Friday, January 18, 2008

Random Ten For A Frigid Friday

Finished my first week back in class. It should be an interesting semester. My Chemistry professor has a bad reputation around the school-- she's easily frustrated when people don't answer correctly. My Biology professor is the complete opposite-- a very pleasant guy from Nepal who's very enthusiastic about his subject.

Today was probably the coldest day of the year here in Chicago. Our winters are not for the weak.

1. Steve McQueen- Sheryl Crow
2. Down In The Park- Gary Numan
3. Another Man Done Gone- Johnny Cash and Anita Carter
4. Man In Black- Johnny Cash
5. Famous Blue Raincoat- Leonard Cohen
6. Across the River- Bruce Hornsby and the Range
7. Wazmo Nariz- Checking Out the Checkout Girl
8. Rotten Peaches- Elton John
9. New Kid In Town- The Eagles
10. Sunny- Bobby Hebb

1. Usually Sheryl Crow just annoys me, but I love this song, probably because of its subject matter. Bullitt is one of my favorite movies. I finally saw The Getaway recently-- Steve McQueen directed by Sam Peckinpah-- it just doesn't get any better.
2. A smaller hit that "Cars," but a good one.
3. The Man in Black #1....
4. ...and hot damn, a second time!
5. I saw that Leonard Cohen is among the inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, along with John Mellencamp!
6. I love this little beauty about a woman trying to break out of her circumstances.
7. Wazmo Nariz was a Chicago guy who got signed to Stiff Records and Miles Copeland's I.R.S. Records. He used to play my high school. This was his biggest hit, about having a crush on the checkout girl.
8. One of my favorite albums. I love the scene in Almost Famous where they sing "Tiny Dancer," another song from Madman Across The Water, on the tour bus.
9. "Even your old friends treat you like you're something new..."
10. Bobby Hebb wrote this song when in a two-day period, John Kennedy was assasinated, and his brother Harold was killed in a knifefight outside of a nightclub.


Anonymous said...

Love "the new kid in town". One of my favorite songs. If it makes you feel any better, down south here was one of the coldest day so far this winter also. In the high 50's I believe. Brr.

BeckEye said...

I'm with Suze. "New Kid in Town" has always been my favorite Eagles song. Followed closely by "After The Thrill is Gone."