Friday Random Top 10


After a week of driving a 33 foot behemoth through the woods of Michigan I am back and desperately in need of a Random Top 10:

1. Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police
2. Leap Frog (Breakdown Take 4) - Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
3. All Blue - Miles Davis
4. Wishful Thinking - Wilco
5. Tiny Steps - Elvis Costello
6. Shaky Ground - Uncle Tupelo
7. Heart of the City - Nick Lowe
8. Redemption - Johnny Cash
9. Shake Your Booty - K.C. and the Sunshine Band
10. Gary's Tune - Lou Riegert & the Troops

Bonus: Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Beatles

My secret's out! I have K.C. and the Sunshine Band on my I-pod!! The shame, the shame. What's your top 10?


K.C! Good Friday track

This Friday I set the shuffle to “Alternate” (whether they were correctly categorized or not, who knows?) – let ‘er rip:

“Electricity” – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Best of OMD
“Everywhere That I’m Not” – Translator, Everywhere That We Were: The Best of Translator
“A Poor Man’s Memory” – Explosions in the Sky, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
“I Love You (Miss Robot)” – The Buggles, The Age of Plastic
“ABC Auto Industry” – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Dazzle Ships
“Doctor Worm” – They Might Be Giants, Severe Tire Damage
“Hope for Us” – The Jealous Sound, Kill Them with Kindness
“Experimental Film” – They Might Be Giants, The Spine
“Just Another Day” – Oingo Boingo, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Oingo Boingo
“O Lazarus” – Translator, Everywhere That We Were: The Best of Translator

A few duplicates, but some great tracks. Enjoy your weekend!

Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Free Bird"
Wilco - "It's Just That Simple" A.M.
Finger Eleven - "Suffocate" The Greyest of Blue Skies
The Cure - "Fascination Street" Disintegration
The Fratellis - "Got Ma Nuts from a Hippie" Costello Music
Kings of Leon - "Charmer" Because of the Times
Jeff Tweedy - "Shot In The Arm" Sunken Treasure Live
Heartless Bastards - "All This Time" All This Time
The Ramones - "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" Ramones Mania
The Pogues - "Infinity" Hell's Ditch

If KC and the Sunshine Band is the most embarrassing thing on your iPod, you're more than OK.

I heard K.C. in a radio interview awhile back. He sounds like he's paid a price for living the disco high life ...

1) Hang You From the Heavens - The Dead Weather/Horehound
2) Twelve Thousand Miles - Chris Whitley/Dislocation Blues
3) Fujiama Mama - Trailer Bride/Hard-Headed Woman
4) Flyin' Saucers Rock 'n' Roll - Billy Lee Riley And His Little Green Men/Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly
5) Which Came First - Ry Cooder/The UFO Has Landed ...
6) Summer Cannibals - Patti Smith/Land
7) Ain't No Grave - Crooked Still/Shaken By a Low Sound
8) He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart) - Levon and the Hawks/A Musical History
9) Five Nights of Bleeding (for Leroy Harris) - Linton Kwesi Johnson/Dread Beat An'Blood
10) Crocodile Man - Chris Smither/Train Home

It's Fiesta here is Santa Barbara, and I danced to a cover band playing Michael Jackson last night. (I blame the tequila.) KC and the Sunshine Band is nothing.

My list this week is pretty nothing, too:

Elliott Smith "Pretty Mary K" Figure 8
Elvis Costello "When Green Eyes Turn Blue" North
Joe Henry "Animal Skin" Tiny Voices
The Mad Lads "The Side Walk Surf" The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968
Paul Westerberg "Fugitive Kind" Suicaine Gratifaction
The Magnetic Fields "Queen of the Savages" 69 Love Songs
Simon Joyner & the Fallen Men "You Don't Know Me" Skeleton Blues
Charlie King "Step into the Holy Circle" Inside Out
Archers of Loaf "Bumpo" All the Nation's Airports
Les Negresses Vertes "Car C'est Un Blouze" Famille Nombreuse

Giant Sand "Overture" Chore of Enchantment

My Lord. Freebird?!? That's a FRT10 first.

Metal - Nine Inch Nails - Things Falling Apart
Only - Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
Heresy - Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
The Abduction of Margaret - The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
Capillarian Crest - Mastodon - Blood Mountain
No Quarter - Tool - Salival
Lullaby - The Cure - Disintegration
60 Feet Tall - The Dead Weather - Horehound
Quotes - Dredg - The Pariah, the Parrot, and the Delusion
Monkey Gone to Heaven - Pixies - Doolittle

Big Mak, I thought you were going to go all NIN there for a moment. Nice attempt. Who would've thought that it would be the Decemberists to break the string?

1. "Effigy" Uncle Tupelo No Alternative
2. "Heroes" David Bowie Heroes
3. "The Cheat" Jarvis Cocker & Richard Hawley Total Lee! Songs of Lee Hazlewood
4. "Hard To Get Over" A Heartbreak The Raspberries Capitol Collectors Series
5. "Only Flower In My Bed" Soledad Brothers Voice of Treason
6. "Windfall" Son Volt Trace
7. "So Alone" Johnny Thunders So Alone
8. "Biff Bang Pow" The Creation We Are Paintermen
9. "Yellow Sarong" The Scene is Now Burn All Your Records
10. "Teenage Kicks" The Undertones The Undertones
bonus: "A Change Is Gonna Come" Sam Cooke The Man And His Music

E-6, the last two songs on your list are 2 of the all time greats!

Very sad to hear that Willy Deville passed away this morning. I was a huge Mink Deville fan in my just post-high school years. Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl, Venus of Avenue D, Spanish Stroll ... he penned and performed some great stuff and hipped me to his sources (like Ben E. King, Doc Pomus, Allen Toussaint, etc.). I have a tremendous amount of respect for artists like Springsteen, Graham Parker, and Willy Deville that make a point of letting their fans know who influenced their craft.

RIP, Willy.

Very interesting info!Perfect just what I was searching for!


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