Friday Random Top 10

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I've given up sugar and sweets cold turkey until Thanksgiving. It's been surprisingly easy to do. I think after a couple of pieces of pumpkin pie, I will continue with my "sugar fast." Let's celebrate with a random top 10:

1. Loveless Love -- The Feelies
2. Black Hole -- She & Him
3. The Prisoner -- The Clash
4. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band -- The Beatles
5. The Cities Are Burning -- Rev. F.D. Fitzpatrick
6. Like A Soldier -- Johnny Cash
7. Clementine -- Decemberists
8. Bossa Nova Baby -- Elvis Presley
9. Celebrated Summer -- Husker Du
10. Smash the Mirror (live) -- The Who

Bonus: Can't Hold On -- Cheap Trick

That was a little different. Hey Big Mak, I think I might do a story out of this one. Only wrinkle will be to incorporate SPLHCB into the mix.

What's your top 10?

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The cities are burning their copies of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?

"Water is Wide" - James Taylor, New Moon Shine
"One of Our Submarines" - Thomas Dolby, The Golden Age of Wireless
"Under African Skies" - Paul Simon, Graceland
"Strawberry Letter 23" - The Brothers Johnson, Right on Time
"True Colours" - Go West, Aces and Kings: The Best of Go West
"Sex Symbol" - Marc Jordan, Living in Marina Del Rey and Other Stories
"Love So Right" - Bee Gees, Here at Last...Live
"Something We Can Do" - Vitamin Z, Rites of Passage
"Girl in the Moon" - Icehouse, Man of Colours
"Walk on the Ocean" - Toad the Wet Sprocket, PS: A Toad Retrospective

Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of those groups I never appreciated at the time but enjoy now. And Vitamin Z was a great 80's pop group that never quite got off the ground.

I don’t get it. What did she mean by loveless love? I was confused as Michelle described our relationship akin to a black hole, and she felt like the prisoner locked up in stalag of Sgt Pepper's. Lonely hearts club band members are happier than I am, she confessed. I looked at the 24 hour news station blaring on the TV and said ‘Shel, I don’t care if the cities are burning out there. I am like a soldier, willing to do anything for you. For us! Michelle looked at me sadly and said remember when you would sing Oh My Darlin’ Clementine in your sweet bossa nova? Baby, where did that man go? She was crying now. What happened to our "celebrated summer?" You were so nice to me then. I stand up, towering over her. I am the same guy! I’m screaming and pacing the floor. I promise I can still be a good man, can’t you see that? I smash the mirror sitting on the dresser. She’s obviously scared now. I really can't hold on anymore and I fear for Shel’s safety and my own….

O.k. that got kinda dark there at the end.

1. "Over the Neptune/Mesh Gear Fox" Guided by Voices Propeller
2. "Teenage Spaceships" Smog Knock Knock
3. "Watercolors Into The Ocean" Destroyer Destroyer's Rubies
4. "Vox Celeste" Deerhunter Weird Era Cont.
5. "Farewell Transmission" Songs: Ohia Magnolia Electric Co .
6. "Box Elder" Pavement Live @ The Palace, Hollywood, CA '94
7. "Fistful of Love" Antony and the Johnsons I Am a Bird Now
8. "Like Dylan in the Movies" Belle & Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
9. "With My Face on the Floor" Emitt Rhodes Emitt Rhodes
10. "Good Woman" Cat Power You Are Free
bonus "Cow" Sparklehorse Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot

Getting drunk out on the beach/Or playing in a band/And getting out of school/Meant getting out of hand.

Awesome tune. Awesome memories of seeing them kill that one (everything, really) live back in the day.

FM Static – Critically Ashamed: “Girl of the Year”
Wolves in the Attic – Electronic Hearts LP: “On and On”
The All-American Rejects – The All-American Rejects: “Happy Endings”
The Bravery – The Sun and the Moon: “Every Word Is a Knife in My Ear”
AFI – Decemberunderground: “Endlessly, She Said”
The Academy Is… – Santi: “Chop Chop”
30 Seconds to Mars – A Beautiful Lie: “From Yesterday”
Little River Band – Greatest Hits: “Cool Change”
Ha Ha Tonka – Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South: “The Outpouring”
Cold War Kids – Robbers & Cowards: “We Use to Vacation”

New Day Rising is as good as it gets. One of the guys that I lived with at the time liked to blast the album when he woke up (which was usually in the late afternoon).

1) Oh Lonesome Me - George Jones/Blue and Lonesome
2) Back of a Car (alt mix) - Big Star/Keep An Eye on the Sky
3) Bang Bang Lulu - North Mississippi Allstars/Electic Blue Watermelon
4) Subcode - Bill Laswell & Jah Wobble/Radioaxiom: A Dub Transmission
5) My Wave - Soundgarden/Superunkown
6) Black Satin - Miles Davis/On the Corner
7) Teenage Head - Flamin' Groovies/Teenage Kicks
8) Knives in the Drain - Lydia Lunch/Queen of Siam
9) Walk on By - Dionne Warwick/Look of Love Collection
10) Halleluhwah - Can/Tago Mago

Good luck with cutting out the sugar. That would be tough for me.

* Tony’s Theme – Pixies – Surfer Rosa
* Mourning this Morning – Dredg – The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion
* Stack Shot Billy – Black Keys – Rubber Factory
* I Cry Alone – Black Keys – Thickfreakness
* Call – Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – Oceana (Golijov)
* Would? – Alice in Chains – MTV Unplugged
* Circa Mea Pectora – Carl Orff – Carmina Burana
* Needles – System of a Down – Toxicity
* Hey Joni – Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
* In My Eyes – Rage Against the Machine – Renegades

With those titles you pretty much had to go dark. But I like what you did with it. My list could maybe write the day after sequel ('Mourning this Morning' 'I Cry Alone' etc.)

Crooked Fingers "Under Pressure" Reservoir Songs
Portastatic "Cheers and Applause" Be Still Please
Orlando Cachaito "Oracion Lucumi" Cachaito
Loretta Lynn "Family Tree" Van Lear Rose
Los Lobos "Estoy Sentado Aqui" Just Another Band from East L.A.
Brian Eno "Taking Tiger Mountain" Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Les Negresses Vertes "C'est Pas la Mer a Boire" Mlah
Les Negresses Vertes "Le Pere Magloire" Mlah
Chris Mars "Outer Limits" Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
Tom Waits "Fannin Street" Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards

bonus
Billy Bragg "Accident Waiting to Happen" Don't Try this at Home

Korn - "Twisted Transistor" See You On The Other Side
The Cure - "Homesick" Disintegration
Justin Timberlake - "Nothin' Else" Justified
The Rolling Stones - "Let It Bleed" Let It Bleed
Peter Bjorn & John - "Young Folks" Writer's Block
The Ramones - "Mama's Boy" Ramones Mania
Michael Bublé - "Mack's Knife" It's Time
Elton John - "Island Girl" Greatest Hits
Wilco - "Why Would You Wanna Live?" Being There
Average White Band - "Pick Up The Pieces" Pure Funk

Hey, She & Him. I had a dream last night about meeting Zooey Deschanel.

Hey, She & Him. I had a dream last night about meeting Zooey Deschanel.

I have ZD's cotton commercial on my i-pod.

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