Friday, May 02, 2008

Random Ten

Dixieland Rock—Elvis Presley

Bloodshot—The String Kings

Ne m’ecris pas—Edith Piaf

Overpowered By Funk—The Clash

Army Ants—Tom Waits

Christine—Siouxsie and the Banshees

Two Step a Erby—The Thibodeaux Boys

Hearse Driver—Os Catalepticos

Guilty—Yann Tiersen

Who Are the Brain Police?—Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention

Here's a clip of Elvis performing "Dixieland Rock". It's from the movie "King Creole", a delicious gumbo featuring Elvis as the delinquent with great pipes, Walter Matthau as the evil club owner, and Carolyn Jones as the bad girl with a heart of gold. It's set in New Orleans. Notwithstanding Margarita Fridays, I can't think of a better way to start the weekend.


Mnmom said...

That's beautiful! He was a good lookin boy, wasn't he?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

A little Edith Piaf is a very nice touch on a Friday Random Ten! Goes well with a margarita too.

dguzman said...

What Barbara said. Love her, love the margarita, love the Friday.

Grant Miller said...

Walter Matthau is an underrated thespian.

Johnny Yen said...

An awesome sampling, as always.

I think that King Creole is generally recognized as the best Elvis movie. I have to admit I love them all, even the ones that are considered awful. He was a natural performer.