Friday, February 7, 2014

Cutting a rug with the Friday Random Ten

They've been installing carpet where I work.  Last week and this week they got just about all of the first floor.  Next week they'll be installing it on the second floor, where I work.  It's an interesting smell, not exactly an unpleasant one.  I know from personal experience in college though that it's not one I'd want to experience overnight.

1. Arcade Fire - Empty Room
2. New Order - We All Stand
3. Scissor Sisters - Tits on the Radio
4. Imperial Teen - No Matter What You Say
5. They Might Be Giants - Let Your Hair Hang Down
6. Morphine - Sheila
7. R.E.M. - Life and How to Live It
8. Mose Allison - Foolkiller
9. Pink Martini - Quizas, Quizas, Quizas*
10. Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Rhinoccratic Oaths

* There are accent marks in this title as well, but I'd have to import the characters into Blogger and that messes up the layout.


susan said...

Just last fall he management had the halls and lobby painted and re-carpeted so I know from recent history what you mean by 'interesting'. So long as the fumes can be vented the smell usually goes away pretty fast.

Nice FR10 - most especially (for me) Rhinocratic Oaths:

After his second wife passed away, Percy Rawlinson seemed to spend more and more time with his alsatian owl.
His friends told him "You should get out more, Percy, or you'll wind up looking like a dog, ha ha."
He was later arrested near a lamppost.

That's a very good REM tune and anything by Mose Allison gets my vote.

Ben said...

"What will you do with it? Not that it's any of my business," he giggled.

"I think I'll become an alcoholic."

The venting for the carpeting job seems to be pretty good. The smell is noticeable the day of installation, not so much the next day.