Friday means Random 10!
Ancient photo of Padre Mickey and Matty Boy, taken by The Lovely Mona.
Substitute The Ramones
I’ve Been to Memphis Lyle Lovett
Unmarked Helicopters Soul Coughing
Through These Architect’s Eyes David Bowie
Spanish Bombs The Clash
Gun Street Girl Tom Waits
Mansize Rooster Supergrass
Got To Get You Into My Life The Beatles
Town Cryer Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Let’s Start a Rumour The Wonders of Science
Those of you who also check out Padre Mickey's Dance Party know that I nicked the idea of the Random 10 from him. He posts his Random 10 on Friday as well, and always as a separate post, while I usually stick mine at the end of whatever else I want to say on a Friday. I decided to present this one Padre Mickey style because of how much influence he has on these songs randomly chosen from my computer.
I never listened to The Ramones, The Clash or Supergrass until Padre Mickey told me I should.
I had listened to David Bowie before I met Padre Mickey, but he let me know that I probably should listen to more.
I did listen to plenty of both Tom Waits and Elvis Costello before I met Padre Mickey, and these musical influences convinced Padre Mickey that I might have a small spark of cool and it was okay to form a band with me.
The band was The Wonders of Science, so I never would have recorded Let's Start a Rumour except that I met Padre Mickey.
So when people ask "Who are your musical influences?", somewhere near the top of the list I put... Padre Mickey.
Padre Mickey is on the road this week. Bon voyage, Padre, and a safe trip back to Panama and your lovely bride.
(Jeez, I repeated his name so many times, you'd think I was Sarah Palin or something.)
This blog is still alive, just in semi-hibernation.
When I want to write something longer than a tweet about something other than math or sci-fi, here is where I'll write it.