Friday, January 29, 2010

The "Tired of Winter" Friday Random Ten

I realized yesterday that I was officially tired of winter. It came early this year-- usually I make it a week or two into February until this happens. Seattle and Oakland are looking mighty good as places to live when I get my kids off to college. One of the advantages of my soon-to-be nursing career is that there's a shortage of nurses everywhere-- even in places with decent weather.

1. Missin' You- Little Feat
2. The Safety Dance- Men Without Hats
3. What Goes On- The Velvet Underground
4. Subterranean Homesick Blues- Bob Dylan
5. Dancing the Night Away- The Motors
6. Romeo Had Juliette- Lou Reed
7. All In My Mind- The Quicksilver Messenger Service
8. Rollin' and Tumblin'- Bob Dylan
9. All My Lovin'- The Beatles
10. You Can't Roller Skate In a Buffalo Herd- Roger Miller

1. Sad, lovely song from "Time Loves a Hero," the last Little Feat album that Lowell George was on.
2. One of the stupidest-- and most fun-- one hit wonders ever.
3. I always think of my late friend Mark whenever I hear this one-- it was one of his favorites.
4. "I'm on the pavement/Thinkin' 'bout the government..."
5. Another great song from the "No Thanks!" collection of seventies punk.
6. From the terrific "New York" album.
7. I originally bought the album this one's on when I was 19 and living in Salt Lake City in 1980. I finally got around to buying the cd recently.
8. Some rockin' Dylan from "Modern Times."
9. Man, doesn't this song still sound great, nearly 50 years down the line?
10. This was one of the songs I loved singing with my girl Cathy, one of my girlfriends during my days as a third grade "playah."


Churlita said...

I love that Velvet Underground song. I turned my daughter on to it and she plays it all the time now.

Johnny Yen said...

I already knew you were a great parent, but this was the icing on the cake.

About ten years ago, the Old Town School of Folk Music offered a punk rock guitar class. We learned that song, along with some old Stooges, Thirteenth Floor Elevators and then a bunch of Clash, Damned and Ramones. It was awesome.

Erik Donald France said...

All really cool stuff. I particularly dig the best of Dylan's output from the last ten years -- it's really good. I have a live Spires version of "What Goes On" that's also good, I like it.

dmarks said...

I remember some kid in grade school singing the Buffalo Herd one. I had no idea it was a real song.

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Distributorcap said...

i am so tired of winter and i am gonna send you that video for a laugh tomorrow (you know which one)

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Churlita said...

Cool. A good friend of mine works at the Old Town School of Folk Music. I love that place.