Thursday, August 02, 2007

Random Ten For the End

As I start the last day of my teaching career, I was hoping there'd be an appropriate song-- I was hoping maybe Jeff Buckley's achingly beautiful "Last Goodbye." No luck there, but Roy Orbison obliged with his equally beautiful "It's Over."

I start training at The G. on Sunday morning. They got a great review in one of the Chicago papers yesterday, so I think I'll have to hit the ground running.


1. Come Dancing- The Kinks
2. 'Til I Hear It From You- The Gin Blossoms
3. In The Evening- Led Zeppelin
4. Two Swords- The English Beat
5. Misty Mountain Hop- Led Zeppelin
6. Deadbeat Club- B-52's
7. It's Over- Roy Orbison
8. Oye Como Va- Santana
9. Welcome to the Boomtown- David and David
10. Mustang Sally- Wilson Pickett

12 comments:

Beth said...

Jeff's "Last Goodbye" is the most heartbreakingly perfect goodbye, isn't it? Is your heart breaking a bit today?

I saw The B-52's Wednesday night. FAB SHOW! Look for a post this weekend.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's a good thing you didn't decide that Deadbeat Club was going to be the anthem of your last day. Happy freedom to you!

Natalie said...

Congrats on your last day! I think I'm going to listen to Last Goodbye right now. That song is GOOD!

GETkristiLOVE said...

Awesome selection - I LOVE that Kinks song, what a great kick-off. I never thought I'd ask this question, but can I come to your funeral?

Erik Donald France said...

I forgot about "In the Evening" -- pretty cool for "late Zeppelin."

The Elk said...

2 Songs by The Most Over-rated Band in Rock History? Enough to give you the Wet Heaves.....

Bubs said...

Congratulations on your last day of teaching.

I haven't heard "Welcome to the Boomtown" in years, i think of that as a quintessential 80's Reagan-era song

BeckEye said...

I remember my last week of college. One of my roommates and I were getting very misty and so one night we sat around getting drunk listening to "appropriate" songs like "Time of Your Life" by Green Day, "I Wanna Go Back" by Eddie Money and "This Time of Year" by Better Than Ezra.

Jess Wundrun said...

Twice in my life the song "Wish you were here" by Pink Floyd came on the radio as I was driving away from work on my last day.

Perfect when you are leaving what you don't like. Maybe not so much for you.

Best in the future.

Johnny Yen said...

Beth-
It is.

I am so jealous! I look forward to the post!

Barbara-
It kind of was, actually-- we didn't do anything.

I was thinking that I hope "Welcome to the Boomtown" will be the theme of my new job...

Natalie-
Now I'm going to have to go listen to it!

Kristi-
Absolutely-- but you've got to promise to make me one of your margaritas...

Erik-
Absolutely, a great song on what was a pretty weak album.

Elk-
Damn-- it's too late to cancel the Zeppelin reunion I've got scheduled to play at your next birthday...

Bubs-
Thanks! Yes, that song is a real period piece, isn't it?

Beckeye-
My last night of college, in July of 1985, a bunch of my friends and I grabbed some beer and went to watch the movie they were showing out on the quad. The movie turned out to be The Big Chill. It was funny-- it did occur to me during the movie that this was the group of friends from college that I'd stay friends with for life. And I have. My late friend Mark was one of the people there that night.

Johnny Yen said...

Jess-
I was definitely ready to leave. I was getting to the point where I hated the job, because of the incompetent administrators.

Funny-- I heard "Wish You Were Here" a couple of days ago on the radio.

Frank Sirmarco said...

Great random ten! It's like you stole my iPod...