Saturday, March 04, 2006

Random 10 on Friday Part 5

I can not even begin to tell you how fuzzled my brain is right now. Less than a week to go until “Monkey House” opens, and it feels like there’s still a kazillion things to do. The program is about 90% complete now, having just done a bunch of work on it. I’ll need to track down some details from my Producer, and from cast and crew, before sending to press, but the majority of the ugly work is done.

Sitting here, post program work, I realize that it’s Friday night. And ka-boom, I realize I haven’t done a random 10. So, okay, it’s technically past midnight, but I haven’t slept yet, so as far as I’m concerned it’s still Friday.

  1. Alabama 3 – R-E-H-A-B – After much searching, I finally tracked down the third A3 album, and while my initial reaction was a little bit cold, I’m starting to warm up to it. This is probably my favorite song on the album, thus far, and given that I can’t seem to get enough A3 lately, it’s no surprise that this is track zero.

  2. Evanescence – Haunted – Early demo-ish sounding version of the song from their debut album. I think I must’ve downloaded far too much early demo-ish sounding stuff from them, as it’s just about the only thing that ever seems to come up during a random 10. Oh, and I guess I should as the question I think I’ve asked just about every time their stuff has come up – Is there going to be a second studio album? C’mon! Get to work!

  3. They Might Be Giants – Critic Intro – This song is, to be frank, completely fucked. And I love it. The whole thing is just TMBG pretending to quote music reviews from magazines that don’t exist like “Aquarian Weekly.” These guys, really, are just too fucked up for words.

  4. They Might Be Giants – Robot Parade – Two in a row, nice. This is apparently from their children’s album, but this version is apparently all adult-ized and stuff, by adding loud crunching guitars, would be my guess. Whatever the case, good song.

  5. Shakira – Eyes Like Yours – I know she’s just put out a new album, but my bet is on the whole “One Hit Wonder” thing (or one album wonder, as the case may be). The song “Underneath your Clothes” from this album still kind of stick in the back of my mind, as it will be forever associated with a not-so-stellar date with a stripper / escort I met online. And that date failure will always kind of haunt me, because she was pretty goddamn hot.

  6. Depeche Mode – Somebody – This is kind of a weird song. It starts kind of sweetly…like a traditional love song, where the singer lists all the things he’s looking for in a partner. But by the time you get to the end of it, it’s something completely different. In the last few lines, it’s almost like every kind thought and gesture in the rest of the song had just been thrown out the window. One of the better DM songs, in my opinion.

  7. Peter Gabriel – Here Comes the Flood – Can’t say I’ve heard this song before (wow, like that’s a surprise).

  8. Shania Twain – Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) – Damn, you know, I made it so long without any embarrassments in this list, and now they creep in two weeks in a row. What can I say, I’m a download whore.

  9. Fiona Apple – I Know – A coworker I had a few years back turned me on to Fiona Apple’s stuff, and it was only later that I realized that she had, at one point, been dating a director I’m quite fond of – Paul Thomas Anderson. Which is not to say that I’d have been more inclined to like her music if I’d known she was involved with a filmmaker whom I thought made fantastic films, just that coincidences are weird sometimes.

  10. The Smashing Pumpkins – Muzzle – Album downloaded for a song or two. Nuff said.

  11. Alexander Brandon – Duclare Chateau / Paris – Ah, music from the video game “Deus Ex.” Hearing this stuff always makes me want to play it again. Hands down the best game I ever played. Ever. Period.

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