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Friday random ten: Pseudorandom, anyway

After a long string of theme lists, I thought it would be nice to have a true Random Ten this week. And just to be different, rather than have the iPod pick them, I went to Random.org and generated numbers there to select the songs from my master playlist. Here’s what it spun up for […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 15

At long last, we bring this series to a close. 1. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Carole King 2. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) – Meat Loaf 3. Young Guns (Go for It!) – Wham! 4. Your Love Is (Love Song With Metaphor) – […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 14

On our penultimate list or parentheticals. 1. When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down) – Great Big Sea 2. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) – Paul Young 3. Why Do I Need You (When I’ve Got My Hand)? – Feo y Loco 4. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman – The Kinks […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 13

Lucky thirteen… 1. Touch Me (I Want Your Body) – Samantha Fox 2. TRACKS (TALL BODIES) – Chelsea Wolfe 3. Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) – Aretha Franklin 4. Waterfall (Psychedelic Teepee Twelve) – Wendy & Lisa 5. We Do What We’re Told (Milgram’s 37) – Peter Gabriel 6. […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 12

Twelve! Twelve lists of song names with parentheses in them! Ah ha ha! 1. Strangest Party (These Are The Times) – INXS 2. Sweet Dreams (Of You) – Patsy Cline 3. (Take A) Beetle To The Badlands – The Slip 4. Take Me (I’m Yours) – Bob deGrande 5. Tell Me (That Our Love’s Still […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 11

More great parentheticals coming right at you. 1. Remember (Walking In The Sand) – Aerosmith 2. Right Next Door (Because Of Me) – Robert Cray 3. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) – Bruce Springsteen 4. S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants) – 2 Guys N The Parque 5. Set Me Free (Rosa Lee) – Los Lobos 6. […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 10

Starting to get close to the end. 1. Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) – Billy Joel 2. (Nothing But) Flowers – Talking Heads 3. Papa Come Quick (Jody And Chico) – Bonnie Raitt 4. Pony (It’s OK) – Erin McCarley 5. Prepare Ye (The Way Of The Lord) – from “Godspell” 6. Pride (In The Name […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 9

Ten more parenthetical songs for your Good Friday contemplation. 1. Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas) – Bing Crosby 2. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) – The Ramones 3. Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) – Billy Joel 4. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) – U2 5. Money (That’s What I […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 8

They keep making songs with parentheses in the titles, I keep writing about them. 1. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) – Katy Perry 2. Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) – John Mellencamp 3. Let’s Be Friends (Skin To Skin) – Bruce Springsteen 4. Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) – Queen 5. (The […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 7

Some real classic this week. 1. I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead (You Rascal You) – Asylum Street Spankers 2. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might Be Giants 3. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) – Duke Ellington 4. It’s A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time) – Fishbone […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 6

We spring forward to more parenthetical songs. 1. I Was Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor (If You See My Saviour) – Michele Lanchester & Sweet Honey In The Rock 2. I Won’t Ever Go Drinking Again (?) – Squeeze 3. (I) Deck The Halls – Los Straitjackets 4. If You Love Me (You’ll […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 5

You know the drill by now… 1. Holy Lamb (Song For Harmonic Convergence) – Yes 2. HOOPS Yes! (FC Dallas) – The Polyphonic Spree 3. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor 4. I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) – The Cox Family 5. I Can’t Stand Up (For Falling […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 4

So many parenthetical songs. 1. Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds 2. Flashdance (What A Feeling) – Irene Cara 3. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) – Frank Sinatra with Count Basie 4. The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) – Ylvis 5. Further On (Up The Road) – Bruce Springsteen […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 3

More parentheses! So many more parentheses! 1. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2 2. Come And I Will Sing You (The Twelve Apostles) – Great Big Sea 3. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) – Chic 4. The Deal (No Deal) – from “Chess” 5. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – Frankie Valli […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 2

More songs with parentheses. 1. But Still He Loved Her So (The Ballad Of Harry And Esther) – Sally Fingerett 2. By Cover of Night (Fire Fight) – Sebastien Grainger 3. California (There Is No End To Love) – U2 4. Can’t Stop My Heart From Loving You (The Rain Song) – Aaron Neville 5. […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 1

Time for another set of theme lists. You know how some songs have an optional title, or extra words to the title, set apart in parentheses? Let’s go through the library and see what songs like that I have. 1. A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C) – Ray Wylie Hubbard 2. Art […]

Friday random ten – Dance Party!

I mentioned Scalzi’s 80s dance party playlist a couple of Fridays ago, and also mentioned that it had some oversights on it. Well, no party lasts forever, so you have to cut it off somewhere. Be that as it may, what songs would I have included that Scalzi didn’t? Here are ten additions from my […]

Friday random ten: My year in music, part 3

Here’s Part One, and here’s Part Two. I hadn’t originally intended for there to be a Part 3, but there was enough music in that post-Christmas splurge to make it worthwhile, so here we go. 1. Diga Diga Doo – The Hot Club of Cowtown 2. Welcome To New York – Taylor Swift 3. It’s […]

Friday random ten: My year in music, part 2

Here’s Part One. These are some of the songs we got between July and December. 1. Problem – Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea 2. The Princess Who Saved Herself – Jonathan Coulton 3. Alienation’s For The Rich – They Might Be Giants 4. Count Me In – Dove Cameron 5. What I Like About You […]

Friday random ten: My year in music, part 1

Among other things, 2014 was a year in which I acquired a lot of music. Some of this was music I wanted and got for myself, but a lot of it was music that one or both girls asked for. There were enough new tunes that I’m going to break this up into two post, […]

Friday random ten: Aren’t the Cubs supposed to win the World Series this year?

So it’s the year 2015. You know, when Back To The Future 2 was set. I can’t quite wrap my mind around that, so here are some songs that speak to The Future and the kind of things we were supposed to have by now. 1. The Future Soon – Jonathan Coulton 2. Electric Car […]

Friday random ten: That was the year that was

The Texas Tribune does a weekly feature in which they sum up the preceding week as a Spotify playlist. Here’s my attempt to sum up some of the big news stories of this year using tunes from my library. 1. Funny Cigarette – Asylum Street Spankers. 2. American Land – Bruce Springsteen 3. There Is […]

Friday random ten: Yes, there are Christmas songs I like

Quite a few of them, really. Here are ten from my collection: 1. Another Christmas Song – Stephen Colbert 2. Blue Christmas – Asylum Street Spankers 3. Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses 4. The Eleven Cats of Christmas – Trout Fishing In America 5. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl 6. […]

Friday random ten: It’s the least wonderful time of the year

Yes, it’s Christmas time again, and inspired in part by this Slate story on how bad Do They Know It’s Christmas? is, here’s a list of Christmas songs we, or at least I, could do without this year. 1. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band-Aid 2. Frosty The Snowman – Ella Fitzgerald 3. I […]

Friday random ten: Who needs instruments?

There is much excitement in my household (read: Olivia is excited) for Pitch Perfect 2. In honor of that, here are ten a capella tracks: 1. Behind Closed Doors – Modern Barbershop Quartet 2. Corn Dogs – The Bobs 3. Good Old A Capella – The Nylons 4. Enterprise: Sulu Medley – Hi-Fidelity 5. Star […]

Friday random ten: Numerology

After the letters come the numbers. 1. Eat For Two – 10,000 Maniacs 2. Somebody’s Been Sleeping – 100 Proof 3. Land of the Laced – 100s 4. Sex – The 1975 5. S.I.M.P (Squirrels In My Pants) – 2 Guys N The Parque 6. Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited 7. Scarlet – […]

Friday random ten: Catch some Zs

Who knew I had ten artists in my collection with Z names? 1. Mellowmas 2010 – Zach Curd 2. Goodbye Girld – Zapruder Point 3. Dream Machine – Zen Archer 4. Too Much – Zendaya 5. Dragonfly – Ziggy Marley 6. If It’s Love – zOE’S iMAGINARY fRIED 7. Seekir – Zola Jesus 8. She’s […]

Friday random ten: Y not?

Sure, why not? 1. Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2. Oh Yeah – Yello 3. Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes 4. The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) – Ylvis 5. I Wonder – Yma Sumac 6. How ‘Bout You? – Yonder Mountain String Band 7. Nightswimming – You Say Party! We Say Die! […]

Friday random ten: It must be Halloween

I know I’m in the late stages of a recurring theme for Friday Random Tens, but how can I not break out of it when Halloween falls on a Friday? 1. Creepy Doll – Jonathan Coulton 2. Scarecrow – Steeleye Span 3. Frightened – Easter Island 4. Monster – Lady GaGa 5. Skeleton Man – […]

Friday random ten: W for the win

Almost done with the alphabet, at which point I’ll have to come up with a new gimmick to get me through a few weeks. But until then, the W names. 1. Dance Hall Days – Wang Chung 2. Casey Jones – Warren Zevon 3. I Can’t Turn You Loose – Was (Not Was) 4. Rainy […]

Friday random ten: V for Victory

I’m never sure with these higher-scoring Scrabble letters if I can get ten artist or band names out of them, but V presented no problems. 1. Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love – Van Halen 2. And It Stoned Me – Van Morrison 3. Turning Japanese – The Vapors 4. White Boots – Vaughan Brothers 5. Rock […]

Friday random six: U too?

Sorry, six songs by U-named bands is all I got: 1. The Electric Co. – U2 2. Still…You Turn Me On – Uncle Seth 3. I’m In Heaven – Universal Funk 4. Ffuny Ffriends – Unknown Mortal Orchestra 5. Stay With Me – The Urges 6. Easy Livin’ – Uriah Heep I have lots of […]

Friday random ten: T for two

Or for ten, as the case may be. 1. Puttin’ On The Ritz – Taco 2. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Taken By Trees 3. Slippery People – Talking Heads 4. Kingdom of Rain – The The 5. In Walked Bud – Thelonious Monk 6. Oy Chanukkah – Theodore Bikel 7. See The Constellation – […]

Friday random ten: Call me Steve

Just not Steve Jobs. I mean seriously, just try to do a Google search of “Steve” without tripping over a zillion Steve Jobs links. 1. Nothin’ To Do But Today – Stephen Stills 2. Copperhead Road – Steve Earle 3. Dumbledore – Steve Goodie 4. It’s All Too Much – Steve Hillage 5. The Joker […]