Adventures in renovation continue here. Both the basement and backyard are being worked on. On Wednesday, Kim and I both ended up being sick-- nauseous, flushed faces, dizzy. It turns out that the genius contractors, who are replacing both our water main and sewer pipe in the basement, were running a gasoline-powered concrete saw within the basement. When I arrived home from work Wednesday, the carbon monoxide detector was going off. I opened every window and door in the house and shut the furnace off-- it was bringing the fumes up from the basement. I was left stunned by the stupidity of these guys and thankful that our kids were with our respective ex's on the days these meatheads were poisoning us.
This is Adam's first weekend here since his trip to China. I'm looking forward to seeing his pictures. We'll post some on this blog and on his.
1. She's Gone- Hall and Oates
2. You Burn Me Up And Down- We the People
3. Will To Love- Neil Young
4. Stray Cat Blues- Rolling Stones
5. Self Control- Raf
6. Terror Couple Kill Colonel- Bauhaus
7. Sister Moonshine- Supertramp
8. Homeward Bound- Simon and Garfunkle
9. I Loved and I Lost- Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions
10. Mr. Egyptian- Jon Wayne Texas Funeral
1. Remember how huge Hall and Oates were in the eighties? This song was from the seventies and one of my favorites.
2. From the fabulous Nuggets garage rock collection.
3. From American Stars and Bars, a little-known and IMHO underrated Neil Young album.
4. The Stones at their nastiest, on Beggar's Banquet.
5. This one popped up on my Random Ten a few weeks ago. Covered in the early eighties by Laura Brannigan, this is the darker, more atmospheric original.
6. My favorite Bauhaus song.
7. A sweet little ditty from Supertramp. Lots of seventies on today's Random Ten!
8. Does anyone else remember when, in one of the early seasons of Saturday Night Live, Charles Grodin sat with Paul Simon in an Art Garfunkel wig and sang along in falsetto with Paul-- until Art Garfunkel came out, confiscated the wig and joined Paul Simon?
9. From People Get Ready, the Curtis Mayfield box set that everyone should have.
10. From Jon Wayne Texas Funeral, the damned funniest record that came out in the eighties.