In my favorite-ever book, Tom Robbins' "Still Life With Woodpecker," one of the main characters, Mickey Bernard Wrangle, has a theory-- that you can tell everything about a person by who their favorite Beatle was (mine was Paul. Unlike everybody else on the planet, John was not my favorite)
I think our generation's version of that is the Friday Random Ten. Here's mine:
Johnny Yen’s Friday Random Ten
1. The Blow Monkeys- Digging Your Scene
2. Pete Shelley- Qu'est-ce que c'est que ça ?
3. King Crimson- 21st Century Schizoid Man
4. Phil Ochs- I’m Gonna Say It Now
5. Pete Shelley- Love in Vain
6. Elvis Costello- Goon Squad
7. Rolling Stones- Salt of the Earth
8. Laid Back- White Horse
9. Velvet Underground- Venus in Furs
10. The Music Explosion- Little Bit ‘O Soul
"Albert Camus wrote that the only serious question is whether to kill yourself or not. Tom Robbins wrote that the only serious question is whether time has a beginning and an end. Camus clearly got up on the wrong side of bed, and Robbins must have forgotten to set the alarm"
Still Life With Woodpecker