Friday, December 1

Friday Random Ten: Mental health day.


No, mental health.

Honestly I don't know why I put that picture up there -- that album cover scared the piss out of me when I was five years old.

But anyway, Yours Truly is taking the day off to live large, take care of some chores, and perhaps recover from the fact that I haven't had a decent night's sleep in probably two weeks. Seriously, my body clock has somehow been thrown off to the point where if I manage to sleep until 4 a.m., it's a big deal. In other words, it was the perfect time to hear a story on NPR about a genetic disease called fatal familial insomnia. I mean, I know I don't have that, but still, when you're awake at 4 a.m. and already don't have anything to do other than worry about stuff like how much credit-card debt I'm carrying around, how I'm scrambling to make deadline for this thing or that thing, etc. etc., it's easy to also start thinking, "Wow, what if I actually die from a lack of sleep?"

So like I said, mental health day. I'm very excited about it. The Ten:

1. Thievery Corporation, "Interlude"
2. Underworld, "Play Pig"
3. Gorillaz, "DARE"
4. The Beatles, "Revolution 1"
5. The Clash, "This is Radio Clash"
6. The Beautiful South, "Liars' Bar"
7. DJ Cam, "Success" (Thievery Corporation remix)
8. A Tribe Called Quest, "Mr. Muhammad"
9. Miles Davis, "So What"
10. Albion, "Air"

Put your own Ten in the comments . . . it's cathartic.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's okay, Doug. I mean, according to NPR, people with fatal familial insomnia go completely flippin' insane before they die, so you probably wouldn't even care at that point.

Maize n Brew Dave said...

Doug, come on. If you put up a Metal Health album and don't follow up with a Metal Playlist?

You're killing your father Larry.

A Metal Health Playlist:
1. Bang Your Head - Quiet Riot
2. Kick Start My Heart - Motley Crue
3. Gypsy Road - Cinderella
4. Wicked Sensation - Lynch Mob
5. Mr. Brownstone - Guns n Roses
6. Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
7. Cherry Pie - Warrant
8. Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
9. Once Bitten Twice Shy - White Snake
10. Never Enough - LA Guns

Jeffie Husker said...

Mama always said "don't read about other peoples' inability to fall asleep when you can't fall asleep."

Now thoughts of fatal familial insomnia will be keeping me up for the rest of the week.