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Friday, December 3, 2021 4:54 pm

Friday Random 10, Top 10 Porch-Weather Day Edition

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R.E.M. – Mr. Richards
Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
Solomon Burke – Revelation Generation
Iggy Pop – Angel
BoDeans – Runaway Love
Offspring – Nitro (Youth Energy)
Blink 182 – Don’t Leave Me
The Clash – Rudie Can’t Fail
Sex Pistols – Belsen Was a Gas
Elvis Costello – Miracle Man

lagniappe: Third Eye Blind – The Background

Friday, November 5, 2021 6:45 pm

Friday Random 10

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Tunes wafting in on the breeze, barely (if at all) audible, from the pregame festivities at my kids’ high school a mile away:

Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
Tag Team – Oops, There It Is
Smashmouth – All Star
Gap Band – You Dropped a Bomb on Me
Blink 182 – All the Small Things
Bill Conti – Rocky theme
Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days
Black Sabbath – Iron Man

lagiappe: Van Halen – You Really Got Me

Friday, October 8, 2021 6:36 pm

Friday Random 10

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Steely Dan – Third World Man
R.E.M. – Rotary Ten
Grandmaster Melle Mel – White Lines (Don’t Do It)
U2 – Two Hearts Beat As One
Drivin’ ‘N’ Cryin’ – Around the Block Again
Replacements – We’ll Inherit the Earth
Run-DMC – Sucker MCs
Connells – Upside Down
Squeeze – Pulling Mussels from the Shell
Them – Gloria

lagniappe: My Terrible Friend – When I Decide

Friday, October 1, 2021 6:04 pm

Friday Random 10

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Veto – You Say Yes, I Say Yes
Graham Parker – Anniversary
Iron and Wine – Half Moon
Warren Zevon – Hasten Down the Wind
My Enemy – My Enemy
Gin Blossoms – Highwire
R.E.M. – Crazy
Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4
Dreams So Real – Here Comes the Train
Blink 182 – Anthem

lagniappe: Blondie – Denis

Thursday, August 5, 2021 12:08 am

Friday Random 10, Wednesday-after-class edition

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Steely Dan – Bad Sneakers
Replacements – Shooting Dirty Pool
Blink 182- Josie
Graham Parker – Don’t Ask Me Questions
R.E.M. – Walk It Back
Dictators – Faster and Louder
Mudcrutch – Love of the Bayou
Pressure Boys – Hallow’s Eve
Wilco – More …
Tonio K – The Ballad of the Night the Clocks All Stopped (and the Government Failed)

lagniappe: LMNT: Hey Juliet

lagniappe lagniappe: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Chicago, 1/16/2009: Thunder Road

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:21 am

Friday Random 10, Monday late night edition

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R.E.M. – Shaking Through
Commodores – Brick House
Lyres – Ain’t That Lovin’ You, Baby
Sarah Siskind – Falling Stars
The Hold Steady – The Weekenders
Hindu Love Gods – Walking Blues
Roy Orbison – Working for the Man
Connells – Something to Say
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Comin’ Home
U2 – Stuck in a Moment

lagniappe: Scarface – Money and the Power

Friday, July 16, 2021 11:08 pm

Friday Random 10

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Counting Crows – Hangin’ Around
Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues
Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On
Islands – Rough Gem
R.E.M. – Pale Blue Eyes
AC/DC – Moneytalks
Solomon Burke – She Thinks I Still Care
Pink – U + Ur Hand
The Offspring – Come Out and Play
Monomyth – Candleholder

lagniappe: Rolling Stones – All Down the Line

Friday, July 9, 2021 6:08 pm

Friday Random 10

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R.E.M. – Can’t Get There from Here
Connells – Gauntlet
Pressure Boys – Lava Booger
Rolling Stones – Time Is on My Side (live)
New York Dolls – Frankenstein
Warren Zevon – Jungle Work
Pearl Jam – Corduroy
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Thunder Road (live acoustic)
Counting Crows – Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby
Third Eye Blind – London


The Cult – Brother Wolf, Sister Moon

Friday, May 14, 2021 5:05 pm

Friday Random 10

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse — Country Home
R.E.M. — Chorus and the Ring
The Brains — Hypnotized
The Smithereens — Blues Before and After
The Cult — Revolution
Big Pink — She’s No Sense
Hornit — Twisted
Squeeze — There’s No Tomorrow
R.E.M. — New Orleans Instrumental No. 2
Diana Krall — They Can’t Take That Away From Me

lagniappe: Cheap Trick — Oh Caroline

Friday, April 16, 2021 4:52 pm

Friday Random 10

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Elvis Costello – Mouth Almighty
Solomon Burke – These Arms of Mine
Crowded House – Something So Strong
Bob Dylan – Lay Lady Lay
Brothers Johnson – Get the Funk Out Ma Face
AC/DC – Moneytalks
U2 – Love Rescue Me
R.E.M. – All the Way to Reno (You’re Gonna Be a Star)
Velvet Underground – Heroin
John Hiatt – Circle Back

lagniappe: Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized

Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:28 pm

Friday Random 10, Thursday edition

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Monkey Sees — Chris Mars
Say a Prayer — Tom Verlaine
Smells Like Teen Spirit — Nirvana
Mixed Emotions — Rolling Stone
Nashville Skyline Rag — Bob Dylan
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town — Pearl Jam
There at the Top — Squeeze
This Too Shall Pass — OK Go
Pablo Picasso — Burning Sensations
I’ll Go Crazy — James Brown

lagniappe: Look Through Any Window — Hollies

Friday, November 3, 2017 8:11 pm

Friday Random 10

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R.E.M. – Green Grow the Rushes
Pressure Boys – A Chew and a Swallow
Jason & the Scorchers – White Lies
Goo Goo Dolls – Name
Bruce Springsteen – Blinded by the Light
The Who – Bargain
Fugazi – Argument
Was/Not Was – Spy in the House of Love
Carly Simon – You’re So Vain
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Things Goin’ On

lagniappe: Fountains of Wayne – The Summer Place


Friday, February 17, 2017 6:25 pm

Friday Random 10, Feb. 17, 2017

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My Shit’s Fucked Up – Warren Zevon
Paris (Ooh La La) – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Texarkana – R.E.M.
I Can’t Read – Tin Machine
Pulling Teeth – Green Day
No Expectations – Rolling Stones
Tryin’ Just to Please You – Lyres
Four Horsemen – Clash
Waitin’ on a Friend (live) – Pearl Jam
With or Without You – 2Cellos

lagniappe: Crooked Eyes – Black Telephone

Sunday, March 22, 2015 5:37 pm

Friday Random 10, NCAA Sunday edition

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The Golden Filter – Thunderbird
The Drapels – Young Man
Bee Gees – To Love Somebody
Rolling Stones – Rock and a Hard Place
Elvis Presley – Mystery Train
Hollies –┬áJennifer Eccles
Bob Dylan – I Threw It All Away
Isley Bros. – For the Love You
Solomon Burke – Please Send Me Someone to Love
Pressure Boys – Don’t Fool Me

lagniappe: The Clash – Koka Kola


Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:07 am

Friday Random 10, Saturday cleaning-out-old-files edition

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  • The Black Crowes — Don’t Wake Me
  • The Connells — Dull, Brown and Gray
  • U2 — Fire
  • Lyres — I Want to Help You Ann
  • Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs — Stay
  • Trammps — Disco Inferno
  • Velvet Underground — White Light White Heat
  • Cheap Trick — So Good to See You
  • Toots & the Maytals — Sweet and Dandy
  • Warren Zevon — Rest of the Night

lagniappe: Old 97s — Oppenheimer

Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:17 pm

Friday Random 10, Recuperation Thursday edition

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Guns N’ Roses – “You’re Crazy”

Motors – “Forget About You”

Tallest Man on Earth – “Thousand Ways”

Melissa Etheridge – “Talking to My Angel”

Drivin’ ‘n’ Cryin’ – “Ain’t It Strange”

Neil Young – “Vampire Blues”

Nirvana – “Stay Away”

2 Cellos – “With or Without You”

Bob Dylan – “Girl from the North Country”

Warren Zevon – “Heartache Spoken Here”

lagniappe: Vaselines – “Dum-Dum”

For them as has not heard, I unexpectedly had my gall bladder removed last Friday evening. It went uneventfully — a stone had blocked the duct, the organ was already somewhat inflamed, but we caught it early and now it’s dealt with, I went home from the hospital Sunday morning, and now, although my energy level isn’t great, I’m mostly pain-free. I’m planning to return to the office tomorrow. I’m banned from lifting much or physical exertion, although it’s OK for me to walk (and I’m doing so).

Word gets around, so I’ve already heard from a few of you. Thank you for your kind words of support.

Thursday, February 3, 2011 8:17 pm

Friday Random 10, Thursday mindless-website-fixing mind-preservation edition

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Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union
U2 – Beautiful Day
Big Pink – Velvet
Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliet
Wye Oak – For Prayer
Brains – One in a Million
The Black Hollies – Gloomy Monday Morning
Tom Petty ft. Eddie Vedder – The Waiting (live 7/30/06)
Crowded House – Fall At Your Feet (live)
Otis Redding – Love Man
Lyres – Take a Look at Me
Graham Parker & the Rumour – Discovering Japan
Old 97s – Barrier Reef
Foo Fighters – Learn to Fly
Peal Jam – Redemption Song
Blasters – American Music
Come Hell or High Water – Hangover
Izzy Stradlin & the Juju Hounds – Pressure Drop
Fugazi – Life and Limb
Suicide – Ghost Rider
The National – Blood Buzz Ohio
Bright Eyes – Four Winds
Dreams So Real – Open Your Eyes
Big Star – September Gurls
New York Dolls – Courageous Cat theme
Gin Blossoms – Allison Road
Paul Westerberg – High Time (Grandpa Boy)
Tom Verlaine – There’s a Reason
Chris Mars – The Outer Limits

Saturday, January 29, 2011 5:27 pm

Friday Random 10, house-chores Saturday edition

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Police – Landlord
R.E.M. – Exhuming McCarthy
Athenaeum – Away
Fugazi – Glue Man
U2 – Seconds
Monkees – Shades of Gray
Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon – Cocaine
INXS – Same Direction
New York Dolls – Looking for a Kiss
Social Distortion – Bad Luck


Counting Crows – Mr. Jones (live @ Woodstock)
Elvis Presley – Good Rockin’ Tonight
AC/DC – Love at First Feel

Friday, September 17, 2010 10:27 pm

Friday Random 10, Pre-practice-GRE Edition

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What’s In It For – Avi Buffalo
Latest Disgrace – Fugazi
Long Shot – Aimee Mann
Heart of Steel – Galactic ft. Irma Thomas
Fire – Hornit
St. Peter’s Bones – Girlyman
If I Should Fall From Grace With God – Pogues
Dominos – Big Pink
Valentine – Old 97s
You Say Yes, I Say Yes – Veto

lagniappe: Zombie Dance – Cramps

Sunday, August 29, 2010 5:21 pm

Friday Random 10, Sunday Chores Edition

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Death Cult — With Love
Mekons — Country
Mary-Chapin Carpenter — He Thinks He’ll Keep Her
Caesar’s Rebuilders — Every One Would Listen
Interpol — Lights
M.I.A. — Paper Planes
The National — Blood Buzz Ohio
Juicy Bananas — Bad Man
Brains — Heart in the Street
Big Pink — Love Song

lagniappe 10:

The Rescues — Break Me Out
Dave Matthews Band — Rhyme & Reason
AC/DC — Brain Shock
Warren Zevon — Sacrificial Lambs
Steely Dan — Babylon Sisters
Jeremy Fisher — Cigarette
Rolling Stones — Turd on the Run
Sweet — Fox on the Run
Aerosmith — Back in the Saddle
Killing Joke — Total Invasion

Sunday, August 15, 2010 7:45 pm

Friday Random 10, Sunday bankin’, bill-payin’ and study-cleanin’ edition

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Dreams So Real – Open Your Eyes
Lou Reed – Halloween Parade
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Don’t Do Me Like That
Sarah Siskind – Falling Stars
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Gimme Three Steps
Warren Zevon – Poor Poor Pitiful Me (live acoustic)
Gear Daddies – Strength
Concrete Blonde – Still in Hollywood (live)
R.E.M. – New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
John Hiatt – Cry Love

lagniappe: Clash – Lover’s Rock

I actually now have a fair bit of more recent stuff, but Winamp’s “random shuffle” isn’t pulling it up. The next FR10 may come off my phone, on which, to save space and up the pleasant-surprise factor, I’ve not loaded a lot of older and/or commercially successful stuff.

Sunday, February 14, 2010 5:46 pm

Friday Random 10, Bankin’ ‘n’ Bill-payin’ Sunday edition

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Days That Used to Be – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Electric Love – Cinderella
Torture – Replacements
Black – Pearl Jam
New Year’s Day – U2
Sin – Nine Inch Nails
Radar Love – Pressure Boys
The Lonesome Road – Flat Duo Jets
Problem Child – AC/DC
**** Yourself – Steve Vai

lagniappe: Stranded in the Jungle – New York Dolls

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 10:26 pm

Friday Random 10, New-Shuffle Wednesday Edition

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“Welcome to Paradise” – Green Day
“Moneytalks” – AC/DC
“Saturday Night Is Dead” – Graham Parker & the Rumour
“Let it Whip” – Dazz Band
“So Far Away” – Dire Straits
“Promised Land” – Bruce Springsteen
“Tangled Up in Blue” – Bob Dylan
“A Boy Named Sue” – Johnny Cash
“The Song Remains the Same” – Led Zeppelin
“Good Golly, Miss Molly” – Little Richard

lagniappe: “Sweet Child O’ Mine” – Guns N’ Roses

Friday, January 8, 2010 4:46 pm

Friday Random 10

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Decode – Paramore
White Tornado – R.E.M.
Drift Away – Rolling Stones
Get On Out – Soul Asylum
Juliet – LMNT
And It Stoned Me – Van Morrison
Late in the Evening – Paul Simon
The Heartache – Warren Zevon
Nowhere to Run – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
I’m Sorry – Blink 182

lagniappe: Glade – Connells

Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:06 pm

Friday Random 10, New Year’s Eve edition

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Combination — Aerosmith
Wonderful World — Sam Cooke
Bearing Witness — Dreams So Real
Don’t Wait Too Long — Solomon Burke
Get Off My Cloud — Rolling Stones
TV Set — Cramps
Disco Inferno — Trammps
Good Times — Chic
Wild Night — Van Morrison
Room With a View — Blondie

lagniappe: Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song) — Warren Zevon

UPDATE: Man, Winamp loves it some Rollin’ Stones tonight.

Monday, June 15, 2009 8:51 pm

Friday Random 10, Facebook Monday edition

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My bud Bernie Woodall tagged me with this Facebook meme: Write down the first 15 songs that come up in random shuffle mode on your iPod/MP3 player/PC. (I did the latter, using Winamp as per usual.) The results:

1) “Satellite,” Dave Matthews
2) “Never Mind,” Replacements
3) “Salt of the Earth,” Rolling Stones
4) “Runaway Train,” Soul Asylum
5) “Don’t Let It Break You Down,” Graham Parker
6) “Come Out Swinging,” Offspring
7) “Finishing Touches,” Warren Zevon
8) “Waiting in Queensland,” Pressure Boys
9) “It’s Your Thang,” Isley Bros.
10) “Highway Blues,” Ernie Watts et al.
11) “Tomorrow,” U2
12) “I, Me, We, Us, Them,” Chris Mars
13) “Bad Girl,” New York Dolls
14) “I Don’t Care,” Ramones
15) “Lover,” Flat Duo Jets

lagniappe: “Mohammed’s Radio,” Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 12:46 pm

Friday Random 10, Election Day edition

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“Wavelength,” Van Morrison
“Jungle Boogie,” Kook and the Gang
“Cocaine,” Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon
“Moneytalks,” AC/DC
“What’s Going Ahn,” Big Star
“Sad Sad Sad,” Rolling Stones
“Baby It’s Love,” Flat Duo Jets
“The Fine Line,” Dreams So Real
“Tumbling Dice,” Rolling Stones
“Silent Legacy,” Melissa Ethridge

lagniappe: “Every Day is a Winding Road,” Sheryl Crow

Friday, October 24, 2008 7:47 pm

Friday Random 10

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“Romeo Had Juliette,” Lou Reed
“Heart in the Street,” The Brains
“David Watts,” The Kinks
“Why Don’t You Get a Job,” The Offspring
“Come Out Swinging,” The Offspring (well, it claimed to be random)
“Last Train to Clarksville,” The Monkees
“Love,” The Cult
“Just One Look,” Hollies
“Bushfire,” B-52s
“Whirl,” Dreams So Real

lagniappe: “Something So Right,” Paul Simon

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 4:19 pm

Friday Random 10 …

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… House-Painting Wednesday edition:

“Since I Don’t Have You,” The Skyliners
“Strange Currencies,” R.E.M.
“Boogie Oogie Oogie,” A Taste of Honey
“O My Soul,” Big Star
“You Curse at Girls,” Fountains of Wayne
“Ruby Tuesday,” Rolling Stones
“Just for Christmas,” Dreams So Real
“No Fun,” Sex Pistols
“Bitch,” Rolling Stones
“And She Was,” Talking Heads
“Tear It Up,” Cramps
“September Gurls,” Big Star
“Jimmy Jazz,” Clash
“Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars),” R.E.M.
“Highwire,” Gin Blossoms
“Got My Mojo Working,” Ann Cole
“One X One,” INXS
“Leash,” Pearl Jam
“Pale Blue Eyes,” R.E.M.
“Girl From the North Country,” Bob Dylan w/Waylon Jennings
“Welcome to Paradise,” Green Day
“Bubbly,” Colbie Calliot*
“Jungleland,” Bruce Springsteen
“My Michelle,” Guns N’ Roses
“Wooly Bully,” Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs
“Get Off of My Cloud,” Rolling Stones
“Say You Love Me,” Fleetwood Mac
“Dexter’s Lament,” Flat Duo Jets
“Radio Song,” R.E.M. feat. KRS-One
“Brilliant Disguise,” Bruce Springsteen
“Ring of Fire,” Johnny Cash
“Dead Flowers,” Rolling Stones
“Narcolepsy,” Third Eye Blind
“I’m in Love With a Girl,” Big Star
“Brothers in Arms,” Dire Straits
“For You,” Drivin’ ‘n’ Cryin’
“She’s Lost You,” Joan Jett
“Overton Park/Faith,” Dreams So Real
“The Honeydripper,” Vandells
“Tunnel of Love,” Dire Straits
“We’re Through,” Hollies
“Double Talkin’ Jive,” Guns N’ Roses
“What It Fees Like,” Bodeans
“Wasted Time (Reprise),” Eagles
“Take It Tomorrow,” Bodeans

Lagniappe: “Brand New Cadillac,” Clash

*One of Victoria’s iTunes downloads. I despise this song.

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