Friday, December 19, 2008

Random 10, 12/19


L-Y Tom Lehrer
Spiderwebs No Doubt
When You're Mind's Made Up Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Town Cryer Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Little Red Corvette Prince
Get Ready The Temptations
Out of Time The Ramones
No Woman No Cry Bob Marley & the Wailers
I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues Mose Allison
Hey Ya Outkast

As promised, this week's Random 10 would start at the non-random point of Tom Lehrer's song about adverbs from the 1970s show The Electric Company. We got a lot of songs available on The You Tubes, except for the Prince classic which is only available on the Chinese knock off of The You Tubes. The two songs missing from this week's list are the Ramones covering a Rolling Stones tune, from the greatest cover album of all time Acid Eaters, and Mose Allison singing a Duke Ellington tune.

I've already commented that young people are not going to understand the line "Shake it like a Polaroid picture" from the great dance tune Hey Ya by Outkast, but when Andre 3000 says "All you Beyonces and Lucy Lius... Get out on the floor... You know what to do." I'm confident the young people will understand that reference for some time to come.

4 comments:

CDP said...

"Hey Ya" was big when my older son was 3...I took him to the pool one day, and he had a hard time opening the gate, and one of the lifeguards said that you have to shake it a little...he asked "Shake it like a Polaroid picture?" It got a BIG laugh from the lifeguard and her teenage buddies.

Distributorcap said...

i have a question
i always wondered why there was a chart of random numbers -- since they are in a chart doesnt that make them not random.

and what if you pick the same random number

confused at random?

Matty Boy said...

Your boys are always scamming the honeys, aren't they?

Never too early to start, I always say.

Matty Boy said...

Dcap: You are completely right. Random is the most philosophically difficult idea in mathematics.