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A New Year Friday Random 10

WMP-fired random tracks from the external HD:

  1. Pretending to Care” – Todd Rundgren, A Capella
  2. “My Baby” – Wings, Wings at the Speed of Sound
  3. “Swing Street” – Bruce Hornsby, Hot House
  4. “Standing on Higher Ground” – Alan Parsons Project, Gaudi
  5. “Bordeaux” – John Tesh, Tour de France soundtrack
  6. Goodbye Girl” – Toto, Toto
  7. “Hearing Aid” – They Might Be Giants, Flood
  8. Shangri-la” – Electric Light Orchestra, A New World Record
  9. Endless Horizon [I Love BoB mix]” – Electric Skychurch, Moog soundtrack
  10. Siberian Khatru” – Yes, Close to the Edge

Back to work!

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

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

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)

A Birthday Friday Random 10

Birthdays on Fridays are sweet…

  1. freudianaDestiny” – Eric Woolfson, Freudiana
  2. “1988 (Robert Fripp)” – Various Artists, Angels in the Architecture
  3. “San Francisco 1906 (Excerpts)” – Synergy, The Jupiter Menace soundtrack
  4. “The Floater” – Henry Mancini, The Music from Peter Gunn
  5. Never Ending Story” – Klaus Doldinger & Georgio Moroder, The Never Ending Story soundtrack
  6. Pipeline” – Alan Parsons Project, Ammonia Avenue
  7. Why Does the Sun Shine?” – They Might Be Giants, Severe Tire Damage
  8. “America (bonus track – single)” – Yes, Close to the Edge
  9. “Relay Breakdown” – Synergy, Electronic Realisations for an Electronic Orchestra
  10. “A Miner” – Joe Hisaishi, Laputa: The Castle in the Sky soundtrack (Image Album)

regarding #3 & #9: we were big Synergy fans in college (still am); Synergy is Larry Fast, electronic keyboard pioneer.  If you haven’t heard him as Synergy, you might have heard him playing keyboards on Peter Gabriel’s early albums & tours.  His first LP Electronic Realisations is brilliant.