Friday Random 10:

You know it’s been a long hard week when the Random 10 is my first post since Wednesday night. Someday, on the Final Reckoning, I hope I’ll get an extra day of eternal bliss in exchange for the day I had yesterday.

Anyway, the music:

  1. Alberta Adams, “Remember” (Chess Blues)
  2. Choir of St. John’s College (John Tavener, composer), “Song for Athene” (Christmas Proclamation)
  3. Petra Haden, “Our Love Was” (The Who Sell Out)
  4. Lou Ann Burton, “Shake Your Hips” (The Oxford American Southern Music Sampler, 2005)
  5. Bill Cosby, “Oops!” (I Started Out As A Child)
  6. The Velvet Underground, “Foggy Notion” (Peel Slowly and See)
  7. Shirley Horn, “Fever” (The Main Ingredient)
  8. Solomon Burke, “Diamond In Your Mind” (Don’t Give Up On Me)
  9. The Dramatics, “Get Up and Get Down” (Dead Presidents Soundtrack)
  10. Billy Jones & Ernest Hare, “Barney Google” (Edison Diamond Disc)

One last note: these are the random tunes playing in my iPod, but the tune playing in my head is Paul Simon’s “Mother and Child Reunion”:

Oh little darlin’ of mine
I just can’t believe it’s so
And though it seems strange to say
I’ve never been laid so low
In such a mysterious way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again

But I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
When the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away

Special bonus: the connection between “Mother and Child Reunion” and Chinese cuisine.