5/23/2008

Friday Random Ten - I’d Like to Think I’ll Be Returning When I Can

Filed under: — Kate @ 8:15 am EST

1) Romeo and Juliet - The Killers
2) Your Time is Gonna Come - Led Zeppelin
3) Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - Vampire Weekend
4) Nazi Punks Fuck Off - Dead Kennedys
5) Ophelia (live - Last Waltz) - The Band
6) If God Will Send His Angels (Big Yam Mix) - U2
7) The Big Hand - The Cure
8) Listen To Me - Buddy Holly
9) Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues - Bob Dylan
10) Groovy Times - The Clash

Bonus: Sally MacLennane - The Pogues

11/3/2006

Friday Random Ten - Maybe She Just Has To Sing…

Filed under: — Kate @ 4:11 pm EST

1) Sam’s Town - The Killers
2) Green and Red of Mayo - The Saw Doctors
3) Fragments - The Who
4) For the Sake of the Song - Townes Van Zandt
5) Lazy Sunday - The Small Faces
6) The Rain, The Park And Other Things - The Cowsills
7) Yellow Rainbow - The Move
8) Tape From California - Phil Ochs
9) At Home He’s A Tourist - Gang Of Four
10) Working - The Why Store

Bonus: November Rain - Guns N’ Roses

10/27/2006

Friday Random Ten - The Fever’s Gonna Catch You

Filed under: — Kate @ 6:13 pm EST

1) The Same Deep Water as You - The Cure
2) O Valencia! - The Decemberists
3) Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Rod Stewart
4) Burned - Neil Young
5) Laura - Billy Joel
6) Carrie Loves The Dark - Wonderland
7) Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
8) Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
9) Animal Bar - Red Hot Chili Peppers
10) It Ain’t Easy - David Bowie

Bonus: The Bitch is Back - Elton John

8/11/2006

Friday Random Ten: I’ll Be A Rock ‘n’ Rollin’ Bitch For You

Filed under: — Kate @ 2:16 pm EST

Press your space face close to mine, love: this time it’s Pandora done David Bowie style…

1) Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) - David Bowie
2) (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman - The Kinks
3) Invisible Sun - The Police
4) New Song - The Who
5) TVC15 - David Bowie
6) Surrender - U2
7) Go To The Mirror Boy! - The Who
8) Criminal World - David Bowie
9) What You’re Missing - Chicago
10) Sweet Maxine - The Doobie Brothers

Bonus: Mary Jane’s Last Dance - Tom Petty

Second Bonus (because I freaking love this song): Moonage Daydream - David Bowie (BBC Radio Sessions 68-72)

Also, please notice, the strange David Bowie-Superman connection continues…

Previously, At The Landslide In My Ego:
-Friday Random Ten: Twilight Zone Edition
-Friday Random Ten: It’s the Freakiest Show

Link Love for Other Random Ten Players:
-A Modest Construct
-Apartment 2024
-The BM Rant
-Freakapotimus
-The Sam and BeckyBoo Show
-The Smedley Log

8/4/2006

Friday Random Ten: Like A Siren She Calls To Me

Filed under: — Kate @ 10:58 am EST

1) Oh, Mary, Don’t You Weep - Bruce Springsteen (Seeger Sessions)
2) In God’s Country - U2
3) If You Could Read My Mind - Johnny Cash (American V)
4) Knife Edge - The Alarm
5) Queen Jane Approximately - Bob Dylan
6) David Bowie - Blue Jean
7) Rock the Casbah - The Clash
8) Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
9) Excuse Me Mr - No Doubt
10) Harvest - Neil Young

Bonus: Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Link Love for Other Random Ten Players:
-A Modest Construct
-Area 151
-The BM Rant
-Freakapotimus
-The Smedley Log

7/21/2006

Friday Random Ten: I Feel I Could Almost Sing

Filed under: — Kate @ 7:25 am EST

Time for another Pandora edition of the Friday Random Ten. This time it’s Bob Dylan style.

1) One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below) - Bob Dylan
2) Take It From Day To Day - Stan Rogers
3) Oh, Freedom - Pete Seger
4) Wanted Man (Live) - Johnny Cash
5) Shooting Star - Bob Dylan
6) Daughter - Pearl Jam
7) Cept You & Me Babe - Greg Brown
8) The Kids (Live) - Lou Reed
9) You Angel You - Bob Dylan
10) Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Bonus: Ranger’s Command - Woody Guthrie

I have to say, this is quite possibly my favorite random ten ever.

Link Love will be up a little later.

7/14/2006

Friday Random Ten: Innocent and In a Sense I Am

Filed under: — Kate @ 6:30 pm EST

I’m trying something a little different for the random ten this week. Recently, Edo turned me onto an internet radio site called Pandora. You start off with an artist or a song that you really like, and then they play similar songs based on it. You can fine tune it by approving or disapproving the songs it plays. For more info, read the Wikipedia article or check out pandora.com.

Anyway… here’s my list, based on my U2 radio station:

1) Stuck in a Moment - U2
2) Closer - Jimmy Eat World
3) Let’s Make a Night To Remember - Bryan Adams
4) Thursday’s Child - David Bowie
5) Too Long - Firehose
6) I’ve Seen You Before - Violet Nine
7) Trust - Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
8) Immortality - Pearl Jam
9) Wire - U2
10) Do Your Best and Don’t Worry - Morrissey

Bonus: Let’s Go - The Cars

And I just realized that I should have included the lyrics “But the nights you filled with fireworks / They left you with nothing” in my fireworks post. Oh well.

Link Love for Other Random Ten Players:
-A Modest Construct
-Apartment 2024
-Area 151
-The BM Rant
-Freakapotimus
-Popscholar
-The Sam and BeckyBoo Show
-The Smedley Log
-Strolling Luna

7/7/2006

Friday Random Ten: Don’t Try to Use Me or Slyly Refuse Me

Filed under: — Kate @ 7:02 am EST

1) Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
2) The Mercy Seat - Johnny Cash
3) Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
4) Lady Midnight - Leonard Cohen
5) Bathwater - No Doubt
6) Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees
7) Colossal - Wolf Mother
8) Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite - The Beatles
9) Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
10) Peaceful , Easy Feeling - The Eagles

Bonus: Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart

Link Love for Other Random Ten Players:
-A Modest Construct
-Area 151
-The BM Rant
-Freakapotimus
-Mixtape
-Popscholar
-The Sam and BeckyBoo Show
-The Smedley Log

6/23/2006

Friday Random Ten: Wailing Away on the Wall on the Strand

Filed under: — Kate @ 8:16 am EST

1) Love Song - The Cure
2) Teeth in the Grass - Iron & Wine
3) The Unforgettable Fire - U2
4) All You Zombies - The Hooters
5) Turkish Song of the Damned - The Pogues
6) Watching the Wheels - John Lennon
7) End of a Century - Blur
8) Boogie With Stu - Led Zeppelin
9) The Stranger - Billy Joel
10) Not Up to You - The Stereophonics

Bonus: Sorrow - David Bowie

Link Love for Other Random Ten Players:
-A Modest Construct
-Apartment 2024
-The BM Rant
-Defense Against the Ninjas
-Freakapotimus
-Mixtape
-Popscholar
-The Sam and BeckyBoo Show
-The Smedley Log
-Strolling Luna

6/16/2006

Friday Random Ten: It’s the Freakiest Show

Filed under: — Kate @ 6:42 am EST

1) Chinese Rock - The Ramones
2) China Girl - David Bowie*
3) Summertime Dream - Gordon Lightfoot
4) New Amsterdam - Elvis Costello
5) Tears and Rain - James Blunt (Chasing Time - The Bedlam Sessions)
6) Mind’s Eye - Wolf Mother
7) He Lied About Death - Stars
8) Hands - The Raconteurs
9) Man On The Moon - REM
10) The Enchanter - Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation

Bonus: Snow (Hey Oh) - Red Hot Chili Peppers

*Notice how this comes directly after Chinese Rock? This is the second time I’ve gotten an eerie song connection involving David Bowie. First Superman, and now China? What the hell? Are we in the best selling show?

Link Love:
-A Modest Construct
-Apartment 2024
-Area 151
-The BM Rant
-Freakapotimus
-Mixtape
-Popscholar
-The Sam and BeckyBoo Show
-The Smedley Log
-Strolling Luna

6/9/2006

Friday Random Ten: Midnight is Where the Day Begins

Filed under: — Kate @ 11:55 pm EST

Um, this is a little late, but here goes…

1) Take It Or Leave It - The Strokes
2) Shut Your Eyes - Snow Patrol
3) It’s Now Or Never - Elvis Presley
4) Old Dan Tucker - Bruce Springsteen (Seeger Sessions)
5) Let It Die - Feist
6) Shock And Awe - Neil Young
7) Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
8) Who Wants To Live Forever - Queen
9) Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
10) Rocky Raccoon - The Beatles

Bonus: Lemon - U2

I’ve been getting some link love for the Friday Random Ten these past few weeks, so here’s some love from me:
-A Modest Construct
-Apartment 2024
-Area 151
-The BM Rant
-Freakapotimus
-Just a Girl
-Popscholar
-The Sam and BeckyBoo Show
-The Smedley Log
-Slacktivist
-Strolling Luna

6/2/2006

Friday Random Ten: Talking So Brave and So Sweet

Filed under: — Kate @ 6:17 pm EST

Sorry I’ve been AWOL these past few days…

Here’s this week’s random ten:

1) Plainsong - The Cure
2) Hey - Red Hot Chili Peppers
3) Step On My Old Size Nines - The Stereophonics
4) We Will Become Silhouettes - The Postal Service
5) Tired of Hanging Around - The Zutons
6) Hanging on a Star - Nick Drake
7) So Cruel - U2
8) Hole In My Life - The Police
9) Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
10) Quinn the Eskimo - Bob Dylan

Bonus: Chelsea Hotel #2 - Leonard Cohen

Have a good weekend, everyone!

5/26/2006

Friday Random Ten: Cool Kids Never Have the Time

Filed under: — Kate @ 5:34 pm EST

1) Exit - U2
2) Wordless Chorus - My Morning Jacket
3) Doctor Robert - The Beatles
4) Long Legs - The Magic Numbers
5) Tower of Song - Leonard Cohen
6) Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
7) Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
8) Scary Monsters and Super Creeps - David Bowie
9) Wonderful Remark - Van Morrison
10) Get it While You Can - Janis Joplin

Bonus: 1979 - Smashing Pumpkins

5/12/2006

Friday Random Ten: You Ain’t a Beauty, But Hey You’re Alright

Filed under: — Kate @ 7:11 am EST

1) Breakfast In America - Supertamp
2) Sunshine of your love - Cream
3) She’s Not There - Zombies
4) Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
5) Maggies Farm - Bob Dylan
6) Radio Radio - Elvis Costello
7) Go Now - The Moody Blues
8) For No One - The Beatles
9) Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
10) So Long, Marianne - Leonard Cohen

BONUS: Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

5/5/2006

Friday Random Ten: Feeling Groovy

Filed under: — Kate @ 1:21 pm EST

1) The 59th Street Bridge Song (live in Central Park) - Simon & Garfunkel
2) Hazey Jane II - Nick Drake
3) Pale Blue Eyes - Velvet Underground
4) Straight To Hell - The Clash
5) Long Tall Sally - The Kinks
6) Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand
7) Mothers of the Disappeared - U2
8) Ballad of a Thin Man - Bob Dylan
9) Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen
10) Prayers for Rain - The Cure

Bonus: One More Night - Stars

4/28/2006

Friday Random Ten: Feeling a Little Peculiar

Filed under: — Kate @ 3:26 pm EST

1) What’s Up - 4 Non Blondes
2) The Battle of Evermore - Led Zeppelin
3) Wild World - Cat Stevens
4) Luminous Times (Hold On To Love) - U2
5) Young Pilgrams - The Shins
6) Unbelievable - EMF
7) Nervous Night - The Hooters
8) Holidays in the Sun - Sex Pistols
9) The Fool - Neutral Milk Hotel
10) Which Way to Happy - The Magic Numbers

Bonus: Just a Friend - Biz Markie

4/21/2006

Friday Random Ten: Words Like Violence, Break the Silence

Filed under: — Kate @ 2:36 pm EST

1) In Between Days (acoustic) - The Cure
2) Wordless Chorus - My Morning Jacket
3) Eleanor Put Your Boot Back On - Franz Ferdinand
4) There’s a Kind of Hush (All Over the World) - Herman’s Hermits
5) A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
6) How Bizarre - OMC
7) What I Am - Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
8) Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
9) You Got Lucky - Tom Petty
10) Dance With Me - The Drifters

Bonus: Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode

Just a little refresher on the Rules of the Random Ten:*
Hit “shuffle” or “random” on your favorite digital music player, be it on your PC, your iPod or some other device, and report on the first ten songs that it spits out. No skipping the embarrassing stuff. Post your list here in the comments, or tell us where we can find them.

*Rules are made to be broken. If you want to skip a over few songs because your “random” list has five in a row by the same band, that’s cool. The lists are more interesting if they have more than two artists. Or if you want to do something completely different, just say so.

3/31/2006

Un-Friday Random Ten

Filed under: — Kate @ 7:35 am EST

I saw this on Pesky’Apostrophe and just had to do one for myself. So in lieu of the usual random ten, you are getting an unusual random 15.

You put your music player of choice on random, and use the songs to answer the questions. Not all of them will make sense, of course. But as you will see, some of them are damn funny. Some are even a little spooky.

1) How does the world see you?
Early Morning - A-Ha

Well that’s impossible. No one ever sees me in the early morning and lives to tell the tale.

2) Will I have a happy life?
Lullaby of London - The Pogues*

This is sort of a sad song, but it’s pretty (and I guess the haunted grave thing sort of fits me).
May the wind that blows from haunted graves
Never bring you misery
May the angels bright
Watch you tonight
And keep you while you sleep

*By the way, you can actually listen to this one on the radio blog right now.

3) What do my friends really think of me?
Why Can’t I Be You? - The Cure

Well now that’s just freaking hilarious. And I think I’ll leave it at that.

4) Do people secretly lust after me?
Over and Over Again (Lost and Found) - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Oh yeah. Just call me your lusty blogging goddess.

5) How can I make myself happy?
Let It Be - The Beatles

There are many ways I could interpret this. Be less picky. Be more lazy. Be less stubborn. I think I’ll just assume it means I don’t have to clean this weekend.

6) What should I do with my life?
Numb - U2

So, I should start self-medicating then? Or maybe just become a drunk.

7) Will I ever have children?
Endless Vacation - The Ramones

Vacations with kids suck. So no kids. There. That was easy.

8) What is some good advice for me?
There Is No Greater Love - Billie Holiday

That’s corny. Guess I can only interpret that as “Don’t take your lover for granted” or some bullshit like that.

9) How will I be remembered?
Stay (Faraway So Close) - U2

Dressed up like a car crash
The wheels are turning but you’re upside down

10) What is my signature song?
Bullet the Blue Sky

Not sure if this fits me, but at least it’s U2. There are moments though, like in Death Valley, when this song is on full blast inside my brain. And I can see those fighter planes…

11) What do I think my current theme song is?
Lyin’ Eyes - The Eagles

The question is, who am I fooling?

12) What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin

Many times I’ve lied - Many times I’ve listened
Many times I’ve wondered how much there is to know.

13) What song will play at my funeral?
Other Voices - The Cure

Spooooooky.

14) What type of men/women do I like?
Charmless Man - Blur

Alright, I’m not touching that one. (See #8.)

15) What is my day going to be like?
Don’t Worry About The Government - The Talking Heads

So… I guess I’ll have to do my taxes tomorrow. Oh shit! I still have to do my taxes!!

3/24/2006

Friday Random Ten: First Time I Sat Down All Day Edition

Filed under: — Kate @ 2:57 pm EST

1) Let’s Go - The Ramones
2) He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother - The Hollies (gotta be my least favorite Hollies song ever…)
3) I’ll Believe in Anything - Wolf Parade
4) Black Country Woman - Led Zeppelin
5) Wake Up - The Walkmen
6) Thousands are Sailing - The Pogues
7) Wild Wild Life - Talking Heads
8) Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye - Leonard Cohen
9) Rag Mama Rag - The Band
10) Up All Night - The Boomtown Rats

BONUS: King of Pain - The Police (Live in Atlanta, 1983)

3/10/2006

Friday Random Ten: Babysitter Edition

Filed under: — Kate @ 12:33 pm EST

1) Dead Kennedys - Moral Majority
2) Zombies - Gotaa Get a Hold of Myself
3) Beatles - Why Don’t We Do it in the Road
4) Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
5) The Walkmen - They’re Winning
6) Fats Domino - I’m in Love Again
7) The Kinks - Victoria
8) Outkast - Behold a Lady
9) Cream - Those Were the Days
10) Kenn Kweder - January February

Bonus: AC/DC - Hells Bells

3/3/2006

Friday Random Ten: Why Isn’t This Day Over Yet Edition

Filed under: — Kate @ 2:02 pm EST

1) Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
2) Champagne Supernova - Oasis
3) Everyday - Buddy Holly and the Crickets
4) Yesterday Never Tomorrows - The Stills
5) From a Buick 6 - Bob Dylan
6) One Hundred Years - The Cure
7) Gatekeeper - Feist
8) I’ll Believe in Anything - Wolf Parade
9) Paranoid Android - Radiohead
10) Put My Little Shoes Away - Woody Guthrie

Bonus: Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad - U2

2/24/2006

Friday Random Ten: Late Edition

Filed under: — Kate @ 5:34 pm EST

1) Starman - David Bowie
2) I See You, You See Me - The Magic Numbers
3) Ghost - Neutral Milk Hotel
4) Born to Be a Dancer - Kaiser Chiefs
5) I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
6) A Message - Coldplay
7) The Mariner’s Revenge Song - The Decemberists
8) Out of Line - The Bravery
9) Over and Over Again (Lost and Found) - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
10) One Last Whoo-Hoo! for the Pullman - Sufjan Stevens

BONUS: Rebellion Lies - The Arcade Fire

I really need to refresh the albums I’ve got with me….

2/10/2006

Friday Random Ten: The I Just Remembered it Was Friday Edition

Filed under: — Kate @ 10:31 am EST

1) Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - The Arcade Fire
2) Heart in a Cage - The Strokes
3) Love Builds Up - Electrelane
4) Hearts on Fire - Clor
5) Celebration Came - Stars
6) This Love - The Magic Numbers
7) Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
8) Eli, The Barrow Boy - The Decemberists
9) Anytime - My Morning Jacket
10) Hoppipolla Afturabak - Sigur Ros

BONUS: Off the Record - My Morning Jacket

2/3/2006

Friday Random Ten: Twilight Zone Edition

Filed under: — Kate @ 6:49 am EST

Okay, there’s something very freaky going on here…

In Holz’s random ten two weeks ago, one of his songs was “Sunshine Superman” by Donovan. I commented that I was surprised he was listening to Donovan, and he replied that it was part of his “Superman mix.”

Now, with all the songs in the world (okay, with all of the 3335 songs currently on the iPod), what are the chances that I would get Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman” two weeks later?

Strange as it is, I can accept that as a coincidence.

But do you know what the very next song it spit out was? Do you??

“The Supermen” by David Bowie. I shit you not.

Coincidence again? Or a message from the universe? Evil iPod Gremlins?

Not to mention the whole Superman–PowerPoint thing earlier this week.

Anyway, here is the random ten…

*Twilight Zone music* doo doo doodoo doo doo doodoo…

1) Mother - The Police
2) You Leave Me Breathless - Ella Fitzgerald
3) Spiderwebs - No Doubt
4) Darlington County - Bruce Springsteen
5) Buddy Holly - Rave On
6) Sunshine Superman - Donovan
7) The Supermen - David Bowie
8) I Came as a Rat - Modest Mouse
9) The Gentleman Soldier - The Pogues
10) Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin

Bonus: The Logical Song - Supertramp

1/27/2006

Friday Random Ten: Peach State Edition

Filed under: — Kate @ 7:23 am EST

Well I’m off to Atlanta. And I’m taking the Pod with me, so here’s a random sampling of what I’ll be listening to on the plane.

1) Holiday - Green Day
2) Red Light - U2
3) Mustapha Dance - The Clash
4) Got to Get You in My Life - The Beatles
5) I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - The Ramones
6) X & Y - Coldplay
7) Helicopter - Bloc Party
8) Just Like Heaven - The Cure
9) Sleeping In - The Postal Service
10) Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley

BONUS: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle - The Electric Light Orchestra