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In Memoriam Friday Random 10

It’s been just over three years since I lost good friend and co-worker Steve to skin cancer, and I thought it appropriate to dedicate this Friday’s random 10 to his memory, and include some tracks which he introduced to me.

Steve and I had a whole lot of overlapping interests, including prog rock.  Growing up in St. Louis, he was introduced to several bands that I hadn’t had as much access to in my past, and we had a nice CD exchange program going for a while.

  1. Remember the Future, Part 1” – Nektar, Remember the Future
  2. Sylvia” – Focus, Focus 3
  3. Illusions on a Double Dimple, Part 1” – Triumvirat, Illusions on a Double Dimple
  4. “13/8” – Gong, The History & Mystery of Gong
  5. Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis)“, Robyn Hitchcock, I Wanna Go Backwards
  6. Focus II” – Focus – Moving Waves
  7. Super Strut” – Deodato, Deodato 2
  8. Lady in the Lake” – Starcastle, Starcastle
  9. Who We Are” – Camel, I Can See Your House from Here
  10. Spartacus” – Triumvirat, Spartacus

Please, do periodic skin self-evaluations, for those you love.  We miss you, Steve.


Friday Random 10, Compliments Of Pandora

More light jazz/fusion for a Friday morning…

  1. Pigling Bland“, Soft Machine, 5
  2. “Climax: Theme for Astral Pirates”, Lenny White, The Adventures of Astral Pirates
  3. Spirit of the West“, Yellowjackets, The Best of the Yellowjackets
  4. Hot Fun“, Stanley Clarke, School Days
  5. “Lemme at It”, George Duke, Reach for It
  6. “Birdland”, Weather Report, Heavy Weather
  7. “Uncle Funk”, Deodato, Knights of Fantasy / Night Cruiser
  8. “Involuntary Bliss”, Eddie Hendersion, Anthology (Best of Blue Note)
  9. Ring of Life“, Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau, Metheny / Mehldau
  10. Mission Impossible“, Lalo Schifrin, ITV 50 – Cult Themes

Enjoy your weekend!

Instrumental Friday Random 10

No vocals this week — starting out the year with an instrumental set:

  1. Antonia” – Pat Metheny, Secret Story
  2. “Genesis Ch. 1 V. 32” – Alan Parsons Project, I Robot
  3. Bookstore” – Jon Brion, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack
  4. “No. 1” – Chick Corea, Children’s Songs
  5. Far West” – Kraan, Flyday
  6. In the Lap of the Gods” – Alan Parsons Project, Pyramid
  7. “The Chill Air” – Harold Budd & Brian Eno, AMBIENT 2 – The Plateaux of Mirrors
  8. Introit, Op. 6 for Small Orchestra and Solo Violin” – Gerald Finzi, FINZI: Nocturn, Severn Rhapsody, …
  9. “Spirit of Summer” – Deodato, Prelude
  10. He Had a Hat” – Jeff Lorber, He Had a Hat

Have a great weekend!

1987 Flashback Friday Random 10

The year was 1987 — the Twins won their first World Series, I was in my 3rd year of working for Hughes Aircraft Company, and I was dating Mo.  This Friday’s random 10 were all released in 1987:

  1. icehouse“Girl in the Moon” – Icehouse, Man of Colours
  2. “Oro Blanco (White Gold) – Rubaja & Hernandez, High Plateaux
  3. “Curryclub” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
  4. “Distant Village” (Michael Brook) – Various Artists, Angels in the Architecture
  5. “Airy Area” – Ozric Tentacles, There is Nothing
  6. “Jethro” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
  7. Spirit of Summer” – Deodato, Prelude
  8. “Kleine Blume Irgendwo” (Hans-Joachim Roedelius) – Various Artists, Angels in the Architecture
  9. Too Late” – Alan Parsons Project, Gaudi
  10. Midnight Blue” – Lou Gramm, Ready or Not

Geoff Downes’ The Light Program has to be my favorite instrumental keyboard CD; found it used at a shop on Ventura Boulevard.  I am still noticing new layers of sound on some of the tracks that I hadn’t noticed on previous listenings.

Friday Random 10

This week has been so busy with end of the school year activities, that the Friday Random 10 is the only post to make a showing.  Here goes:

  1. dolbyRadio Silence” – Thomas Dolby, “The Golden Age of Wireless
  2. Diary of a Man Who Vanished” – Steve Howe, “The Steve Howe Album
  3. “The Rainbow Connection” – “The Muppet Movie original soundtrack
  4. “Heavenly Sarum” – Roger Eno, “Music of Neglected English Composers
  5. untitled bonus track* – Yes, “Tormato
  6. “Health Music” – Ozric Tentacles, “Bits Between the Bits
  7. “Angel Doll” – Joe Hisaishi, “Kids Return soundtrack
  8. “Tin Man” – America, “History: America’s Greatest Hits
  9. “Joanna” – Rick Wakeman, “Crimes of Passion soundtrack
  10. Spirit of Summer” – Deodato, “Prelude

*actually, the orchestra instrumentation to “Onward”

Friday Random 10 (Jazz Edition)

Friday means logging the first 10 tracks that play on my music player (set on “shuffle”).  This Friday I’ve tried a new a variation; I’ve set WMP to only play the “jazz” genre.  And the music, please:

  1. Crystal Silence” – Gary Burton & Chick Corea “Crystal Silence
  2. Chameleon” – Herbie Hancock “Head Hunters
  3. “Nights in White Satin” – Deodato “Deodato 2
  4. Spain” – Chick Corea & Return to Forever “Light as a Feather
  5. Earth Jam” – Béla Fleck & the Flecktones “Outbound
  6. “Cats of Rio” – Dave Grusin with Lee Ritenour “Harlequin
  7. “Chia’s Theme” – Chuck Mangione “Journey to a Rainbow
  8. Black Ice” – Jeff Lorber Fusion “Lift Off
  9. No Mystery” – Return to Forever “No Mystery
  10. “Sky Blue” – Passport “Sky Blue

Ended up with three title tracks in the list.