Friday Random 10: Moons Over Mars Edition

Last month we brought you the sad news that our brave Mars robot — Spirit — was stuck in some deep sand on the surface of Mars with little hope of escape. The poor guy is still trapped there, but was recently able to make even more history by taking this photograph of the twin moons of Phobos and Deimos orbiting the red planet:

As you can see from these images — the first time these moons have ever been photographed from the surface of Mars — Phobos and Deimos are plainly not made of cheese. Rather they are giant floating skulls — the remnants of a once-proud civilization of 5,000 foot tall space aliens. Just kidding. They were faked in a sound stage in Burbank.

The songs:

Brackett, WI — Bon Iver
Dominos — The Big Pink
Twilight Galaxy — Metric
Holidays in the Sun — Sex Pistols
I Won’t Be Found — The Tallest Man on Earth
On A Plain — Nirvana
Omaha — Counting Crows
Hank — Jay Bennett
Lines — Tapes N Tapes
Together — The Raconteurs

Bonus Video:

Out of the Blue — Julian Casablancas (Live at Le Grand Journal)

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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6 responses to “Friday Random 10: Moons Over Mars Edition

  1. Perry Ellis

    Heroin, The Velvet Underground
    In A Jar , Dinosaur Jr.
    The Mess We’re In, PJ Harvey (with Thom Yorke)
    A Face In The Crowd, Tom Petty
    Bodyrock, Moby
    Kashmir, Led Zeppelin
    Insider, Tom Petty
    Morning Chrome, Bloodkin
    Ask About Me, Girl Talk
    They Never Got You, Spoon

  2. I’ve started listening to Casablancas since your recommendation. You were right that it’s good. You were wrong that it’s better than the Strokes.

    • I feel bad that I never “got” the Strokes. Not that I didn’t like them. I do. It’s just that I never saw the real brilliance that others did. JC has a gift for poppy melodies, though, for sure. I think the solo album is a lot more experimental and dynamic than anything the Strokes did. Maybe I’m giving him too much credit.

      • People definitely overreacted to the Strokes. I wouldn’t call them brilliant or anything. I guess they’re reflecting some kind of young urban ethos or something. I just think they write really snappy tunes. Albert Hammond Jr.’s solo stuff is good too, but they’re best as a band in my opinion. Of course, I also liked Room on Fire better than Is This It, which most people think is treason.

  3. 1. Woman – The James Gang
    2. Boat – Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
    3. Caligulove -Them Crooked Vultures
    4. Singalong – Twilight Revival
    5. All We Ask – Grizzly Bear (ending my 1 word songtitle streak)
    6. Garden Gate – The Black Crowes
    7. Sink Ships – Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
    8. Room Full of Mirrors – Jimi Hendrix Experience
    9. Mr. Freakshow – Gin Wigmore
    10. Tir Na Nog – Van Morrison

  4. Brian A.

    Cayman Islands-Kings of Convenience
    Leave Me Alone-Razorlight
    Ceu Distante-DJ Spinna
    Sex on Fire-Kings of Leon
    Distinto Different-Afro-Cuban Allstars
    Sugar-Ladytron
    Mandrake Root-Bedouin Soundclash
    You Can’t Always Get What You Want-The Rolling Stones
    I fought the Law (live)-The Pogues
    Busamba-La Lupe (recopilatorio)

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