Friday, October 21, 2005

Music: Friday Random Ten

Of all of the "memes" (not really the right word, but there it is) that have been floating around the weblogs, the two that I could best participate in would be Friday Cat Blogging (which seems to have faded) and the Friday Random Ten. I've been kind of curious as to how my iPod would randomize, because I tend to put my complete collections of anyone I'm interested in on mine, rather than just favourite selections. So let's see how it turns out.

1. Hello Skinny Medley - The Residents (covered by Primus) - Eyesore: A Stab At The Residents
2. Dead or Alive - Oingo Boingo - The Best of Oingo Boingo
3. Bruces' Philosophers Song - Monty Python - Monty Python Sings
4. Parking Spaces - Bob Rivers - More Twisted Christmas
5. Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out - Shel Silverstein - Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection
6. Creeping Dread - The Residents - The Census Taker
7. Cocoricci (Le Tango des Voleurs) - Men Without Hats - Rhythm of Youth
8. Round and Round - David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (30th Anniversary release bonus track)
9. Peter and the Wolf - Serge Prokofiev
10. Make Me Moo - The Residents - Demons Dance Alone

Probably about a -5 on the Internet Music Snob's coolness scale, but that works for me. Lots of Residents -- no surprise, since I used to run the official Residents website and have about 850 Residents tunes on the iPod (6770 tracks total).

If I were just playing to listen to, I'd've probably skipped Parking Spaces (pretty nondescript as a Bob Rivers Christmas spoof song goes) and Round and Round (the sound quality isn't very good). Had I done that, that would have added:

11. Perpetual Motion - Philip Glass - Anima Mundi
12. Down in the Park (Piano Version) - Gary Numan - Telekon (Bonus Track)


teflonjedi said...

Probably about a -5 on the Internet Music Snob's coolness scale

Hadn't heard of the site...I'll have to check it out!

It could have been worse, though...I was out with some co-workers last night, celebrating my imminent departure from these parts at a local Irish pub, and at one point Dead or Alive, the *band* (as opposed to the Oingo Boingo song), came out over the pub's sound system...

James said...

Internet Music Snob isn't a full site, it's just a running gag at Pandagon. But you should check Pandagon out if you don't already know it.

Len said...

Interesting. Friday Cat Blogging (© Kevin Drum) seems to be alive and well among a lot of the blogs that I read.

I'm beginning to wonder if, because I don't own a cat and I'm not a cat person, I have to turn in my liberal credentials now...

James said...

Friday Cat Blogging is still around, but I'm seeing a lot more catless Fridays than I did a few months back. Maybe I should start throwing pictures of ours up to help revive the thing.

Of course, you could just go to our Flickr sets and be swamped by 'em.

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