Friday, November 17, 2006

Friday Random Ten

New Pornographers "Breakin' the Law"
Sleater-Kinney "02"
Cornershop "It's the Indian Tobacco My Friend"
Ani DiFranco "Heartbreak Even"
Pine Valley Cosmonauts "Texas Playboy Rag"
Pogues "Medley: The Recruiting Sargeant/The Rocky Road to Dublin/Galway Races"
Velvet Underground "Who Loves the Sun"
Nasa "Insha-Allah"
Pere Ubu "Down by the River II"
Chuck Berry "Johnny B. Goode"

bonus
Youssou N'Dour "No More"

Quick aside: when I worked for an arts presenter, N'dour canceled out twice on us, for excusable geo-political reasons, but still it was a royal pain. Hence we gave him the nickname Youssou NoTour.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Mike said...

Interesting batch today. Some good tunes, including two of the poppier numbers by bands not known for their poppiness (VU and S-K).

Plus, one of the three greatest songs of all-time: Johnny B. Goode.

8:55 AM  
Blogger George said...

I'm intrigued to know what the other 2 greatest songs in your opinion are.

And I sort of think of the Velvets as a pop band, which says a lot about why I don't listen to anything the rest of the world thinks is popular.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Funny. But as I wrote that I found myself saying, "But you know, VU is pop in the truest sense."

I got sloppy about poppy there. In the initial e-mail, I meant it in that more bright, bubblegummy sort of way.

And I figured you'd ask about the other two: Good Vibrations, and Like a Rolling Stone.

Those three songs, and there's little else a rock fan'll ever need.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous James said...

Interesting for the same VU song to appear in both our 10's, but odder still... the Pogues medley, which I'd not heard in years made an appearance the day before, setting off something of a Pogues renaissance for me. And now, the line 'with me wack fol the do fol the diddle idle day' won't leave me brain.

4:51 AM  

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