Today is Friday, which means I share the first ten songs that my iPod spits out, just for kicks. The rules of this game include the instruction that you are not to skip a song, no matter how obscure, embarrassing or odd it may be. I have to confess that, today, I so disliked the entire first round of music that the pod dealt, that I “accidentally” reselected shuffle and obliterated the first set. I’ve confessed, I hope you all can forgive me.
1. So Far Away, Carole King (Tapestry)
2. Crazy Rhythm, Django Reinhardt (Django)
3. Ballad of Easy Rider, The Byrds (The Essential Byrds)
4. My Friend Joe, Mare Wakefield (Girlfriend)
5. We’re on the Move, Maceo Parker (Funk Overload)
6. Everyday is Like Sunday, The Pretenders (Boys on the Side Soundtrack)
7. Tear it Down, Old Crow Medicine Show (O.C.M.S.)
8. Hurricane Waters, Citizen Cope (The Clarence Greenwood Recordings)
9. Tollin’Bells, Willie Dixon (The Chess Box)
10. Farther Along, Sam Cooke (Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers)
and the bonus
11. Roll Over Beethoven, Chuck Berry (The Great 28)
When I was a kid, before the movie Beethoven came out, I wanted to have a dog someday named Beethoven, so that I could say, “Roll over Beethoven” to a dog. Then that (stupid) movie came out and dashed my dreams.
Favorite Song: Tear it Down by OCMS. I saw these guys at the World Cafe Free at Noon concert last spring. They were terrific. What can I say, I just love their country/bluegrass thing.
Favorite Album: Tapestry by Carole King. I got really into Carole King when I was about 12 years old. I would listen to these ancient tapes my parents had made of their albums in the mid 70’s. Then, for easter that year (strange, since she’s Jewish), my mom gave me Tapestry on CD. I still have it and love it.
Want more Random Fridays? Go check out Luna, Mark, Howard, Andrea, Ben and Mac.
I’m with you on anything Carole King, an artist who, sadly, has yet to make it into my digital music collection.
Howard, if you’re interested, I would be happy to hook you up with a little Carole.