Friday, January 23, 2009

Today's Five O'Clock Rock (Episode 66)

Ah, crap.
Year of the Ox looking very un-bullish, seers say (IHT)
Chinese soothsayers see a deepening recession, millions more losing their jobs, and stocks and home prices continuing to fall. ... [S]ome fortunetellers are throwing in other dire predictions — massive earthquakes, rising U.S.-Russian tensions and trouble for President Barack Obama. ... Obama, born in the Year of the Ox, is taking office in a particularly bad year for his Chinese astrological sign. ... Obama also is the 44th president, a number the Chinese deem extremely unlucky, because "four" is pronounced the same as "death" in Chinese.

Year of the Ox

Rocks Off / The Rolling Stones
The Ox / The Who
Brainbox Pollution / Hawkwind
"B" Movie Box Car Blues / The Blues Brothers
Looking For A Fox / Clarence Carter
When My Boy Walks Down The Street / The Magnetic Fields
Fort Knox, King Solomon / Bob Mould
The Boxer / Waylon Jennings
Knocks Me Off My Feet / Stevie Wonder
Glory Box / Portishead
Wild Ox Moan / Taj Mahal
Evel Talks Of The Future/Reprise: Ballad of Evel Knievel / Evel Knievel
This Friday's Mix: Year of the Ox

1 comment:

Joe Janes said...

According to many a Chinese paper placemat, I am an Ox. This shall be my soundtrack this year.