Friday Random Ten

1. B.B. King, “When Love Comes To Town”: Gotta love the King.
2. Iron & Wine, “Teeth In The Grass”: Iron and Wine is an excellent alt-folk group and this is one their most likable and vaguely menacing.
3. Smashing Pumpkins , “We Only Come Out At Night”: Simple, but incredibly catchy tune for alienated youth.
4. Neko Case, “In California”: Glorious melancholia from one of my favorite alternative country singers.
5. Jurassic 5, “Red Hot”: Jurassic 5 is a great hip-hop group, though this is not one of their best. It took me far too long (late last year) to catch-on to them.
6. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, “Fortune Teller”: This is a decent collaboration, though in some ways it doesn’t totally gel for me.
7. Sage Francis “Got up This Morning”: Funny song, but Sage has deeper rhymes.
8. The White Stripes , “Now Mary”: Good tune with the reliable spare allure of the White Stripes.
9. M.I.A. / Diplo, “Bucky Done Gun”: A good sample of the MIA/Diplo grimy Funk Carioca sound. Like J5, a recent (and welcome!) addition to my music library.
10. Charlie Parker, “Dizzy”: Classic bird. Beboppin’!
Writing about music damned difficult.

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