Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Random Ten

Ya pushes "shuffle" and ya takes yer chances...

1. Old Fashioned Girl The Wonders of Science
2. Parting Hand (My Christian Friends, In Bonds Of Love) Anonymous 4
3. Gator Song A Cruel Hoax
4. Millions XTC
5. The Pain Of Loving You Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris
6. Missa Assumpta Est Maria (Palestrina) The Tallis Scholars
7. Raining Revolution Arrested Development
8. The Mayor Of Simpleton XTC
9. Overtüre BWV 1066 (J.S. Bach) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
10. Black Star Radiohead

Well, this is one of the weirdest shuffles, in my opinion. The first song is one that Matty Boy and I recorded back in 1985. I have several versions of this song in different styles which we recorded over the years but never released, for some strange reason. However, if you are interested in hearing the music of The Wonders of Science, I have put together a cd which Matty Boy has. If you are interested in purchasing one, email me.
So much for the plug. #3 is a song I recorded in 1987. It is built around an Emaj.7 chord which the lead guitarist said "sounds like a gator chord." It's a song about voodoo and Papa and Baby Doc of Haiti. I don't have cds of A Cruel Hoax available yet. Two XTC songs! A great cut from Trio by Dolly, Linda, and Emmylou. Bach, Palestrina, and an American Hymn, plus Radiohead! I don't know how many of you remember Arrested Development, but they had their 15 minutes of fame back in 1992.


johnieb said...


I own and play *American Angel* regularly, but I don't remember the hymn you mention; is this CRS, or do they have additional work out in American Hymnody?

Padre Mickey said...

johnieb, I don't know what CRS means.
According to my iTunes list, Parting Hand is track 19 out of 20 tracks on American Angels: Songs of Hope, Redemption, & Glory.
I don't have the actual cd, so that's all the information I can give you.

Matty Boy said...

CRS is Can't Remember... I forget what the S stands for.

Wonders of Science mania is sweeping Scandinavia! Don't get left out of this fascinating New Wave of Fun just because the Scandos are taller, blonder and cooler than the rest of us.

(Honestly, we have no idea why we are cool in Scandinavia, but we are.)

Padre Mickey said...

He's right, you know. Swedes, Norwegians, even Scandanavians in Germany love The Wonders of Science. I'll bet if we asked her, even Caminante would give a testimonial on how Our Music Changed Her Life. Won't you please purchase our CD? Thank you, and God Bless.

Caminante said...

"'ll bet if we asked her, even Caminante would give a testimonial on how Our Music Changed Her Life. "

Sí sí y gratis!

Great music! Really. It's part of the regular rotation as I drive in big circles in Vermont.

You've gotcha get it.

johnieb said...

Total embarrassment here: thanks for yer help, Padre.

No S.

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