Friday Random Top 10

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Know what I hate about the Olympics coverage? All those “up close and personal? features. I don’t care if someone grew up in an orphanage in Albania and worked at a TGIF to pay for her archery training. Just show me the dang archery competition. Here’s your weekly top 10:

1. Chinese Rock – The Ramones
2. Space Boy – Smashing Pumpkins
3. To Have and Have Not – Billy Bragg
4. Star of Bethlehem – Neil Young
5. One Step at a Time – Husker Du
6. Climbing Up the Walls – Radiohead
7. People Have the Power – Patti Smith
8. I’m Leaving Now – Johnny Cash
9. Daddy Don’t Cry – Elvis Presley
10. Conduit For Sale – Pavement

Not a bad list. That Ramones song got me thinking about my favorite song about drugs. I would have to say Heroin by The Velvet Underground. Now that is a wild song. What is your top ten?

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Elvis Costello and the Attraction "Big Boys" (demo) This Year's Model
Richard Hell & the Voidoids "Ignore that Door" Spurts: The Richard Hell Story
Megan Reilly "On a Plane" Loose 4: Start Your Own Country
Jill Barber "Hard Line" Country Girl: New Sounds of the Old West Vol. 5
The Feelies "Decide" Time for a Witness
Dollar Store "In the Gravel Yard" Money Music
John Cale "Paris 1919" Paris 1919
Elvis Costello "Tramp the Dirt Down" Spike
Laurie Anderson "Puppet Motel" Bright Red/Tightrope
Miles Davis "Sanctuary" Bitches Brew

bonus
Gillian Welch "Wrecking Ball" Soul Journey

The first movie I saw - and I don't know if it influenced me - was Ben Hur. We watched it outside in a corn field, and it ran backwards, so the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur backwards.

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