Friday, March 20, 2009
Random 10, 3/20
Lie Still Little Bottle They Might Be Giants
Win Or Lose Lew Lewis & Reformer
Knock Knock P.D.Q. Bach
If 6 Was 9 Jimi Hendrix Experience
Don't Do It (Baby Don't You Do It) The Band
Soul For Hire Elvis Costello
Hang On St. Christopher Tom Waits
Taxman The Beatles
Everybody Loves a Winner William Bell
Lobachevsky Tom Lehrer
Several artists from last week come back for another song, including They Might Be Giants, P.D.Q. Bach, Elvis Costello, The Band and Tom Waits. That leaves half the ten open for some artists we haven't heard from for a while, including Lew Lewis & Reformer, a band who recorded for Stiff Records, and William Bell, a hitmaker for Stax/Volt little remembered today. The Band mainly recorded their own tunes, and some from their friend Bob Dylan, but Baby Don't You Do It is a cover of a Marvin Gaye song.
I'll highlight George Harrison's Taxman, in honor of the charade we are watching from Capitol Hill, where the Democrats can look tough by passing an unconstitutional bill that tries to get the money back from AIG, but really only succeeds in making noise.