Saturday, July 5, 2014

Post-Independence Saturday Random Ten

We were hit with the dregs of Hurricane Arthur.  We were quite lucky, on the whole.  It still wasn't fun to get caught out in it.  I know this, and was feeling a little off for a time after I got drenched.  The nighttime was better, though.

The weather was expected to cancel or delay most of the Fourth of July celebrations, except for the fireworks up in Boston, which were pushed up to Thursday night.  The rain put a damper on things, yes.  There were still a few fireworks here last night, though, as well as more tonight.

Watched another movie last night.  This time it was Bad Day at Black Rock, a modern day Western in which Spencer Tracy plays a one-armed war veteran who goes to a small town to give a medal to the Japanese father of a fallen fellow soldier, and winds up having to defend himself against the galoots who basically lynched the old man.  It may be the patron saint of self-critical American popcorn movies.

1. Diana Krall - Este Seu Olhar
2. Mose Allison - Don't Forget to Smile
3. Lower Dens - In the End is the Beginning
4. The Beastie Boys - Rhyme the Rhyme Well
5. Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
6. Paul Simon - Sure Don't Feel Like Love
7. The Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is the Move
8. Neko Case - That Teenage Feeling
9. Pink Martini - Sway
10. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Watch Your Step*

* Wasn't intending to begin and end things with artists who are now married.  Just one of those fun coincidences.


susan said...

Arthur arrived here early Saturday morning and stayed for the better part of 24 hours. A weird one for several reasons - too early in the season, almost no rain here (but high winds), and it got cold. I'm sorry you got drenched and hope there were towels and dry clothes handy.

We watched that movie a couple of years ago. That was a pretty nasty town Spencer Tracy arrived at, wasn't it?

That's a great Mose Allison song. I also like the combo of The Beastie Boys, Fats Domino, and Paul Simon in the middle of the SR10.

Ben said...

It's interesting that you didn't receive much rain. I guess that part of the storm had spent itself by the time it reached you. Of course I can see how the wind and the cold could be a little unnerving by themselves. Anyway, I felt rotten for awhile but didn't get sick in the cold or flu sense.

Was indeed a nasty town. Lee Marvin was one of the enforcers, and he tended to be a very intimidating actor.

Glad you like. :)