I took nearly a week off of blogging inadvertently for various reasons-- work, school (two tests in three days) and dealing with the repercussions of my car getting wrecked a couple of weeks ago. Things are better now. I've got an insurance-company supplied loaner-- a PT Cruiser!-- and a settlement brewing. I've still got some pain in my left side-- the other car, an SUV, struck square on my door-- but it's subsiding. In the meantime, I'm planning out my three week break before summer school-- I'm going to take another crack at cleaning our crowded basement. Wish me luck.
1. Corrina, Corrina- Bob Dylan
2. God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)- Randy Newman
3. It's a Shame- The Spinners
4. Being Watched- The Uptown Rulers
5. Gimme Dat Ding- The Pipkins
6. I'm Still Standing- Elton John
7. Humdrum- Peter Gabriel
8. You're All Invited To A Party- World Party
9. A Little Is Enough- Pete Townsend
10. Not Fade Away- Buddy Holly
1. An early folky Dylan song
2. Randy Newman doesn't like religion, I think.
3. An early hit for these guys.
4. Don't look for this terrific central Illinois ska group on Itunes-- my old friend Dan and I digitized the songs from their two ep's some years back. This one's from their first ep, "12", Twelve!"
5. Some likeable seventies silliness.
6. One of my favorite Elton John songs-- an early eighties song telling the world that he wasn't done yet.
7. From Peter Gabriel's first post-Genesis solo album.
8. Waterboys alumnus Karl Wallinger is, pretty much "World Party." His first album, "Private Revolution" was one of my favorites of the eighties. This one is from the early '90's, and is, to the best of my knowledge, the only song in existence to mention both my hometown Chicago and Hanoi, Vietnam.
9. From Empty Glass, which I like nearly as much as any Who album.
10. Buddy Holly's music still sounds fresh and exciting to me these days.