Friday Random Top 10


The 10 Billionth song sold at I-tunes: Guess Things Happen That Way by Johnny Cash. I would have guessed something by Justin Bieber. Here's my top 10:

1. Penny Lane -- The Beatles
2. From the Gut -- Husker Du
3. Cumberland Blues -- Grateful Dead
4. Four in One -- Thelonious Monk
5. Lie to Me -- Tom Waits
6. Let's Go Away For a While -- The Beach Boys
7. Dead In the Water -- The Super Suckers
8. Fuck & Run -- Liz Phair
9. Dutch Boy -- The Handsome Family
10. Dream Vacation -- Gear Daddies

Bonus: Early Mornin Rain -- Peter Paul and Mary

Contrary to popular belief, that Liz Phair song was not written about me. Good variety in this list. Not super great songs, but a good variety.


Friday already?!

“Inside Out” – Chick Corea, Inside Out
“I Robot” – Alan Parsons Project, I Robot
“Hell’s Bells (live)” – Bill Bruford, The Bruford Tapes
“Angela Smiled” – W.G. “Snuffy” Walden, A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill
“The Voice” – The Moody Blues, Long Distance Voyager
“Do You Compute?” – Donnie Iris, 20th Century Masters – The Millenium Collection: The Best of Donnie Iris
“Josie” – Steely Dan, Aja
“Gothic 17″ – Bill Bruford, Master Strokes 1978-1985
“Linus and Lucy” – David Benoit, 20th Century Masters – The Millenium Collection: The Best of David Benoit
“Lost!” – Coldplay, Viva La Vida

Enjoy the fish!

* The Collector – Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth
* The Great Destroyer – Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero
* The Whistling Song – Meat Puppets – II
* The More That I Do – The Field – Yesterday and Today
* Hypodermic – The Offspring – Ignition
* Combustion – Meshuggah – ObZen
* No Trust – Black Keys – Thickfreakness
* Turd on the Run – Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street
* Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
* Oh the Guilt – Nirvana – With the Lights Out

I had no idea who Justin Bieber was before this weeks challenge. I was so much happier then.

I was thinking you might have inspired "Gunshy", free.

1. "The Kids" Lou Reed Berlin
2. "Song For Sunshine" Belle And Sebastian The Life Pursuit
3. "Don't Be Denied" Neil Young Time Fades Away
4. "Runnin' Away" Sly & The Family Stone There's A Riot Goin' On
5. "The Man Who Loved Life" The Jayhawks Sound Of Lies
6. "The Package Is Wrapped" Marnie Stern This Is It And I Am It And You Are It And So Is That And He Is It And She Is It And It Is It And That Is That
7. "Welcome To the Working Week" Elvis Costello My Aim Is True
8. "Tick" Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell
9. "Thrasher" Neil Young & Crazy Horse Rust Never Sleeps
10. "Everything Merges With The Night" Brian Eno Another Green World
bonus: "Pressure Drop" The Clash Black Market Clash

What's a Justin Bieber?

A billion downloads on iTunes! I think the Intertube is catching on ...

1) Busload Of Faith - Lou Reed/New York
2) Friction - Television/Waldorf Moon
3) Poptones - Public Image Ltd/Second Edition
4) Early in the Morning - Harry Nilsson/Nilsson Schmilsson
5) Hard Times - Syd Straw/Surprise
6) How Many Mics - The Fugees/The Score
7) The Fool - Quicksilver Messenger Service/Sons Of Mercury (1968-75)
8) God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday With Eddie Heywood & His Orchestra/Lady Day: The Best of ...
9) Strawberry Road - Sam Phillips/Martinis & Bikinis
10) Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis/Beg, Scream and Shout: The Big Ol' Box of 60's Soul

bonus: Evil - Hubert Sumlin & David Johansen/Howlin' for Hubert

Make that TEN billion.

Tara Key "Jack of Hearts" Bourbon County
Elvis Costello "All This Useless Beauty" All This Useless Beauty
The Halo Benders "Bombshelter Pt. 1" Don't Tell Me Now
Hem "A-Hunting We Will Go" Eveningland
Spoon "Vittorio E" Kill the Moonlight
Built to Spill "Sidewalk" Keep It Like a Secret
Syd Straw ""Future 40s (String of Pearls)" Surprise
The Replacements "Alex Chilton" Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story
Talking Heads "Air" The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
Bright Eyes "Make War" Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Richard & Linda Thompson "Did She Jump" Shoot Out the Lights

That's two from Syd Straw in one day. What a bunch we are.

E, consider yourself lucky you don't know who Justin Bieber is. Mak and I didn't until this past Tuesday, and like he, I wish I didn't.

I swear E could have easily produced Stagger's list.

Heh. Stagger's list does look like one of mine. I've always thought he rolls a solid Random. ;-)

I got lucky and ducked the Carpenters and Three Dog Night nuggets that have been popping up on my lists lately. I just can't turn my back on my childhood faves ...

I miss Pink Floyd so I listened and opened this comment page to drop some kind of message. All I can say is thank you for listening to the music of long ago. Great thing the net offers lots of sites where I could listen to the songs on the list that I haven't heard. Thanks.

Let' face it. Even Justin Beiber will never be as cool as a bull riding monkey

Hmm, I always root for my favourites no matter what. That's what a true fan does!

If you're still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you'll know which is right for you.

The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it'll do even better in those areas, but for now it's a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod's strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

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