Friday Random Ten


A little Girl Talk is always good for Friday.

And, because I forgot to mention it when I got back, thanks to Ezra and Julian for showing me a lovely time in DC last weekend during the few hours I was able to escape familial obligations. Happy birthday to Matthew Ygelsias, who I also had the pleasure to meet, along with Ann, Kate, Garance, Chris (who you can blame for the above video, as he reignited my lapsed love of Girl Talk) the whole TAPPED crew, and others who I am forgetting because it’s 1am on Friday and my brain is fried. Congrats also to TAPPED for their Sidney Hillman Prize, and to Feministing for their Choice USA award.

On to the FRT:

1. Bonny Billy – Strange Things
2. The Mountain Goats – Jenny
3. Etta Jones & Strings – If You Were Mine
4. Rhett Miller – Your Nervous Heart
5. Tom Waits – Big Black Mariah
6. Van Morrison – It Stoned Me
7. The Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend the Night Together
8. Beth Orton – Ooh Child
9. Jodeci – Freak’n You
10. Chris Garneau – Castle Time

And an old favorite, just because:


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8 comments for “Friday Random Ten

  1. May 26, 2007 at 12:44 am

    Hey, what happened to the last verse? Actually, I don’t really expect anyone to know the details of that particular performance and why the last verse was cut out.

  2. May 26, 2007 at 12:53 am

    I know, that disappointed me too. It’s really hard to find a good video of him on YouTube.

  3. randomliberal
    May 26, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    The System of a Down edition…

    Artist — “Song”

    Metallica — “The Call of Ktulu”
    Dave Matthews Band — “Two Step”
    Herbie Hancock — “Driftin'”
    System of a Down — “Hypnotize”
    The Soggy Bottom Boys — “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow”
    Black Star — “Yo Yeah”
    System of a Down — “Prison Song”
    System of a Down — “Old School Hollywood”
    Barenaked Ladies — “Alternative Girlfriend”
    Warren G — “This D.J.”

  4. May 26, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    I love that Van Morrison track. One of my favorites.

  5. May 26, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Wait, is Kate of Healthy Policy quitting blogging?

  6. cartooncoyote
    May 26, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    @Jill: I wonder if you’ve heard of a guy by the name of Richard Hawley; he’s fookin’ brilliant, and believe you me, anything with his name on it is worth buying.

    If you allow track-sharing on here, I’d be happy to post a few of his songs.

  7. May 26, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    Let’s see:

    1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – People Ain’t No Good
    2. Weathergirls – It’s Raining Men
    3. Abney Park – The Root of All Evil
    4. Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
    5. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
    6. Ani DiFranco – To the Teeth
    7. Weezer – Sweater Song
    8. Dido – Take My Hand
    9. Ben Harper – Waiting On An Angel
    10. The Microphones – Sand

    …okay, that was a truly random ten. Wow.
    Also, looking at ’em all together, I feel like I should be wearing more eyeliner…

  8. Joe
    May 27, 2007 at 3:48 am

    I love Girl Talk and everything he represents. In the hands of a less talented person it would be a complete gimmick but he’s god a sense of pop music that’s only rivaled by someone like Wes Anderson. Strangely beautiful.

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