Friday Random Ten

I Heart Nerdy Boys

Well, it's been a surprisingly good week! Apparently, management had a conversation with Psycho, and she's been behaving as of late. No random absences or excessive tardies. Her attitude is decent. I'm almost sorry to see her shape up so quickly, as it means that she in all likelihood won't be fired. Damn. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and hoping that this attitude shift is permanent, because if she regresses I'm going to have to hurt her.

Saw my oncologist on Wednesday. I don't think I'll ever get used to the fact that I now have an oncologist. Shortest doctor visit I've ever had; she looked at my incision, declared it was healing well and that all of my test results were normal. This took all of three minutes. Fairly anticlimactic end to my breast ordeal.

I'm off to beautiful Saginaw tonight after work. My two oldest nieces are making their stage debut in their middle school production of Aladdin. The eleven-year-old will be playing one of the townspeople, while her thirteen-year-old sister will be Jafar's sidekick Iago. Both are mortified that the entire family is making the hour-and-a-half trek to Saginaw to see them. Teenagers.

The random ten this week rocks, if I may say so myself. Not only because my computer seems to be aware of my upcoming trip to LA (there are two Colin Meloy tracks on here, one with the Decemberists, and the other with his former band Tarkio), but also because of the first song on the list. Toto Cutungo's L'Italiano is one of those songs that you hear at every Italian wedding, and inspires some great drunken singalongs. And it features some great lines about "new socks in your top drawer" and "not being afraid of shaving cream" which sound so much lovelier when sung in Italian.

  1. L'Italiano - Toto Cutugno
  2. Dum Dum Club - Joe Strummer
  3. Off the Record - My Morning Jacket
  4. Super Tuesday - The Shazam
  5. Jews for Jesus Blues - Clem Snide
  6. Damn Damn Leash - Be Your Own PET
  7. It's My Life - Talk Talk
  8. The Laws Have Changed - The New Pornographers
  9. Nobody's Home (live) - The Decemberists
  10. Neapolitan Bridesmaid - Tarkio

Your turn!


annamaria at 10:20 AM

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at Friday, November 11, 2005 10:50:00 AM Blogger Kurt said...

Glad to hear about your results. I hope this weekend is a perfect Rx for you. Torment the little buggers (but only a little) - you can be that Aunt Annamaria. You know, the weird one that is cool for an old person.
Here's my list:
1)Bob Marley - Sun Is Shining
2)Kristy Starling - I Need You
3)Los Lonely Boys - Tell Me Why
4)Buddy Holly - Oh Boy
5)Kingston Trio - You're Gonna Miss Me
6)Lynard Skynard - Free Bird
7)Frank Sinatra - I've Got A Crush On You
8)J. Geils Band - Must Of Got Lost
9)Grateful Dead - Quinn the Eskimo
10)Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe

at Friday, November 11, 2005 12:02:00 PM Blogger ID said...

AM, Never fear. Give Psycho a month, management will lay off and she will regress to her former glorious self!

I hate interventions in place of terminations. (Dig the corporate lingo)

10. Jam On It - Newcleus
9. I'm A Player - Too $hort
8. Bad Words - ID*
7. Ruthless Villian - Eazy-E
8. The Urban Theme - Maxwell
7. Pocket Calculator - Kraftwerk
6. Leave the Biker - Fountains of Wayne
5. Think Twice - J-Dilla
4. Apache - Sugar Hill Gang
3. Out of Your Mind - Kanye West
2. She's Fresh - Kool & The Gang
1. Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

The Ipod must be feeling a little Urban today.

*You know you've arrived in life when your own music pops up on random. Ahhhh.

at Friday, November 11, 2005 12:29:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

Has Jen been getting into your iPod? "Leave the Biker"?? I thought you hated the power pop, Ian! And I must say, "Try a Little Tenderness"--best song ever. Hands down. No lie.

at Friday, November 11, 2005 12:34:00 PM Anonymous Rich said...

Eazy-E doesn't feature nearly enough in Friday Random 10. Awesome.

My lists are nearly always milquetoast indie bands because I never listen to rap or electronic music on my computer. So, with that in mind, I shall formulate a different random 10 this week featuring only rap and electronic music, randomly triangulating the vectors in space-time and expressing them as a function of my finger. (i.e. "pointing at things.")

1) Blueprint - Lo-Fi Funk
2) Why? - Rubber Traits
3) Sage Francis - Dance Monkey
4) Psapp - Leaving In Coffins
5) The Knife - You Take My Breath Away
6) Cage - The Death Of Chris Palko (feat. Camu Tao)
7) The Books - Be Good To Them Always
8) Magnetophone - Kel's Vintage Thought
9) Royksopp - What Else Is There
10) Despot - Crap Artists

at Friday, November 11, 2005 12:40:00 PM Blogger ID said...

I can securely say that the early Fountains of Wayne songs on my Ipod are mine. Granted, they are there due to a heavy influence from Jen.

My Ipod would surprise you. You're likely to hear some Jay-Z followed by a little Damien Rice, then some old disco track.

Otis Redding had one of the smoothest voices soul has ever known. Ive also been relishing in Smokey Robinson and The Temptations a la "I Wish It Would Rain."


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