Friday, August 22, 2008

End Of Summer Break Friday Random Ten

I went to sign up for my fall classes a couple of days ago. I was able to sign up for Chemistry 203, which I need before I can take Organic Chemistry, but the Anatomy class I wanted was full. I talked to the professor and he was certain that people would drop the first couple of days, and I'll be able to register for it. Just in case, I'm going to try to sign up for a Writing class that I need.


1. Waiting For A Train- Johnny Cash
2. Sweet Lelani- Don Ho
3. I'm Not Down- The Clash
4. I Can't Stand It- Velvet Underground
5. Esther Be The One- ZZ Top
6. The Wino and I Know- Jimmy Buffett
7. Animals- Talking Heads
8. Comin' Back To Me- Jefferson Airplane
9. I and I- Bob Dylan
10. Getting Better- The Beatles


Notes:
1. I'm still sad that Johnny Cash is gone. He was a national treasure.
2. Some friends of mine in the early nineties had a band called The Primary Colors and did a good cover of this.
3. This song has one of the greatest lines ever in a rock song:

If it's true that a rich man leads a sad life
N' that's what they from day to day
Then what do all the poor do with their lives?


4. One of my favorite Velvet Underground songs.
5. From the great Deguello album.
6. I never knew what the "Cafe Du Monde," which is mentioned in this song, until I read about it after Hurricane Katrina. It's in New Orleans.
7. From "Fear of Music," my favorite Talking Heads record.
8. Surrealistic Pillow is one of my desert island albums.
9. From 1983's "Infidels," a big come-back album for Dylan.
10. From Sgt. Pepper.

4 comments:

JR's Thumbprints said...

Another fine song list. I was rather impressed with your last list, especially with The Blow Monkeys. I'm not quite sure I'd call it "pop fluff." Love those horns. Kinda jazzy if you ask me, with some cool lyrics. Kind of like the Squeeze on steroids.

Cheer34 said...

no wonder your wife married you......you seem to have alot of chemistry

Bubs said...

You've got a few of my favorites in here. "Animals think/they're pretty smart/shit on the ground/see in the dark"

A classic.

Cafe Du Monde is one of those places that, even though it's touristy as all hell, is still a place unique in the world. Little pieces of fried dough caked in mounds of powdered sugar, served up with strong coffee. 24/7, too. That picture I took of the very large tourist on the Segway, looking embarrassed, was at Cafe Du Monde.

BeckEye said...

How's that for a coincidence? I just walked past a guy wearing a Cafe du Monde t-shirt yesterday and I couldn't figure out why I knew it. I meant to look it up online and I forgot, and here it is mentioned in this post.

My brother went to New Orleans a few times. I think he might have brought back a mug or something from that place.