Friday, November 28, 2008
Random 10+1, Friday 11/28
Song for the Dumped Ben Folds Five
In Dreams Roy Orbison
Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye
The Big Payback James Brown
She’s an Angel They Might Be Giants
Midnight Sun Ella Fitzgerald
One Love/People Get Ready Bob Marley & the Wailers
Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now Fats Waller
Basin Street Blues/Sleepy Time Down South Louis Prima
Breaking Us In Two Joe Jackson
So is the random shuffle deejay on my iTunes a lover or a fighter? This Random 10+1 makes the argument both ways. It's starts with two really angry tunes, switches over to Roy Orbison and Marvin Gaye in romantic moods, then James Brown ready to fight and he's not kidding.
In the last half of the Random 10, we have a lot of songs The You Tubes don't include. They Might Be Giants aren't so sure about this love thing, but Ella and Bob Marley and my hero Fats Waller definitely come down on the side of love, then Louis Prima shows his love for Louis Armstrong with a medley of tunes associated with Satchmo, only to finish with Joe Jackson singing a song hoping against hope to keep a love together that is falling apart.
So which way is it this week?
I'm going to give the last word to the only lady on the list, the phenomenal Ella Fitzgerald, singing the romantic lyrics of Johnny Mercer, written on top of an instrumental piece by Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke.
The flame of it may dwindle to an ember, and the stars forget to shine,
And we may see the meadow in December, icy white and crystalline,
But oh my darling always I'll remember when your lips were close to mine,
And we saw the Midnight Sun.
And so, hypothetical question asker, I'm going to say this week, it was all about de luuuuuuv.