Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tales of the BilliPod: What I Listened to on the Way to Work Today

I've done this before, and often fall back on it while I am swamped. Here is what I listened to on the way to work this morning:

First, before shuffling, a podcast from the New York Times Op-Ed Page, "The Education of Robert Kennedy" by columnist David Brooks. You have to be a subscriber of the Times to read it, or you can find it here. Worth a gander, especially if you are/were a big supporter of RFK.

Then we hit shuffle, and this is what came up. Shoot, I just shuffled past it. Let's see if I can remember. Only can come up with 7 of the 9 tracks. How embarassing. Anyway, here's the majority of what I listened to this morning:

"Indifference" by Pearl Jam, live in Boston on July 11, 2003. Considered one of the highlights of the 2003 "Riot Act" tour, the band endeavored to play every song they had performed on their '03 tour, all in one show. "Indifference," an amazing song in and of itself, was the finale to the 12-song "acoustic" portion of the 45-song marathon.

"Lolo Telethon" by Rap Reiplinger. An acquired taste, for sure, Rap was a Hawaii comedian who died tragically at the age of 33 in 1984. His album Poi Dog was a staple in everyone's home. The comedy is a bit dated and un-PC for 2006, but it still brings chuckles and rings true. This is from his "Greatest Hits" cd called Poi Dog With Crabs.

"Sly" by Herbie Hancock, from his amazing Head Hunters album.

"The Ball Poem" by John Berryman, from Poetry Speaks: Hear Great Poets Read Their Work from Tennyson to Plath, an amazing great book containing audio of nearly every major American poet reading his or her work.

"Garden," from Pearl Jam's Ten.

"Tiny Dancer" by Elton John, from Madman Across the Water

and "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC from their Live in Paris CD which is included in their Bonfire box set.

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