I'm currently scheduled to host a seminar entitled "Rachel Maddow and the Lesbian Plot to Sap Our Precious Bodily Fluids," but I may be sitting in at the "Al Franken and ACORN: How Liberals are Destroying the American Election System" forum as well. [Author's Note: That last one is absolutely real. Swear to god.]
In any case, posting by moi will necessarily be sporadic for a few days.
But in my absence, here's a fun project for you all to contemplate:
Most Memorable Post-Beatles Song With Either the Word Week or a Specific Day of the Week In Its Title!!!
Self-explanatory, obviously, so no arbitrary rules this time. Although if you try to sneak in Loudon Wainwright's "April Fools Day Morn," or "Wild Weekend" or something similar, I will come to your house and taunt you unmercifully. Okay? We're talking either Monday through Sunday or the actual word week.
Incidentally -- without having checked the archives (which is more complicated than I want to think about, frankly) it occurs to me I might have done something kind of similar to this not too long ago. if so, please forgive my incipient senility and a workload that would be crushing for a college kid on meth, let alone a senior citizen.
Okay, here's my totally top of my head Top Seven:
7. Groovy Tuesday -- The Smithereens
From Especially For You, which remains one of the great underrated albums of the 80s. This is a recent solo performance by head 'Reen Pat DiNizio, and it's so good I can almost forgive him for being a winger.
6. Sunday Morning -- The Velvet Underground
Lou's big Brill Building move on the Velvets' otherwise kinda scary debut LP. Seriously -- this is so pretty, the Monkees could have covered it.
5. Saturday Night -- Kaiser Chiefs
Not a fan, particularly, but in the absence of anything relevant featuring Billy Corgan's pretentious cueball noggin, I thought it appropriate to have something recorded in the current century.
4. Eight Days a Week -- The Beatles
From the non-canonical American LP Beatles VI. As Cameron Crowe famously said of something else, you still can't buy a better record.
3. Sunday Girl -- Blondie
You know, it's not exactly a secret that I'm a sucker for a woman in a man's dress shirt and tie, but -- and I've never seen this clip before -- she was really to die for, wasn't she?
2. Lazy Sunday -- Small Faces
One of the most evocative "knickers up at the pub" songs of 60s Brit rock. And those little psychedelic breaks in the middle, with the chimes and organ, are just exquisite, doncha think?
And the numero uno 7 Jours Par Semaine song of them all, c'mon for a change I'm not exagerrating here and there really can't be any doubt about this, obviously is --
1. Friday on My Mind -- The Easybeats.
C'mon -- you knew this was gonna be the one, right? Great song, and the amazing thing is that it's not even their best, although that remains a fairly well-kept secret outside of Australia.
Awrighty then -- what would your choices be?
[Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Cinema Listomania -- theme: most memorable cop flicks -- is now up over at Box Office (inspired by the radically new transfer William Friedkin did for the Blu-Ray version of The French Connection). As always, if you could see your way to going over there and leaving a comment, it would convince management that I'm worth the vast sums of money they're paying me. Thanks!]