Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Day Late Saturday Friday Random Ten

I spent last week running around getting things done that I didn't have time for while school was in, in addition to picking up a couple of extra shifts at work. Yesterday, I spent decompressing from the last year. Can't believe how busy I've been. How much did I relax? I watched an old "Rockford Files" episode on Netflix streaming, that's how much!

In the meantime, a few weeks ago, I discovered that I could become a CNA-- Certified Nursing Assistant-- without taking the CNA class-- if you pass nursing 101, all you have to do is take the state test, which a bunch of friends have taken and said was very easy. I'd like to work a couple of shifts a week, maybe overnight, at some place. It'll give me some badly needed extra dough and some hands-on experience in the medical field.

1. Green Shirt- Elvis Costello
2. Beep, Beep- The Playmates
3. New Gun In Town- The dB's
4. Indian Giver- The Ramones
5. The Way We Live- Johnny Rivers
6. Let's Spend the Night Together- The Rolling Stones
7. They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore- Kinky Friedman
8. Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys- Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings
9. Are You Gonna Be There At The Love-In?- The Chocolate Watchband
10. Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White- The Standells

1. From Costello's amazing third album, Armed Forces.
2. When I was a kid, my brothers and I discovered this novelty tune on an oldies album my dad had and just loved it.
3. Nobody was happier than I was when the long-out-of-print dB's cd "Like This" was reissued on cd a few years ago. One of the great albums of the eighties.
4. The Ramones' cover of a bubble gum classic.
5. Johnny Rivers doing social commentary
6. When the Stones played the Ed Sullivan show, they were made to change the lyrics to "Let's Spend Some Time Together."
7. From my favorite Jewish-Texan Country Music Star/Author/Politician
8. "Cowboys ain't easy to love, and even harder to hold."
9. A big bunch of hippy-dippy sixties cheese. From the great Nuggets collection.
10. Another one from the Nuggets collection. These guys were best known for their garage-rock classic "Dirty Water."


mi said...

i only recognize the stones song and the willie nelson song, haha!

Churlita said...

I love the Rockford Files. That sounds like a great way to relax. I was a CNA but I got trained on the job. Our hospital here has pretty much moved to medical assistants because they can give meds and some shots.