Friday Random Ten – The “To Hell in a Handbasket” Edition

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

If you don’t know what to do by now I’ll fill you in on the festivities. You have these excellent music files on your computer called mp3s. You select all of them, every one, and load them into your mp3 player. Winamp, iPod, whatever, just leave the Windows Media Player out of it. Set the player to random and let it go. List the first ten songs that play and put them into a list. If you’re feeling some writer’s block, feel free to annotate your list. It will take up space on your blog.

Now let’s go!

1) At the Drive-In – One-Armed Scissor
2) Princess Superstar – Fuck the Phone
3) Little Milton – Grits Ain’t Groceries
4) Nellie McKay – Toto Dies
5) Jeff Buckley – Corpus Christi Carol
6) Velvet Underground – Venus in Furs
7) Iron and Wine – Jezebel
8) Swamp Dogg – Total Destruction Of Your Mind
9) Mount Sims – Delicious & Nutritious
10) Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss

Well, this one is just bizarre.

Bonus Track: The freshly downloaded Hard-Fi “Cash Machine,” like The Clash reincarnated.

18 comments for “Friday Random Ten – The “To Hell in a Handbasket” Edition

  1. David Thompson
    July 21, 2005 at 11:24 pm

    Well, I’d have to actually *have* an mp3 player first. In lieu of such High Churchery, I will suffice with the last ten songs in the dastardly Windows Media Player.

    What the Hell Have I- Alice in Chains
    Home- Staind
    We’re in This Together- Nine Inch Nails
    Detachable Penis- King Missile
    Butterfly- Screaming Trees
    Parabola- Tool
    Overfloater- Soundgarden
    Never the Machine Forever- Soundgarden
    Would- Alice in Chains
    Girlfriend- Matthew Sweet

  2. July 21, 2005 at 11:57 pm

    Download Winamp!

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  4. July 22, 2005 at 7:06 am

    Okay, I admit it. I don’t always have every last MP3 loaded into my Now Playing. My player doesn’t have the handy “Load all tracks” feature, so the easiest way is to go through the Genre listing and load each one. It’s a pain. But today I did it. Every last track is loaded, including the classical, the Christmas, the new age, the sounds of nature and the sounds of the stars. Let’s see what happens.

    Thin Line Between Love and Hate – The Pretenders – Learning to Crawl (played this vinyl LOUD)

    You Can’t Look Away – Sloth – Lara Croft: Tomb Raider film soundtrack

    The Doctor Is In – You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown 1999 Broadway revival cast recording

    Run-Around – Blues Traveller – The Truth About Cats and Dogs film soundtrack

    Six – Natural Wonders – Ocean: Soothing Sounds…

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  6. Thomas
    July 22, 2005 at 8:00 am

    Unduly heavy onthe classic rock.
    1) Cream: Crossroads
    2) Cream: Tales of Brave Ulysses
    3) Bob Seger: Fire Down Below
    4) Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome
    5) Deep Purple: Smoke on the Water
    6) Robert Johnson: Sweet Home Chicago
    7) ZZ Top: Tube Snake Boogie
    8) White Stripes: It’s True That We Love One Another
    9) Red Hot Chili Peppers: Mellowship Slinky In B Minor
    10) Rage Against the Machine: Year of the Boomerang

    Non-random bonus track — Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away

  7. randomliberal/Robert
    July 22, 2005 at 9:15 am

    Not to worry, David. I don’t even have mp3s, much less a player. So I use Yahoo! Launchcast Radio. Quite random when I’m not using an alternative ID, but it’s not guaranteed that I know all the songs.

    Now for my mostly metal edition of Friday Random Ten™. I did use an alternative ID which was more or less certain to give me a truckload of metal of all forms, because I felt like being loud today. Here goes:

    Artist — “Song”

    Rob Zombie — “Living Dead Girl”
    God Dethroned — “Slaughtering the Faithful”
    Krisiun — “Perpetuation”
    Trivium — “Drowned & Torn Asunder”
    Light This City — “Your Devoted Victim”
    Mastodon — “Where Strides the Behemoth”
    Scar Culture — “Dead Alone”
    Mos Def — “Got” (hmm…this one doesn’t quite seem to fit in…)
    The Cult — “Edie (Ciao Baby)”
    Opeth — “By the Pain I See in Others”

    Slightly less random bonus track, throwing back to my early experiences with metal:
    Coal Chamber — “My Mercy”

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  10. Linnaeus
    July 22, 2005 at 12:16 pm

    Linnaeus’ “It’s Raining Again” Edition:

    1. Traffic – Rainmaker
    2. Steely Dan – Peg
    3. Nick Lowe – So It Goes
    4. Arrested Development – Tennessee
    5. Dr. Dre – Dre Day
    6. N.W.A. – F**k Tha Police
    7. The Tubes – She’s A Beauty
    8. David Bowie – Jean Genie
    9. Modest Mouse – Float On
    10. Electric Light Orchestra – Can’t Get It Out Of My Head

    Bonus Friday Guilty Pleasure Track: Boy Meets Girl – Waiting For A Star To Fall

  11. July 22, 2005 at 1:05 pm

    1. 10cc – Clockwork Creep
    2. Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
    3. John Cale and Lou Reed – Trouble with Classicists
    4. The Triffids – The Clown Prince
    5. Lewis Reed – Your Love
    6. The Wedding Present – Carolyn
    7. Kim Wilde – Cambodia
    8. Chas McDevitt & Nancy Whiskey – Freight Train
    9. Morrissey – My Love Life
    10. The Smiths – What She Said

  12. July 22, 2005 at 2:12 pm

    Things are getting crazy. Police in New York are conducting random bag searches in the subway; the London constables shot and killed a knapsack-wearing man who was probably trying to pull off another attack. Oh, and Larry Brown left the Pistons. In the midst of this panic, it’s time for your weekly eye of the storm, the Friday Random Ten, as seen at Feministe (go there for instructions and other editions of the FRT).

    1. Sublime – Wrong Way
    2. Fuel – Shimmer
    3. B-52s – Rock Lobster
    4. System of a Down – B.Y.O.B.
    5. Frou Frou – Let Go
    6. Jurassic 5 w/Nelly Furtado – Thin Line
    7. Outkast – Hey Ya
    8. The Strokes & Regina Spector – Modern Girls and Old-Fashioned Men
    9. Radiohead – Subterrenean Homesick Alien
    10. Apples in Stereo – I Want…

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  14. David Thompson
    July 22, 2005 at 4:58 pm

    Winamp not being the gigabyte-sucking monster I thought it was, a true random list:

    Outlander- NoSANER
    Freebird- Lynard Skynard
    Unbelievable- EMF
    Confusion- Alice in Chains
    Big Empty- Stone Temple Pilots
    Sludge Factory- Alice in Chains
    Verse Chorus Verse- Nirvana
    Milquetoast- Helmet
    Animal- Pearl Jam
    The Badge- Pantera

  15. July 23, 2005 at 1:19 am

    Starting off with the Bonus Track of Friday’s Random Ten, I’ll start mine with a little Clash.

    The Clash – Know Your Rights (all three of them)

    The Dead Kennedys – Jesus Was A Terrorist

    Double Feature:

    The Dead Kennedys – Too Drunk To Fuck

    Princess Superstar – NY City C–T

    Consolidated featuring the Yeastie Girls – You Suck

    Armored Saint – In The Hole

    Venom – Raised in Hell

    Fefe Dobson – Take Me Away

    Joss Stone & Melissa Etheridge – Cry Baby

    Venga Boys – We Like To Party

    Bonus Track:

    Iron and Wine – Cinder and Smoke

  16. rix
    July 23, 2005 at 1:44 am

    Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande Madhya Bandesh in Tintel
    Gustav Holst Beni Mora: In the Street of the Ouled Nails
    Philip Glass Violin Concerto Movement 3
    Jimmy McGriff Malcolm’s Blues
    Ornette Coleman Broadway Blues
    Neil Young Revolution Blues
    XTC All of a Sudden English Settlement
    Distraction Boys We’re Going to Hell
    Edith Frost The Fear
    Polvo Tragic Carpet Ride

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