Friday, October 07, 2005

Friday Random Ten

Pre-Back to School Edition

1. "I Will Buy You a New Life," Everclear
2. "Lumina," Joan Osborn
3. "I Didn't Know What Time it Was," Billie Holiday
4. "The Ballad of Nathan DeRolf," Molly and Tom O'Brien
5. "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight," Bob Dylan
6. "Rag Mama Rag," The Band
7. "Someone Else's Song," Wilco
8. "Where Do They Make Balloons?," They Might Be Giants
9. "Ain't Found Nobody," The Mavericks
10. "Ex Lion Tamer," Wire

Molly O'Brien is a law professor, an education law expert, a talented amature musician and songwriter and a friend. During the DeRolf litigation she and her then-husband penned a tune recounting the tortured path of the case. It's a fun DIY folky tune in the best spirit of Tom Lehrer's "Folk Song Army." The highlight is the line where they work in "a thorough and efficient system is in the State Constitution."

The E&A Coalition -- those who brought the DeRolf action -- still have a copy of the MP3 in their resources library.