Friday, September 25, 2009


It’s Friday, the start of a three-day weekend for us Red Sea Pedestrians. But it’s not a fun three-day weekend. Monday is Yom Kippur, which means fasting, introspection, and a whole lotta time in synagogue.

In the meantime, we have a whole weekend ahead of us - plenty of time to listen to this Round-Up of Random Refrains belched out by the iPod d’Elisson.

What’s playing today? Lessee:
  1. Walkin’ One and Only - Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks

  2. Jump Up - Elvis Costello

  3. Back in the U.S.S.R. - The Beatles

  4. Courage, the Cowardly Dog - They Might Be Giants

  5. Tank Graveyard - Paul Cantelon

    From the soundtrack to Everything Is Illuminated.

  6. Exaltation - Matisyahu

  7. The Devil Went Down to Jamaica - Weird Al Yankovic

    The Devil went to Jamaica
    He was lookin’ to sell some weed
    He was doin’ fine
    They were standin’ in line
    It was excellent weed indeed
    When he came across a young man
    Who was likewise peddlin’ pot.
    And the devil slid down the beach to the kid
    And said, “Boy, lemme tell you what...
    I guess you kinda figured I’m a reefer head of course
    And after all this time
    I guess that I’m
    A connoisseur of sorts.
    Now your stuff smells OK
    But this could tranquilize a horse
    I’ll bet a million in cash
    Against your stash
    ’Cause I think mine’s better’n yours.”
    The boy said, “My name’s Johnny and you ain’t smoked nothin’ yet
    One hit of this grass
    Will kick your ass
    You got yourself a bet.”

    Johnny roll a ball of hash
    And make sure it’s the bomb
    ’Cause the Devil’s got the kind of stuff
    They smoked in Vietnam.
    You’ll get a million smackeroos
    In cash if you can cook,
    But if you can’t the Devil’ll get your dope.

    The devil packed a bong
    With a little Acapulco gold
    And resin flew from his fingertips
    As he fired up his bowl.
    He filled that chamber all the way
    And he took a mighty hit
    As they passed it back and forth
    It gave ’em both a coughin’ fit.

    When the bowl was finished Johnny said,
    “Hey, man, that stuff was great -
    But fill your lungs with some of this
    And prepare to vegetate.”

    Cannabis sativa, sweet Mary Jane
    The devil’s in the back yard fryin’ his brain
    Zig Zag filled with a diggity dank
    Hold on tight, it’ll hit you like a tank

    The devil nodded off because he knew that he was stoned
    And he asked if he could buy an ounce of the stuff that Johnny owned.
    Johnny said, “Devil, just come on back if you ever wanna catch a buzz -
    I done told you once, you son of a bitch,
    Mine’s the best there ever was.”
    Then they fired up doobies one by one,
    Ain’t gonna stop ’til the bag’s done.

    Green as a bullfrog, sticky as glue
    Granted you’ll get high, yes I do

  8. Fixing a Hole - The Beatles

  9. Heavenly Bank Account - A Tribute Band for FZ

  10. Act 3: The Maos Dance - John Adams, Nixon in China

It’s Friday. What are you listening to?

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