Friday Random Top 10


This weekend I am making two pizzas with all locally grown ingredients including the sauce and crust from scratch. I’ve got the tomatoes, onions, cheese, mushrooms, peppers, flour, sausage, and spices all gathered. Friends are bringing a salad collected from their garden and we will have local beer and vodka, and hopefully a regional wine. Should be a fun time and what better way to celebrate than with a Friday Random Top 10:

1. Black – Pearl Jam
2. Motor City is Burning – MC5
3. Wart Hog – The Ramones
4. Blue Monk – Art Blakely
5. Goodbye Babe – The Castaways
6. Do You Think It’s Alright? – The Who
7. She Walks on Me – Hole
8. Birds You Cannot See – The Handsome Family
9. Unleased! The Largeheaded Boy – Guided By Voices
10. Stay Away From Heaven – Yo La Tengo

That Guided By Voices song reminds me that Robert Pollard was in town on Tuesday and I missed it. Dang! Anyway a cool list. Kind of a music snob’s wet dream: obscure faves like Yo La Tengo and GBV, ironic non-hits from Pearl Jam and Hole, jazz and garage rock classics, and the Ramones. What’s your top 10?


Graham Parker "Guardian Angels" Struck by Lightning
Elvis Costello "Interlude: Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 2" Mighty Like a Rose
Television "Friction" Marquee Moon
John Wesley Harding "Come Gather Round" Why We Fight
Victoria Williams "Tarbelly and Featherfoot" Swing the Statue
Stephin Merritt "Sorry, Wrong Show" Showtunes
T Bone Burnett "Any Time at All" The Criminal Under My Own Hat
Elvis Costello & the Attractions "Tears Before Bedtime" Imperial Bedroom
Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" Live at the Troubadour
Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens "Safa Indlada" Paris--Soweto

Drive-By Truckers "The Opening Act" Brighter than Creation's Dark

Don't ask me why it threw up all that Costello.

"Puppet Man" Jay Reatard
"Just Be Simple" Songs: Ohia
"Dope Smokin Moron" The Replacements
"A Rose For Emily" The Zombies
"Every Little Bit Hurts" The Small Faces
"I Feel" Cat Power
"Wishin' And Hopin'" Dusty Springfield
"I'm Your Puppet" James and Bobby Purify
"Saturday Sun" Nick Drake
"It's Cool to Love Your Family" Feist

I hope the omission of garlic from your pizza ingredients was merely an oversight. ;-)

Oh nice catch E-6. There will be garlic, including this nice garlic cheese.

Sounds tasty, sir. Proceed.

I wanted to see Pollard (and His Boston Spaceships) at the Turf, too, but an early AM obligation on Wed scotched those plans. The great Tommy Keene is in that line-up.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.


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