This week has been crazy and work-filled, but lucrative. I've been playing financial catch-up lately, to make sure I can stay in school. I'm working a bunch this weekend, but I'm done Christmas shopping. With the authorities apprehending the guy who killed my friend and finally feeling like I'm on the verge of catching up financially, I'm breathing a sigh of relief. Here's my Friday Random Ten.
1. I Keep Forgetting- Michael McDonald
2. Cheap Sunglasses- ZZ Top
3. Keep Your Hands To Yourself- Georgia Satellites
4. Whole Lotta Love- Led Zeppelin
5. Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)- Bob Dylan
6. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing- The New Christy Minstrels
7. Higher Ground- Red Hot Chili Peppers
8. Evolution Revolution- Indigenous
9. Claudette- Roy Orbison
10. Poison Arrow- ABC
1. Michael McDonald's first post-Doobies hit, from 1982.
2. I saw ZZ Top on the "Cheap Sunglasses" Tour, in 1980 at the Aragon Ballroom-- one of the top ten shows of my life.
3. This band was an offshoot of the great late seventies band The Brains, whose song "Money Changes Everything" was covered by Cyndi Lauper.
4. Rhino Records' first release was a kazoo cover of this song by the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra. I'm not making this up. Email me at email@example.com if you want me to email the mp3 to you.
5. From Biograph, the great Dylan box set. Originally on the late seventies album Street Legal.
6. You ever have one of those mp3's that you have no idea how it got on your ipod? This is one of them. This is the song that was used in a Coke commercial in the late sixties.
7. Probably my favorite cover of a Stevie Wonder song.
8. Very cool group-- a family group of brothers and sisters, who are Native Americans. Their father was a musician who loved Santana and Hendrix and you can definitely hear the influence here.
9. Roy Orbison's song for his wife. I'm fond of the song because it also happens to be my mother's name.
10. I can finally stand to hear this song after 25 years. There was a guy on my dorm floor in 1982 who liked this album a lot. I mean a lot. Like "play the album all day real loud one Saturday" a lot.