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A “Get My Funk On” Friday Random 10

Thank God It’s Funky

  1. Lucky 7” – Greg Howe, Victor Wooton, Dennis Chambers, Extraction
  2. “Sushi Pimp” – Gnappy, Unloaded
  3. Tell Me Something Good” – Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, The Very Best of Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
  4. Swing Funk” – Jeff Lorber Fusion, Lift Off
  5. “Shining Star” – Earth, Wind, and Fire, Greatest Hits
  6. It’s Not the Same for Us” – Level 42, World Machine
  7. Scratch & Sniff” – Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Outbound
  8. Sofistifunk” – Return to Forever, No Mystery
  9. “Hot Fun” – Stanley Clarke, School Days
  10. Chameleon” – Herbie Hancock, Headhunters



Halloween, Incognito

With October 31st almost upon us, I thought I’d post a few costume photos from the past, fwiw. These are not highlights (good God, no!) but just pictures I happened to have found lying around…

Halloween 1973
Bro Al on the left and me, just about ready to take to the car and do havoc on the neighboring farm homes.

Halloween 1980
First year of college, taken in Livingstone Lord Library at Moorhead State University. Most all of 2nd floor of Nelson Hall marched through Dahl Hall and other buildings (to Jeff Lorber Fusion’s “Monster Man” blaring on the boombox) squirting anyone with squirt guns if they happened to open their doors.

Halloween 1983
Senior year at college, doing my best D.P. Gumby impression.

Halloween 1985
OMG, how embarrassing! An aluminum bat?!

Halloween 1986
This was just after US News & World Report reporter Nicholas Daniloff was held in Russia on spying charges (notice press pass tucked into hat brim). The key to all good photos is to hold an impressive pose.

Interestingly enough, the hat and trenchcoat have been my typical “costume” for the past several years, mostly because their convenient, warm, and still just as scary!

Enjoy your Halloween night, kiddos…

Friday Random 10

TGIF, time for the first ten random tracks of the day…

  1. “Chinese Medicinal Herbs” – Jeff Lorber, Lift Off
  2. “Shining Star” – Earth, Wind, & Fire, Greatest Hits
  3. “4 Minute Warning” – Brian Eno, Music for Films III
  4. “Heartland” – Roger Eno/Kate St. John, The Familiar
  5. “Ethereal Cereal” – Ozric Tentacles, Tantric Obstacles
  6. “On Presuming to be Modern” – Synergy, Cords
  7. “Retroglide” – Level 42, Retroglide
  8. “Down in the Hole” – James Taylor, New Moon Shine
  9. “The Domes of G’bal” – Ozric Tentacles, Live at the Pongmasters Ball
  10. “Every Little Thing” – Yes, Yes

Insect Photo of the Day:  Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

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.