One of my professors mentioned yesterday that midterms are approaching, in two weeks. This semester is flying by!
My main concern this week was my mother; she had a hip replacement surgery yesterday. I got a call from my father yesterday evening to tell me that everything went perfectly. She'll be in the hospital a few more days, where she'll start rehab.
1. Married Man Blues- 10CC
2. Motherless Child- The Blind Boys of Alabama
3. Can't Say Nothin'- Curtis Mayfield
4. Me and Bobby McGee- Janis Joplin
5. Almost Saturday Night- Dave Edmunds
6. Johnny And Mary- Robert Palmer
7. Hitch Hike- Marvin Gaye
8. The Bitterest Pill- The Jam
9. Penthouse and Pavement- Heaven 17
10. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows)- The Edison Lighthouse
1. From 10CC's Deceptive Bends, one of my favorite albums of the seventes.
2. I always think of Richie Havens' great rendition of this at Woodstock whenever I hear someone's version of this. I heard it on the album, by the way. I was only eight when Woodstock took place. My parents wouldn't let me go.
3. From People Get Ready, the fantabulous Curtis Mayfield box set.
4. Janis Joplin continuing the great rock and roll tradition of having your greatest hit after you die (e.g.: Otis Redding's Dock of the Bay, ) Janis played the acoustic guitar that's at the beginning of the song.
5. Dave Edmunds covering John Fogerty.
6. From Robert Palmer's mercifully short New Wave phase.
7. My copy of Marvin Gaye's Super Hits was one of the most-borrowed records in my collection when I was in college.
8. Paul Weller and the boys at their finest.
9. This group got their name from a ficticious music group in Anthony Burgess' novel A Clockwork Orange. My favorite song of theirs was Let Me Go.
10. Everybody loves this bit of pop tripe. Try not singing along. I dare you. Here-- I'll throw the 45 on the turntable.
Go ahead-- dance around your cubicle a little bit.