Friday Random Ten

Kate Bush

Every week I consider doing a musical audit a la Norbizness, and every week I realize that my shameless rating of Waterloo as a 10 out of 10 will get me mocked mercilessly. Frankly, my fragile ego simply cannot take the criticism. And considering that I was happily singing along to The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald yesterday, I think my fears are quite founded.

So, I humbly offer you my unrated Friday Random Ten, Lake Gitche Gumee edition:

  1. Love You More Than Life - Neutral Milk Hotel
  2. I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
  3. Sister I'm a Poet - Colin Meloy
  4. Red Right Hand - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  5. This is Not a Love Song - PIL
  6. Police & Thieves - Junior Murvin
  7. Lost in the Plot - The Dears
  8. Jason Lee - All Girl Summer Fun Band
  9. Western Skies (accoustic) - Lazyboy w/Roddy Frame
  10. Jig of Life - Kate Bush

Leave your lists (and ratings, should you choose) in the comments.


annamaria at 8:00 AM

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at Friday, August 26, 2005 9:22:00 AM Anonymous norbizness said...

Annamaria: Sometimes it's best to play down to expectations and spread the high rating out to other songs. I often find that my favorite songs get lower ratings, because I can objectively gauge that they are not for mass consumption. Here's my list, with less variety because it's off my work jukebox:

1. Europe Endless (Kraftwerk)
2. Flesh Number One (Robyn Hitchcock)
3. Substitute (Ramones + Pete Townsend)
4. Drivin' (The Kinks)
5. The Mighty Quinn (THe Hollies)
6. Suicide Scherzo (Wendy Carlos)
7. Everyday I Write the Book (Elvis Costello + the Attractions)
8. Holiday Song (The Pixies)
9. Perpetual Change (Yes)
10. Everybody's Happy Nowadays (Buzzcocks)

at Friday, August 26, 2005 10:52:00 AM Blogger person x said...

Here's mine!

"Timber" - Neko Case
"Gimme That" - Sloan
"Let Your Hair Down" - Dwele
"By Your Side" - Sade
"Somewhere a Clock Is Ticking" - Snow Patrol
"Pale Blue Eyes" - Lou Reed
"My My" - Plumtree
"Emaline" - Ben Folds Five
"Undo the Right" - Willie Nelson
"How Near, How Far" - ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

at Friday, August 26, 2005 11:34:00 AM Blogger Kurt said...

Dang it! When I heard it this morning I thought, "Don't reckon anyone else will have Willie Nelson..."
norbizness always brings some tight stuff, too. Interesting mix. That must be a heck of a jukebox!
Here we go:
1)Lauryn Hill - Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (song, not whole album)
2)John Fahey - Yellow Princess
3)Willie Nelson - The Ghost
4)Lee Ritenour - Hero
5)Frank Sinatra - I've Got a Crush on You
6)Nanci Griffith - Three Flights Up
7)Eagles - Hotel California
8)Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite Judy Blue Eyes
9) Smalltown Poets - There is Only You
10)Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
**Special Treat** the 15th song to play this morning was Maggot Brain by Funkadelic. This is a wonderful guitar journey through George Clinton's haze. Still amazing 30 years later.
Annamarie - I played the video of Coin Operated Boy yesterday (by choice) and it doesn't quite go with the lyrics, does it?

at Friday, August 26, 2005 12:14:00 PM Anonymous Rich said...

Willie Nelson has easily the best line in that otherwise godawful new Dukes of Hazzard movie:

"What happens when you give a lawyer viagra? He gets taller."

Oh, and am I the only one who really wants to hear his cover of "The Harder They Come"?


1) Keren Ann - Seventeen
2) Nouvelle Vague - Guns Of Brixton
3) M. Ward - Fuel For Fire
4) Paul Simon - April Come She Will
5) Dressy Bessy - Who'd Stop The Rain
6) Suburban Kids With Biblical Names -Trumpets And Violins
7) Mississippi John Hurt - Louis Collins
8) The Thermals - God And Country
9) Sage Francis - Runaways
10) The Gun Club - Sex Beat


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