Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the Thirteenth Friday Random Thirteen

It was crazy busy at work last night, so I'm beat, but financially solvent.

I have to be amused by the fact that Valentine's Day this year is preceded by Friday the 13th.

1. Flying Sorcery- Al Stewart
2. Crazy Train- Pat Boone
3. Solitary Man- Neil Diamond
4. Play That Funky Music, White Boy- Wild Cherry
5. No Matter What- Badfinger
6. Sugar and Spice- The Cryan' Shames
7. Go Where You Wanna Go- The Mamas and the Papas
8. Down By the River- Neil Young
9. Godzilla- Blue Oyster Cult
10. I'm A Believer- Tin Huey
11. Looking For A Kiss- The New York Dolls
12. It's No Secret- The Jefferson Airplane
13. She Came To Me- Billy Bragg and Wilco


Notes:
1. From Al Stewart's great "Year of the Cat" album. It's a song about being in love with a female aviator.
2. Yes, that Crazy Train, and yes, that Pat Boone. From Pat's great metal spoof album, "In A Metal Mood."
3. I was thinking recently that Neil Diamond's appearance in "Saving Silverman" was one of the funniest parts of the movie.
4. "Lay down the boogie, and play that funky music 'til you die!"
5. Badfinger was the first band signed to the Beatles' Apple Records
6. These guys were from Chicago.
7. The soap opera story of this group was almost as entertaining as their music.
8. I loves me some Neil Young!
9. "Helpless people on subway trains scream "My God!" as he looks in on them.."
10. A new wave cover of the Monkees classic. Also, Neil Diamond's second song in the set.
11. Hey! Whaddya know, my favorite New York Dolls song!
12. Jefferson Airplane's first (minor) hit, before Grace Slick joined the band.
13. From the fabulous "Mermaid Avenue" record, when Billy Bragg and Wilco put music to a bunch of lyrics Woody Guthrie's daughter had come across.

5 comments:

Churlita said...

I love that Billy Bragg/Wilco collaboration.

Buddy Miles does a good cover of that Neil Young song.

I still think it's funny that Neil Diamond wrote "I'm a Believer" and "Red, Red Wine".

Paul Brazill said...

Pat Boone:I'm always reminded of Dean Martin, who said: "When I shook hands with him, my whole right side sobered up".

Mnmom said...

Is it me, or is Pat Boone looking sort of "terminator"-esque?

Distributorcap said...

mamas and papas- aah i remember meeting cass elliot and papa john as a 9 year old in my uncle's store in NYC

Warren Beatty said...

You cannot go wrong with the NYD on any list.