Friday random ten: The 2000s

Did we ever decide on a name for this decade, or did we all sort of agree that it wasn’t worth the bother? I mean, if it weren’t for the birth of my two kids, I’d be willing to forget the whole wretched decade ever happened. Be that as it may, there were a few songs worth remembering.

1. For What Reason – Death Cab for Cutie (2000)
2. Apology – The Go-Go’s (2001)
3. The Rising – Bruce Springsteen (2002)
4. Dirty Life & Times – Warren Zevon (2003)
5. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day (2004)
6. When I’m 25 or 64 – Jonathan Coulton (2005)
7. You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse (2006)
8. Village Green Preservation Society – Kate Rusby (2007)
9. Womanizer – Lily Allen (2008)
10. Hesitation Blues – Willie and The Wheel (2009)

You remember what was supposed to happen in the year 2000, don’t you?

What, you were expecting something about the Y2K bug? That was a crock. The real question is, does anyone still use Lotus software any more? A decade’s a heck of a long time in that industry.

Entire song list report: Started with “You’re An Ocean”, by Fastball. Finished with “6060-842”, by the B-52s, even though iTunes claims that “99 Red Balloons” by Nena is the last song. That would have been appropriate, but that’s the way it goes. The last Y song was “Yuppies In The Sky”, by Tom Paxton. The first Z song was “Zanzibar”, by Billy Joel; the last Z song was “Zoot Suit Riot”, by the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies; the first numeric song was “2 Chairs and One Tree”, by Brother, even if iTunes says it is “100 Days, 100 Night”, by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Eighty-eight songs this week, and a new batch of a few hundred starting next week. And maybe a new gimmick project for after that. Woo hoo!

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2 Responses to Friday random ten: The 2000s

  1. Teddy says:

    The 90’s was a much better decade (both politically and musically).

  2. Linkmeister says:

    Sailing to Philadelphia — Mark Knopfler (2000)
    Springtime for Hitler — Ensemble (2001)
    Who Knows Where the Time Goes — Eva Cassidy (2002)
    Come On-A My House — Bette Midler (2003)
    Margaritaville — Jimmy Buffett (Live at Fenway Park) (2004)
    Prairie Wind — Neil Young (2005)
    Not Ready to Make Nice — Dixie Chicks (2006)
    River — Herbie Hancock (2007)
    The Drums of War — Jackson Browne (2008)
    Long Black Veil — Rosanne Cash (2009)

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