Rough day in the blogosphere -- first I somehow manage to give this somewhat overcaffeinated Marine the erroneous impression that I'm actually sitting at home fondling my Rosary beads and, in between Hail Marys and Our Fathers, praying for our own troops to get blown up in Iraq; then I get banned from another blogger's comment threads because I had the audacity to suggest that, if Planned Parenthood "regularly makes bestiality jokes in its animations" (as she claims), maybe they're only doing it because our own First Lady makes public jokes about her husband jacking off a horse and is therefore setting a bad example for our impressionable young'uns. Excu-u-u-use the crap out of me!
But the music, baby, won't never abandon ya -- and as Nanci Griffith once said, when you can't find a friend, you've still got the radio, or in my case, an iPod:
1. Beck, "Modesto"
2. Passengers, "Let's Go Native"
3. Massive Attack, "Three"
4. Electric Six, "Gay Bar"
5. Beck, "Deadweight"
6. Phil Collins, "In The Air Tonight"
7. Groove Armada, "Dusk, You & Me"
8. The Pretenders, "Popstar"
9. Pet Shop Boys, "It's Alright" (10" mix)
10. Bruce Springsteen, "Dancing In The Dark"
It's just a shame the 10 couldn't be extended to include my walk home from the office, because #12 and #13 on this list would've been Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," followed by Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On." Do random Friday iPod selections have the power to dictate the course of one's weekend? After those two tracks, I can only hope so. Even when the rest of the world is doing its level best to shoe me right in the plums, at least my trusty iPod still wants me to get laid.
Et tu, readers?