Saturday, April 01, 2006

weekly random 10

I thought briefly of doing an April Fool's post, but then reflected on how sadistic most April foolery really is. Or maybe I've just been impressed by a recent Parents magazine feature on supposedly funny pranks dads had played on their preschoolers – fun stuff like freezing the milk & cereal overnight before serving them their breakfast, or gluing scattered spare change on the front walk and chortling as the wee tykes tried to fingernail the coins up.

Instead, I thought I'd start imitating a colleague's weekly random 10: set iTunes or the iPod (or whatever playback device one prefers) on "random" mode, & transcribe the first ten things that play. So today's:

1) "My Lady Carey's Dompe," Philip Pickett with Richard Thompson, The Bones of All Men
2) "Still Water," Daniel Lanois, Acadie
3) "Lovely Day," Pixies, Trompe Le Monde
4) "Shot in the Dark," Naked City, Live at the Knitting Factory
5) "Socialist," Public Image Ltd., Second Edition
6) "Sonata No. 2 for Violin & Piano: Larghissimo espressivo," Armin Loos, Zukofsky/Torre [those classical pieces sure have a way of breaking up the "party" of "party shuffle"]
7) "The Letter," Mekons, Edge of the World
8) "A Pair of Brown Eyes," Pogues, Rum, Sodomy, & the Lash
9) "Lantern Marsh," Brian Eno, Ambient 4/On Land
10) "Café Royal," Henry Cow, Concerts

1 comment:

Brian said...

Good Lord, am I contagious?