Friday Random Top 10


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If you are reading this on Friday, hopefully I am on my bike well on my way to Siren, Wisconsin for weekend stay at a friend's cabin. The route is shown above and is approximately 100 miles. The longest I have ridden is 72 miles so today will be nearly 40 percent longer than my longest ride. I plan to ride about 65 miles to Taylors Falls, have lunch and then ride the last 35 miles to Siren (actually a few miles past). This being 2009, I may tweet my progress (#freealonzo). To celebrate here is my Random Top 10, unfortunately I won't be able to cross post.

1. They - Guided By Voices
2. Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
3. Sing for your Meat - Guided By Voices
4. Is There Anybody Out There? - Luther Wright and the Wrongs
5. Fell in Love with a Girl - The White Stripes
6. What Do I Want - Husker Du
7. Nowhere Man - The Beatles
8. The Boy Wonders - Aztec Camera
9. Highway 29 - Bruce Springsteen
10. No Sky - Guided By Voices

Bonus: All You Fascists - Billy Bragg and Wilco

Wow, another GBV triple play. All in all a nice list, hopefully I will hear something just a good on my trip. That Aztec Camera tune is a lost classic. What's your top 10? P.S. Someone today may provide LFAD's 2000th comment!


Hope the bike ride is going well!

The first “empty nest” Friday requires a special soundtrack — let’s see what ten comes up on the shuffle first:

“Wanderlust” – Delays, Faded Seaside Glamour
“The Storyteller” – Wakeman with Wakeman, Tapestries
“Redrap” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
“Gills” – James Newton Howard, Waterworld soundtrack
“Fantasia” – Klaus Doldinger & Giorgio Moroder, The Never Ending Story soundtrack
“Earth Dance” – Brand X, Masques
“I Robot” – Alan Parsons Project, I Robot
“Blurry” – Puddle of Mudd, ACE COMBAT 5: The Unsung War soundtrack
“Sever” – Porcupine Tree, Stars Die: The Delierium Years 1994-1997
“Masked Ball” – Jocelyn Pook, Eyes Wide Shut soundtrack

What a super list: several soundtrack numbers, one of the greatest instrumental tracks (#7)…TGIF!

Best of luck on the ride. Have you ever done RAGBRAI?

The Polyphonic Spree - "Section 12 (Hold Me Now)" Together We're Heavy
Frou Frou - "Let Go" Garden State Soundtrack
Foo Fighters - "On The Mend" In Your Honor
Wilco - "Say You Miss Me [Live]" Live At The Troubadour (11-12-96)
Coldplay - "X&Y" X&Y
Explosions in the Sky - "The Birth and Death of The Day" All The Sudden I Miss Everyone
The Dead Weather - "Will There Be Enough Water?" Horehound
Korn - "For No One" See You On The Other Side
Steve Miller Band - "Jet Airliner" Young Hearts
Wilco - "I Got You (At The End of The Century)" Being There

Rain has delayed my leaving. Hopefully by 9:00 I'm on the road.

1) Down In Mississippi (Live) - Jim Dickinson/ A Thousand Footprints In the Sand
2) Money Talks - Mud Boy & the Neutrons/ It Came from Memphis
3) Skyway - The Replacements/Pleased to Meet Me
4) Po Black Maddie - North Mississippi All-Stars/ Shake Hands With Shorty
5) Wild Horses - Rolling Stones/Sticky Fingers
6) Across the Borderline - Ry Cooder/Get Rhythm
7) High Water - Bob Dylan/The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs
8) Ozona, TX - Royal Fingerbowl/Happy Birthday, Sabo
9) Palookaville - Peter Case/Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John
10) Skinny Legs and All - Joe Tex/Best of The Very Best of

Hope the ride is fun and dry!

Syd Straw "Almost Magic" Surprise
Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson "Kitty: Tommy, Quick, Get Up, I Can Hear Clogs Goin' Up the Street; Tommy: Well Stick Mine Out and See If They'll Go with 'Em" Industry
Glenn Gould "Prelude No. 1 in C major from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1" Thirty-two Short films about Glenn Gould
Moe Tucker "S.O.S." I Spent a Week There the Other Night
David Byrne "The Great Intoxication" Look into the Eyeball
California Guitar Trio "Presto Agitato, Moonlight Sonata" Pathways
The Handsome Family "So Long" Twilight
Brian Eno "Backwater" Before and After Science
Johnny Dowd "Vietnam" Pictures from Life's Other Side
Belle & Sebastian "Waiting for the Moon to Rise" Fold Your Hands, Child, You Walk Like a Peasant

Little Walter "Tell Me Mama" His Best

Hope you brought a tire-patching kit. ;-)

1."Transfiguration #2" M. Ward Transfiguration of Vincent
2."What Woman Do To Men" Trashcan Sinatras Weightlifting
3."Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun" Al Green Call Me
4."Very, Very Hungry" Brian Eno and David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
5."LSD" The Pretty Things Get The Picture
6."Bring It On Home To Me" Sam Cooke Live at The Harlem Square Club
7."Hey Man" Howe Gelb 'Sno Angel Like You
8."Silver Machines" Cardinal Cardinal
9."Barstool Blues" Neil Young and Crazy Horse Zuma
10."Family Tree" TV on the Radio Dear Science
bonus: "Danko/Manuel" Drive-By Truckers The Dirty South

Hope the altitude does not change unexpectedly on that ride, could make it seem like 200 miles!


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