Friday, December 05, 2008

End Of the Semester Friday Random Ten

Finished my English 101 class today with an exit essay. It was a summary and response to a Chicago Tribune article on plagiarism, which was ironic; the test was mainly to make sure we hadn't merely plagiarized the rest of our essays.

1. The Pretender- Gary "U.S." Bonds
2. Canary- Liz Phair
3. Oh My Love- John Lennon
4. My Friend George- Lou Reed
5. Mainstreet- Bob Seger
6. Feed The Tree- Belly
7. Reason to Believe- Rod Stewart
8. Sun King- The Beatles
9. Doctor, Doctor- UFO
10. No Dancing- Elvis Costello

1. Bruce Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt produced "Dedication," an early-eighties comeback album for Gary "U.S." Bonds. It had one hit-- "Jole Blon--" and a bunch of other great tunes. This is a nice cover of Jackson Browne's examination of middle-class alienation.
2. From "Exile In Guyville."
3. From "Imagine."
4. Lou Reed's story of his high-strung friend George. It's on the great "New Sensations" album.
5. This little gem was on Segere's breakout album, "Night Moves."
6. One of my favorite songs from the nineties.
7. Remember when Rod Stewart didn't suck? I love Tim Hardin's original of this one.
8. From the fabulous "Abbey Road" album, which was the last album the Beatles recorded.
9. Hey, sometimes a guy's gotta get his Metal on...
10. From "My Aim Is True," one of the greatest debut albums ever.


SkylersDad said...

Actually JY, no. I really don't remember when Rod didn't suck!

(Just my <2cents worth)

whoissecretdubai said...

a humble request...(for anyone not allowing this post through--not spam--)

Anyone happen to know who Secret Dubai (the blogger: is?

dmarks said...

"Feed the Tree" has its origin in a two-book series of Larry Niven novels where people live on giant trees. To feed the tree is when you die and become fertilizer for the tree.

Erik Donald France said...

Love New Sensations, and also Van Morrison's "Madame George."

Dale said...

You should be teaching an Advanced English class and not taking a 101 class but I'm aware it frees you up to investigate who Secret Dubai is. I think I saw SD in one of your Random Ten lists. This comment is not plagiarized unless I've written it before.

yournamehere said...

Belly was a great band that wrote amazing pop songs.