Saturday, May 22, 2010


Yeah, I know, I know. It’s not Friday.

But I spent Friday well away from the Infernal Electronickal Computational Device, running around Georgetown and other parts of the District of Columbia with Elder Daughter and the Mistress of Sarcasm. We spent the evening at Washington, D.C’s first Slideluck Potshow, an event comprising a potluck dinner and slideshow featuring the work of various visual artists. After all that, who had time to monkey around on Teh Interwebz?

Today’s non-Friday Random Ten is drawn from the selection of choons on my iPhone, given the the iPod d’Elisson sits 650 miles away back home. But there’s still plenty of Good Stuff:
  1. Free Bird Jam (live) - Ben Folds Five

  2. Act II, Scene 2: Flesh Rebels - John Adams, Nixon in China

  3. Mr. Freedom X - Miles Davis

    From 1972’s hyper-funkadelic On the Corner album, AKA “the most hated album in jazz.”

  4. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon

    I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
    Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain
    He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook’s
    Going to get a big dish of beef chow mein

    Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London
    Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London

    If you hear him howling around your kitchen door
    You better not let him in
    Little old lady got mutilated late last night
    Werewolves of London again


    He’s the hairy-handed gent who ran amok in Kent
    Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair
    You better stay away from him
    He’ll rip your lungs out, Jim
    Ha, I’d like to meet his tailor


    Well, I saw Lon Chaney walking with the Queen
    Doing the werewolves of London
    I saw Lon Chaney Jr. walking with the Queen
    Doing the werewolves of London
    I saw a werewolf drinking a piña colada at Trader Vic’s
    His hair was perfect

    Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London
    Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London

  5. Merikäärme - Alamaailman Vasarat

  6. Inca Roads - Frank Zappa

  7. Lo Yo Yo Stuff - Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band

  8. Rat Race - The Specials

  9. Birdland - Weather Report

    Covered by numerous artists, most people are familiar with Manhattan Transfer’s version of this piece... but Weather Report’s original is far superior.

  10. Dead Man’s Dream - Procol Harum

It’s Friday Saturday. What are you listening to?

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