Random 10 12-28-12

Last week. This week:

  1. “Lantern” by Josh Ritter
    Tell me what’s the point of light that you have to strike a match to find?
  2. “Baby I Love You” by the Yahoos
    I tried dancing, I just want to go home
  3. “Lost Highway” by Willie Nelson w/ Ray Price (and others)
    Just a deck of cards and a jug of wine
  4. “Love U” by Blitzen Trapper
    Sweeping through the western world we love
  5. “Cry Love” by John Hiatt
    Now what you gonna do when the planets shift
  6. “”Hair” by the Cowsills, guessed by Occupant
    Here, baby, there, momma, everywhere, daddy, daddy
  7. “How Can I Be Sure of You” by Harry Nilsson
    Next thing you’ll say the earth’s not green
  8. “All at Once” by Liechtenstein
    Girls in fast cars charming boys and lots of things to do
  9. “A Well Respected Man” by the Kinks, guessed by Occupant
    And he adores the girl next door
  10. “Hail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight That Surrounds You” by Rilo Kiley
    And the weather changes not halfway between your house and mine

I’ll probably keep doing this in the new year. I mean, why not? Good luck!

Random 10 12-12-12

Last week. This week:

  1. “Los Angeles, I’m Yours” by the Decemberists
    Oh what a rush of ripe élan
  2. “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” by the Beatles, guessed by Clayton
    The higher you fly the deeper you go
  3. “This Old Porch” by Lyle Lovett, almost guessed by Clayton
    He says the Brazos still runs muddy
  4. “Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart” by Johnny Cash, guessed by Clayton
    At the Indianapolis of your heart I lost the race
  5. “Just Like a Woman” by Bob Dylan, guessed by Occupant
    With her fog, her amphetamine, and her pearls
  6. “Set the Fire to the Third Bar” by Snow Patrol w/ Martha Wainwright
    As drunken men find flaws in science
  7. “Silver Rider” by Robert Plant
    Sometimes your voice is not enough
  8. “Do You Realize??” by the Flaming Lips
    It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
  9. “Needle in the Hay” by Elliott Smith
    Falling out, 6th and Powell, a dead sweat in my teeth
  10. “Hey You” by No Doubt
    You’re just like my Ken and Barbie Doll

And, unless the world actually does end, we’ll do this again next week. Good luck!

Random 10 12-14-12

Last week. This week:

  1. “Train in the Distance” by Paul Simon, guessed by Clayton
    He was doggedly determined that he would get her
  2. “Here You Come Again” by Dolly Parton, guessed by Occupant
    Just when I’m about to make it work without you
  3. “I Don’t Love Anyone” by Belle and Sebastian
    He told me something pretty strange
  4. “John Saw the Number” by Neko Case
    So he flew from the pit with the moon ’round his waist
  5. “Make it Home” by Juliana Hatfield
    There’s a warmer place for you to go
  6. “Whenever, Wherever” by Shakira
    And that’s the deal, my dear
  7. “Camp Bachelor Alma Mater” by Jonathan Coulton
    Now a sandwich thick and tasty, now a cold Budweiser beer
  8. “I Don’t Like Mondays” by the Boomtown Rats
    No, it ain’t so neat to admit defeat
  9. “Pump it Up” by Elvis Costello
    There’s nothing underhand
  10. “Drive My Car” by the Beatles, guessed by Clayton
    But you can do something in between

It’s like a thing. Good luck!

Random 10 12-7-12

Last week…not so much. This week? Who can say?

  1. “Birdhouse in Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants, guessed by Occupant
    But really I’m not actually your friend
  2. “Rocket Man” by Elton John, guessed by Occupant
    In fact it’s cold as hell
  3. “Hired” from Mystery Science Theater 3000, guessed by Kim
    Come on and have some lemonade
  4. “Sound and Vision” by the Big Mess Orchestra (orig. David Bowie)
    That’s the color of my room
  5. “Summertime Clothes” by Animal Collective
    Rip off your sleeves and I’ll ditch my socks
  6. “Gone for Good” by the Shins
    The train is getting way too loud
  7. “Young Lust” by Pink Floyd, guessed by Clayton
    Who’s gonna show this stranger around?
  8. “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” by the Beatles, guessed by Occupant
    P.C. 31 said, “We caught a dirty one”
  9. “Sunday Morning” by Martha Berner (orig. the Velvet Underground
    Watch out, the world’s behind you
  10. “Wonder” by Natalie Merchant, guessed by Clayton
    Newspapers ask intimate questions

Good luck!

Random 10 11-30-12

Last week. This week:

  1. “Jim Cain” by Bill Callahan
    I started telling the story without knowing the end
  2. “Long Dark Twenties” by Paul Bellini
    But all he really wanted was to have a past

  3. “The Bluest Eyes in Texas” by Nina Persson
    Another town, another hotel room
  4. “Oh Yoko” by John Lennon, guessed by Kim
    In the middle of the bath I call your name
  5. “Ulysses” by Franz Ferdinand
    So sinister, so sinister
  6. “Worthy” by Ani DiFranco
    I remember cool was the plan
  7. “Black Hole” by She & Him
    My eyes are so bleary
  8. “City of Dreams” by Talking Heads
    The dinosaurs did a dance
  9. “The Mountains Win Again” by Blues Traveler
    A pocket is no place for a smile anyway
  10. “Taken at All” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    Did I see you looking blindly at your book

Good luck!