Friday, December 05, 2008


Friday? Friday? How did it get to be Friday so soon?

This week has seemingly flown by; the Holiday Season proceedeth apace. Right now, Chez Elisson is reverberating to the pounding of the Tile Guy, who is preparing our master bathroom for its brand-spanking-new tile floor. At the very least, it should make it easier to clean up those miscellaneous spatters of makeup, toothpaste, toenail clippings, earwax chunks, and Gawd knows what else. I hate to think of all the crap that has been trodden into that carpet after all the years we’ve lived here...

But you didn’t come here looking for Tales of Earwax and Carpet. You came here looking for the weekly Random Assortment of Music as disgorged by the Little White Choon-Box. And, so, let’s have a listen...
  1. Ballad of Bilbo Baggins - Leonard Nimoy

    Created when Nimoy was riding the crest of his Star Trek fame in 1967, and when Lord of the Rings was being rediscovered by the Love Generation. The resulting tune is such a monumental Clusterfuck of Personal Mortification, I’m surprised Nimoy hasn’t slit his wrists knowing it’s out there on YouTube for everyone to snicker at.

  2. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (from Bach Cantata #1 47) - Wendy Carlos

  3. The Contest - Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd

  4. Organic Love - Moonraker

  5. Eminence Front (live) - The Who

  6. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day

  7. Blackbird/Yesterday - The Beatles

    From the “Love” mashup album.

  8. The Twelve Inches (with Tom Waits) - Frank Zappa

    Frank Zappa and Tom Waits. Gotta love it!

  9. Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish - Captain Beefheart

    Captain Beefheart is, of course, Don van Vliet, a longtime Zappa associate. This piece of dadaist dub poetry is from the good Captain’s “Trout Mask Replica” album, one of the strangest pieces of vinyl ever created.

    Lucid tentacles test ’n’ sleeved
    ’n’ joined ’n’ jointed jade pointed
    Diamond back patterns
    Neon meate dream of a octafish
    Artifact on rose petals
    ’n’ flesh petals ’n’ pots
    Fack ’n’ feast ’n’ tubes tubs bulbs
    In jest incest injest injust in feast incest
    ’n’ specks ’n’ speckled speckled
    Speckled speculation
    Fedlocks waddlin’ feast
    Archaic faces frenzy
    Ceramic fists artificial deceased
    ’n’ cysts rancid buds burst
    Dank drum ’n’ dung dust
    Meate rose ’n’ hairs
    Meaty meate rose ’n’ hairs
    Meaty dream wet meate
    Limp damp rows
    Peeled ’n’ felt fields ’n’ belts
    Impaled on ’n’ daemon
    Mucus mules
    Twot trot tra la tra la
    Tra la tra la tra la
    Whale bone fields ’n’ belts
    Whale bone farmhouse
    Cavorts girdled ’n’ latters uh lite
    Cavorts girdled ’n’ latters uh lite
    Uh dipped amidst
    Squirmin’ serum ’n’ semen ’n’ syrup ’n’ semen
    ’n’ serum
    Stirrupped in syrup
    Neon meate dream of a octafish

  10. Brazilian Stomp - George Benson and Earl Klugh

It’s Friday. What are you listening to?

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