pm

    mae shi – litllite
    the cure- lullaby
    digital underground – freaks of the industry
    go team – get it together
    aceyalone – find out
    babe the blue ox – can’t stand up
    howie b.- angels go bald too (swordsmen remix)
    feelies – the high road
    t. rex – rip off
    granddaddy – el caminos in the west

  4. April 8, 2005 at 2:50 am

    OMG thank you so much for the Eliot. I seriously do love him, and hearing him read some of my favorite bits of “Love Song” makes me happy, and makes today suck a little bit less.

    You rock!

    (Wow! Real time preview! Crazy…)

  5. Jimmy Ho
    April 8, 2005 at 6:33 am

    After last week’s All-Asian Special, there had to be an
    African and Afro-Caribbean Heritage Edition:

    1) Loraine – Linton Kwesi Johnson (random, I swear!)
    2) Kunte Kinte – Mad Professor
    3) Meet The G That Killed Me – Public Enemy
    4) sick ‘n’ tired – Ms. Dynamite
    5) Vibes And Stuff – A Tribe Called Quest
    6) Moses, Moses – Prince Far I
    7) Hills and Valleys – Buju Banton
    8) Ghost Dog Theme – RZA
    9) Heven Tonite – The Coup
    10) Cool Mountaineer – Bad Brains

    Genre representation by number of titles: Hip Hop: 4, Reggae / Dub: 4, Rythm ‘n’ Blues / Garage: 1, Punk Rock: 1.
    Oddly enough, I don’t own any actual African music CD, even though I listen to it pretty regularly on the radio (nuff respect to Radio France Internationale’s Claudy Siard: ‘toi-même tu sais!’, grand frère).

  6. Jimmy Ho
    April 8, 2005 at 6:35 am

    Let’s try again: Claudy Siard.

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  8. April 8, 2005 at 8:19 am

    Friday Random Ten – True Love Edition

    1) Let’s Settle Down – Vanessa Williams – Bye Bye Birdie 1995 tv soundtrack (That green stuff’s grass, and that smell everywhere – do you know what that is? Fresh air!)

    2) Pinball Wizard – The Who – Tommy (I love the acoustic guitar on this album) (Ironically, when you do an Amazon search in music for “Tommy,” the soundtracks for both The L Word and Queer as Folk come up on the first page. They’re on the Tommy Boy label.)

    3) Veil of Mist – Robert Rich – Rainforest

    4) You Don’t Know Me – Eva Cassidy & Chuck Brown- The Other Side (I love this song, especially when Meryl Streep sang it in Postcards From the Edge. I can strum out a fair rendition on my now long-neglected guitar. Perhaps this summer…)

    5) Your Tongue Like the Sun In My Mouth – Sophie B. Hawkins – Timbre (Oh my. I’ll have what she’s having.)

    6) The Man In the Moon…

  9. The girl
    April 8, 2005 at 8:37 am

    1. It’s in the blood-Londonbeat
    2. When you find the one-Melissa etheridge
    3. Mr. Vain-Culture beat
    4. I wanna be where you are-little Michael Jackson
    5. Match burn twice-Joan Osborne
    6. Blues beach-Steely Dan
    7. Cherchez la femme-Dr. buzzard’s origninal sava
    8. Not in this life-Natalie Merchant
    9. Stone woman-Bryan Ferry
    10. Jericho-Joni Mitchell
    The girl | 04.08.05 – 9:45 am | #

  10. April 8, 2005 at 9:56 am

    gah. Am I the only person who hates Eliot’s reading of Prufrock? Completely ruins the opening lines for me, in that nasally intonation. Maybe it’s because I’m a fellow St. Louis native and I think his fake British accent is pretentious and stupid.

  11. April 8, 2005 at 11:18 am

    No, Eliot’s voice gets on my nerves as well. He has a naturally lovely baritone, but he whines it, ending up sounding more like a caricature than anything.

  12. April 8, 2005 at 11:54 am


    Nine Inch Nails–Pretty Hate Machine–Head Like a Hole
    Mudvayne–L.D. 50–Dig
    Charles Mingus–The Complete Debut Recordings–Yesterdays
    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones–Let’s Face It–The Rascal King
    Barenaked Ladies–Everything to Everyone–Hidden Track
    A Perfect Circle–Mer de Noms–Renholder
    AC/DC–Back in Black–Hells Bells
    Metallica–S & M–For Whom the Bell Tolls
    Dave Matthews Band–Live at Red Rocks 8.15.95–Seek Up

    I find it interesting that Launchcast dropped two consecutive songs which open with the tolling of bells…hmm…

  13. CJ
    April 8, 2005 at 1:43 pm

    1. Shower the People – James Taylor

    2. The Mhairi Bhan – Dougie MacLean

    3. Gospel – Michael Hedges

    4. Pinball Wizard – The Who

    5. Cry Freedom – Dave Mathews Band

    6. Lovely Rita – The Beatles

    7. Arkansas Traveler – Bela Fleck

    8. Urban World – Hiroshima

    9. Jungle Wave – Tom Scott

    10. Come and Find Me – Josh Ritter

    Thanks for Eliot and BTW (“You snobby Mac users do whatever it is you do.”), we click, simply click -no right-click, no ctl-click, no shift-click … just a simple, single click;)

  14. haydn60
    April 8, 2005 at 2:59 pm

    Mop Dub – 100 Flowers
    Williams Mix – John Cage
    Nice Age / spoken – Yellow Magic Orchestra / Snakeman Show [what a cheesy thing to post on a feminist blog]
    how many miles to babylon? – Dktr
    Love This Way – Adele Bertei
    Heroes & Villains – Andrew Kueneman
    Ugly Guys With Beautiful Girls – Sparks
    Public Place [v.2] – Wire
    Beautiful World [demo] – Devo
    BEETHOVEN: Quartet 14 vi – Quatuor Talich

  15. TCU
    April 8, 2005 at 8:27 pm

    1. I Can’t Get Behind That – William Shatner (Yes, Captain Kirk)

    2. Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto – James Brown

    3. I Need You Tonight – ZZ Top

    4. Arc of a Diver – Steve Winwood

    5. Gamblers Roll – Allman Brothers Band

    6. I Need Love – L.L. Cool James

    7. Fascination Street – The Cure

    8. I Found Someone – Cher

    9. Li’l Boys Play With Dolls – Lords of the New Church

    10. Muskrat Love – Captain and Tenille

    Number 10 is frighteningly fabulous eh?

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