Friday Random Top 10

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I think we can safely stick a fork in the Twins, because they are done, heck they might be a little over-done, brush off the ashes before you dig in. How about a Random Top 10 to go with it:

1. Revolution - Grandaddy
2. Hand in Glove - The Smiths
3. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Nina Simone
4. White Rose - Fred Eaglesmith
5. Glowed Like Stars - U-Joint
6. Faraway Eyes - Handsome Family
7. Folk Star - Paul Westerberg
8. Tobacco Road - Blue Magoos
9. Privately - Guided By Voices
10. Ever After - Neil Young

Bonus: Drug Train - Social Distortion

Wow a bunch of obscurities and covers. What's your Top 10?

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The year was 1987 – the Twins won their first World Series, I was in my 3rd year of working for Hughes Aircraft Company, and I was dating the future Mrs. Runner. This Friday’s random 10 were all released in 1987:

“Girl in the Moon” – Icehouse, Man of Colours
“Oro Blanco (White Gold) – Rubaja & Hernandez, High Plateaux
“Curryclub” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
“Distant Village” (Michael Brook) – Various Artists, Angels in the Architecture
“Airy Area” – Ozric Tentacles, There is Nothing
“Jethro” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
“Spirit of Summer” – Deodato, Prelude
“Kleine Blume Irgendwo” (Hans-Joachim Roedelius) – Various Artists, Angels in the Architecture
“Too Late” – Alan Parsons Project, Gaudi
“Midnight Blue” – Lou Gramm, Ready or Not

Geoff Downes’ The Light Program has to be my favorite instrumental keyboard CD; found it used at a shop on Ventura Boulevard. I am still noticing new layers of sound on some of the tracks that I hadn’t noticed on previous listenings.

Save room in the bin and an extra fork for the Mariners ...

The NFL and NCAA football seasons can't start soon enough for me.

1) Friends - Cracker/Sunshine in the Land of Milk and Honey
2) Pictures and Paintings - Charlie Rich/Feel Like Going Home
3) White People Thing - Lee Hazlewood/Cake or Death
4) The Cold Hard Facts of Life - John Doe & the Sadies/Country Club
5) Love is Just a Gamble - T-bone Walker/Best of Black and White and Imperial Years
6) Ain't Got No Home - Clarence 'Frogman' Henry/Big Ol' of New Orleans
7) It's Your Thing - Cold Grits/Soul Sides, Vol 2: The Covers
8) Cave Man - Chris Smither/Live As I'll Ever Be
9) Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters/The Rock and Roll Era:1960
10) A Train Lady - Mink DeVille/The Mink Deville Collection

bonus: Underneath the Stars - Peter Case/Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John

Add those muddling Mets to the bin, please. At least I'm second in my fantasy league (top 4 teams go to the playoffs).

Les Georges Leningrad "Track Georges Five" Post Punk: Rough Trade Shops
Peter Case "Spell of Wheels" Full Service No Waiting
The Dandy Warhols "Sleep" Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
Guster "Ruby Falls" Ganging Up on the Sun
Yo La Tengo "Deeper into Movies" (acoustic) Matador at Fifteen
Beck "Ramshackle" Odelay
Luna "Slide" Lunapark
Matthew Sweet "Future Shock" In Reverse
The Jayhawks "The Last to Know" Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo
Mirah "Telephone Wires" You Think It's Like This But It's Really Like This

bonus
Roxy Music "Editions of You" For Your Pleasure

1. "Way To Blue" Nick Drake Five Leaves Left
2. "Cow" Sparklehorse Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
3. "Jupiter and Teardrop" Grant Lee Buffalo Fuzzy
4. "Paper Wings" Damien Jurado I Break Chairs
5. "She Sang Hymns Out of Tune" Harry Nilsson Pandemonium Shadow Show
6. "Starry Eyes" The Records The Records
7. "That Teenage Feeling" Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
8. "Plans" Dinosaur Jr Farm
9. "Black Eye Town' Madder Rose Panic On
10. "Signposts" Sam Phillips Martinis & Bikinis
11's Louder: "It's So Useless" Jay Reatard Singles 06-07

Hater. :-)

Friends - Cracker/Sunshine in the Land of Milk and Honey
2) Pictures and Paintings - Charlie Rich/Feel Like Going Home
3) White People Thing - Lee Hazlewood/Cake or Death
4) The Cold Hard Facts of Life - John Doe & the Sadies/Country Club
5) Love is Just a Gamble - T-bone Walker/Best of Black and White and Imperial Years
6) Ain't Got No Home - Clarence 'Frogman' Henry/Big Ol' of New Orleans
7) It's Your Thing - Cold Grits/Soul Sides, Vol 2: The Covers
8) Cave Man - Chris Smither/Live As I'll Ever Be
9) Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters/The Rock and Roll Era:1960
10) A Train Lady - Mink DeVille/The Mink Deville Collection

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