Friday Random Top 10

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For the first time ever I dabbled into fantasy sports and started a fantasy basketball team (Cassell's Big Balls). I was bad at first but figured out how to set my line-ups and was steadily moving up in the standings. Then KG hurts his knee and is out for at least two weeks. Then Gilbert Arenas gets suspended for bringing a gun into the locker room. All of a sudden I'm reeling. What next? Steve Nash gets deported back to Canada? We need a Random Top Ten:

1. Today You Move - Trip Shakespeare
2. Away With Murder - Camera Obscura
3. You Can't Do That - The Beatles
4. Broadway - Foxboro Hottubs
5. Hey Jude - The Beatles
6. It Could Happen To You - Bud Powell
7. Michelle - The Beatles
8. Chimes of Freedom - Bob Dylan
9. Move - Miles Davis
10. Evidence - Thelonious Monk

Bonus: Trying to Get to You - Elvis Presley

Wow the rare triple play with The Beatles, plus some jazz legends and a shout out to Elvis. What's your top 10?

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Giving the year 1985 a shuffle off the ol’ external HD. CDs were just coming out, and I was in my first year of work, in a far away land (called “Los Angeles”). Let’s see what retro stuff pops up…

“Gibralter” – Klaus Doldinger, Das Boot (The Director’s Cut)
“Angela” – Vitamin Z, Rites of Passage
“Mescalito” – Ozric Tentacles, Tantric Obstacles
“Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring: Dance of the Young Girls” – Tomita, Live at Linz, 1984, The Mind of the Universe
“Eye to Eye” – Go West, Go West
“Grey Promenade” – Roger Eno, Voices
“World Machine” – Level 42, World Machine
“Solly’s Beard” – Yes, 9012 Live: The Solos
“Light of the World” – Alan Parsons Project, Stereotomy
“Too Late” – Asia, Astra

Yes, Roger Eno is Brian Eno's more classically-trained brother.

I'm going to guess "surprise early retirement" as the next fantasy basketball catastrophe. It was either that or "small pudgy aliens steal your players' talent in order to defeat cartoon characters in an exhibition game".

* Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffitti
* Take the Power Back – Rage Against the Machine – (self-titled)
* Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition – Serj Tankian – Elect the Dead
* My Violent Heart – Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero
* I Will Dare – The Replacements – Let it Be
* Vordhosbn – Aphex Twin – Drukqs
* I Wish You Were Here – Incubus – Morning View
* You’re a Big Girl – Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks
* Fall Children – AFI – All Hallows EP
* In C with Canons and Bass – Grand Valley St. Univ. New Music Ensemble – In C Remixed (Terry Riley/Nico Muhly)

Happy Birthday to The King.

1) Formed a Band - Art Brut/Bang Bang Rock And Roll
2) Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann/The Best Of Manfred Mann: The Definitive
3) Willesden To Cricklewood - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros/Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Soundtrack
4) 54-46 Was My Number - Toots & the Maytals/Funky Kingston/In The Dark
5) To Love Somebody - Nina Simone/To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story
6) Mama Rosin - The Tail Gators/OK Let's Go!
7) Mounts & Mountains - Geri Allen / Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette/The Life of a Song
8) Love and Happiness - Al Green/Al
9) Jelly Roll Boogie - Jim Dickinson/Forty Shades of Blue
10) Love Potion Number Nine - The Searchers/The British Beat: Best Of The '60s

Birthday Bonus: Boy From Tupelo - Emmylou Harris/Red Dirt Girl

Yeah, Roger Eno shout out!

The Smiths "Shakespeare's Sister" The Sound of the Smiths
Sue Garner "Something Else" To Run More Smoothly
Billy Bragg "Raglan Road" Worker's Playtime
Maddox Brothers & Rose "Fried Potatoes" On the Air: The 1940s
Billy Bragg "Wishing the Days Away" Talking to the Taxman about Poetry
That Dog "Every Time I Try" Retreat from the Sun
Talking Heads "Love --> Building on Fire" The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
No Man Is Roger Miller "Voluptuous Airplanes" Win! Instantly!
XTC "My Brown Guitar" Wasp Star (Apple Venus, Pt. 2)
The Magnetic Fields "Nothing Matters When We're Dancing" 69 Love Songs

bonus
Seam "The Wild Cat" The Problem with Me

1. "Maybe I'm Amazed" Paul McCartney McCartney
2. "Nevada" Scout Niblett This Fool Can Die Now
3. "So Stark (You're a Skyscraper)" Pavement Slated and Enchanted Luxe and Reduxe
4. "Painbirds" Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider
5. "Plainclothes Man" Heatmeiser Mic City Sons
6. "Chrome" Catherine Wheel Chrome
7. "Hedgehog" Luna Penthouse
8. "Snazzle Dazzle" Jackie Wilson Mr. Excitement
9. "Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine" Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
10. "September Gurls" Big Star Keep An Eye On The Sky

bonus song : "Seat in the Kingdom" Crumb Brothers Life is a Problem

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