This morning, over breakfast, it dawned on me that summer had slipped away unnoticed about a week ago. Made me a little sad. Fortunately, my Friday Random Ten was awesome, and cheered me up.
1. Perfect Balance- Million Dollar Marxists
2. Honeymoon With B-Troop- 10CC
3. Amoreena- Elton John
4. Ramblin'- Marshall Tucker Band
5. The Breakup Song- Greg Kihn Band
6. Green Green Grass of Home- Tom Jones
7. Rainy Day, Dream Away- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
8. Hello Dad, I'm In Jail- Was (Not Was)
9. A Toast To Those Who Are Gone- Phil Ochs
10. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley- Johnny Cash (with June Carter)
1. One of my favorite band names.
2. The big hit from this record was "The Things We Do For Love," which I hated, but I love the rest of the album, including "Feel the Benefit," one of my favorite-ever songs.
3. One of Elton John's lesser hits, but a little gem nonetheless.
4. From the vaults of country rock. The Marshall Tucker Band's big hit was "Can't You See."
5. When Greg Kihn wrote this song, the "uh-huh-huh-huh-huh-huh" chorus was there for filler while he wrote more lyrics, but when he demo'ed the song for his bandmates, they liked it just as it was and he left it in.
6. Hey, Bubs had Tom Jones on his Random Ten too! Way cool!
7. From the Electric Ladyland album.
8. My stepdaughter loves this song. Me too.
9. A great Phil Ochs song about those who have fallen helping others, including the Lincoln Brigade and civil rights workers. I guess we can include him on that list too.
10. One of my favorites-- from the "Live At San Quentin" album.