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Friday random thirteen: Presidenting is hard work, part 2

Finishing the job I started last week: 1. We’ve Only Just Begun – Grant Lee Buffalo 2. Buns O’Plenty – Isaac Hayes 3. Mary Ann – Ben Arthur 4. Devil’s Radio – George Harrison 5. Sweet Old Chicago – Roosevelt Sykes 6. Ballad Of The Pines – Jonathan Wilson 7. Come Together – Ike & […]

Friday random ten: Presidenting is hard work, part 1

For no particular reason, I got it in my head to see what kind of song lists I could make by using artists with the same name as the Presidents. Turns out I could make two lists’ worth. Here’s the first one: 1. Mad About The Boy – Dinah Washington 2. Don’t Let The Sun […]

Friday random ten: All in the family

We had family in town last week, and we went and visited more family in New Braunfels while they were here. So here are some family-oriented songs. 1. Aunt Avis – Widespread Panix 2. Uncle Dave – Leah White 3. Uncle John – Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick 4. Cousin Dupree – Steely Dan 5. […]

Friday random ten: I’m an old cowhand

We went off to see the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo yesterday, so here are ten songs about cowboys and horses. 1. The Cowboy Song – SixMileBridge 2. Bring On the Dancing Horses – The Picture 3. Cowboys Are My Weakness – Chris Difford 4. Horse – Eddie From Ohio 5. I Want To Be […]

Friday random ten: My wild Irish Rose

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, some Irish music. 1. Irish Rover – Flying Fish Sailors 2. Star Of The County Down – Gordian Knot 3. Molly Malone – Ceili’s Muse 4. Into The Mystic – Van Morrison 5. The Rocky Road To Dublin – The Chieftains 6. Back To Tyrone – SixMileBridge 7. Finnegan’s […]

Friday random ten: We’re not an American band

So after reading about Bruce Springsteen’s tour down under, I went looking for songs by non-American artists in my collection. 1. Dancing Queen – ABBA (Sweden) 2. Shoot To Thrill – AC/DC (Australia) 3. Full Force Gale – Van Morrison (Ireland) 4. Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus? – Charo (Spain) 5. Distant Early Warning – […]

Friday random ten: My gayest list ever

In honor of Wednesday’s epic ruling invalidating Texas’ Double Secret Illegal Anti-Gay Marriage law, here’s a supersized list celebrating the LGBTQ artists in my collection: 1. We Are The Champions – Queen 2. The Consequences of Falling – k.d. lang 3. I Don’t Know What It Is – Rufus Wainwright 4. Take Me To The […]

Friday random ten: Old man and me

Another birthday this week. God, I’m old. 1. The Old Black Rum – Great Big Sea 2. Old Blevins – Austin Lounge Lizards 3. Old Dan Tucker – Bruce Springsteen 4. The Old Dope Peddler – Tom Lehrer 5. Old Folks’ Boogie – Little Feat 6. Old Friends – Simon and Garfunkel 7. Old Joe […]

Friday random ten: Heartbreak Hotel

The Captain and Tennille. Ron and Hermione. It’s been a heartbreaking couple of weeks, hasn’t it? And today is Valentine’s Day, too. Here’s an appropriate soundtrack for some love gone wrong. 1. Break My Heart – La Sera 2. Break Your Heart – Natalie Merchant 3. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Neil Sedaka […]

Friday random fourteen: Let’s talk about sex, baby

Paste had a list awhile back of the “Fifty Sexiest Songs Of All Time”. Here’s how they described it: “Our picks span a variety of eras, genres and styles—and while some are more overtly sexual than others, they all make us weak in the knees. To keep this from being a list of Prince and […]

Friday random ten: Cold enough for you?

I’m pretty sure we’ll all be happy to never hear the words “polar vortex” again. 1. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – The Priestess And The Fool 2. Cold – Annie Lennox 3. Cold Chicago – Humming House 4. Cold Irons Bound – Bob Dylan 5. Cold Shot – Stevie Ray Vaughan 6. Cold Wait – […]

Friday random ten: Baby, you can drive my car

Or you could, if it hadn’t been clobbered by a pickup truck coming the other direction and drifting into my lane while I was waiting at a stoplight last weekend. So in memory of my old minivan, whose fate is still in the hands of the insurance adjusters, here are ten car songs. 1. Car […]

Friday random ten: I’ve got this bridge to sell you

In honor of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, ten songs about bridges. 1. The Bridge – Eddie From Ohio 2. Bridge of Sighs – Robin Trower 3. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin 4. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Johnny Cash 5. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel 6. Brothers Under The […]

Friday random ten: All is quiet on New Year’s Day

I’m pretty sure I’ve done a list of “New” songs for the new year, but it’s another new year and I’ve got no better ideas, so. 1. New Blood – Robert Cray 2. New Blues – Joe Satriani 3. New Constellation – Toad the Wet Spocket 4. New Dreams – Stanley Smith 5. New Jazz […]

Friday random ten – Olivia’s year in music

Olivia’s now been an iPod owner for more than a year, and last year she got a bunch of iTunes money that she still hasn’t fully spent. Here’s a sample of the songs she has added to her collection in 2013. 1. Applause – Lady GaGa 2. Come & Get It – Selena Gomez 3. […]

Friday random ten: What makes the world go ’round

Not love, but that other thing. 1. Easy Money – Billy Joel 2. Gimme Some Money – Brian Grosz 3. I Need Some Money – John Lee Hooker 4. Money – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings 5. Money (That’s What I Want) – The Beatles 6. Money Can’t Buy It – Annie Lennoz 7. […]

Friday random ten: That’s novel

How about novelty songs, along the lines of Existential Blues? Just silly songs like what Dr. Demento used to feature, occosionally parodies or filk but mostly original works of whimsy. Here are ten of mine: 1. Shaving Cream – Benny Bell 2. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might Be Giants 3. Mah Na Mah Na […]

Friday random ten: Five, six, seven, eight…

So tomorrow the Rice Owls will play the Marshall Thundering Herd at Historic Rice Stadium in the Conference USA championship game (noon EST, 11 AM CST, ESPN2, check local listings), and I’ll be there in the stands with the Rice MOB, freezing my embouchure off. In any event, to honor the occasion and to hopefully […]

Friday random ten: Leftovers

In the spirit of the weekend, ten songs about food. 1. Hotdogs and Hamburgers – John Mellencamp 2. Watermelon Time – Marcia Ball 3. Col. Josh’s Homestyle Barbecue – Asylum Street Spankers 4. Ode To The Lima Bean – Flying Fish Sailors 5. Corn Dogs – The Bobs 6. Tastes Like Chicken – Austin Lounge […]

Friday random ten: For John

I was born after the assassination of JFK, so I have nothing to add to the nostalgia and remembrances of this week. But the least I can do is contribute a list of songs performed by various Johns in commemoration of today’s anniversary. 1. Again Tonight – John Mellencamp 2. Angel From Montgomery – John […]

Friday random ten: If you like your ten random songs, you can keep them

They still cost nothing, and they’re good for the whole week, guaranteed. 1. Let Them Talk – Spoek Mathambo 2. Beaujolais – The Alan Parsons Project 3. Crying In The Rain – The Everly Brothers 4. St. Louis Blues March – Glenn Miller 5. A Room Of Our Own – Billy Joel 6. Got My […]

Friday random ten: Themeless again

Some weeks are more random than others. 1. MLF Lullaby – Tom Lehrer 2. Wild Night – Van Morrison 3. Lone Pilgrim – Big Medicine 4. My City of Ruins – Bruce Springsteen 5. Down The Dolce Vita – Peter Gabriel 6. Dance This Mess Around – Asylum Street Spankers 7. Apeman – The Kinks […]

Friday random ten: Dia de los Muertos

It’s All Saints Day/Dia de los Muertos, so let’s have ten songs about the dead. 1. Dead – They Might Be Giants 2. Dead Man’s Shoes – The Virginmarys 3. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead – Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon 4. Tom Burleigh’s Dead – Eddie From Ohio 5. The Long Black Veil – […]

Friday random ten: Because I said so, that’s why

Back to normal randomness this week, as I find myself themeless. 1. March E.W. Scripps – Trinity University Wind Symphony 2. Lucky Ball And Chain – They Might Be Giants 3. Jump In The River – Sinead O’Connor 4. Vivaldi: Double Mandolin Concerto – Yo-Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin 5. Lithium – Nirvana 6. My […]

Friday random ten: Love, exciting and new

Yesterday was my 15th wedding anniversary. In celebration of that, these are some of the mushiest love songs I have in my collection: 1. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley 2. Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel 3. Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra and Count Basie 4. Chapel […]

Friday random ten: Reunited (And I Feel So Old)

This weekend is my 25-year college reunion. Here are ten songs to put one in the mood for reuniting with increasingly old friends. If you’ll excuse me, the open bar is calling my name. 1. My Old School – Steely Dan 2. Bright College Days – Tom Lehrer 3. Didn’t Go To College (But I […]

Friday random ten: Run, Wendy, run!

For Wendy Davis. You know what I’m talking about. 1. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen 2. I’m Running – Yes 3. Keep On Runnin’ – Journey 4. (Making The Run To) Gladewater – Michelle Shocked 5. On The Run – Pink Floyd 6. Road Runner – Bo Diddley 7. Run – Mieka Pauley 8. […]

Friday random ten: Bird on a wire

One last set of animal-related songs. Watch the birdie! 1. Bee Of The Bird Of The Month – They Might Be Giants 2. The Bird – Eddie From Ohio 3. Bird Feathers – Charlie Parker 4. Bird On The Wire – Leonard Cohen 5. Canary Bird – Muddy Waters 6. The Coo Coo Bird – […]

Friday random ten: Cool for cats

Last week dogs, this week cats. 1. The Cat Came Back – Flying Fish Sailors 2. Cat Scratch Fever – Hayseed Dixie 3. Cat’s Game – Greg Camp 4. Cool For Cats – Chris Difford 5. The Eleven Cats Of Christmas – Trout Fishing In America 6. My Cat Fell In The Well (Well! Well! […]

Friday random ten: The dogs, they really miss you

If you’ve seen my personal Facebook page, you know that we are hosting the hedghog that belongs to Olivia’s fourth grade class this weekend. In honor of that, I went looking for animal-related songs in my library. No hedgehog tunes, but enough dog, cat, and bird songs to get me through the next three weeks. […]

Friday random ten: Get your war on

Influenced by the news, as you might imagine. 1. Baby Missiles – The War On Drugs 2. Life During Wartime – Talking Heads 3. Peaceful Warrior – Flying Fish Sailors 4. Some Unholy War – Amy Winehouse 5. War – Bruce Springsteen 6. War Pigs – CAKE 7. So Long Mom (A Song For World […]

Friday random ten: Millennium nostalgia

My inspiration this week is this Grantland playlist of the Top 64 Songs Of The Millennium. I presumed it was a decade retrospective thing, thus defined as the years 2000-2010, but it turns out that they just meant “since 2000″. I don’t have enough of these songs, including covers and parodies, to add up to […]

Friday random ten: Just a coincidence, I swear

No theme this week, just the first ten songs that came up on shuffle. You know, old school random ten-ness. 1. Funny Cigarette – Asylum Street Spankers 2. You Can If You Think You Can – Ball, Barton & Strehli 3. Pressure Drop – Toots and the Maytalls 4. Amish Paradise – Weird Al Yankovic […]

Friday random ten: For those about to rock

It’s about time to rock isn’t it? This made me realize I’d never done a Random Ten list about “rock” songs. No time like the present, I say. 1. It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me – Billy Joel 2. We Will Rock You – Queen 3. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo – Rick Derringer […]