a modern Samsung smart phone sitting top of a notebook. There is an image on the phone’s screen that looks like a vintage cassette tape, with a label reading: Mix Tape

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It’s that time again! I’m bringing back something from my old, regular blogging days of the mid-aughts: the Friday Random Ten. I don’t remember who started this tradition, but a bunch of us Philly bloggers would bring this around every Friday. The basic rules are:

  1. fire up your digital music player
  2. go to “all songs“ and shuffle play everything
  3. note the first 10 songs to show up, without skipping anything
  4. create your playlist

Today’s Friday Random Ten, brought to you by realizing on Monday that you wrote this thing up on Friday and never pushed it live 🫠 So, can we make a little exception this week?

  1. “Man with a Plan” – Tacks, the Boy Disaster, Daytrotter Sessions: April 13, 2007
  2. “Take You on a Cruise” – Interpol, Antics
  3. “The Final Countdown” – Europe, The Final Countdown
  4. “Bottle Rocket” – The Go! Team, Thunder Lightning Strike
  5. “Blood Patrol” – VLLNS ft. Powernerd, Dreamhour
  6. “Don’t Forget Me” – Red Hot Chili Peppers, By the Way
  7. “Flight 180” – Bishop Allen, Daytrotter Sessions: June 1, 2007
  8. “One of my Terms” – Pink Floyd, The Wall
  9. “Sick Again” – Led Zeppelin, Physical Grafitti
  10. “Naked Wii” – Kirby Krackle, Kirby Krackle

Artists I’ve seen live: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kirby Krackle

Favorite track on the list: “Bottle Rocket”

Least favorite track on the list: “Don’t Forget Me”

Lovely little surprise: I seriously forgot that I had The Go! Team in my music library. I love it.