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10″+ Snowfall Friday Random 10

We shovelled out of 10″+ snow from Wednesday night, and now I’m enjoying the wintery view this morning out my office window while listening to:

  1. White Rock“, Rick Wakeman, White Rock soundtrack
  2. Three Friends“, Gentle Giant, Three Friends
  3. Little Hans“, Eric Woolfson, Freudiana soundtrack
  4. “Big Rumble”, Bruce Hornsby, Hot House
  5. “Hosea & Gomer”, Ron Miles, My Cruel Heart
  6. “It Turned Out Nice Again”, Roger Eno, The Long Walk
  7. “The Happiest Days of Our Lives”, Pink Floyd, Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd
  8. The Man’s Too Strong“, Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms
  9. All Around the World“, Paul Simon, Graceland
  10. “Rock and Roll Dream”, Asia, Astra

Good luck with any shovelling you have to do — lift with your legs!

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Pandora Friday Random 10

Twins are 11-5, we got 1/3″ rain overnight (finally!), K got a job for next semester, it’s a Friday…things are looking pretty rosy…

  1. “Heaven in My Hands” – Level 41, Level Best
  2. “Clocks (live)” – Coldplay, Left Right Left Right Left
  3. “Ocean Rain” – Echo & The Bunnymen, Ocean Rain
  4. “Don’t Cry” – Asia, Alpha
  5. “Paradize” – Bodeans, Black and White
  6. “When the Heart Rules the Mind” – GTR, GTR
  7. “Corcovado” – Henry Allen, Essential Jazz Bossa
  8. “I Get Along” – Pet Shop Boys, PopArt
  9. “On the Verge of Darkening Lights” – Eloy, Planets
  10. “The Hut Of Baba Yaga/The Great Gates Of Kiev (Live)”, Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, The Very Best of Emerson, Lake, & Palmer

Pandora Friday Random 10

  1. “Mr. 9 ‘Till 5” – Premiata Forneria Marconi, Photos of Ghosts
  2. “Moonloop (Coda)” – Porcupine Tree, The Sky Moves Sideways
  3. “Chance of Rain” – Edo Castro, Phoenix
  4. “Clocks” – Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
  5. “Open Your Eyes” – Asia, Alpha
  6. “Song for Sarah” – Tomasz Stanko Quartet, Suspended Night
  7. “Broken Heart” – Big Country, The Best of Big Country
  8. “Save It for Later” – Splender, To Whom It May Concern
  9. “Dimstar” – Gay Dad, Leisure Noise
  10. “Try” – Marshall Crenshaw, Field Day

1985 Flashback Random 10

Giving the year 1985 a shuffle off the ol’ external HD.  CDs were just coming out, and I was in my first year of work, in a far away land (called “Los Angeles”).  Let’s see what retro stuff pops up…

  1. Gibralter” – Klaus Doldinger, Das Boot (The Director’s Cut)
  2. “Angela” – Vitamin Z, Rites of Passage
  3. Mescalito” – Ozric Tentacles, Tantric Obstacles
  4. “Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring: Dance of the Young Girls” – Tomita, Live at Linz, 1984, The Mind of the Universe
  5. Eye to Eye” – Go West, Go West
  6. “Grey Promenade” – Roger Eno, Voices
  7. World Machine” – Level 42, World Machine
  8. Solly’s Beard” – Yes, 9012 Live: The Solos
  9. Light of the World” – Alan Parsons Project, Stereotomy
  10. Too Late” – Asia, Astra

Okay, flashback is over.  You can return to practicing writing “2010” on your checks.


Insect Photo of the Day:

Okay, be careful what you wish for:  I have wanted for quite a while to raise young Mantis from an ootheca, and after reading about how much work that is, instead hoped to find one “in the wild” to keep an eye on.  Well, imagine our surprise when we took down the harvest wreath from the front door in order to put up the Christmas wreath, and found an ootheca plastered smack dab in the middle of the door!  It appears that the Carolina Mantis that I interrupted to get this photo paid me back by finishing the job in the most visible spot it could think of.  Well…thanks!

ootheca of a Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina)

Pandora Friday Random 10

Mixin’ it up again this Friday…

  1. PFMPhotos of Ghosts” – Premiata Forneria Marconi, Photos of Ghosts
  2. “Back in N.Y.C” – Genesis, Archive 1967-1975
  3. “Used to Bad News” – Boston, Don’t Look Back
  4. “Hard on Me” – Asia, Asia: Gold
  5. My Only Swerving” – El Ten Eleven, El Ten Eleven
  6. “Closer to Heaven” – Alan Parsons Project, Gaudy
  7. Kyrania” – Bjorn Lynne, Wolves of the Gods
  8. “Birthright” – a-ha, Analogue
  9. “Love Strikes” – Escobar, A Thousand Last Chances
  10. “Jungle Love” – Steve Miller Band, Greatest Hits 1974-78

Insect Photo of the Day:

Mo and I were by the breakfast nook yesterday afternoon, and I was annoyed to see a green lacewing laying eggs on the sliding glass door.  On closer observation (with my myopic, non-bifocalled eyes), I noticed the “raptorial” front legs, and ran to grab my camera.

Green Mantisfly (Zeugomantispa minuta)
Green Mantisfly (Zeugomantispa minuta)

Friday Random 10

Shuffled music festivale…

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  1. Animation” – Jon Anderson, “Animation
  2. “The Golden Age of Steam” – Steve Hackett, “Darktown
  3. “Sunrise” – Icehouse, “Man of Colours
  4. “How You Shone” – Roger Eno, “Swimming
  5. “The Great River” – Howard Shore, “The Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack
  6. “Heel on the Shovel” – 16 Horsepower, “Sackcloth ‘n’ Ashes
  7. “Geoff Downes – Keyboard Solo” – Asia, “Live at Budokan
  8. “Slow and Easy” – Henry Mancini, “The Music from Peter Gunn soundtrack
  9. “Mister Class and Quality?” – Gentle Giant, “Three Friends
  10. World Machine” – Level 42, “World Machine

Fin. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday Random 10 – Early AM Edition

Woke up at 5:15 this morning, and although I couldn’t get back to sleep for those final 45 minutes of shut-eye, I did enjoy listening to a pair of owls on the top of the house across the street discuss all the rain we’ve been having lately…

  1. neglectedThe Love Affair [Final Version]” – Roger Eno, “Music of Neglected English Composers
  2. “This Time the Dream’s on Me” – Harold Arlen, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil soundtrack
  3. “Quebec” – Geoff Downes, “World Service
  4. “A Cry for Everyone” – Gentle Giant, “Octopus
  5. “Lost and Found” – Roger Eno, “The Night Garden
  6. “Go Forward” – Lisa Gerrard, “Whale Rider soundtrack
  7. Tales of a Damson Knight” – National Health, “Complete
  8. “Leonard and Natalie” – David Julyan, “Memento soundtrack
  9. Livin’ for You” – Boston, “Greatest Hits
  10. “Go” – Asia, “Astra

No bonus this week; Roger Eno got enough airplay this time around.