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A High Mean Temperature July Friday Random 10

For the sixth time in recent days we set a record for St. Louis for the highest daily low temperature on record.  We haven’t set any actual record high temperatures, but because it hasn’t cooled down as much at night, our mean temperature for July has been the fourth highest on record.  Yuck.

For the eighth time this season, I nailed the daily Twins radio trivia question, with the last five giving me chances at a drawing for tickets to the September 26th Twins/Royals game at Target Field.  Q: Bert Blyleven was traded away from the Twins, and later was again reacquired by the Twins; which Twins player did this happen to before Blyleven?  A: Roy Smalley
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WMP decided I needed to start out with a couple tracks by the Eno brothers — who am I to argue?

  1. Voices” – Roger Eno, Voices
  2. An Ending (Ascent)” – Brian Eno, Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks
  3. The Journey/Recollection” – Rick Wakeman, Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  4. Knife Edge” – Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
  5. “Ancestors” – Lisa Gerrard, Whale Rider soundtrack
  6. “Schwarze Augen” – Klaus Doldinger, Das Boot (The Director’s Cut) soundtrack
  7. “Sonatine III – Be Over” – Joe Hisaishi, Sonatine
  8. “Let Your Hair Hang Down” – They Might Be Giants, Join Us
  9. Show Me Mary” – Catherine Wheel, Chrome
  10. “Vishnu” – E.S. Posthumus, Makara

Stay cool this weekend!

Soundtrack Friday Random 10

Another round of soundtrack music for today’s Friday Random 10…

  1. “The Phasmid” – Richard Tognetti, Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
  2. “The Wildcard” – Clint Bajakian (LucasArts), Outlaws
  3. Titles” – Vangelis, Chariots of Fire
  4. Laurens, Iowa” – Angelo Badalamenti, the Straight story
  5. Schwarze Augen” – Klaus Doldinger, Das Boot (Director’s Cut)
  6. “G’ole!” – Rick Wakeman, G’ole!
  7. KOS-MOS” – Yasunori Mitsuda, Xenosaga
  8. “Rain After That” – Joe Hisaishi, Sonatine
  9. “The Shoot” – Rick Wakeman, White Rock
  10. “Extent of the Lie” – Pat Metheny, The Falcon and the Snowman

TGIF!

Friday Random 10 – Soundtrack Reprise

More random soundtrack music as background in the home office…

  1. The World of the Dead II” – Joe Hisaishi, Princess Mononoke
  2. Gary’s Reserve” – Ensemble Studios, Age of Mythology
  3. “Hello Ruth/The Last Crystal/The Venus Drug” – Fred Steiner, Star Trek TV Soundtrack, Volume I
  4. “Nostalgia (Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Cinema Paradiso)” – Ennio Morricone, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone
  5. “Absinken/Eingeschlossen” – Klaus Doldinger, Das Boot (The Director’s Cut)
  6. “Kookai Foundation” – Yasunori Mitsuda, Xenosaga Original Soundtrack
  7. “Only the Beginning of the Adventure” – Harry Gregson-Williams, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
  8. (Fine Layers of) Slaysenflite” – Ensemble Studios, Age of Mythology
  9. “Navarre and Marquet Duel” – Andrew Powell, Ladyhawke
  10. Jump Off” – John Powell, Jumper

Carry on…

And, a bonus video: the title track of Rick Wakeman’s 1976 Winter Olympics movie soundtrack, White Rock:


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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)

Soundtrack Friday Random 10

Time to put Pandora back in its box; this week’s random 10 are soundtrack tunes off the extended harddrive.

  1. “Panic” – Yasunori Mitsuda, Xenosaga
  2. Absinken” – Klaus Doldinger, Das Boot (The Directors Cut)
  3. “Half of Me is Wild” – John Scott, Greystoke, The Legend of Tarzan
  4. “Dangerous Woman” – Rick Wakeman, Crimes of Passion
  5. “Laurens, Iowa” – Angelo Badalamenti, The Straight Story
  6. “Chores” – Jerry Goldsmith, Fierce Creatures
  7. Speargun” – James Newton Howard, Waterworld
  8. “Samwise the Brave” – Howard Shore, Lord of the Ring: The Two Towers
  9. “Treasure” – Trevor Rabin, National Treasure
  10. “The Far Side of the World” – Christopher Gordon, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

That worked out well.

Another Soundtrack Friday Random 10

Another Friday, another 10 random (soundtrack) songs…

  1. E.S. PosthumusIsfahan” – E.S. Posthumus, Unearthed
  2. “Eingeschlossen” – Klaus Doldinger, Das Boot (The Director’s Cut)
  3. “Road Made for Animals” – John Tesh, Tour de France…The Early Years
  4. “The Demon God II” – Joe Hisaishi, Princess Mononoke
  5. “Ruined Landscape” – Klaus Doldinger & Giorgio Moroder, The Never Ending Story
  6. Library of Congress” – Trevor Rabin, National Treasure
  7. “Not from Dixie” – Henry Mancini, The Music from Peter Gunn
  8. “Hideout” – Clint Bajakian, Outlaws game soundtrack
  9. “Montezuma’s Revenge” – Rick Wakeman, White Rock
  10. Ultramarine” – Michael Brook, Heat