FR10. “War on Christmas” edition

Books, Music, Art, Movies

It’s Friday! and you know what that means. Fire up the old mp3 player and see what comes your way. Today’s FR10 is dedicated to the so-called “War on Christmas.”

  1. Fire. Pointer Sisters. Billboard Hits, 1979.
    Billboard Top Hits: 1979
    I love this song! I think the last time I heard it I was a young, disco, Seventies child.
  2. Stereotype. The Specials. The 2 tone Collection.
    I think the only time I ever hear any songs from this album is when I do one of these Friday Random Tens
  3. Lithium. Nirvana. Nevermind.
    Good song. Good album.
  4. What Happens tommorrow. Duran Duran. Astronaut.
    Another album I don’t listen to. Song’s not half bad, though..
  5. Rapture, K-Klass remix. Blondie. The Platinum Collection.
    Platinum Collection
    Another song from my disco, Seventies childhood. But house mix-ified. I don’t like the remix at all. In fact, it sucks.
  6. Red Hill Mining Town. U2. The Joshua tree.
    The Joshua Tree
    This song is making me depressed….Reminds me too much of winter during my senior year in high school.
  7. Primary. The Cure. Starting at the sea.
    Staring at the Sea: The Singles
    I didn’t really get into The Cure until I left Spokane in 1989 and moved to New York. But I would have been a total Cure-head if Spokane wasn’t stuck ten years behind the times.
  8. One O’Clock Jump. Count Basie. Swing Back with Count Basie.
    You haven’t heard swing until you’ve heard Count Basie. I want to play piano like that.
  9. Mercy Mercy Me. Marvin Gaye. Marvin Gaye’s Greatest.
    Marvin Gaye - Greatest Hits [1976]
    “Things ain’t what they used to be”. Rather apt I’d say.
  10. Bad Day. Daniel Powler. Daniel Powler.
    Daniel Powter
    Hmm. I think this was one of those free iTunes downloads. I think this is the first time I’ve heard this song. Not bad. Not fantastic, but not bad.

Have a good day before Christmas Eve! Or should I say X-mas? Or, better yet, Happy Holidays!