notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Friday Random 10

Well, you all mocked this game the last time around. But a mocking response is better than no response at all, which seems to be what this blog is best at generating, so here goes again. This time with commentary.

1. Danger Doom, The Mask (featuring Ghostface) - I just got this album a couple days ago and I can't tell you how thrilled I am that my beloved iPod chose it first. The whole album kicks ass, and this track is no exception. We're off to a promising start.

2. Wyclef Jean, Carnival - After a lot of waffling on the issue, I've come to the conclusion that Wyclef kind of blows. Listening to this song is reinforcing that judgment. Color me embarrassed. Thanks a lot, iPod.

3. Eurythmics, Sweet Dreams Are Made of This - No apologies. I really like this song.

4. XTC, Limelight - We stumbled after Danger Doom, but seem to be well on our way to recovery. Another fun track.

5. Bob Dylan & The Band, Knockin' On Heaven's Door (live) - Before the Flood is one of my favorite live albums, but this isn't one of my favorite recordings of this song. Nor is it one my favorite Dylan songs. Still, it's Bob and The Band and that never totally sucks.

6. XTC, Making Plans for Nigel - I only have one XTC album, but two tracks by them today. Primus covered this song, for whatever that's worth.

7. Pigeon John, Identity Crisis - Got this album at the Lyrics Born show the week before last. Pigeon John opened and was very cool about signing CDs for me and Jeff after his set. I haven't had a chance to give this much of a listen yet, but I remember liking this song when he performed it.

8. The Band, The River Hymn - Any song that Levon Helm sings is worth listening to. Otherwise mediocre, though.

9. Jane's Addiction, My Cat's Name Is Maceo (Demo 1987) - Maceo seems like a good name for a cat.

10. Mozart, Concerto for Two Pianos, k. 365; 3rd Movement - From the phenomenal Amadeus soundtrack. A lovely complement to the Jane's Addiction.

A so-so week. My hopes were high after the Danger Doom start, but it was downhill from there. Incidentally, the iPod is still playing and the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars just came on, so if you thought it couldn't get more schizophrenic, it did.