Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Random Ten

We can't abandon Johnny Yen and leave him as one of the last Friday Random Ten practitioners. No sir.

Here's my random ten for today:

Race Track Boogie—Renaud Veluzat

Mr. Block—Utah Phillips

Save Us—John Cale

Ballrooms of Mars—T. Rex

Round & Round & Round—The Cure

Uncle Jo’ Gimme Mo!—Gerald Clark’s Lere String Band

Honky Tonk Mind—Johnny Horton

Little Acorns—The White Stripes

Rock The Universe—Del Vaughn

Wake Up—The Arcade Fire

I got tired of the music I had up in the widget. I've been feeling pretty good, and I wanted some happy tunes. I asked the girls for some help. I asked each of them to give me a song or two that made them happy lately. Here's what I got:

The Birds and the Bees--Patrick and Eugene (Our youngest)

Birdhouse in Your Soul--They Might Be Giants (MizBubs)

Here Comes Your Man--The Pixies (Our eldest)

The 59th Street Bridge Song--Simon & Garfunkel (MizBubs)

Don't Worry About the Government--Talking Heads (me)

Help Yourself--Tom Jones (me)

Give 'em a listen, and I hope they make you happy too.


Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Having once been an "intro model" for the short-lived Tom Jones Variety Show, I have a soft spot for that wacky Welshman. Please note I have never met David Byrne, nor Paul Simon. But I like their music, too. Thanks for the happy tunes!

Johnny Yen said...

Glad to see a Random Ten on your blog! And great list, too. I know I mentioned recently that Utah Phillips played a benefit concert at the dance studio I ran with my now-ex-wife.

Great list on the Widget-- Birdhouse In Your Soul is a particular favorite. "Tell me I'm the only bee in your bonnet is one of the greatest lines ever in a song.

lulu said...

Birdhouse is one of my favorite songs, but Here Comes Your Man is definitely in the top 5. It goes on just about every mix CD I make.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Those are some happy making songs. Here Comes Your Man is a perennial favourite. And someone just gave me a mix cd yesterday containing Birdhouse in Your Soul.

Mathman6293 said...

I always liked Little Bird House...

FranIAm said...

Oh yes- I love Little Birdhouse very much.

From 1986-1988ish I spent a lot of time in dark, smoky and sometimes unsavory nightspots in lower Manhattan, watching and listening to John and John.

Loved them then, love them now still.

Distributorcap said...

i guess you must be Feeling Groovy

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