Friday Random 10: Brown Baggin’ It Edition

Pax Arcana

Whether it’s the implosion of the housing market, rising gas prices, or some other awesome side effect of the Bush economy to blame, the Epi-Log is reporting that people are brown-bagging their lunches more than they once did. A survey found that a record 8.5 billion brown bag lunches were toted to the workplace in 2007.

Unfortunately, it seems as though most people are packing lunches that, in terms of flavor, more closely resemble the bag itself than any kind of interesting food product. Epi-Log blogger Michael Park is slightly disappointed in the lack of variety:

The average brown-bagger also seems to be not too creative. I don’t know how the poll was conducted, or whether respondents were given a limited set of foods to choose from, or if it was more free-form, but most people I know who brown-bag go for much more interesting lunches than the ones described above. The last time I brown-bagged, it was foccacia, goat cheese, grapes and bottled water. Of course, the time before that, it was PB & J, cheddar cheese and carrot sticks …. And the time before that, I may have been 9.

Mine was ham and cheese on wheat with a quinoa and cucumber salad.

On to the songs:

Multitude of Casualties — The Hold Steady
All In It — British Sea Power
Bookshop Casanova — The Clientele
Baby Brother — The White Stripes
Take Me Out — Franz Ferdinand
Past in Present — Feist
Cruel — Calexico
Finer Feelings — Spoon
Death is My Sleazy Pay — My Morning Jacket
Wake Up — Arcade Fire

Bonus video:

Reckoner (Radiohead Cover) — Gnarls Barkley

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.



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3 responses to “Friday Random 10: Brown Baggin’ It Edition

  1. Colin

    1. Ben Kweller, “I Gotta Move”
    2. Audioslave, “Shape of Things to Come”
    3. Dave Matthews Band, “Fool to Think”
    4. Led Zeppelin, “South Bend Saurez”
    5. Galactic feat. Juvenile, “From the Corner to the Block”
    6. Eminem, “Bitch Please II”
    7. The Mars Volta, “Vicarious Atonement”
    8. Pearl Jam, “Off He Goes”
    9. Meat Loaf, “You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth”
    10. Everlast, “Ends” (Live)

  2. Im adding my comments/notes for each song this time around…

    1. Phish – Ghost (a classic, off to a good start)
    2. Eddie Vedder – End of the Road (great album)
    3. Common – The Game (probably best rap album of 07, just so damn consistently good cant wait for the new one, Invincible Summer to come out)
    4. Roy Orbison – Crying (I felt alright, for awhile…)
    5. N.E.R.D. – Everyone Nose (These guys are popular because?? Not sure why I have them, but they will be deleted very soon)
    6. Pearl Jam – State of Love and Trust (Ah back to good music, not overrated NERD crap)
    7. Washington Phillips – Denomination Blues (this guy is out of the 20’s and is ridiculous. You better have jesus and I tell you thats all)
    8. Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova – You Ain’t Going Nowhere (the crappy greatest hits version of the lyrics, cloud so swift, gate wont close, railing’s froze, get your mind of wintertime, you aint going nowhere is so much better. Still a nice cover)
    9. George Harrison – Everybody, Nobody (A bootleg I am not too familiar with, but shit this is a FUCKING GOOD SONG, george on an acoustic how can you complain)
    10. The Frequency – End of the World Part1 (odd stuff here, not really sure if its just noise or really is music but I guess I downloaded the album back in April)

    Thao with the Get Down – Swimming Pools

    Just saw her play on Wednesday in an intimate setting, damn can that girl play.

  3. I’m a little late in the game for this, err game but how about my Sunday 10 shuffle. You know, a little pre-brunch, get your hollandaise-a-goin mix:

    1. Follow Your Bliss – The B-52’s
    2. My Little Red Book – Love
    3. Hieroglyphics – The Jealous Girlfriends
    4. The Only One – American Analog Set
    5. Kookooka Fuk-U – !!!
    6. Ghost of Corporate Future – Regina Spektor
    7. Unmentionables – The Parallelograms
    8. From the Edge of the Deep Gree – The Cure
    9. Music When the Lights Go Out – The Libertines
    10. Deer-Ree-Shee – The Black Angels

    Video: Grizzly Bear on Letterman (SO EFFING AWESOME)

    My eggs are burning!

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