Friday Random Ten – the All I Want For Christmas Is Some Wireless Internet edition

I’ve been MIA all week because I’ve been visiting family in Seattle, which means being at the whim of my mom’s dial-up AOL (not even kidding). So the blogging has been light, because it’s apparently still 1995 at my mom’s house. But I have relocated to a lovely coffee shop with wireless, just in time to bring you the FRT. You know the drill — leave yours in the comments.

Friday video is my favorite single of the year:

1. Jets to Brazil – King Medicine
2. Silver Jews – Black and Brown Blues
3. Bruce Springsteen – Jersey Girl
4. Tom Waits – Carnival
5. Voxtrot – Rise Up In the Dirt
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Turn Into
7. The Mountain Goats – Palmcorder Yajna
8. Desk Ark – For Rob Riecke
9. Guided by Voices – Glad Girls
10. The Gossip – Yr Mangled Heart

Sadly, no more videos today because I’m in a rush, so I’ll pose a question instead: What was your favorite single of 2008?

8 comments for “Friday Random Ten – the All I Want For Christmas Is Some Wireless Internet edition

  1. rpj
    December 26, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Don’t have a favorite 2008 single. But am always on the lookout for a coffee house in Seattle with free wifi where I can hangout and drink coffee while I read feministe. Do you have any recommendations now? My current favorite is Wayward on about 85th and Greenwood as it is open till 11pm. But I still like to roam a bit.

  2. December 26, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    1. Okkervil River – A Girl In Port
    2. Communique – Perfect Weapon
    3. Final Fantasy – An Arrow In the Side Of Final Fantasy
    4. Architecture in Helsinki – Do the Whirlwind
    5. Architecture in Helsinki – City Calm Down
    6. Tom Waits – Calliope
    7. Destroyer – The Space Race
    8. The Dismemberment Plan – Come Home
    9. Death Cab For Cutie – Why You’d Want To Live Here
    10. Frog Eyes – A Latex Ice Age

  3. December 27, 2008 at 12:19 am

    The first thing that comes to mind is probably Britney’s “Circus,” though I also guiltily (because of the gender politics, not because of the poppiness – I am unabashed about my pop-love) love “Hot & Cold” (Katy Perry).

    I liked Paper Planes a lot more before the dorm next to mine decided to play it minimum of three times a party every Friday and Saturday night. But it is a good song.

    ooh, I also really loved Goldfrapp’s A&E. and anything by Robyn. THIS QUESTION IS HARD.

  4. Dorothy
    December 27, 2008 at 4:15 am

    You hit it on the mark. Paper Planes – can’t get more feminist than MIA’s single.

  5. William
    December 27, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I’m going to tag “Leeds United” off Amanda Palmer’s solo album for best single of 2008. Its a great song and Roadrunner can go straight to hell.

    1) White Zombie – Creature of the Wheel
    2) Scissor Sisters – Laura
    3) Opeth – To Bid You Farewell
    4) Los Straitjackets – Calhoun Surf
    5) Sentenced – Excuse Me While I Kill Myself
    6) Primordial – As Rome Burns
    7) Garbage – The Trick Is To Keep Breathing
    8) Gorgoroth – God Seed
    9) John Coltrane – Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
    10) The Tossers – Altercations

  6. December 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    By the way, thanks for introducing me to Santogold. Possibly one of my favorite albums from 2008.

  7. Nora
    December 28, 2008 at 1:21 am

    1. Immortal Technique – Bin Laden
    2. The Dandy Warhols – Plan A
    3. Harry and the Potters – Wizard Chess
    4. Bob Dylan – Masters of War
    5. Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start the Fire
    6. Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue
    7. Franz Ferdinand – Tell Her Tonight
    8. Amy Winehouse – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
    9. Bright Eyes – When The President Talks to God
    10. Kate Walsh – Your Song

  8. Jovan1984
    December 28, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Hopefully, your mother will get TDS DSL internet asap, Jill.

    I was intending on a full list of songs, but since the NFL had just observed its version of the Holocaust (the Lions finishing 0-16), I’m only going to give a Random Five.

    1. The Light Dies Down on Broadway/Riding the Scree [07:40] — Genesis
    2. Crumblin’ Down [03:36] — John Mellencamp
    3. Heartless [05:00] — Heart
    4. You Better Run [03:06] — Pat Benatar
    5. Silvia (Who is She?) [11:22] — Steve Winwood

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