Friday, May 02, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Here's the morning soundtrack. Lazy lazy day planned. Just got a new book in The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdich. Pretty much going to consume the day until opening night of my sister's high school production of "Arsenic and Old Lace."

Hitting random and taking the top ten gave me this:

Sugar Mountain - - - Neil Young
Stay a Little Longer - - - Merle Haggard
I'll Remember You Love, In My Prayers - - - Allison Krause
If He's Ever Near - - - Karla Bonoff
String Quartet #4 - - - Beethoven
Stag O'Lee - - - Mississippi John Hurt
Sugar, Sugar - - - The Archies
Willie The Pimp - - - Zappa
Blackbird - - - Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Merril, Lynch, Fenner & Pierce
Master of Disaster - - - John Hiatt

Bonus (what's playing right now)

Son of a Preacher Man - - - Linda Ronstadt (live bootleg me on guitar)


Blogger Sherry said...

oh god! i remember listening to the radio (small transitor, those were the days!)for the top songs of 69. the year i was graduating, only to have THAT song be #1!!!

all of the great songs out and THAT was #1 in pittsburgh.

arsenic and old lace is one of my all thime favorite movies. i have it in dvd.


9:30 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

thing is, sugar, sugar is a great song! yeah, it's stupid, yeah, it's silly, but when it's played well i defy you to sit still.

i have been killing crowds with a reggae arrangement of that one for years.

when folks like to wax all fucking poetic about the "golden age" of music that was the sixties i like to remind them that in '69 #1 was sugar, sugar. '68 - daydream believer '67 - last train to clarkesville it goes on and on.

the economics of pop music is still ruled by 13 year old girls.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

yeah pretty much. i'd love to hear a reggae version. me, i haven't heard it played well so i can sit still hearing it.

daydream believer i danced to on the table for my 50th birthday.

there's a picture somewhere on my blog. i had promised myself that if i made it to 50 i'd dance on the table(i got myself some spotters. i'm not graceful!)

my friend's gave me 4 dollars(and a pity nickel) and told me to keep my day job. ha, i don't have one!

anyway. i'm fucking poetic by nature so i still like the music of the 60's. getting freaking old, i am.

hope you are feeling better. : )

10:26 AM  
Anonymous oddjob said...

I graduated in '77. The pop from that era is painful (& I say that as one who likes disco in moderation). I just checked Billboard's top listings for '77, and completely forgot about the #1 for that year - You Light Up My Life (Debby Boone).

It is to make one projectile vomit........

It wasn't until #6 that something decent showed up (Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder, and I don't think that's his best by any means).

11:00 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

yes, that song does tend to make my ears bleed!

11:52 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

hate to break this to ya, but ya'll were steady listening to the archies well into the early 80s.

you just called them Toto.

me and the porcaro brothers go way back. and rosanna arquette is still songworthy. but back then, dude, she was totally hypnotizin'.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yes, the Archies then morphed into the later equivalent of tripe following my graduation: "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard.

An absolutely awful tune which insinuated itself in the brain in the same way, and one had to find something -- anything -- with which to dislodge it.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i wasn't into toto and never saw much in rosanna arquette. i listened but they weren't my thing.

i did think that al pacino was something else!!! ; )

2:30 PM  
Blogger BadTux said...

Man, I would have loved to have been in the audience when that Linda Ronstadt song was doin'. Unfortunately I don't follow the music biz anymore and didn't even realize she was touring again until her tour was over. Sigh.

As for Sugar Sugar, bah, you can keep it :-).

- BT

7:08 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

linda r.'s version of when you wish upon a star gives me chills it's so fine!

8:06 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

the linda tune was from 82

9:30 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

linda is a treasure.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

she has one of THE most beautiful voices i've ever heard.

5:14 AM  
Anonymous Constant Comment said...

LOVE Linda Ronstadt.

6:19 AM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

I saw Linda sing with the Mariachi Vargas (I think) in Dallas,Tx.

My heart still soars.

yo soy Horsedooty!

7:34 AM  

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