Friday, July 06, 2007


What a rare treat--MizBubs doesn't work today, so we're both home at the same time, and it's Friday, the first day of my weekend!

Let's start with this morning's Random Ten. I realized I get way too much credit for my taste in music when, more often than not, half the songs on the shuffle really belong to MizBubs or the girls. But today, this list is all me:

Big River—Johnny Cash

Scoot—The Jets

Bach Minuet in G—Willie Nelson

You Can Never Hold Back Spring—Tom Waits

Poor Little Critter on the Road—The Knitters

Welcome to the Working Week—Elvis Costello

Hoist That Rag—Tom Waits

Ace of Spades—Link Wray

Nightclubbing—Iggy Pop

Green Green Grass of Home—Tom Jones

Speaking of the weekend, I'm pretty excited about it. But not nearly as excited as this guy. For those of you who haven't seen him before, E-Pak-Sa is a Korean entertainer, but he's big in Japan.

I got this from my youngest daughter, The Peculiar Girl Wonder. I've added her new blog to the links. She's decided she needs an outlet other than MySpace where she can bitch. Mostly about her friends on MySpace. So, if you'd like a dose of articulate teen ranting, go check her out.


Anonymous said...

That dude is rockin' that Casio keyboard.

Anonymous said...

Big River- one of my favorites, just watched Johnny Cash: The Anthology recently- including his 1958 performance of Big River
Cash alwasy pulled off such a commanding, unpretentious, sultry vibe.

Johnny Yen said...

Great list!

I saw a list of the groups playing at the Old Town School Folk and Roots fest at Welles Park-- the Knitters are among them.

Is that Ace of Spades as in the one Motorhead does?

Bubs said...

Johnny, thanks. We will be there for the Knitters on Saturday--maybe we can meet up again? I'll be the loud drunk with the jug ears. And no, the Link Wray Ace of Spades is an instrumental. You'd recognize it if you heard it, it was in Pulp Fiction but didn't turn up on the soundtrack record.

Sin, thanks for the youtube tip! Love Johnny Cash. My first ever concert was seeing Johnny Cash and the Carter family at Madison Square Garden when I was about 7 or 8 years old. And thanks for visiting! Come back soon!

Kirby, there's just so much to love in this video. I'll keep an eye on that keyboard player next viewing.

Thanks for stopping by!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I get a lot of my music from the kid as well. Nothing wrong with that - they owe us.

As a matter of fact I am listening to her itunes right now to get the Friday playlist and is it going to be different from the usual!

I knwo someone who shall remain nameless who thought that Iggy Pop was singing "Nightclubbing, where's my clothing".

Johnny Yen said...

I think my boss at Jury's is hoping I'll work that night-- maybe we can meet later for libations.

Bubs said...

Johnny, whatever works. Maybe we'll stop by Jury's once we're sun-baked and lubricated.

Barbara, I think probably Iggy HAS sung those words at some point.

Johnny Yen said...

I have a story about Iggy's meeting with Tina Louise I'll tell you next time we get together, involving Iggy trying to get her to buy him a drink, and an offer to show her his cock ring.

lulu said...

Your daughter is hilarious, and quite a bit like ten S's daughter, only hopefully less twitchy.