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Friday random ten: In the city, part 11

Still more New York! And other places, too. 1. Pflugerville – Austin Lounge Lizards 2. Philadelphia Freedom – Hall and Oates 3. Phoenix Get Cured – Stereogum vs team9 4. Phone Call From Leavenworth – Chris Whitley 5. Riga In The Fall – Gavin Guss 6. Road Movie To Berlin – They Might Be Giants […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 10

New York, New York, so nice they said it twice… 1. New York State Of Mind – Billy Joel 2. New York State Of Mind – Rowlf the Dog 3. New York, New York – Big Daddy 4. The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace 5. Nutbush City Limits – Ike & Tina Turner 6. […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 9

In which New York gets its revenge… 1. Miami 2017 (Seen The Light Go Out On Broadway) – Billy Joel 2. Mission To Moscow – Hot Club of Cowtown 3. Mobile – Marcia Ball 4. Mobile Bay – Flying Fish Sailors 5. My Home Town / Kalabakan – Battlefield Band 6. My Love Is In […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 8

More Memphis! 1. Leningrad – Billy Joel 2. Lisdoonvarna – Ceili’s Muse 3. Liverpool Sunset – Gerald Jay Markoe 4. Lodi – Creedence Clearwater Revival 5. London Homesick Blues – Flying Fish Sailors 6. (Making The Run To) Gladewater – Michelle Shocked 7. Marching Bands Of Manhattan – Death Cab for Cutie 8. Memphis Exorcism […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 7

Spanning the globe, week after week… 1. (Is Anybody Going to) San Antone – Doug Sahm And Band 2. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might be Giants/Lager Rhythms 3. I’ve Been To Memphis – Lyle Lovett 4. I’ve Got A Gal In Kalamazoo – Glenn Miller 5. Jerusalem – Eddie From Ohio 6. Jimmy’s Gone […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 6

Some old familiar places this week. 1. Halfway To Memphis – Sammy Hagar 2. Halley Came To Jackson – Mary-Chapin Carpenter 3. A Heart In New York – Art Garfunkel 4. Hello Hopeville – Michelle Shocked 5. Hey Marseilles – Heart Beats 6. Hideaway Tokyo – Pretty & Nice 7. HOOPS Yes! (FC Dallas) – […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 5

A bit of international flair this week. 1. Flowers of Edinburgh – Jim Malcolm 2. From Dacca – Eddie From Ohio 3. Funky Nassau, Part 1 – The End Of The Beginning 4. Gallipoli – SixMileBridge 5. Galveston Bay – Bruce Springsteen 6. Galway Farmer – Ceili’s Muse/Maggie Drennon 7. The Girl From Ipanema – […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 4

Hello, Detroit! 1. Debbie Does Montreal – team9 vs. Stereogum 2. Detroit – Black Gold 3. Detroit City – Alice Cooper 4. Detroit Rock City – Kiss 5. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville – R.E.M. 6. Don’t You Hear Jerusalem Moan – Asylum Street Spankers 7. Dunmore Lassies – Chieftains and Ry Cooder 8. East […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 3

I love geographical lists. 1. Back To Chico – Clandestine 2. The Barn Yards Of Calgary – SixMileBridge 3. Buffalo Gals – Bruce Springsteen 4. Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller 5. Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy – Georgetown Chimes 6. Chicago Falcon – The Budos Band 7. Christmas In Hollis – Run-DMC 8. Cold Chicago – […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 2

More city songs! We’re going to be at this for awhile, actually. 1. Asheville/Crashville – Austin Lounge Lizards 2. Babylon – Clandestine/David Gray/Don McLean 3. Back To Tyrone – SixMileBridge 4. Baltimore – Eddie From Ohio/Milkshake 5. Bangkok/One Night In Bangkok – Murray Head (from “Chess”) 6. Battle Of Waterloo – Jim Malcolm 7. Beaumont […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 1

I’ve done Random Ten lists based on songs with state names, but I haven’t done any based on city names. 1. Abilene – Yes 2. Albuquerque – Weird Al Yankovic 3. All The Way To Memphis – Mott the Hoople 4. Allentown – Billy Joel 5. Amsterdam – Asylum Street Spankers 6. Anahuac – Austin […]

Friday random ten – H-Town represent

Houston’s own The Suffers released their first album recently. They’ve been playing a relentless schedule of live gigs, and finally polished off the debut disc in the studio, thanks in part to a Kickstarter campaign? Who are The Suffers? I’m glad you asked. In honor of them and their march to musical domination, here are […]

Friday random ten – To the stars

Because Audrey got to watch “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with us last December, that’s why. 1. Science Fiction/Double Feature – from “Rocky Horror Picture Show” 2. Enterprise-Sulu Medley – Hi-Fidelity 3. The Saga Begins – Weird Al Yankovic 4. Star Wars – Moosebutter 5. Star Wars Medley – Lager […]

Friday random ten: Milestones

So I reached a round-number birthday today. See if you can guess which one. 1. Fifty Pounds – Eddie From Ohio 2. Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon 3. Forty or Fifty – Spin Doctors 4. Animal – 50 Foot Wave 5. I’m Old Enough – Lou Ann Barton 6. Old And […]

Friday random ten: Still more unromantic Valentine’s Day songs

I’ve collected examples of Songs For Ruining Valentine’s Day twice before, and it always amuses me, so let’s go once more to that well. 1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift 2. She’s My Girl – Tom Lehrer 3. Why Do I Need You (When I’ve Got My Hand)? – Feo […]

Friday random ten: Dexter’s favorites

We can’t take a tour through the favorite songs of Kuffner family members without including the family dog, can we? So here they are: 1. Walk This Way – Aerosmith 2. Cachorinho (Little Dog Chorinho) – Susanna Sharpe and Samba Police 3. Dog Days – 50 Foot Wave 4. Guinness Dog – The Rogues 5. […]

Friday random ten: Speak to me

Some songs are more spoken-word pieces set to music, sometimes but not always with a sung refrain, than actual singing. Here are ten examples from my collection: 1. Lisdoovarna – SixMileBridge (video, though not by SixMileBridge) 2. Everything Is Borrowed – The Streets (video) 3. Long Long Time – Guy Forsythe (video) 4. One Bourbon, […]

Friday random ten: New music for the girls in 2015

And of course, Olivia and Audrey asked for new music last year. Not quite as much as in 2014, thanks to Olivia’s newfound love of Spotify, but still. We put the music they like (along with plenty of music I like; I’m no fool) on the hard drive for our car’s stereo system, so that’s […]

Friday random ten: Noisetrade and other collections from 2015

My other main source of music for 2015 was Noisetrade. I’m not sure how they got my email address in the first place – oddly, they got my secondary address, not my main one – but I have been a regular if not frequent downloader of their music for the past couple of years. It’s […]

Friday random ten: Music I bought in 2015

I’ve done Random Ten lists based on my year’s music purchases before, and seeing as how it’s January it’s time to do it again. I’m going to break this into three lists, because I can and because it makes sense to do so. First up is the music that I bought from iTunes (with one […]

Friday random ten: Here we are in 2016

And here are ten songs to get you going for the start of the new year. 1. New Year’s Day – U2 2. Brand New Day – Guy Forsyth 3. January – Rachael Davis 4. Reelin’ In The Years – Steely Dan 5. A New Day Yesterday – Jethro Tull 6. New Dreams – Stanley […]

Wednesday random ten: It’s wintertime in the city

I figure today is like Friday for most people – I will certainly be on a reduced schedule for the next few days – so here’s an early song list, in honor of our benighted Ag Commissioner, Sid Miller – ten seasonal songs that do not mention the word “Christmas”. 1. Jingle Bells – Trinity […]

Friday random ten: The music of “Fargo”

I’m in kind of an in-between place in putting these together right now, so imagine my pleasant surprise to read this story of how the excellent music for Season 2 of Fargo was sourced. Even better, it has ten songs in it, with videos: 1. Children of the Sun – Billy Thorpe 2. One Hour […]

Friday random ten: The songs Rolling Stone forgot

Here’s their list. And here are ten songs I would have tried to include if I’d had a hand in making their list. 1. Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits 2. Sunday, Bloody Sunday – U2 3. And When I Die – Blood, Sweat & Tears 4. Take Five – Dave Brubeck Quartet 5. American […]

Friday random eight: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 21

Here’s their list. 1. Maybelline – Simon and Garfunkel (#18, orig. Chuck Berry) 2. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles (#16) 3. Blowin’ In The Wind (A Female Perspective) – The Chenille Sisters (#14, orig. Bob Dylan) 4. My Generation – The Who (#11) 5. What’d I Say? – Ray Charles (#10) […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 20

Here’s their list. 1. River Deep, Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner (#33) 2. Sympathy For The Devil – Blood, Sweat & Tears (orig. Rolling Stones, #32) 3. I Walk The Line – Lager Rhythms (orig. Johnny Cash, #30) 4. A Day In The Life – Big Daddy (orig. The Beatles, #28) 5. Layla […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 19

Here’s their list. 1. Anarchy In The U.K. – The Sex Pistols (#56) 2. Long Tall Sally – The Beatles (orig. Little Richard, #55) 3. Louie, Louie – The MOB (orig. The Kingsmen, #54) 4. When Doves Cry – Kris McKay (orig. Prince, #52) 5. The Tracks Of My Tears – Smokey Robinson and The […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 18

Here’s their list. 1. Califonia Girls – The Beach Boys (#72) 2. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown (#71) 3. Walk On By – Dionne Warwick (#70) 4. Sunshine Of Your Love – Brian Tarquin (orig. Cream, #65) 5. She Loves You – The Beatles (#64) 6. For What It’s Worth – […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 17

Here’s their list. 1. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and The Papas (#89) 2. My Girl – The Temptations (#88) 3. Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen (#86) 4. Crazy – Patsy Cline (#85) 5. Every Breath You Take – The Police (#84; also a cover by Big Daddy) 6. I Heard It Through The Grapevine […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 16

Here’s their list. 1. Not Fade Away – Trout Fishing In America (orig. Buddy Holly and The Crickets, #108) 2. The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel (#106) 3. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer (#104) 4. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – Stevie Ray Vaughan (orig. Jimi Hendrix, #102) 5. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley (#100) 6. Fortunate […]

Friday random ten guest post: Blockwalking

Note: The following is a guest post from Phil Owens, political consultant and fellow Rice Owl. He suggested the idea and I said sure. I’ve asked people for guest posts before, and I’ve had a few people pitch them to me, but this mix of music and politics is a first. I hope you enjoy […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 15

Here’s their list. 1. Shake, Rattle & Roll – Bill Haley and The comets (orig. Big Joe Turner, #127) 2. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? – Carole King (orig. The Shirelles, #126) 3. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac (#120) 4. Shout – The Beatles (orig. The Isley Brothers, #119; also a version by […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 14

Here’s their list. 1. Foxey Lady – Jimi Hendrix (#153) 2. Me and Bobby McGee – Kris Kristofferson (featured cover by Janis Joplin, #148; also a cover by The Modern Barbershop Quartet) 3. Rock Lobster – The B-52’s 4. Purple Rain – Big Daddy (orig. Prince, #144) 5. I Saw Her Standing There – The […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 13

Here’s their list. 1. Papa Was A Rolling Stone – The Temptations (#169; also a cover by Andrew Rothman) 2. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye (#168) 3. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman (#167) 4. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (#166) 5. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor (#165) 6. I Can’t Stop Loving […]