Friday, May 29, 2009


Tiger Toes
Ready to reune. SWMBO shows off her Tiger Toes, complete with Class of ’74 logo.

It’s Friday, time once again for the Friday Random Ten, that insufferable feature in which I put up a list of Miscellaneous Melodies, horked out at random by the iPod d’Elisson.

This weekend, She Who Must Be Obeyed and I are on our way to Princeton, New Jersey, there to attend my thirty-fifth class reunion. It promises to be a Grand Old Time. There, the music will be coming from live bands, not little white boxes... and there will be hordes of people in varying states of bibulosity, gyrating to the best of their ethanol-fueled abilities. Joy!

But all that comes later. Right now we want to see what’s on that little white box. Here ’tis:
  1. Act I, Scene 2: “You Know We’ll Meet With Your Confrère” - John Adams, Nixon in China

  2. Grace - Mooonraker

  3. The Cold Part - Modest Mouse

  4. Father and Son - Cat Stevens

  5. Boodle Am Shake - Dixieland Jug Blowers

    This song, recorded in 1926, was written by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams.

    The 1926 version could frequently be heard on Jean Shepherd’s radio show... and years later, it was covered by Jerry Garcia, playing with Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions.

    Boodle am, boodle am, boodle am, boodle am, boo
    Toodle am, toodle am, toodle am, toodle am, too
    Ring-a-ling, ring-a-ling, ring-a-ling, ring-a-ling, now
    Ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling, wow

    I know this song don’t mean a thing
    You just do that plain old Charleston swing
    When you sing
    Toodle am, toodle am, toodle am, toodle am, too
    Boodle am, boodle am, boodle am, boodle am, boo

  6. Marie’s Wedding - Van Morrison & the Chieftains

  7. Moggio - A Tribute Band for FZ

  8. Rum and Coke - Professor Longhair

  9. Act III: “I Have No Offspring” - John Adams, Nixon in China

  10. P.S. I Love You - The Beatles

It’s Friday. What are you listening to?

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