Today, I Thank Gawd It’s Friday.
Today, I’m going to steal an idea from Groanin’ Jock. GJ has come up with the idea of adding a little commentary about each of the ten tunes in his Random Assortment. That’s gotta be more interesting than just posting the lyrics, eh?
So: lessee what’s on the ol’ iPod d’Elisson today...
- What Is This Feeling? - Wicked, Original Cast Recording
Probably a touch of the grippe.
- Pachalafaka - Soupy Sales
This is a truly dopey song.
They whisper it all over Turkey
It sounds so romantic and perky...
It’s one of those damned earwigs that, owing to having heard it at a young, impressionable age, has a tendency to pop into the Thought Stream at random moments, causing an intense desire to gouge out one’s eyes with a golf tee.
- The Long And Winding Road - The Beatles
This is the deconstructed version from Let It Be - Naked. Without Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” orchestral sweetening, this is a much different song than the one I grew up with...and far better.
- Saltydog - Flogging Molly
Something the Mistress of Sarcasm stuck on my machine. The name of the band sounds like an Irish euphemism for masturbation.
- Take The Power Back - Rage Against The Machine
These boys sound pissed off all the fucking time, am I right?
- Intro - Bill Hicks
The start to a lengthy comedy set recorded in London. Brilliant stuff.
- All Neon Like - Björk
Did you know “Björk” is Icelandic for “birch”? Did you care?
- In Limbo - Radiohead
From Radiohead’s Kid A disc. Wish I had had this one back in the late 1960’s. Freaky.
- Wear Your Love Like Heaven - Donovan
“I’m Just Wild About Saffron,” my ass.
- Marie’s Wedding - Van Morrison
Van Morrison returns to his Irish folk roots with this rendition of a classic. Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express covered this song too, but with decidedly equivocal results.