Friday random ten (on Saturday)

The Friday Random Ten is a bit of a blog tradition that many bloggers periodically indulge in, including fellow ScienceBloggers PZ, Chad, and John. However, Orac, ever the contrarian, likes to indulge in this practice on Saturdays (when he does it at all). So, without further ado, take a plunge into a very small sampling (0.08776%) of Orac’s music collection that happened to come up randomly on a shuffle play set for my entire iTunes library:

  1. The Harbinger Complex, I Think I’m Down (from: Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era).
  2. Suede (I refuse to call them “The London Suede,” the silly name they had to take for the American market), This Hollywood Life (from: Dog Man Star)
  3. Sigur Rós, Untitled 7 (from: ())
  4. The Clash, Groovy Times (from: Super Black Market Clash)
  5. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Stairway to the Stars (from: The Golden Years 1938-1942)
  6. Led Zeppelin, That’s the Way (from Led Zeppelin III)
  7. David Bowie, Speed of Life (from: Stage)
  8. Blondie, Will Anything Happen (from: The Platinum Collection)
  9. TSOL, No Time (from: Revenge)
  10. Gordon Lightfoot, The Patriot’s Dream (from: Don Quixote)

And, a super bonus 11th tune from the Random Ten, just because it’s so cool and because, as a huge fan, I just couldn’t leave it out because it came up 11th:

  • Godspeed You Black Emperor!, East Hastings (from F# A# ∞)

Truly, a strange mix of tunes this time. I guess that’s what I get for including my whole library in the Random Ten.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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