I've got one more week left to my unusually long holiday break-- I've been off since December 10. I've been reviewing material, getting ready to go back. I got a text from a classmate who's in my section, asking if I had found out where our clinical is. We still don't know and probably won't know until we go back on Tuesday.
1. Take a Picture- Filter
2. Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding
3. Boredom- The Buzzcocks
4. Drugs- The Talking Heads
5. Temporary Like Achilles
6. I'm Still Standing- Elton John
7. More- Kai Winding
8. 88 Lines About 44 Women- The Nails
9. Night Train- James Brown
10. Workin' Man Blues- Jon Wayne Texas Funeral
1. An atmospheric one-hit-wonder from about ten years ago.
2. I've loved this song since I was a kid. I recently read that Redding began writing it while sitting on a houseboat in Sausalito and finished it with Steve Cropper in the studio. It was his only #1 hit, a month after he died.
3. Love these guys!
4. From "Fear of Music," my favorite Talking Heads album.
5. From "Blonde On Blonde," on of my "desert island" albums.
6. An EJ hit from the early eighties, responding to detractors who said he was finished.
7. An instrumental hit from the sixties. I have no idea why I like this one, but I do.
8. This one got a lot of play on my college radio station.
9. I didn't know until I was older that "Night Train" was a cheap wine. When I taught in a tough Chicago neighborhood, I'd see empty bottles of Night Train, MD 20/20 and Richard's Wild Irish Rose in the gutters when I got off the el.
10. One of the big college radio albums of 1986 and one of the friggin' funniest records ever. I got down on my knees and thanked god the day it finally came out on cd. And I'm an athiest.