Friday Random 10 – National Poetry Month Edition

I have started doing FR10s for this month because I had an idea for a kind of “found poem.” I am blogging the first ten songs that come up randomly on my iPhone and then making a poem out of the first lines of each song. The first one was kind of a dud, but it’s still kind of fun to see how it shakes out.

Are we ready for this? Let’s go!

1. Lonely Boy – Black Keys
We are off to a great start. Good song!!

Um. This video kicks ass.

2. We Take Care Of Our Own – Bruce Springsteen
Eh. There is something about this song that irritates me a little. What is it I wonder? Is it the hyper-pro America message? Why do I resist that? Because I am a Pinko-Commie-Hippie maybe? hm.

3. Red Hot Moon – Rancid
Yeah!! I heart Rancid. The lead singer is  from San Jose, you know. Did you know that? He is. I don’t listen to enough Rancid. I need more Rancid in my life.

4. Friday – Rebecca Black
This was on last year’s Fluxblog Survey. So that’s why I have it on my iPhone. FOR REAL. Because I hate this song. Well that is not entirely true. I kind of secretly like it because every time I hear it I laugh out loud. The part where she gives us a lesson on the days of the week make laugh so hard. But it also makes me very sad too. Because it is just so fucking idiotic. It is also Friday. So yay.

5. King of the Mountain – Midnight Oil
This song reminds me of being a nanny in New York because I listened to this album a lot while I was there.

6. Baba O’Riley – Dropkick Murphys
Oh. my. fucking. god. This song makes me burst with all sorts of glee and happiness. It is a cornucopia of all of my favorite things rolled into one song.  My favoritest song in the whole wide world performed by Dropkick Murphy’s and it features a banjo. It doesn’t get better than that. I might as well end this post here.

7. Our Secret – Beat Happening
This is from a compilation called “Left of the Dial: Dispaches from the 80’s underground.” Cute song. I am not familiar with it.

8. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
Wow. Not much to say here. Classic. “Only love can conquer hate.” Good to remember.

9. Peaches – The Presidents Of The United States Of America
Is this a possible, “Embarrassing Music On Monica’s Iphone” entry? Maybe? oh well.

10. Grown Up – Danny Brown
Another from last year’s Fluxblog Survey. I really like this song a lot. More each time I hear it.

And now for the poem! 

Well I’m so above you and it’s plain to see but I came to love you anyway.
I’ve been knocking on the door that holds the throne.
Under a red hot moon take a bus to the graveyard shift tonight
Seven AM waking up in the morning
Walking through the high dry grass
Out here in the fields
I was walking in our town
Mother, Mother, there’s too many of you crying
Moving to the country
Now i spit a 16 straight with no punch.

OK then. There we go.

Happy Friday!

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