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Friday Random 10

Thank you, Tigers.

  1. “1988” – Robert Fripp, Angels in the Architecture
  2. My Obsession” – Icehouse, Man of Colours
  3. Opening Titles/Polaroid Fades” – David Julyan, Memento soundtrack
  4. “No. 11” – Chick Corea, Children’s Songs
  5. Echoes of Love” – The Doobie Brothers, Best of the Doobie Brothers Volume II
  6. Dots Thots” – Ozric Tentacles, Erpsongs
  7. Cuff Link” – Wings, London Town
  8. Everybody’s Song (bonus track)” – Yes, Tormato
  9. Uncommon Ritual” – Edgar Meyer with Béla Fleck and Mike Marshall, Uncommon Ritual
  10. Kayleigh” – Marillion, Misplaced Childhood

Recent Additions Friday Random 10, And Some Skeeter Eaters

I set up WMP to play from my Recently Added tracks; let’s see what popped up…

  1. My Bully” – Modern Skirts, Catalogue of Generous Men
  2. Elsie Cubitt” – Patrick Gowers, Sherlock Holmes soundtrack
  3. San Pedro” – Ozric Tentacles, The Yum Yum Tree
  4. “Driver’s Seat” – Sniff ‘n’ the Tears, Fickle Heart
  5. Oops” – Steps Ahead, Modern Times
  6. “Jane Austen’s Door” – Steve Hackett, Darktown
  7. “Ask” – The Smiths, The World Won’t Listen
  8. Providence” – Saints of Valory, The Bright Lights
  9. “Heightened Awareness” – Steve Morse, Prime Cuts
  10. World of the Heart (Main Title)” – Randy Edelman, Dragonheart soundtrack

It’s been a while since I’ve gone on a photo safari of the back yard, but here are a couple nice pics of everyone’s favorite mosquito defense system — a dragonfly, and a damselfly:

Great Blue Skimmer (libellula vibrans)

Slender Spreadwing (Lestes retangularis)

A Royal Wedding Friday Random 10

In honor of the Royal Wedding, an All-Brit random list today.

  1. Time and a Word” – Yes, Time and a Word
  2. “A Moment Lost” – Enya, Amarantine
  3. The Domes of G’bal” – Ozric Tentacles, Live at the Pongmaster’s Ball
  4. “How the Years Turn” – Roger Eno, Music of Neglected English Composers
  5. “Johnny on the Monorail” – The Buggles, The Age of Plastic
  6. Black Cat” – Gentle Giant, Acquiring the Taste
  7. “Blown by the Wind” – Alan Parsons, On Air
  8. Nine Cats” – Porcupine Tree, Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991-1997
  9. “Message in a Bottle” – The Police, Every Breath You Take: The Singles
  10. “Clarinet Concerto, Op. 31” – Gerald Finzi, Clarinet Concerti

Here’s to the happy couple!  Yeah, whatever.

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

Another Friday, another ten random tracks, this time straight off the external HD:

  1. “Hearing Aid” – They Might Be Giants, Flood
  2. “The Demon Power II” – Joe Hisaishi, Princess Mononoke soundtrack
  3. “Cairo” – Geoff Downes, The World Service
  4. “Farewell” – Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack
  5. “Like Everyone She Knows” – James Taylor, New Moon Shine
  6. “Plurnstyle”, Ozric Tentacles, Become the Other
  7. “Temperament of Mind” – The Strawbs, Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios
  8. “The Calling” – Ira Stein & Russel Walder, Transit
  9. “Lucky Sevens” – The Push Stars, Paint the Town
  10. “Zawinul/Lava” – Brian Eno, Another Green World

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday Random 10

TGIF!  Time for random tracks…

  1. “Playing Love (Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: The Legend of 1900)” – Ennio Morricone, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone*
  2. “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” – The Police, Every Step You Take: The Singles
  3. “Learning to Fly” – Emerson, Lake & Powell, Emerson, Lake & Powell
  4. “The Golden Age of Steam” – Steve Hackett, Darktown
  5. “Special Cases” – Djam Karet, Ascension
  6. “Shamburger” – Stephen Rippy, David Rippy, Kevin McMullan, Age of Empires Compilation Soundtrack
  7. “Prelude for St. Joan” – Roger Eno, Between Tides
  8. “Secret Garden” – Alan Parsons Project, Eve
  9. “An Arc of Doves” – Harold Budd & Brian Eno, AMBIENT 2: The Plateaux of Mirror
  10. “Dharma Reggae” – Ozric Tentacles, Erpsongs

* I shooped this cover photo and used it for my entry in the 2006 StreamingSoundtracks “Sexiest Man” contest.  I obviously never won, but I was pleased not to receive sympathy votes.

Friday Random 10

No filters on the music today, everything random…

  1. Disco Suicide” – Brand X, Moroccan Roll
  2. “Waterfall” – Jeff Lorber, The Definitive Collection
  3. “The Turning Point” – Toto, The Essential Toto
  4. Clap [studio version]” – Yes, The Yes Album [remastered]
  5. “Erpland” – Ozric Tentacles, Live at the Pongmasters
  6. “Structure & Discipline” – Thomas Newman, American Beauty soundtrack
  7. “Tijuaniac” – Alan Parsons, A Valid Path
  8. Angela [Theme from Taxi]” – Bob James, All Around Town
  9. “Learning to Fly” – Emerson, Lake & Powell, Emerson, Lake & Powell
  10. The Path of Wind (instrumental)” – Joe Hisaishi, My Neighbor Totoro soundtrack

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)