In the bleak midwinter, which in my book happens between September and February (inclusive), I tend to exist mainly in my Man Cave. And one of the things I do there on a Friday is set my musical device free to play ten songs from my collection in random order. For no obvious reason, I then tell my loyal reader what they were! As it’s Friday, it’s time to go. So, let’s rock!

  1. Lazy by X-Press 2 ft. David Byrne. The English electronic duo) it says here are joined by the chief Talking Head, David Byrne. Classic.
  2. Song Of Life by Leftfield. Another English electronic band with a tune dating back to 1992, I’m amazed to read.
  3. M+M’s by Blink 182. 100 MPH from the Calfornian popular beat combo outfit, with a riff semi-borrowed from AC/DC’s Thunderstruck.
  4. Somebody by the Eagles. Glenn Frey takes the lead on this filler from their final album Long Road Out of Eden.
  5. The Dean And I by 10cc. Brilliant Godley and Creme song in the style of the Beach Boys.
  6. Scarborough Fair/Canticle by Simon and Garfunkel. Perfect. From 1966’s Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme long player. 1966, mind.
  7. Won’t Get Fooled Again by the Who. Their best album, Who’s Next, came out in rock’s greatest year, 1971 (this is a fact). This, in my opinion (so that’s a fact, too), is their greatest single and Roger Daltrey’s greatest scream.
  8. Black Coral by the Stills/Young Band. The 1976 album Long May You Run was supposed to also include David Crosby and Graham Nash, but that collapsed amid the usual CSNY acrimony. The album was really good and included excellent songs like this one from Stills.
  9. Two Can Play That Game by Bobby Brown. A quite magnificent tune.
  10. Rise by Herb Alpert. A gorgeous chunk of jazzy funk, or is it funky jazz, to finish with.

That’s all, folks!