Friday Random Ten: We Won’t Start The Fire.

On behalf of my far-flung PostBourgie blogmates, I made plans Saturday to gas up the Altima, head two hours north on Interstate 75 and enjoy an old-fashioned Quran bonfire with Pastor Fu Manchu.

Alas, now I’ve got a handful of matches, a taste for flames and nothing to burn. Because Allah knows I’m not driving all the way to Springfield, Tenn.

So in an effort to let off a little steam, we’ve cobbled together a list of 10 songs for the inner arsonist – and for a very vocal minority, bigot – in all of us. All you Hot Boyz and Hot Girlz out there know what I’m talking about:

1. “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water on ‘Em)” by Busta Rhymes (Brokey)

2. “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash (Monica)

3. “Fire” by Ohio Players (Angela)

4. “Sunny Came Home” by Shawn Colvin (Nicole)

5. “Fire and Desire” by Rick James featuring Teena Marie (Blackink)

6. “We Be Burnin'” by Sean Paul (Brokey)

7. “Fire” by Jimi Hendrix (Monica)

8. “Sleep Now in the Fire” by Rage Against the Machine. (Melissa A)

9. “Fire Starter” by Prodigy (Belleisa)

10. “Catch a Fire” by Bob Marley (Naima)

Guess I’ll just have to settle for watching some football this weekend. Hope the rest of y’all had a backup plan.


Joel Anderson —blackink —  writes about sports, politics, crime, courts, and other issues far beyond his competence at BuzzFeed. He has worked at media outlets in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Atlanta and contributed to a number of publications, including The Root and The American Prospect, among many others.