The Friday Random Ten – The “One Week, No Crying” Edition

The student teaching gig has gone quite well. Despite being an under-rested crabass bitch, I’m doing just fine. But give me the fucking weekend already.


If it’s Friday somewhere, it’s time for the Friday Random Ten. Set your politics aside, load up your full catalog of mp3s, and list the first ten the randomizer spits out.

1) The Vibrators – Disco in Moscow
2) Nick Drake – River Man
3) The Waitresses – I Know What Boys Like
4) His Infernal Majesty – Don’t Fear The Reaper (surprisingly good Blue Oyster Cult cover)
5) The Dwarves – Dairy Queen
6) The Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin
7) Ike & Tina Turner – River Deep, Mountain High
8) Tammy St. John – He’s The One For Me
9) Sebastian Tellier – La Tuerie
10) T-Rex – Cosmic Dancer

Bonus Guilty Pleasure: Dolly Parton, I Will Always Love You

15 comments for “The Friday Random Ten – The “One Week, No Crying” Edition

  1. October 6, 2005 at 9:41 pm

    Alright, I’m setting my iTunes on the Dolly song you hit at the end, and starting from there. Here’s what comes next:

    1. Lee Dorsey, “Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further?”
    2. Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Hey Tonight”
    3. Outkast, “Mamacita”
    4. Django Reinhardt, “St. Louis Blues”
    5. De La Soul, “Baby Phat”
    6. The Detroit Cobras, “Find Me a Home”
    7. …And You Will Kone Us By The Trail of Dead, “Mistakes & Regrets”
    8. Tegan and Sara, “Walking with a Ghost”
    9. Land of the Loops, “Multi-Family Garage Sale (bargain-bin mix)”
    10. Bloc Party, “The Answer”

    My closing guilty pleasure: Tammy Wynette, “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad”

  2. October 6, 2005 at 10:37 pm

    Do you get a 3-day weekend?

  3. October 6, 2005 at 11:09 pm

    I wish. But tomorrow the teacher won’t be there and I get a sub. Because the sub is legally in charge and by university policy I am not allowed to serve as a substitute, I get a free day to do nuthin’. Joy.

  4. WB
    October 6, 2005 at 11:11 pm

    Rolling Stones – “Losing My Touch”
    Eric Clapton – “After Midnight”
    Johnny Lang _ “A Quitter Never Wins”
    Bruce Springsteen _ “Mary’s Place”
    Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – “Real Life”
    Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Down On The Corner”
    Gene Kelton – “Texas Honey”
    John Lee Hooker – “I Love You Honey”
    Nora Jones – “The Long Day Is Over”
    Irma Thomas – “If You Want It, Come And Get It”

    Huh, look at that; two CCR tunes. Who’d a thunk it?

  5. Thomas
    October 7, 2005 at 8:01 am

    1) Steely Dan: Josie
    2) Jane’s Addiction: Jane Says
    3) George Thoroughgood: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
    4) B-52s: Rock Lobster
    5) Bo Diddly: Before You Accuse Me
    6) Soundgarden: Superunknown
    7) Bongshang: If & When
    8) Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Minnie the Moocher
    9) Rolling Stones: Let’s Spend the Night Together
    10) Elmore James: Shake Your Moneymaker

    Non-random bonus track — Proclaimers: Scotland’s Story

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  7. haydn60
    October 7, 2005 at 11:14 am

    The Factory – Halfnelson
    Big Brass Ring [v.1] – Sparks
    Political Science – Randy Newman
    Culture Vultures [J. Peel] – Wire
    Hell No We Ain’t All Right – Public Enemy
    No Matter Who You Vote For the Government Always Gets In – Bonzo Dog Band
    It Ain’t Easy – David Bowie
    Being With the One You Love – Brian Wilson
    MACDOWELL: Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 57 “Norse”: Tristamente, Ma Con Tenerezza – Fred Karpoff
    Ambitions of Empire – League of Infinite Justice

  8. Toni
    October 7, 2005 at 11:23 am

    The “Tom Waits posessed my iPod” edition:

    1) Russet – Ken Nordine
    2) Promise What You Will – Iron & Wine
    3) Keep off the Grass – Todd Snider
    4) Soon – My Bloody Valentine
    5) Underground – Tom Waits
    6) Overcome – Tricky
    7) Green Grass – Tom Waits
    8) Everyone Says ‘Hi’ – David Bowie
    9) Gin Soaked Boy – Tom Waits
    10) Papercuts – Broadcast

  9. October 7, 2005 at 11:45 am

    my first ever Friday Random Ten

  10. October 7, 2005 at 7:21 pm

    1. Say – Cat Power
    2. The Trouble with Jeanie – Amy Rigby
    3. Seven Silver Curses – The Fiery Furnaces
    4. Beat My Chest – Superchunk
    5. The Mariner’s Revenge Song – The Decemberists
    6. Panthers – Wilco
    7. Writer’s Cramp – Husker Du
    8. Memory Machine – The Dismemberment Plan
    9. Slow Explosion – Normanoak
    10. Numb Songs – Brilliant Redlights

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  12. Dave (Not Another Scren Name)
    October 7, 2005 at 9:26 pm

    1) “Duke Booty” by Miles Davis off of Doo Bop

    2) “Doctor Wu” by Steely Dan of of Showbiz Kids

    3) “Manteca” by Cal Tjader off of Soul Burst (By this time it is obvious the randomizer wants me to have rum drinks with little umbrellas.)

    4) “Cheap Thrills” by the Persuasions off of Frankly A Cappella (Okay maybe I’ll switch to Espresso.)

    5) “Message to Love” by Jimi Hendrix off of Band of Gypsyes

    6) “Hey Pocky Way” by Art Neville off of Keys to the Crescent City (Fantastic segue from Hendrix.)

    7) “Mar E Morada De Sodade” by Cesaria Evora off of Cabo Verde (Back to the Rum Drinks)

    8) “Homeless” by Paul Simon off of Graceland

    9) “Stop” by Jimi Hendrix off of Band of Gypsys

    10) “Bon Ton Roulet” by Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias off of I’m Back at Carnival Time (That does it hurricanes for the rest of the day.)

  13. October 7, 2005 at 11:13 pm

    Welcome to this week’s schizophrenic edition of my Friday Random Ten™. Today was my one-day fall break. Not really a fall break so much as TCU saying “Here, have a token day off.”

    Artist — “Song”

    Pearl Jam — “Black”
    Anthrax — “Time”
    Rob Zombie — “Spookshow Baby”
    Stan Getz — “The Girl from Ipanema”
    Method Man — “Da Rockwilder”
    Slayer — “Live Undead”
    Charles Mingus — “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”
    Nine Inch Nails — “Sanctified”
    Tupac Shakur — “Hail Mary”
    A Perfect Circle — “Thomas”

    Non-random bonus track: Rage against the Machine — “Killing in the Name Of”

  14. October 8, 2005 at 12:13 am

    My FRT, Crying Edition

    The Earls – Cry, Cry, Cry
    Tony Bennett – Don’t Cry, Baby
    Etta James – Cry Me A River
    Mandy Barnett – I’ve Got A Right To Cry
    Willie Nelson – Blue Eyes Cryin’ in The Rain
    Elvis Presley – Cryin’ In The Chapel
    Beau Brummels – Cry Just A Little
    Vonda Shepard – Crying
    Joss Stone &
    Melissa Etheridge – Cry Baby
    Meatloaf – For Crying Out Loud

    Bonus selection:

    Barbra Streisand – Cry Me A River

    Cross-posted at Carrie’s Bar & Grill.

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