Friday Random Ten

The “If I have to write one more massive paper about feminist legal issues, I might just go get a job as an accountant” edition.

Two down, and three to go. One more presentation. Then it’s time for revisions. My ass is significantly flatter from having been sitting on it for 15 hours a day writing papers. I *heart* law school.

1. The Notwist – Neon Golden
2. Tom Waits – Baby Gonna Leave Me
3. Bonny Billy – Sweeter Than Anything
4. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Witness Song
5. Guided by Voices – Learning to Hunt
6. Hi-Tek Feat. Big D and Piakhan – No One Knows Her Name
7. Des Ark – It’s A Hard World Sometimes For Little Things
8. Refused – Liberation Frequency
9. Spoon – Everything Hits At Once
10. Groove Theory – Never Enough

Friday Bonus Videos: Shakira Shakira!

Estoy Aqui:

You have no idea how long I spent singing this song over and over until I could finally get the really fast “fotos y cuadernos” part. And I still know all the words. Thank you Senorita Louden and 11th grade Spanish.

Ojos Asi:

The dancing! The red hair with the two-inch roots! The leather pants!

I will always love her unconditionally, even if I did like her a lot better before she was Veronica Lake. (Don’t tell anyone, but I secretly like this song too).

About Jill

Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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18 Responses to Friday Random Ten

  1. Vanessa says:

    Right now I have red hair with six inch roots.

    I scoff at her two inches!

  2. PaleAndNerdy says:

    I thought I was the only one to listen to the unpopular Shakira songs just to understand the Spanish! Especially
    “Estoy Aqui”. I think I sang some of the songs for a year until I got all the words, not to mention phrases. Now when my friends play English version Shakira songs, I get very confused.

  3. scoutt says:

    Just saw some more lovely misogyny on CNN. SouthPark has an episode about Hillary and her name is “HilDog” in the cartoon.
    I am so sick of the double standards and misogyny….even from folks on the left. So I had to make this video. Sorry it’s not really on topic but I want to share and commiserate.
    thanks.

  4. Roxanne says:

    I discovered Estoy Aqui and Shakira in Tokyo. When I came back to the States, it was enthralled with some ‘nother Shakira (“underneath my skull, there’s an endless story). I wan the Tokyo Shakira back.

  5. Roxanne says:

    I discovered Estoy Aqui and Shakira in Tokyo. When I came back to the States, it was enthralled with some ‘nother Shakira (“underneath my skull, there’s an endless story). I wan the Tokyo Shakira back.

  6. randomliberal says:

    So i punched “random” on my iTunes and got probably my favorite FRT ever, at least as far as the titles of songs go:

    Artist — “Song”

    Jimi Hendrix — “The Star-Spangled Banner”
    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra — “Never No Lament (AKA Don’t Get Around Much Anymore)”
    Cradle of Filth — “Damned in any Language (A Plague on Words)”
    Benny Goodman — “It’s Tight like That”
    Metallica — “Don’t Tread on Me”
    Led Zeppelin — “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”
    Meshuggah — “Autonomy Lost”
    Metallica — “…And Justice for All”
    Dave Matthews Band — “Digging a Ditch”
    Lamb of God — “Hourglass”

    Bonus (because the song title is great): System of a Down — “This Cocaine Makes Me Feel like I’m on This Song”

  7. The “The Best of the Half Dozen or So FRTs I’ve Done?” edition:

    Blind Willie McTell, “Rollin’ Mama Blues;” Bob Dylan, “Shelter from the Storm” (Blood on the Tracks); Minor Threat, “Out of Step (With the World);” Sonic Youth, “Society is a Hole” (sweet); Marvin Gaye, “What’s Happening Brother;” Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, “Ascension Day” (sweet); Bob Dylan, “I Pity the Poor Immigrant;” Joseph Haydn, “Violin Concerto in A, H. VIIa No. 3, First Movement: Moderato;” Boby Dylan, “Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum;” Bob Dylan, “Leopard-Skin Pill-box Hat” (Live 1966); Bob Dylan, “Broke Down Engine” (sweet).

  8. galnoir says:

    My okd skool Shakira favorites are Ojos Así and Ciega, Sordomuda:

    http://www.youtube.com/?v=KOeaxkMbGO8

    I am not cool.

  9. Henry says:

    Didn’t want to miss two weeks in a row:

    1.The Breeders – Do You Love Me Now
    2. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got The Jazz
    3. Eagles Of Death Metal – Don’t Speak (I Came To Make A Bang)
    4. Velvet Underground – Heroin
    5. Slapshot – Old Tyme Hardcore
    6. The Clash – Straight To Hell
    7. Gangstarr – Moment Of Truth
    8. Hall And Oates – Rich Girl
    9. The Sundays – Here’s Where The Story Ends
    10. Prince Pawl / Kool Keith – Weapon World

    I can’t tell you why I still have Hall & Oates on my playlist, and the other guys here look at me like I’m retarded when I play it. I will say that belting out the “don’t you know” part of that song is strangely satisfying.

  10. Melissa says:

    I learned estoy aqui in 11th grade Spanish too!
    And I definitely have a copy of “Donde estan los ladrones” in my collection somewhere.
    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who likes her pre-blonde stuff better.

  11. Nico says:

    I know ‘me too’ posts aren’t cool…. but… this IS Shakira we’re talking about… and so nice to find her here.

    I also like her pre-blond stuff better. I string together all the uptempos on ‘Donde estan’ and…. oh my god!

    galnoir : Yes you are cool. Thank you for the YT.

  12. Linnaeus says:

    The “Thank goodness this will be my last quarter as a TA” edition:

    1. “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow”, Nice and Smooth
    2. “Dazed And Confused”, Led Zeppelin
    3. “Whatta Man”, Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue
    4. “Gimme My Radio”, The Donnas
    5. “Fantastic Voyage”, Coolio
    6. “Just Can’t Get Enough”, Depeche Mode
    7. “The Humpty Dance”, Digital Underground
    8. “Lovely Rita”, The Beatles
    9. “Light Me Up Or Leave Me Alone”, Traffic
    10. “Sunglasses At Night”, Corey Hart

    I can’t tell you why I still have Hall & Oates on my playlist, and the other guys here look at me like I’m retarded when I play it. I will say that belting out the “don’t you know” part of that song is strangely satisfying.

    I have “Rich Girl” in my iTunes library, and I have no regrets about it at all.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    The a capella group at my women’s college in undergrad performed this Shakira song. It was really amazing- a woman from Ecuador was the lead vocalist, andt hey always performed at tempo- or faster!

  14. norbizness says:

    1. Dance in a Greenwich Farm by Cornel Campbell
    2. Makeover by Big Star
    3. Invisible by Ornette Coleman
    4. Hard Hitters by Dilated Peoples
    5. The Bends by Anthrax (yes, the Radiohead song)
    6. Waving My Arms in the Air by Syd Barrett
    7. Street’s Disciple by Nas
    8. Counting by The Motels
    9. Careful by Television
    10. Don’t Disturb the Peace by Ladybug Mecca (formerly of Digable Planets)

    ‘BONUS': I’m the Man Who Murdered Love by XTC

  15. Frumious B says:

    When you are done with the papers, please cover this

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17874421/

  16. blucas! says:

    Haha I think there’s a Refused song on Jill’s every week.

    1) The Mountain Goats – Pure Gold
    2) Lil Wanye (DJ Drama) – South Muzik
    3) Jesu – Wolves
    4) Cat Power – Evolution
    5) Jelly Roll Morton – King Porter Stomp
    6) The Feelies – Everybody’s Got Something to Hide
    7) The Soviettes – 1308
    8) Vitalic – Wooo
    9) Devin Davis – Iron Woman
    10) The Sonics – Good Golly Miss Molly

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