Friday, August 21, 2009

The End of the Summer Friday Random Ten

Holy shit-- I'm starting nursing school on Monday!

I went to the doctor this morning for a couple of more shots and took a whiz in a cup-- I'm about to spend a career around a bunch of drugs and they want to make sure I'm not addicted to them. Sounds reasonable.

And if you all behave, I won't post a picture of my awful uniform I have to wear at the hospital during my clinicals.

1. Time- Pink Floyd
2. Peace- The Cult
3. Please Come To Boston- Dave Loggins
4. I Wanna Be Your Dog- Iggy and the Stooges
5. Search and Destroy- Iggy and the Stooges
6. Friday On My Mind- The Easybeats
7. Mamunia- Paul McCartney and the Wings
8. You Never Can Tell- Chuck Berry
9. In Between Days- The Cure
10. Devine Intervention- Matthew Sweet

1. This album still sounds really good to me 36 years after its release.
2. These guys are best known for their eighties hit "She Sells Sanctuary."
3. Soft rock, I know, but I like it. I heard an interview on the radio years ago with Kenny Loggins, who had just gone solo (from Loggins and Messinah). He said people kept requesting "Please Come To Boston," and one night he actually tried to play it, to disastrous results.
4. From Iggy and the Stooge's first album.
5. What do you know-- an Iggy and the Stooges twofer-- this one's from their second, Raw Power.
6. The perfect Friday song.
7. A pretty little song from "Band On The Run."
8. This is the song John Travolta and Uma Thurman danced to in "Pulp Fiction."
9. The Cure got overplayed in the eighties, but I'm finally getting over that.
10. My old friend Lulu argues that Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" album may have been the best album of the nineties. It was surely one of the best..


Fran said...

Nursing school on Monday? Holy shit is right!

Good luck and good wishes to you!

BTW, my blog break was short. If you have a moment between classes, and I realize you may not, come on by my new place.

PS the Cure got so overplayed in the 80's and I too am getting over it in a slow way myself!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You KNOW we all want to see your nurse uniform!

I hope you got to go shopping for new pencils and notebooks this weekend. Good luck tomorrow!

Churlita said...

I love any playlist with Stooges on it.

Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoff just did a great cover of a Yes song.

Good luck at school.

Johnny Yen said...

Hoffs and Sweet have collaborated in the past-- there were a couple of songs in the Austin Powers movies by "Ming Tea," which was them with Mike Myers and a couple of others. I just looked them up and discovered that they've done two albums of covers-- "Under The Covers" 1 and 2. Some pretty interesting selections: "All The Young Dudes," "Maggie May," "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" and Leon Russell's "Beware of Darkness." I'd be interested to hear their cover of Fairport Convention's "Who Knows Where the Time Goes," which is one of my all-time favorite songs.