Friday, August 15, 2008

Mid August Friday Random Ten

It's halfway through August, and I've got to remember to sign up for next semester's classes-- Anatomy and Chemistry-- sometime this weekend. Happily, I got my "Economic Stimulus" tax refund money today, so I'll be able to pay for the classes.

1. Digging Your Scene- The Blow Monkeys
2. Whenever You're On My Mind- Marshall Crenshaw
3. That's The Way Of The World- Earth, Wind and Fire
4. It Ain't Easy- David Bowie
5. CIA Man- The Fugs
6. My Cherie Amor- Stevie Wonder
7. Deadbeat Club- The B-52's
8. Unsatisfied- Hole
9. Someone Take The Wheel- The Replacements
10. The Night I Stole Old Sammy Morgan's Gin- Hank Snow

1. A nice piece of pop fluff from the eighties.
2. I almost did this one as my "Random Forgotten Video" this week.
3. My second-favorite EW & F song. My favorite is "September."
4. From "Ziggy Stardust," an album that still sounds great after 36 years.
5. Sixties counterculture heroes The Fugs spoofing "Secret Agent Man."
6. One of the songs I wish I had written.
7. From "Cosmic Thing," the B-52's 1989 comeback album. Whenever I hear it, I think of my friend Deadspot. I bought the cassette of this album for my drive to his wedding in 1990.
8. Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love and her band doing a cover of a Replacements song.
9. The Replacements doing a Replacements song.
10. I have no idea how this song got on my ipod.


Tenacious S said...

Remind me to tell you the story of how The Blow Monkeys got some traction in college radio. Classic. Marshall Crenshaw is always welcome. Might need to go dig that up today. Man, I love Anatomy. I mean that in the most academic sense possible. Really. I am a total goober.

SkylersDad said...

Wow, Marshall Crenshaw!! Digging up some memories my friend!

lulu said...

I drove to and from La Crosse Wisconsin to Chicago with Bruce the ex when I was in college. The cassette of Cosmic Thing got caught in the tape deck on the way up, somewhere around Tomah. It was a long trip.