Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Random Ten: And it's deep, too

Tomorrow is the 72nd anniversary of Richard Pryor's birth.  This came up in a list of daily trivia that a coworker of mine was looking up and chatting about.  Then from the Wikipedia article he was looking at titles, saying "these are so dirty" and "filthy mouth."  With genuine horror, understand.  There are things to say about what Pryor was trying to get at, and why he felt justified to use the words he did.  I didn't say them.  The coworker and I come from different worlds, and I couldn't get over that divide.

1. Ladytron - Runaway
2. Nat King Cole - Straighten Up and Fly Right
3. The xx - Basic Space
4. Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five - I'm Not Rough
5. Soul Coughing - Mr. Bitterness
6. Annie Lennox -Precious
7. Fol Chen - If Tuesday Comes
8. Roy Brown - Let the Four Winds Blow
9. Fleetwood Mac - That's All For Everyone
10. Ben Folds Five - The Sound of the Life of the Mind


susan said...

Oh how we loved to be horrified by Richard Pryor's language and attitude. There's just no help for some people and there are some conversations we must leave unspoken.

Nice to see another smooth sounding FR10.

Ben said...

"Smooth sounding"? Yeah, I guess you could call it that.

Richard Pryor, of course, doesn't need me to advocate for him. It does annoy me when people dismiss other people's appreciation of things just because they don't like it. Not much I can do, though.