It's the last day of the semester on this frozen Friday. here's my Random 10:
1. Down on Mission Street- Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
2. From Small Things, Big Things Come- Dave Edmunds
3. Groom's Still Waiting At the Altr- Bob Dylan
4. This Is the Calling For You- Made in Hollywood
5. Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat- Bob Dylan
6. Rain in the Summertime- The Alarm
7. Put the Clock Back on the Wall- The E Types
8. I Walk the Line (Live at Folsom)- Johnny Cash
9. Big John- Jimmy Dean
10. Pablo Picasso- Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
1. Every time I listen to Lloyd Cole's Rattlesnakes record, I have a new favorite. This, I think, is my new one.
2. From the Dave Edmunds box set. Written by Bruce Springsteen.
3. This only came out on the Biograph set. One of my favorites.
4. ????- maybe from the "No Thanks" set, of '70's punk
5. Gotta love a Random 10 in which 2 Dylan songs show up on it. One of my favorite-ever lines in a song: "I saw you making love with him/You forgot to close the garage door."
6. One of the sweetest songs ever. Read recently that Alarm singer Mike Peters is battling cancer.
7. From the wonderful "Nuggets" collection of garage rock
8. When I roomed with two college friends, Dan and Mark, in the late eighties, we discovered that all three of us had Johnny Cash's "Live at Folsom Prison," and "Live at San Quentin." Plus all three of us had the Clash's "Sandinista" triple disc, plus the Velvet Underground's first record ("Heroin," "Waiting For My Man"). It was a rockin' apartment.
9. Yes, the same Jimmy Dean that sells pork sausage now. Remember that he was in the Bond flick "Diamonds Are Forever?" Anyway, great song.
10. "Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole. Not like you."