Friday Random Ten, Six Weird Things and Danny Partridge in a Pear Tree

Because I'm finished work, I'm automatically out of bed way too early. Note to self: start drinking more or consider starting drinking now!

Without much further ado, here are the random ten songs shuffling their way through my brain first thing. Whether I'll be able to shake them and move on up a little higher is a whole 'nother thing. How's that for a rickety segue?

1. I Will Move On Up A Little Higher - Mahalia Jackson
2. I Was There When It Happened - Johnny Cash

The day really has started properly when you've got Mahalia and Johnny working the spiritual voodoo on you. Although I'm a naysayer on organized religion (except for the fun true crime aspect, the art and architecture, the live in heresy and all that cold hard cash), I love spiritual and gospel music.

3. AC/DC - Sweet

My brothers would be proud, Desolation Boulevard by Sweet was in heavy rotation during a portion of my young life and probably still is in theirs, not that there's anything wrong with that. I can probably scream along with most of the words to most of the songs on this album.

4. Johnny Sunshine - Liz Phair

I like Liz but in a sort of restrospective way, I don't know what I was doing when she was saving the world with this album but I wasn't there for her. I am now. I'm always late to the party. I had a chance to see The Smiths once and I hated them at the time. I didn't go. As soon as they broke up, I declared them genius and fell in love. I'm mildly retarded. But you knew that right?

5. Come On Home (Orchestral) - Everything But The Girl

Along with The Night I Heard Caruso Sing, these are the two EBTG songs that I never grow old of. This orchestral version finds Tracy at her tear your heart out Christmas-y best with an orchestra behind her but the real stunner is the acoustic version. The ...Caruso Sing number is sung by what's his name, the guy in the band.

6. Bionic - Melanie Doane

You're not bionic Melanie but you're sweet and sexy and funny and I love you in spite of the fact that creepy Gary Sinise is your #1 fan and I believe funded this cd. Thank you for my signed copy though. You were fantastic at the Taste of the Danforth that year. Remember that Lorena? Good times.

7. I Ain't Scared Of Lighting (Live) - Tom McRae

This wins for shortest song of the list at 1:58 and Tom's playing to a crowd in Toulouse and does a short French intro.

8. You Ain't Woman Enough - Loretta Lynn

Sing it Loretta.

9. The Struggle - Sheila Chandra

I have to be in the right mood or else all I want is to hear is The Last of Sheila. When she shows up on the right day though, it's like a little piece of heaven. Listening to Ever So Lonely and The Struggle make me feel all worldly.

10.Use It - The New Pornographers

Exactly. Use it tonight, teach me tonight, do something tonight!

I have a ton of Christmas music loaded in but not a one has shown up in my random lists the last couple of weeks. Doesn't mean I'm not listening to it! Thanks for the punky Christmas tunes again MellowLee!


Anonymous said...

Friday, December 22, 2006, 8:00 p.m.

“A Gospel Christmas” tonight on The World In Performance. From Old Town Hall in Almonte, Ontario, Jackie Richardson, Sharon Riley & Faith Chorale and others join host and pianist Andrew Craig for a special night of favourite Christmas carols, done Gospel-style. That's The World In Performance, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Radio Two.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That is a fine list, maybe not blatantly Christmassy, but it's got the mojo working.

My list is disturbingly all brit-pop today, which is fine, except that I keep feeling like Media Player is trying to be Pete Doherty or something.

Dale said...

When I saw your comment Sandra, first I thought, is she at work today? Ugh. And then I thought, that's so nice that Sandra always tells me about stuff I'd be interested in. And then I forgot all about it because it's just basically air between my ears. Happy Christmas!!

Mojo, brit pop, you say you want a revolution Barbara?

Johnny Yen said...

A Random ten that has Mahalia Jackson, Johnny Cash and AC/DC-- that is a truly inspired random ten.

I actually was fortunate enough to see Mahalia Jackson perform when I was maybe 9 years old-- she performed at my grade school (she was a Chicago native). She was wonderful.

Dale said...

That's very cool Johnny Yen, you've got some amazing musical tales don't you?!

My brother in law was taken with his class to see Ella Fitzgerald once while he was still in school and remembers that she was pretty amazing and nice to them all too.