Friday random 10 – low art for highbrows edition

As a cartoon once wrote, “What good is sick leave if you have to spend it being sick?” I’m home today with a random thing that fortunately is showing signs of clearing up, but it’s maddening thinking about all the work I have to do both at the office and here at home and not really being able to touch it.

Ah well. As the Count says in The Princess Bride, “If you haven’t got your health, then you haven’t got anything.”

  1. Kronos Quartet, “Forbidden Fruit” (Winter Was Hard)

  2. Dexter Gordon, “Gingerbread Boy” (The Complete Prestige Recordings)
  3. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, “Details Of The War” (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
  4. Cascadian Singers, “I. Sometimes with one I love” from “For Comrades and Lovers” (Troy Peters, composer; Walt Whitman, text) (Premiere)
  5. Elvis Costello, “Black Sails In The Sunset” (Costello and Nieve: Live At The Supper Club, New York)
  6. Spoon, “Take a Walk” (Girls Can Tell)
  7. M.Ward, “One More Goodbye” (Old Enough 2 Know Better – 15 Years Of Merge Records)
  8. Beastie Boys, “I Don’t Know” (Hello Nasty)
  9. Kronos Quartet, “2. November 25, Ichigaya” (Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass)
  10. Buddy Holly, “What to Do (Overdubbed Version)” (The Buddy Holly Collection)