Friday, October 10, 2008


Ahh, Friday. All the sweeter because it’s the day after Yom Kippur. We’re cleansed of our sins and ready to begin accumulating a whole new year’s worth of ’em.

Just five more days before the next big Hebraic Wingding, Sukkot, AKA the Festival of Tabernacles. It’s unique among Jewish holidays, being the only one named after a French-Canadian epithet (“Tabernac!”)

Meanwhile, we’re getting ready for a frantic, fun, family-filled weekend. Aunt Marge and the legendary Uncle Phil will be arriving this evening, the Other Elisson will join us mid-day tomorrow, and the Mistress of Sarcasm will be returning from her retreat and will stop by here enroute to Tennessee. Good times...but alas, it means that we will have to take a pass on the annual Blogtoberfest weekend in Helen.

So: What’s playing on the ol’ Choon-Box this week? Lessee:
  1. Act I, Scene 3: Mr. Premier, Distinguished Guests - John Adams, Nixon in China

  2. Kyyhylly - Alamaailman Vasarat

  3. Memories of Professor Longhair - Dr. John

  4. Reggae fi Radni - Linton Kwesi Johnson

  5. Karavaani kulkee - Tuomari Nurmio & Alamaailman Vasarat

  6. The Pipe - Mitch Hedberg

  7. Jambalaya - Professor Longhair

  8. Love Athena - Olivia Tremor Control

  9. Big Chief - Professor Longhair

  10. Mama Told Me Not To Come - Randy Newman

Wow - based on these Random Selections, I’m having a Finnish-Cajun Moment here, what with all the cuts from Alamaailman Vasarat (a Finnish band, self-described as playing kebab-kosher-jazz-film-traffic-punk-music band with a unique Scandinavian acoustic touch) and the late, great ’Fess.

It’s Friday. What are you listening to?

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