But the most important thing he ever did, was to give me and all other Chicago city workers this Monday off. It is by far my favorite "teacher holiday."
1. Games People Play- The Spinners
2. Who Do You Love- The Woolies
3. I'm No Angel- Gregg Allman
4. Levon- Elton John
5. All This Love- Debarge
6. Nineteen- The Old 97's
7. Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)- Melanie
8. Pillow Talk- Sylvia
9. Particle Man- They Might Be Giants
10. There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)- The B-52's
1. Love the Spinners! I still have the vinyl copy of the Spinners' "Best of" album that my dorm buddy T-Mo lent me in college 24 years ago. I'll return it the next time I see him. And whoever I lent "London Calling" to-- don't worry about returning it. I bought the cd.
2. A cover of the Bo Diddley classic. As always, a track from the Rhino "Nuggets" garage rock collection has shown up in my Friday Random 10. Not that it's a bad thing...
3. My theme song, apparently
4. Discovered this album, "Madman Across the Water," when I lived in Salt Lake City eight lifetimes ago.
5. An eighties little pop number, but I still like it. The beautiful classical guitar break in the middle was played by Jose Feliciano.
6. This song has got one of my favorite-ever lines in a song:
Yeah I was only 19
I finished up with high school
Headed to a state school
Wandered into you
7. Looking up the lyrics to this song I discovered that it was about Melanie playing at Woodstock. I also found that the gospel group the Edwin Hawkins Singers, who had a big hit around the same time with "Oh Happy Day," an old favorite of mine, sang the chorus.
8. I've always wondered if Sylvia looks as sexy as she sounds in this song. I wondered the same thing about the Romeo Void singer ("I might like you better if we slept together...") with disasterous results.
9. New rule: a TMBG song should show up on my Friday Random 10 every week.
10. Greatest song title ever, from one of the great debut albums ever.