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Friday random ten: Playoffs

October! Cooler weather! Baseball playoffs! Songs that have the word “play” or “off” in them! Gratuitous exclamation points!

1. Evil Woman Don’t Play Your Games With Me – Crow
2. Foul Play – Robert Cray
3. A Passion Play Edit #9 – Jethro Tull
4. Play Guitar – John Mellencamp
5. Play The Game – Queen
6. Drop Me Off In Harlem – from “The Cotton Club” soundtrack
7. Get Off – Foxy
8. Got To Get You Off My Mind – Southside Johnny and The Jukes
9. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off – Harry Connick
10. Off My Line – Spin Doctors

And you can’t talk playoffs without paying homage to this:

What’s playing off of your iPod?

Entire song list report: Started with “Next To You”, by Southside Johnny and The Jukes. Finished with “Oedipus Rex”, by Tom Lehrer, song #3730, for 106 tunes this week. The last N song was “The Nutcracker Suite, Opus 71a”, by the Bonn Classical Philharmonics. Hey, it’s not just all 70s prog rock and 80s power pop around here, you know. The first O song was “O Come All Ye Faithful”, by Amy Grant, which just nosed out “O Come, All Ye Faithful”, from the Christmas On The Border CD, which doesn’t appear to individually identify its artists. Apparently, I also have an “O’Come All Ye Faithful”, also by Amy Grant, presumably done during her Irish phase. Of the 12 songs I have that start with “O” or “O'” – there’s also “O’Mahoney’s Frolics”, by the genuinely Irish band The Chieftains – eight are Christmas-related. Just thought you’d like to know that.

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  1. Izzy says:

    You got it right with #3. One of the most creative and underappreciated of the Tull albums, “A Passion Play” is/was great. I was lucky to have seen the concert in San Antonio way back in ’72.