Music time and then it’s the weekend.

Earlier this week, my favorite record of all time somehow turned fifteen years old. That would, of course, be Tori Amos’s “Boys for Pele.” It’s truly stunning to me that that record has been with me for fifteen years [and that her first will be twenty next year], but there you have it. So, the two songs from that record that I’m feeling the most right now are “Doughnut Song” and “Putting the Damage On,” so we’ll start with those, hit shuffle on the iTunes machine and see where we end up ten songs later. More videos after the jump. Go!

1. Owen Pallett – “Keep The Dog Quiet” [Simon Bookish remix]
2. Radiohead – “How To Disappear Completely”
3. Robert Randolph and the Family Band – “Dry Bones” [psst! Free download of live recording there!]
4. Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé – “Barcelona”
5. Chris Bell – “Speed of Sound”
6. Snowden – “No One In Control”
7. Whiskeytown – “A Song For You” [Gram Parsons cover]
8. Sting – “Why Should I Cry For You?”
9. Nina Simone – “Who Am I?”
10. Low – “In Silence”

I must say, this is one of the most epic and synchronistic Random Tens I’ve ever had. For instance, we’ll start with the Snowden song “No One Is In Control,” which includes these lyrics early on:

“Middle of a summer night you just go / for a ride / and get high / and sing / Nina Simone…”

And many other lyrics, as well, so here’s that:

Snowden – “No One In Control”

And look, oh, hello, here’s Nina:

Moving on from there: