Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Random 10

Been busy, blah, blah, blah. Thanks for your patience. Here's what the little green Nano's shuffled up the last three Sundays.


Jill Scott - Bedda at Home
Robert Cray Band - Chicken in the Kitchen
The Ike Reilly Assassination - When Irish Eyes Are Burning
The Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma
Nick Lowe - Let's Stay In and Make Love
The Replacements - Swingin' Party
Nick Lowe - I Live on a Battlefield
Ivy - Be My Baby
Elvis Costello - Radio, Radio
The Bill Evans Trio - Waltz for Debby (Take 1)

Lucy Wainwright Roche - Bridge
The Bill Evans Trio - My Foolish Heart
Steve Dawson - Ten Thousand Pounds
Preservation Hall Jazz Band (feat. Pete Seeger & Tao Rodriguez-Seeger) - Blue Skies
Erik Brandt - 1-4-5
Elvis Presley - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version)
Neil Young - Harvest
Patty Griffin (feat. Julie Miller) - Coming Home to Me
Jonathan Rundman - Dialysis Carpool
Lucy Wainwright Roche - Poison

The Kinks - Tired of Waiting for You
Neil Finn - Dream Date
The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night
Dan Zanes & Friends - I Don't Need Anything But You
Old 97's - Can't Get a Line
Los Lobos w/Mavis Staples - Someday
The Beatles - Because
The Beatles - I Me Mine
Brian Wilson - Summertime
Tom Waits - Get Behind the Mule (Live)

"Summertime," from the new Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, was a fantastic tune to listen to in the car on this gorgeous first Sunday of autumn.

Feel free to shuffle up your device and post your own random tens in the comments.

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question--and hey, we just had one!--already in progress.

Sorry, Charlie, for the imposition...

The Minnesota Family Council and the National Organization for Marriage are running a TV ad complaining that gubernatorial candidates Mark Dayton (DFL) and Tom Horner (Ind.) favor "imposing gay 'marriage' on Minnesotans" by not supporting the right of the people of Minnesota vote to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

Interestingly, the ad opens with shots of a women's suffrage rally, a banner from the Selma march, and a shot of the U.S. Constitution fading to Dr. Martin Luther King, trumpeting the importance of the right to vote.


So here are This Week's Discussion Questions:

How do you think a vote on voting rights for women would have gone around the turn of the 20th century?

How do you think a vote on civil rights for blacks would have gone in Alabama in 1965?

Is this a road you really want to go down?


Please keep the discussion civil and do not wander off into "Would this 'imposition' turn my traditional marriage 'gay'?" or "Biblical view of marriage? How many wives did Solomon have again? Not counting concubines, of course."


Monday, September 06, 2010

Sunday Random 10 (Ernie Banks edition)

Hope you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend! It's a beautiful day* so let's play the last two Sundays' Random 10s that we didn't get around to posting the last couple of Sundays.


Mary Chapin Carpenter - Iceland
Kirsty MacColl - They Don't Know
Preservation Hall Jazz Band (feat. Del McCoury) - Careless Love
Vigilantes of Love - Certain Slant of Light
The Rolling Stones - As Time Goes By
Deer Tick - TWenty Miles
Elaine Moore - Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Ry Cooder - It's All Over Now
The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping

Elvis Presley - Hearts of Stone (Live)
Los Lobos - Be Still
U2 - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
R.E.M. - (Don't Go Back to) Rockville
Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland
Los Lobos - Burn it Down
Joe Henry - Civilians
The B-52's - Strobe Light
Joe Henry - Good Fortune
Deer Tick - Twenty Miles

*(Okay, it's raining right now, but work with us here...)

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question (If the Bush Administration spent eight years screwing up the economy, why does the Obama Administration only get 18 months to clean up their mess?), already in progress.