Random Friday–It's strangely balmy outside

It’s Friday again. I spent all day yesterday feeling like it was Friday, which is never good because when you wake up and it actually is Friday, it feels like it should be Saturday. Unfortunately, tomorrow morning when I wake up, it’s finally going to be Saturday, but I’m going to have to get up and go to work. Basically, my sense of time is just all screwed up. But enough of these ramblings, you’re here today for my Random Friday Ten.

You know the rules by now, but for the sake of the newcomers (a girl can dream), here they are. Set your pod or other digital music devise on shuffle/random and report back the first ten songs that show up. There is no skipping, omitting, hedging or excusing allowed. Let your music speak for itself (no matter what it might say).

1. I Just Keep Loving Her, Kenny Neal and Billy Branch (A Taste of Alligator Sampler)
2. All I Want, Joni Mitchell (Blue)
3. I’m Waiting for the Day, The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds)
4. Choctaw Hayride, Alison Krauss & Union Station (New Favorites)
5. Thank You, Dido (No Angel)
6. Honky Tonk, Al Kooper (Rekooperation)
7. Losing Lisa, Ben Harper (Rockin’ the Suburbs)
8. You Know That I Love You, Santana (The Essential Santana)
9. Lay Lady Lay, Bob Dylan (Before the Flood)
10. Merlin’s Lament, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammar (Drum Hat Buddha)

Favorite Song: All I Want by Joni Mitchell. I was deeply enamored of Joni Mitchell during the end of high school and the beginning of college. My mom gave me Court and Spark for Easter when I was 12 (strange occasion, especially because my mom is Jewish, but hey, I was happy to have the disc) and Blue ended up in my collection about four years later. The beginning notes of this song take me right back to those days.

Favorite Album: Rekooperation by Al Kooper. This CD drifted into my possession by way of my dad. It was a freebie he got at some music show when I was in high school and he tossed it to me on his return. I didn’t know who Al Kooper was in those days, or anything about his history as the organist for Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone, all I knew is that I really liked this CD. When I need music that I can play loud, no lyrics, just good instrumental groove, this is the disc I turn to.

Seen Live: Alison Krauss and Union Station and Dave Carter and Tracy Grammar. I’ve already told my Dave and Tracy story. It’s a light week for live viewings.

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