Friday Random Top 10


So what was your favorite World Series moment? Man I probably had the least interest in a World Series ever. Looks like we need a Friday Randome Top 10:

1. This Land is Your Land -- Woody Guthrie
2. Don't Dictate -- The Penetration
3. California Dreamin' -- The Mama's and Papa's
4. Heart Songs -- Weezer
5. Chloroform -- Jack Logan
6. Opportunity (live) -- Elvis Costello
7. Mystery -- Kelly Hogan and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts
8. Divide and Conquer -- Husker Du
9. Opportunity -- Elvis
10. Judy is a Punk -- Ramones

First time ever the same song by the same artist in the same top ten (although one is a live version). A fine list too. What's your top ten?


Johnny Cash "I Dreamed about Mama Last Night" Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute
Jimmie Dale Gilmore "Long, Long Time" Braver Newer World
Johnny Dowd "Greasy Hands" Pictures from Life's Other Side
Pete Fountain & His Band "Lazy River" Big Ol' Box of New Orleans
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks "Wicked Wanda" Real Emotional Trash
Wilco "Candy Floss" Summerteeth
Taj Mahal "When I Feel the Sea Beneath My Soul" The Essential Taj Mahal
Neil Young "Hippie Dream" Lucky Thirteen
Dollar Store "Dying Light" Money Music
Dump "Lucy Grealy" Women in Rock

Bettie Serveert "Under the Surface" Palomine

Well, when the Neil Young that pops up is from that classic Landing on Water, you know what kind of wee/ak it is. Then again, this is the first of my random tens featuring a song about a woman I went to grad school with, so that has to mean something. Lots of country, proving there are many hearts in the heart. Some spleens and gall bladders too.

As for the WS--damn the Phils won. That hurts as a Mets fan. Still, hard to root against Jamie Moyer as he's older than I am and still pitching.

"Respect Yourself" The Staple Singers
"Days" Kirsty MacColl
"Scarecrow Song" Lindisfarne
""Map Ref. 41N 93W" Wire
"You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory" Johnny Thunders
"Last Time Around" The Del-Vetts
"The Journey" Mott The Hoople
"Wolf Like Me" TV On The Radio
"Its Over Love" Richard Hawley
"Broken Chair" Luna
And a sweet bonus at 11:
"Rocket 88" Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats

Palomine is one of my fave LPs of the '90s. Their whole catalog is solid--and a great live act, to boot.

My least favorite moments from the WS occurred pretty much every time Joe Buck and Tim McCarver opened their mouths.

Something Better Change - Stranglers / Peaches
Glitter in Their Eyes - Patti Smith / Gung Ho
Common Man - The Blasters / Garage
Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man - Randy Newman / Good Old Boys
Most of the Time - Bob Dylan / Tell Tale Signs
If I Were a Carpenter - Tim Hardin / Summer of Love
Who's Going to Help a Brother Get Further? - Elvis Costello and Allan Toussaint / River in Reverse
Louis Collins - Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, and Tony Rice / Pizza Tapes
Keys to Your Heart – The 101’ers / Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten
Kern River - Dave Alvin / Tulare Dust

My fave series moment was seeing Jamie Moyer get his ring (I'm a frustrated Mariners fan). With all due respect to the Phillies, I thought the series was kind of sleepy.


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