Friday, October 29, 2010
Blood Lying On The Snow -- The Proclaimers
Jerry's Breakdown -- Jerry Reed & Chet Atkins
Two Knights And Maidens -- Crash Test Dummies
Pink Bullets -- The Shins
The Singing Song -- George Shearing
Love's Not A Competition, But I'm Winning -- Kaiser Chiefs
Woe -- Tom Waits
Bombs Away --The Police
Tramp The Dirt Down -- Elvis Costello
Fraud In The 80's -- Mates Of State
Bonus trick or treat cut:
Steve's Hammer -- Steve Earle
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
While my personal taste for Doonesbury has waned over the years, Gary Trudeau has long earned my respect. Here's a nice profile in today's Guardian of the comic strip that keeps on giving.
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Man Cave was open yesterday afternoon for the Browns vs. Saints. It was a beautiful Autumn day and really seemed a shame to sit inside and watch football on teevee...until the game started.
To quote my old friend Dinny, "it was a day of twists and turn and ducks and dives. A day to be retold, no doubt, and cast in lore".
Nick's T-shirt says it all.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Jill over @ Brilliant at Breakfast lays it down for us. Welcome to Beef Supreme's world of Monday Night Rehab.
Then again, our collective idiocy to some is endearing in its own peculiar way.
And we're back...
As an aside, I've spent the last couple of days importing all of the CDs that were previously left orphaned thus increasingly my volume of digital FRT selection possibilities by quite a bit. So welcome the new faces and older cuts that may appear if you will.
Bloody Valentine -- Jill Sobule
We Used To Wait -- Arcade Fire
When You Wish Upon A Star -- Petra Hayden and Bill Frisell
6'1" -- Liz Phair
Dynamite -- Dave Edmunds
The Guestlist -- Spoon
How Could I Know -- My Morning Jacket
Numb As A Statue -- Warren Zevon
I Dug Up A Diamond -- Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
If I Needed You -- Townes Van Zandt
Bonus Autumnal cut:
Universally Speaking -- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This is the one where Dilbert goes to the movies and I agree with him. The Social Network is one damn fine film...
And the great slide of 2010 begins...
Oh, and by the by, I sure wish we had the courage to riot in the streets like the Gallic folk. Vive la Résistance!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Yeah, yeah, I know I've missed the last two Friday Random Tens in a row but I've been busy with some stuff. I'll make up for it in terms of sheer density of sound with this little ditty from the infamous, Butthole Surfers. They kinda rocked.
I'll be back on with a new FRT at the end of the week...
Oh, and remember, don't ever drink anything mixed when Flea is behind the bar.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Young Matt has some potentially bad news for folks who are keen on a holiday in the sun in good old Amsterdam.
Get thee to a coffee bar, stat.
Geert Wilders is a tool. A very dangerous tool.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Study: Americans Get Majority Of Exercise While Drunk
And speaking of funny, I leave you with this from the Onion.
No one is as deft at making sense of the flaky financial alphabet soup that is high finance in this country than Matt Taibbi.
He's always good for a laugh as well...just as long as you understand that it's gallows humor we're chuckling along to.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
Handy Andy over at The Atlantic provides us, via a "Tax Receipt", with a great breakdown of exactly where your tax dollars are hard at work.
It kind of goes along the lines of what I always suspected but never fully visualised until now. Two of the more jarring numbers that scream out at me are the $530 combined for all things military. Okay, well I guess I'm not surprised so much as reminded we're the new Roman Empire.
But then if you put it through another prism, it's gets weird mama.
For example, if you combine the totals for PELL Grants, The EPA, Head Start, Public Housing, The Smithsonian, Amtrack, Funding for the Arts and the entire Congressional Payroll the entire number is $66.42.
In short, Sweden we ain't.
This is why, for my money, Roger Ebert remains the best movie reviewer of our time.
Gotta go see this film.
Rivers Of Babylon -- The Melodians
Wheel -- John Mayer
Better Man -- Pearl Jam
Marie -- Steve Earle
Pulling Mussels From A Shell -- Squeeze
Just Lust -- Buzzcocks
Celebrate -- Wyclef Jean and Patti LaBelle
Glory -- Liz Phair
It Must Be Summer -- Fountains Of Wayne
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner -- Black Uhuru
Bonus end of the show run cut...
Mountain Of Sound -- Spoon