Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday night random 20

I thought about doing this kind of post regularly a while back. I'll see if I can keep it up this time. Not like it's a lot of effort.

Rules: load up the whole collection in Winamp, randomize the list, here's the first 20.

Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting (coincidence!)
Captain Beefheart - Sugar 'n' Spikes
Suzanne Vega - Gypsy
Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky
Psychedelic Furs - Sometimes
Carl Maria von Weber - Clarinet Concerto No. 2, movement 1, Allegro
ZerO One - pOssibilities
Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man
Denis Haines - Bloodguard (from that D&D album)
Linda Ronstadt - Love Has No Pride
The Residents - The Touch
Uriah Heep - Gypsy (two Gypsies!)
Dr. Lew Childre - Big Rock Candy Mountain
Toubab Krewe and DJ Equal feat. Umar Bin Hassan, Youssou N'Dour and Nenah Cherry - Wake Up and Let It Go… (open remix)
Melanie - Lay Down
The Jaye Consort - Rege Mentem
Indigo Girls - Scooter Boys
Ultravox - Passing Strangers
Choir of the Moine et Moniales - Kyrie Eleison (17th Mass) (Gregorian chant)
Dartz! - St. Petersburg

Not a bad selection. Vega's "Gypsy" is a favorite.

You come from far away
With pictures in your eyes
Of coffee shops and morning streets
In the blue and silent sunrise
But night is the cathedral
Where we recognized the sign
We strangers know each other now
As part of the whole design

Oh, hold me like a baby
That will not fall asleep
Curl me up inside you
And let me hear you through the heat

You are the jester of this courtyard
With a smile like a girl's
Distracted by the women
With the dimples and the curls
By the pretty and the mischievous
By the timid and the blessed
By the blowing skirts of ladies
Who promise to gather you to their breast


You have hands of raining water
And that earring in your ear
The wisdom on your face
Denies the number of your years
With the fingers of the potter
And the laughing tale of the fool
The arranger of disorder
With your strange and simple rules
Yes now I've met me another spinner
Of strange and gauzy threads
With a long and slender body
And a bump upon the head


With a long and slender body
And the sweetest softest hands
And we'll blow away forever soon
And go on to different lands
And please do not ever look for me
But with me you will stay
And you will hear yourself in song
Blowing by one day


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