Friday, February 29, 2008


Friday: time once again for Blog d’Elisson’s Friday Random Ten, the weekly collection of Musical Madness horked out by my Little White Choon-Box.

It’s unnaturally quiet here at Chez Elisson today. Matata is still at the animal hospital, hooked up to an intravenous Lactated Ringer’s drip. We’re hoping that this will flush out enough of the accumulated toxins in her system to allow her overtaxed kidneys - whatever is left of them - to do their job. I miss my happy, eternally purring Meat does Hakuna, who patrols the house, occasionally calling out mournfully for her missing sister.

But music soothes the savage breast, so they say, and so it may serve to soothe the disquieted heart as well. Let’s see what Soothing Sounds we have up this week:
  1. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink - Frank Zappa

    From the 1970 Chunga’s Revenge album.

  2. Cabin Essence - Brian Wilson

    From Smile, the Great Lost Beach Boys Album of the 1960’s, finally released as a solo project by Brian Wilson in 2004. Originally conceived in 1966, it’s Wilson’s “teenage symphony to God.” My impressions on first hearing it are in this post.

  3. Brick - Ben Folds Five

  4. Cruisin’ for Burgers - Frank Zappa

    This version is from the Zappa in New York live album.

  5. For Good - Original Cast Recording, Wicked

  6. Theme from “Schindler’s List” - John Williams

  7. Tzama L’Chol Nafshi - Matisyahu

  8. Township Rebellion - Rage Against The Machine

  9. Resolution - Mahavishnu Orchestra

    Best listened to with the volume cranked all the way up.

  10. King Kong - Frank Zappa

    A Zappa trifecta today! This one’s from the Make A Jazz Noise Here live album.

It’s Friday. What are you listening to?

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