challengers 300x160 Weekend Random Ten [Challengers edition]It’s almost the weekend, which means music time! I’ve started the Random Ten with this song before, but I don’t care. It just keeps coming up in my life and is working its way into becoming one of my favorite songs of all time. It’s “Challengers” by The New Pornographers [prominently featuring Neko Case], and aside from the song being incredible, the video is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. So we’ll start with that, hit shuffle on the old iTunes, see where things are ten songs later, listen to music, yadda yadda, the end. More videos after the jump!

1. Spoon – “I Could See The Dude”
2. Coldplay – “God Put A Smile Upon Your Face”
3. She & Him – “Thieves”
4. Jethro Tull – “Bourée” [J.S. Bach]
5. U2 – “’40′”
6. Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians – “Love Like We Do”
7. Trisha Yearwood – “Little Hercules”
8. Lucero – “All Sewn Up”
9. Micah P. Hinson and the Red Empire Orchestra – “I Keep Havin’ These Dreams”
10. David Wilcox – “Johnny’s Camaro”

So, um, WOW, first of all, great shuffle. But I have to admit that there are tons of songs on my iTunes that I’ve downloaded because they sound interesting but have never gotten around to listening to, and that’s the case with the Micah P. Hinson song. May I just say, “WOW”?! Amazing new discovery.

And as a bonus, here’s the David Wilcox song…if you haven’t heard David Wilcox, he’s one of those folk singers who can make you laugh your ass off, all while telling a poignant story about self-actualization, as is the case with “Johnny’s Camaro.” Amazing.