Saturday, December 28, 2013

Elderberry Saturday Random Ten

An older gentleman accosted - maybe not the right word but a good-sounding one - me outside a grocery store tonight.  We'd met before a few times at a branch library.  He started telling me about the renovations they did at the central library, as well as their Civil War film series.  We chatted for a few things before his bus came and I went onto my next errand.  Older people seem more liable to start a conversation out of the blue with someone they don't really know.  As long as you don't get too morbid or political, it's not a bad habit.

1. Ladytron - Fighting in Built Up Areas
2. Taj Mahal - Fishin' Blues
3. R.E.M. - 9-9
4. Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa
5. They Might Be Giants - Let Your Hair Hang Down
6. Nellie McKay - Long and Lazy River
7. Imperial Teen - Out From Inside*
8. Morphine - Candy
9. Joni Mitchell - Coyote
10. Amy Winehouse - Intro/Stronger Than Me

*Sure I risk typecasting myself as an indie pop fan with so many choices like this, but I'm beyond caring.


susan said...

It's nice he recognized you and wanted to chat about something he thought was a mutual interest. I think people of older generations are far more used to personal interactions than are many young people.

It's a pretty familiar FR10 this week. I listened to the Imperial Teen song and it sounded fine to me although I liked the Ladytron, Taj Mahal and REM match-up even more.

Ben said...

How to handle and enjoy social interactions is a good thing to learn. I hope to get better at it myself. Within reason.

Those are very cool songs as well. The Ladytron song is one of theirs with Bulgarian lyrics. 9-9 is an engagingly weird one too.