Hoped to get a Random 11 done today, but I am awash in work that cannot be put off. I am also a little tired from watching the Bears bleed to death last night against the 49ers, which led to this post: I Lost My Quarterback Rating in San Francisco. I really hate being on Eastern time, especially when it involves staying up to watch a hapless team punch itself in the balls for three-and-a-half hours. I need an intervention.
I am also going to be doing a couple special Random 11's in the coming weeks. I want to do another Favorites of 2009 -- I've got a playlist of about three dozen songs that I'm trying to whittle down, and I found some really great stuff this year (thanks, eMusic). I'm also going to take a stab at a Random 11 for the Aughts, my favorite 11 songs since 2000.
One funny music-related note: I am a fervent eMusic subscriber, mostly because it's a very cheap way to get a lot of indie rock. However, they entered an agreement with CBS/Sony this year, which allowed them to add a lot of old major label stuff...including many guilty pleasures for yours truly. I've already added some Hall and Oates, Ozzy, and Quiet Riot, and I have some REO and Journey in my queue. But I am almost ashamed to admit how excited I was when I found this:
I know that other song was bigger, but this was my favorite song to play to death from Play Deep. When I found eMusic added this, it prompted this conversation with The Lovely Becky.
Me: You know, The Outfield were an underrated power pop band. They were really pretty good.
TLB: Um, no they weren't.
Talk about say it isn't so. Have a great weekend.