Friday, July 15, 2005Today's Random Ten is a sugary, spacey blend of techno treats and retro faves, the sole exception being John Hiatt's bouncily ascerbic screw-the-mass-media-overload Luddite anthem from his 1995 CD Walk On, "Shredding the Document." It's ten years old, but lyrically as timely as ever.
- John Hiatt - "Shredding the Document"
- Armand van Helden feat. Spaldi - "Hear My Name"
- S-Express - "Theme from S-Express (ViperXXL remix)"
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - "I Love Playin' With Fire (Live in NYC 1982)"
- Coldplay - "White Shadows"
- Oakenfold - "Starry-Eyed Surprise": this one was featured as the backing track to a soft-drink commercial I saw recently, where volumes of glittering CGI bubbles rise from aluminum cans to encircle iPodded, rollerblading youngsters with clouds of carbonated joy. I suppose it's telling I remembered the song, but not which cola it was shilling.
- The Egg - "Wall (Mylo remix)"
- Donald Fagen - "New Frontier"
- Air - "La Femme d'Argent"
- Fine Young Cannibals - "Johnny Come Home"
However, just shoot me if I ever look back on Orange Alerts, the War on Terror, or Dubya Days with dumbfounded nostalgic glee. Let's hope that twenty years down the line, we won't have good reason to. Until then, keep the Space Pop coming, and have a great weekend.
UPDATE: that Oakenfold tune was selling Diet Croak™.