Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Five Ways To Shuffle Through A Morning

Thought I'd do the iPod shuffle post with just five songs I listened to this morning before work. Aural memory recall sometimes freaks me out because of its ability to pick me up and toss me down into various points in my life or places I've been. One song may bring me amazing joy and others are more like a hit in the gut.

Hot Hot Heat - Middle Of Nowhere: Great song, although I still have too many associations with visiting my grandmother in hospice whenever this comes on. Incidentally, because of that I always think of that golden time of summer that's hot, sunny, clear, but breezy enough to make it bearable.

The Beastie Boys - Hold It Now, Hit It: Not something I listen to regularly enough to have any opinions other than the Beasties rock.

Ben Folds Five - Don't Change Your Plans: When I moved to Jamestown in 1999, I listened to "The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner" a lot.

XTC - Dear God: This is the second song after "Mayor of Simpleton" that I heard by XTC on the radio. I was, and am, a lyrics junkie, so as a teenager I got off on the straight-forward questioning of a higher power.

Cracker - Someday: I don't like country music, but I don't have a problem with bands like Cracker or Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. The lead singer doesn't have the most spectacular voice, but the back-up harmonies can be sublime.

5 comments:

gasaholic said...

Wow......XTC, I have that album you are referring to.....and i love "Mayor of Simpleton"

Now, if you know about "The Only One I know" by Charlatans UK, I'll really be impressed.....

Julia said...

Well, I don't know about that song but I do know about the Charlatans UK (or.. Charlatans if you're in the UK). How about "Can't Get Out of Bed"?

gasaholic said...

I think I know that one, but am not totally sure........Rings a bell though

Anonymous said...

Wow....the cover band I was in from 90-92 covered "The Only One I Know." Haven't thought about that song in years!!!

battlemaiden said...

I love "Euro Trash Girl" by Cracker. Absolutely love it - it's such a great driving with the windows down, sunglasses on, head bobbing song.

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