Friday, November 12, 2010

The "Dash For The Finish" Friday Random Ten

More schoolwork today. Clinical all day Sunday, but at the end of the day, I'll be half way done with the clinicals. In three weeks I'll be done with the semester, and one semester later I'll be done with nursing school-- or at least this leg of it. I'll have to start work on my bachelor's in nursing, probably online, almost immediately after I finish. But for now, the finish line is in sight.

Looking forward to my son being here, and to a visit from our friends Robin and Phil on Saturday night. And looking forward, in a little over three weeks, to five weeks off school.

1. Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
2. Flowers of Evil- Mountain
3. Amarillo By Morning- George Strait
4. Country Pie- Bob Dylan
5. Long Tall Sally- Little Richard
6. Isn't It a Pity- George Harrison
7. My Best Friend's Girl- The Cars
8. Pretty Boy Floyd- Bob Dylan
9. Door Number Three- Steve Goodman
10. My Sister- Juliana Hatfield


1. This song did more to spread the gospel of Leonard Cohen, it's author, than anything. And as a long-time Cohen fan, I'm delighted by that.
2. Mountain was best-known for the "classic-rock" song "Mississippi Queen," but I love this one, about a guy who comes back from Vietnam as a heroin addict, but re-enlists to go back to feed his habit.
3. A lovely song about a struggling rodeo rider.
4. From "Nashville Skyline," essentially Bob Dylan's country album.
5. I love the scene in "Predator" where they play this song in the helicopter.
6. This one was the b-side of "My Sweet Lord" in the US release.
7. From the first Cars album, which came out in 1978, 32 years ago.
8. Great cover of the Woody Guthrie classic, seems really appropriate lately: "And it's through this world of ramble/I seen lots of funny men/Some will rob you with a six-gun/And some with a fountain pen/And it's through this world you'll ramble, it's through this world you'll roam/You won't never see an outlaw drive a family from its home"
9. The late, great Steve Goodman taking a comic country turn, about an appearance on "Let's Make A Deal." Co-written with Jimmy Buffett.
10. One of my favorite songs of the '90's, by Blake Babies alum Juliana Hatfield.

5 comments:

BeckEye said...

Always loved that Juliana song. And there's nothing wrong with a little Jeff Buckley to start the weekend.

dmarks said...

I mainly know "Pretty Boy Floyd" from the Wall of Voodoo cover.

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Churlita said...

That Jeff Buckely song is perfect as your #1.

Erik Donald France said...

They used to play that Cars album in CHapel Hill over and over at He's No Here bar and other places. I heard it more in that year than in the 31/32 since. By far.