I realized recently that I'm just about the last blogger still doing the Friday Random Ten. No problem-- I still love doing it, and will continue doing it. And when it becomes all the rage again in the future, you'll all be saying "Hey-- Johnny Yen's been doing this all along!"
1. Everybody Plays the Fool- The Main Ingredient
2. Ticket To Ride- The Beatles
3. I Can Help- Billy Swan
4. Never Said Nothing- Liz Phair
5. Mexican Radio- El Vez
6. Give It Away- Red Hot Chili Peppers
7. Me and Bobby McGee- Janis Joplin
8. Little Deuce Coupe- The Beach Boys
9. I Fall To Pieces- Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves
10. Early Morning Rain- Gordon Lightfoot
1. This was The Main Ingredient's biggest hit, in 1972. Looking them up, I discovered that their lead singer was Cuba Gooding Sr., the father of the actor.
2. One of the great opening riffs ever.
3. Another one-hit-wonder.
4. From Liz Phair's first and best album.
5. This guy is so cool-- a Mexican-American Elvis impersonator who sings politicized versions of pop hits.
6. Remember when Flea was a musician and not an actor?
7. Great Kris Kristopherson song done by the late Janis Joplin.
8. I love me some Beach Boys.
9. A rerecording of one of Patsy's hits with another country legend singing with her.
10. Peter, Paul and Mary and Ian and Sylvia did nice versions of this song as well.