Friday Random 10: It’s a loaner edition

Pax Arcana

Since Father Scott already apprised you of the situation I’m calling “a serious and unavoidable technological system failure” rather than “I forgot my laptop at home when I came in to work this morning,” I’ll skip over the basics.

I am now typing on some sort of retrofitted Soviet telegraph machine that was loaned to me by the IT department. The monitor is an Etch-a-Sketch. The keyboard is made of Scrabble tiles affixed to golf tees. The mouse is an actual mouse.

Anyway, let’s do a Friday Random 10, shall we?

The Songs:

The Four of Us are Dying — Nine Inch Nails
Blackberry Stone — Laura Marling
Palmcorder Yajna — The Mountain Goats
Search and Destroy — Iggy Pop and the Stooges
Paris 2004 — Peter, Bjorn and John
Turn on the Sun Again — The Real Tuesday Weld
I Never Want To Go Home — The Whigs
Take the Fifth — Spoon
Keep the Car Running — Arcade Fire
No Surprises — Radiohead

Bonus Video:

Dancing Choose — TV on the Radio (Live on Letterman)

Incidentally, TV on the Radio’s new album is awesome.

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: It’s a loaner edition

  1. Perry Ellis

    1 – St. Louis Blues, Django Reinhardt
    2 – I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say, Jelly Roll Morton & His New Orleans Jazzmen
    3 – The White Lady Loves You More, Elliott Smith
    4 – Hang On To Your Emotions, Lou Reed
    5 – Voracious, Grand Passion
    6 – Nobody Girl, Ryan Adams
    7 – Standing In The Rain, Hüsker Dü
    8 – The Scoop, The Beastie Boys
    9 – With A Little Help From My Friends, The Beatles
    10 – Waterfall, The Stone Roses

  2. 1. Glen Hansard – Trying to Pull Myself Away
    2. John Lee Hooker – Big Legs Tight Skirt
    3. Iron & Wine – Peace Beneath the City (this dude lives in the Austin Metro now! Him and chuck woolery have relocated to the Live Music Capitol.)
    4. Ry Cooder – My Dwarf is Getting Tired
    5. The Kinks – Strangers
    6. Ben Folds – Cologne
    7. Donovan – Donna Donna
    8. Curtis Mayfield – Love to the People
    9. John Lee Hooker – When My First Wife Left Me
    10. The Cure – Lullaby

    I have some serious ACL Festival Recapping to do, I think I can go from an ACL Taping with Aimee Mann a little over a week ago right up to Galactic closing on the 3rd Day. If I actually get it done, do you think I could get another guest post? If I get it done, that is…

  3. Perry Ellis

    Bring it on, Spackman! Our guest post spot is always open to you, my friend.

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