Friday Filler: Random Ten

And this was track #11...
And this was track #11...

It’s been an age* since I’ve shared the random shuffling of my iPhone here, and since it’s (once again) too hot to think here in DC, it seems like a good way to get a post up without breaking a sweat – mentally or physically. And my music complied, serving up a fairly odd mix.

1. “Seven Angels,” Bruce Springsteen, Tracks

2. “The Boxer,” Simon & Garfunkel, The Essential Simon & Garfunkel

3. “Leash,” Pearl Jam, Vs.

4. “Captain Kidd,” Great Big Sea, The Hard and the Easy

5. “You Know I’m No Good,” Amy Winehouse, Back to Black

6. “Gun Song/The Ballad of Czolgosz,” Original Cast, Assassins

7. “Clearest Indication,” Great Big Sea, Sea of No Cares

8. “The Center,” Tanya Donelly, Whiskey Tango Ghosts

9. “The Rumble,” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, West Side Story

10. “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” Olivia Newton-John, Grease

What are you listening to today?


*Not since last December, if my category list is correct. So… Well past due, I think!

Wednesday Random Ten: Sounds of the Season

I am not unaware that it’s lame in the extreme to come back from a couple of weeks of blog silence with a boring list post, but, well… it’s all I’ve got time for right now, and if I don’t post something soon, my far-flung family members will start calling the neighbors to come over and check on me. (I kid. Well, sort of.)

Anyway, it’s extremely Christmassy around these parts at the moment – if I’m allowed to use “Christmassy” as a euphemism for cold. It’s been (by DC standards) extraordinarily frigid for December. I’ve been using this as an excuse to sport pretty scarves and drink more hot beverages than usual, but if it keeps up all winter I’m sure even accessories and gingerbread lattes will no longer cheer me through the cold. In honor of the weather – and the 17 shopping days left until the big day – here’s a random 10 of the (fairly extensive) holiday selections on my iPhone.

1. “Merry Christmas, Baby” – Bruce Springsteen

2. “No More Toymakers to the King” – Paul Freed

3. “Merry Christmas, Darling” – Glee Cast

4. “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” – Vince Guaraldi Trio

5. “Christmas Tree” – Lady Gaga

6. “The Nutcracker Suite” – The Brian Setzer Orchestra

7. “It Ain’t Christmas” – Joe

8. “Silent Night” – Bing Crosby

9. “What Child is This? (Greensleeves)” – Sarah McLachlan

10. “Snow Angel” – Tori Amos

What have you been listening to lately?