Friday Random Top 10


Ten days before the election and the knives and clubs are coming out. I can’t wait until after the election and read about all the recriminations, backstabbing, settled scores, etc that will come out the stinking mass of wreckage call the John McCain Presidential Campaign. Let’s celebrate with a Friday Top Ten:

1. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
2. Homesick – Soul Asylum
3. There Ain’t no Bugs on Me – Jerry Garcia and David Grishman
4. We Walk – The Ting Tings
5. New Rose – The Damned
6. Bulldog Skin – Guided By Voices
7. Inspection Wise 1999 – The Hives
8. Carry that Weight – The Beatles
9. Even the Losers – Tom Petty
10. Think About Yourself – Golden Smog

That Ray Charles Song is from the album Modern Songs in Country and Western Music which holds up as a pretty damn good album some 45 plus years after it was recorded. The fact that a black dude could pull it off in the early 60’s – a time when he was considered a second class citizen in many parts of the south – speaks volumes about Ray Charles’ talent. So what’s your top 10?


James Carter "Oriental Shuffle" Chasin' the Gypsy
Lambchop "I Haven't Heard a Word I've Said" Aw C'mon
The Velvet Underground "I Found a Reason" Peel Slowly and See
Emmylou Harris "Deeper Well" Wrecking Ball
Psapp "New Rubbers" The Only Thing I Ever Wanted
Baaba Maal "Allah/Addu Jam" Missing You (Mi Yeewnii)
The Blackbyrds "Cornbread" BaadAsssss Cinema
Waco Brothers "Never Real" Electric Waco Chair
Rockpile "Wrong Again (Let's Face It)" Seconds of Pleasure
Grandaddy "Miner at the Dial-a-View" The Sophtware Slump

Sonny Rollins "Skylark" Silver City--A Celebration of 25 Years

Not my best list.

I'm Drowning - The Flamin' Groovies
Go! Go! Go! - Roy Orbison & the Teen Kings
Fingernails - Joe Ely
She's About a Mover - Sir Douglas Quintet
Ballons - Foals
The Jezebel Spirit - Eno & Byrne
I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) - James Blood Ulmer
Big Eyed Beans From Venus - Captain Beefheart & Magic Band
(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance - Gene Pitney
Navy Sheets - The Hold Steady

Stay Tuned - Robert Wyatt
Stephanie Says - The Velvet Underground
Blue Spark - X
Dear Lord - Joseph Arthur
Gary Song - Alice Smith
Tell Me Why - Neil Young
Ain't That Nothing - Television
Hope There's Someone - Antony & The Johnsons
Heart of Darkness - Syd Straw
Be My Baby - The Ronettes

Some mighty nice tunes popping up on random around here. The Flamin' Groovies, Sir Douglas Sahm, Lambchop, etc.

I agree E-6! Friday Random Top 10's: Come and expand your musical exposure.

Sorry for the huge review, but I'm really loving the new Zune, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help you decide if it's the right choice for you.


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