The weather sucked yesterday-- cold, rainy. This weekend it's supposed to be even worse-- snow. At least there's the promise of decent weather next week.
The semester is winding down, and I'm looking at summer school. The next chemistry class in the progression, which I'll need to take Organic Chemistry, is not being offered at the city college near my home, but is being offered at one farther away. On the other hand, Biochemistry is. I've got a decision to make. In the meantime, here's my Friday Random Ten.
1. Black Jesus- Everlast
2. One Chord Wonders- The Adverts
3. Political Science- Randy Newman
4. Amos Moses- Jerry Reed
5. Queen Elvis- Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians
6. Green, Green Grass of Home- Joan Baez
7. Rainy Night in Georgia- Brooke Benton
8. Let Me Roll It- Paul McCartney and Wings
9. The Scorpion Departs (and Never Returns)- Phil Ochs
10. You Are Everything- Marvin Gaye
1. This was one of the first songs I ever downloaded.
2. From the No Thanks! collection of '70's punk.
3. A ferociously funny Randy Newman song, from before he was doing Disney soundtracks.
4. Jerry Reed was a respected country artist before he started appearing in Smokey and the Bandit movies.
5. My late friend Mark turned me on to Robyn Hitchcock, bless his heart.
6. From David's Album, Joan Baez' country album. Jerry Reed was one of the session musicians who appeared on it.
7. I thought for years that this was a Ray Charles song!
8. This song is assumed to be an answer song to "How Do You Sleep?", John Lennon's vicious swipe at McCartney. Ever the gentleman, Paul is much gentler in his ribbing at Lennon.
9. A haunting song about the 1968 loss of the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine the U.S.S. Scorpion. In the great 1999 book Blind Man's Bluff, authors Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew pointed to evidence that a flaw in one of the torpedoes may have doomed the Scorpion.
10. I love me some Marvin Gaye!