Friday Random Ten: Long Weekend Edition

If only I were Irish...

I know I just got back to work from a glorious week off, but I really need this long weekend. What I don't need is my white coworkers wondering why we get Martin Luther King day off work, but not President's Day. I've finally started asking them these two questions:

1.) Name one, just one, thing that Dr. King did to make this country a better place.

2.) Name one, just one, thing that James K. Polk did to make this country a better place.

If I get more than a vacant stare at question number two, I will deign to engage the speaker in conversation about the merits of treating Dr. King's birthday as a holiday. Because, it's not like we don't live in the blackest city in America or anything.

  1. Fiesta - The Pogues
    Come all you rambling boys of pleasure, and ladies of easy leisure
  2. I Was Meant for the Stage - The Decemberists
    Rays of light shone down on me and all my sins were pardoned
  3. Promises of Eternity - The Magnetic Fields
    No Seven, no 8 1/2, no Nine, and no 10
  4. Penny for a Thought - Saul Williams
    We're performing an exorcism on all this keep-it-realism
  5. The Angels' Share - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
    We saved and saved, only to find them spent
  6. B.O.B. - Outkast
    Seventy-five emcee's freestylin' to the beat
  7. Neapolitan Bridesmaid - Tarkio
    Albert Camus said living is anguish
  8. Tokyo Storm Warning - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
    Death wears a big hat 'cause he's a big bloke
  9. Ana Ng - They Might Be Giants
    I don't want the world, I just want your half
  10. Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
    Ooh she may be weary
Leave your ten in the comments, as well as any accomplishments of the esteemed President Polk of which I may not be aware.

UPDATE: I did another FRT just that I could share with you this fun new toy:

Click on standalone player, and you can listen along!


annamaria at 7:16 AM

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at Friday, January 12, 2007 10:54:00 AM Blogger Kurt said...

wow!! there is finally much here for me to read/comment...be back later
Happy Holiday

at Friday, January 12, 2007 3:05:00 PM Blogger Kurt said...

ok. i made a list but there are links and stuff that just would make it too hard to copy and do again. plus mine isn't random this week, i am celebrating the possibility of going to a concert!
Here it is

at Friday, January 12, 2007 3:06:00 PM Blogger Kurt said...

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at Friday, January 12, 2007 3:08:00 PM Blogger Kurt said...

i meant to say "how's Momma G doing?"

at Friday, January 12, 2007 5:29:00 PM Anonymous rich said...

I just wanted to say that it confuses the hell out of me when people put the song title before the band name!

I don't like it one bit!

at Friday, January 12, 2007 10:14:00 PM Blogger person x said...

whoah whoah whoah!

i never noticed that you had the devil's link in the music for you section.

me and k are gonna take you out.

at Friday, January 12, 2007 10:20:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

in reply to everyone's comments:

Kurt: Mama G is fantastic. Still winning money at the casino. We did have to bully her to make another appointment with a specialist though.

Rich: for some reason, when I tag mp3s, I always list the artist first, but when listing songs & artists in a list (such as FRT or CD track listing), it's always song first. I'm wily that way.

Jen: Pitchfork is good for a laugh. And that's about all.

at Saturday, January 13, 2007 10:51:00 PM Blogger person x said...

not pitchfork, goomba. allmusic!

at Sunday, January 14, 2007 5:43:00 AM Anonymous rich said...

you should get lastfm, baby! like me!:



at Sunday, January 14, 2007 10:15:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

Bitch, did you seriously just call me goomba?

Anyway, I'm so used to people referring to Pitchfork as the devil, I just assumed. No need to resort to racist insults! :)

at Sunday, January 14, 2007 10:17:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

Rich, I tried using lastfm, and I can't remember why, but it didn't work for me. I think it was something about using Real Player.


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