Friday Random 10: At-least-it’s-not-a-drought edition

So here I am, actually on vacation, no calls to take later for work, in Lenox, Massachusetts, between days of my residency at Tanglewood for the Mahler 2nd. “Oh that magic feeling…nowhere to go.” And of course it’s pouring. Er, has poured, is currently spitting, but looks like it might pour again any second.

What’s a depressive guy to do? Why, crank up the iPod, of course. Today’s random 10 is brought to you by the fine drip coffee (since the espresso machine is broken) and free wifiat the Lenox Cafe, an outpost of Barrington Coffee:

  1. Sufjan Stevens, “Vito’s Ordination Song” (Greetings from Michigan)
  2. Nada Surf, “Blankest Year” (The Weight is a Gift)
  3. Shannon Worrell, “Shoot the Elephant” (The Moviegoer)
  4. Soul Coughing, “Maybe I’ll Come Down” (El Oso)
  5. R.E.M., “Lotus” (Up)
  6. Neko Case, “That Teenage Feeling” (Fox Confessor Brings The Flood)
  7. Tori Amos, “Toast” (The Beekeeper)
  8. Lambchop, “Suzieju” (How I Quit Smoking)
  9. Minus the Bear, “Drilling” (Menos El Oso)
  10. Mission of Burma, “Nancy Reagan’s Head” (There’s a Time and Place to Punctuate)