Friday, July 13, 2007

Come and get it...with a side of Random Ten

It's a late dinner tonight, spent watching the new episode of Monk, and a late Friday Random Ten to listen to while we look up recipes and cook. In the words of our friend here, come and get it:

Seared ahi with buerre blanc and soy mustard sauce
Pot stickers
Gomae (spinach with sesame paste)

And while we're steaming, stirring and simmering, here's what's on the hi-fi:

Help Yourself—Tom Jones

Down in the Bottom—Howlin' Wolf

Count Basie & Tony Bennett—With Plenty of Money and You

Blue Yodel No. 4—Bill Monroe

I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine—Elvis Presley

Everybody’s Happy Nowadays—The Buzzcocks

A Pair of Brown Eyes—The Pogues

New York City Blues—Peggy Lee

In the Name of Love—The Thompson Twins

What Keeps Mankind Alive—Tom Waits


Barbara Bruederlin said...

It always sounds so delicious at your house!

And playlist featuring some Pogues and Buzzcocks is great, in my books.

A band I know, the Novilleros, were actually in a Monk episode last year, playing themselves, but I missed it. I'll have to look for it - love that show!

Johnny Yen said...

Some sad news-- Pogues guitarist Phil Chevron has throat cancer. It is treatable, fortunately.

Start with Tom Jones, end with Tom Waits-- very nice.

Bubs said...

Johnny, amazing that anyone in that band gets gravely ill before Shane McGowan. I liked the Tom bookends--last year we referred to our summer as "The summer of two Toms". We got to see Tom Waits here in Chicago, and then Tom Jones in Las Vegas. AND they both covered Howlin' Wolf songs, and lo and behold I've got Howlin' Wolf in the playlist this week too.

Barbara, thanks. Tell me more about the Novilleros.

lulu said...

Shane McGowan might be the Keith Richards of our generation. Or the Rose Kennedy.

Johnny Yen said...

I was in the Zeitgeist, a biker bar in the Tenderloin in San Francisco, and was chatting up the bouncer. He showed me a pool cue that Shane McGowan had broken over someone's head a few months before.

Grant Miller said...

I haven't listened to Bill Monroe in ages, but listened to him non-stop during a Southern roadtrip several years ago.

I need to pick some up.