Schweitzer’s quote has inspired at least one blogger... and today, it serves as the launching pad for this week’s Friday Random Ten.
You know the Friday Random Ten, of course. It’s a venerable Internet meme, one that I’ve been using for years... although with a bit less frequency lately. Ten songs, culled at random from the voluminous Tune-Heap that resides in my Little White Choon-Box, representing less than 0.3% of that device’s musical inventory.
What’s playing today?:
- Prison Food - Ben Folds
- Beautiful - Lee & LeBlanc
- California - Joni Mitchell
- Devorzhum - Dead Can Dance
- Act I, Scene 2: Founders Come First, Then Profiteers - John Adams, Nixon in China
- Any Dub You Like - Easy Star All-Stars
- Geek USA - Smashing Pumpkins
- I’m the Urban Spaceman - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
I’m the urban spaceman, baby; I’ve got speed
I’ve got everything I need
I’m the urban spaceman, baby; I can fly
I’m a supersonic guy
I don’t need pleasure
I don’t feel pain
If you were to knock me down I’d just get up again
I’m the urban spaceman, baby; I’m makin’ out
I’m all about
I wake up every morning with a smile upon my face
My natural exuberance spills out all over the place
I’m the urban spaceman, baby; I’m intelligent and clean
Know what I mean?
I’m the urban spaceman, as a lover second to none
It’s a lot of fun
I never let my friends down
I’ve never made a boob
I’m a glossy magazine, an advert in the tube
I’m the urban spaceman, baby; here comes the twist -
I don’t exist
- Your Own Choice - Procol Harum
- Act I - Tolstoy, Scene 3 - Philip Glass, Satyagraha
Years ago, when I used to carpool to one of the Great Corporate Salt Mine’s outposts in coastal Texas - a ~70-mile round trip - one of the guys used to complain that my music sounded like cats yowling. (He was probably about the same age I am now.) To which Hakuna responds, “You say that as if it’s a bad thing.”
It’s Friday. What music and cats are you listening to?
Update: Carnival of the Cats #343 is up at Mind of Mog. Check out alla them kitties. Now, dammit!