Friday, January 11, 2008

A Weary Friday Random Ten

This week my kids went back to school. I got a break-- I don't go back until Monday. I've got Chemistry 201 and Biology 122 this semester. It'll be ten semester hours-- I'm creeping up to a full-time class load.

In the mean time, I've got a cold that's kicking my ass, and I'm looking forward to relaxing tonight with a glass of red wine and a movie with Kim.

1. This Land Is Your Land- Woody Guthrie
2. (Get A) Grip On Yourself- The Stranglers
3. Marrakesh Express- Crosby, Stills and Nash
4. Machine Gun- Jimi Hendrix
5. Welcome To Paradise- Front 242
6. Big Balls- AC/DC
7. Treatment Bound- The Replacements
8. Just Another Nervous Wreck- Supertramp
9. Don't Fear The Reaper- Blue Oyster Cult
10. New York State Of Mind- Billy Joel

1. As I've gotten older, I'm struck by what a beautiful and patriotic song this is.
2. This is the one with the line "But the money's no good...." For years, I only heard this one in clubs or at parties and had no idea who did it. It's on the No Thanks! collection of '70's punk.
3. I played the first Crosby, Stills and Nash album nearly every day in high school. Still sounds great.
4. This is a long song, done with "The Band of Gypsies"-- Billy Cox and Buddy Miles.
5. This was another one I heard a million times in clubs and had no idea what the name of the song or group was until I heard it on Comcast Cable's New Wave station.
6. The social pages say I've got the greatest balls of all.
7. The Replacements are tied with REM as my favorite eighties band. I've mentioned before that I was at their last show on July 4, 1991 in Grant Park.
8. Okay, so Supertramp's a guilty pleasure. Sue me.
9. "I want you to explore the space of the room with the cowbell!"
10. I know/It's only Billy Joel/But I like it....


Distributorcap said...

cool shades

Johnny Yen said...

I got them from a dead priest. Seriously. The charter school I worked at for a year was attached to a church. The custodian found a bunch of stuff left by the priest, who'd died a couple of years before. I snagged the aviator shades. I don't wear them around Kim, though-- I scare here when I wear them.

Bubs said...

I'm relieved you didn't remove them from his body.

I love that tee shirt, by the way.

lulu said...

I was at that Replacement's concert too. Yet another Johnny and Lulu coincidence.

I've known about The Stranglers since they did the theme music for Keith Floyd's cooking hsow back in the 80's. Great band--check out their cover of Walk on By.

SkylersDad said...

I got a fever baby.

And the only cure is MORE COWBELL!!!

Dale said...

Embrace your Supertramp love Johnny, I'm here for you.

Monica said...

nothin wrong w/ suprrtramp... and that gene frenkel sketch still hasn't stopped being funny!

Valerie said...

awesome t-shirt.