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.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Friday Random Ten
(Special Copyright Infringement Edition)

OK, it's been a while since we played this game, but Jeff's recent discovery that we can post mp3s for others to download has breathed new life into the Random Ten.1 Frankly, the commentary bit was getting a little tiresome; there are only so many times one can tell the story of meeting David Bowie and The Pixies and still have it be totally awesome. So the new rules of the game will be a Random Ten, sans commentary, with one of the ten tracks being posted for download. It won't necessarily be the best song of the Random Ten that gets posted, but just the one that seems most worth sharing with our readers (both of you). Here goes:

Warren Zevon, Hasten Down the Wind
MC 900 Ft. Jesus, Bill's Dream
The Fugees, Some Seek Stardom
His Name Is Alive, Your Bones
Carole King, Chicken Soup With Rice
Blues Traveler, Warmer Days
Blues Traveler, But Anyway
Tony Bennett, Body and Soul
Sly & The Family Stone, I Get High On You
Marvin Gaye, What's Going On

Some interesting stuff here. I'm tempted to post Chicken Soup With Rice because it's one of the most obnoxiously infectious children's songs of all time, and I kind of like the idea of getting it stuck in everybody's head. I'm also tempted to post Warren Zevon because I've been telling Jeff he needs to listen to Warren Zevon. But while Hasten Down the Wind is a pretty song, I'm not sure it's the right one to start with. His Name Is Alive is supposed to be the Next Big Thing, but I'm not convinced. So I'm going with Sly & The Family Stone, because it's funky as hell, and maybe Jeff will be able to sample it. Click on the link below to (hopefully) bring up a dialogue box that will save the song:

I Get High On You

If it doesn't work, let me know in comments.

I'll leave it posted for a week or so. Buy it here.

1 An informant also tells me that the powers that be don't mind if we just post an mp3 here or there, since the exposure to new music is likely to lead to increased consumption. However, in the unlikely event that my source has been misinformed on this matter, just email notesfromthemuck(AT) and I'll remove all uploads.