Apparently it’s my ‘WordPress Anniversary’ today. Well, at least with this blog. I say this only to make those of you who have failed to send gifts my way feel guilty.
To mark this most important of events I thought I’d be achingly original and put together a list – Ten great Track Tens.
Ten. In the seventies some couldn’t keep it up that long whereas by the nineties’ era of CD bloat some went on much longer. Some use it as a ‘leave them wanting more’ final track while for others it’s the point at which they’re in the midst of their second wind. For many, though, it’s just filler.
Anywho, without further prattle, ceremony here’s a sweep of some pretty solid tracks that also happen to be the tenth tune on an album – while a little bit of a sausage-fest* – also serves to cover most of what this blog has in the last ten.
Pearl Jam – Present Tense
Bob Dylan – The Man In Me
Bruce Springsteen – Darkness On The Edge of Town
Noir Desir – Lost
Snail Mail – Mia
Tom Petty – Alright For Now
Pink Floyd – Lost for Words
Weezer – Only In Dreams
The Replacements – Skyway
Mogwai – Mogwai Fear Satan
*only down to the lack of stand out tracks that happened to sit between the ninth and eleventh ones.
16 thoughts on “Ten of ten for ten”
Looks like a solid list. I’ll give it a listen. The only ‘gift’ i can think of is we won’t send Will Smith over there to slap you.
Given that jokes are the only thing his marriage doesn’t seem open too I think that’s probably a good idea
Imagine spending 30 years building up your career only to throw it away in two minutes on the biggest night of your life.
I’ve been ‘watching’ Smith of late after that ‘an entanglement, Jada?’ thing a while back – from his stuff on Discovery and a few bits that made me think he’s heading toward or going through a crisis / breakdown. I think that rash reaction, going from laughing to violence to shouting obscenities in a few short moments was watching the damn burst
Yeah, apparently something was gonna trigger him. Coulda patched it up if it was a nightclub fight. This? Royal fuck up.
I’m currently listening to the only song on this list I don’t know – the Noir Desir one. I like all the others, although I haven’t spent much time with the Mogwai and haven’t spun New Morning for a while.
New Morning isn’t one that tends to end up on the repeated listens list for Bob – but that song tends to thanks to its use in The Big Lebowski.
Noir Desir are a tricky one in light of how they ended and it’s a case of needing to separate artist from art – for me they’re tied to my memories of spending time in France and first hearing them on the radio while stuck in traffic and picking up the album Lost is on long before I found out why they’re no longer active.
I quite like New Morning – Dylan was good enough in the 1960s and 1970s that his lesser stuff is still very good.
I looked up the Noir Desir story – I think I’ve read it before.
Congrats to your 10th anniversary, Tony. That certainly is a milestone worthwhile highlighting. I also think you came up with a fun idea to celebrate it!
Thanks man – it gave me impetus to post at least which is something that’s been lacking of late
Congrats! I am disappointed with the postal service as I know I sent something. It must’ve been lost in the mail. Oh well!! 🙂
My postie does seem to have more of a spring in his step lately and here I thought it was because he was finally able to wear shorts without getting funny looks
Ah ha!! I knew it!!
The gift didn’t arrive? Damn Australia Post!
That postman sure is living it up
Dont know them all but the ones I do I really dig. ‘Darkness’ always brings me back to why that guys music is so special.