Friday, May 23, 2008


The playwright Congreve said it best:
Music hath charms to soothe the Savage Breast.
But as sure as the Sun riseth in the East,
Music also hath power to soothe the Savage Beast.

It’s Friday once again, which means that the Friday Ark is afloat once again. The 192nd Voyage is captained, as usual, by that most capable Modulator.

This Sunday, be sure to take time off from your Memorial Day Weekend festivities and stop by The M-Cats Club to check out the latest Carnival of the Cats.

Friday is not just Friday Ark day, of course. It’s Friday Random Ten day. And you know what that means... it’s time for me to post a list of ten Random Tunes coughed up by the iPod d’Elisson. And given the sort of crap I have on my iPod, “random” is about as good a description as anything else. Listening to my iPod puts me in mind of Forrest Gump’s mama, and her observation that life was like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re gonna get.

“Random” is also a good way to describe this past week, a week divided between Houston and Atlanta. Sunday evening was Yet Another Winey Event, previously documented here. Monday evening was spent snarfing up deli at Lenny and Squiggy’s Kenny and Ziggy’s in the pleasant company of Nancy, ’Pup, and El Capitan, noteworthy Houston-area bloggers that I first met in Austin back in 2006. Tuesday evening, go-karting and laser tag with my Corporate Colleagues. Wednesday, crammed into a cramped window seat at the back of a Ca-Ca-Nental Silver Aerial Bus, headed home after two days of Salt Mine Togetherness. And Thursday, the usual dinner with the Minyan Gang.

But it’s Friday now. An especially sweet Friday, the Friday before a three-day weekend. Ahhhhhh.

What kind of music will we have to set the stage for that nice long weekend? Let’s just take a look:
  1. Hakumies - Alamaailman Vasarat

  2. How Many Hearts - Travis

  3. Elmer Fudd Kill Da Wabbit - Weird Al Yankovic

  4. Sploosh! - Ozric Tentacles

  5. UFO Tofu - Béla Fleck & The Flecktones

  6. Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse - Minus The Bear

  7. Uncle Meat - Frank Zappa

  8. Long Tall Sally - The Beatles

  9. Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine

  10. Pilots - Goldfrapp

It’s Friday. What are you listening to?

Update: CotC #219 is up.

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