Friday, January 27, 2012

The Transitional Friday Random Ten

No call for work today-- they're trying, once again, to cut back on overtime. Nice to have a day off today, but I'll miss the dough in two weeks. Still, it'll be nice to get some things done today. In the meantime, I'm adding "update my resume" to that list of things to do.

1. Ah Leah!- Donnie Iris
2. Samba Pa Ti- Santana
3. Only Good For Conversation- Rodriquez
4. What Is Truth?- Johnny Cash
5. Who Loves You Pretty Baby?- Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
6. It's All Over Now- The Rolling Stones
7. The Oldest Story In the World- The Plimsouls
8. Don't Let Me Down- The Beatles
9. Wild Horses- The Rolling Stones
10. Life Is Hard- Timbuk3

1. Donnie Iris was part of three "one-hit wonders:" this one, "The Rapper" by the Jaggerz and "Play That Funky Music White Boy," by Wild Cherry.
2. From the great "Abraxas" album
3. Rodriguez put the album this one's from, "Cold Fact," out in 1969, but it could have been recorded last year.
4. Johnny Cash played this one when he was invited to perform at the White House by Richard Nixon
5. Frankie Valli's token disco song.
6. The original of this was done by The Valentinos, which was Bobby Womack and his brothers
7. This one and "A Million Miles Away," also by the Plimsouls, were standouts in a movie with a great soundtrack, "Valley Girl."
8. From the stripped down version of "Let It Be"
9. The Stones in a reflective mood
10. Timbuk3's big hit was "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades," but this one's my favorite of theirs.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

At least you had some good tunes to accompany your day off. Enjoy!

Pat Tillett said...

I like most of those songs a lot! Hope you enjoyed your day off...