Friday, April 17, 2009
Random 10, 4/17
James Bond Theme Monty Norman Orchestra
Georgia Lee Tom Waits
Blue Chair Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Who's Lovin' You Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
The Wind Cries Mary The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Broad Majestic Shannon The Pogues
Se Tu M'ami (Pergolesi) Cecilia Bartoli
Don't Come The Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim! Kirsty MacColl
(Nothing But) Flowers Talking Heads
Koka Kola The Clash
A return engagement for the skinny kid and the wheel of fortune, just because we haven't seen him for a while. The tunes are all over the place this week, but home base is punk and new wave of the 70s and 80s. If we used the "Stop right here! It's not going to get any better!" rule newly instituted by Padre Mickey over at The Dance Party, Jimi Hendrix would get the last word. The video is a live version in Stockholm from 1967 in front of a tiny crowd. If you ever wondered "Was Hendrix any good?", watch this 'cause... damn. He's playing lead guitar and rhythm guitar at the same time and singing the vocal. Elvis, Cecilia and David Byrne get live performances, too, but as much as I love them, they aren't Jimi Hendrix.
We went 10 for 10 on the You Tubes this week, which I think is a first. The most jarring switch of songs is going from super cool James Bond to a tragic ballad by Tom Waits, but there are a lot of sharp left turns. Enjoy, but watch the posted speed limits.