I forgot to post a Random Friday set last week, because it was the holiday weekend, and so Friday didn’t feel like Friday. But I’m back in my regularly scheduled groove, and so here there are, my random ten for the week.
1. Higher Ground , Iris Dement (Infamous Angel)
2. Heartache for Everyone, Indigo Girls (All That We Let In)
3. The Rhyme Intervention Featuring 4th Pyramid, C-Rayz Walz (Paste Magazine Sampler)
4. Sympathy for the Devil, Natalie Merchant (Jealousy Single)
5. Too Late to Cry, Allison Krauss (Too Late to Cry)
6. Deja Vu, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Deja Vu)
7. Just Because (1956), Elvis Presley (The Sun Sessions)
8. Midnight Rider, The Allman Brothers (World Cafe, Volume 18)
9. Cedar Tree, Indigo Girls (Rites of Passage)
10. Got a Feeling, The Mamas and the Papas (If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
Favorite Song: Got a Feeling. I had such a thing for the Mamas and the Papas during my late high school, early college years. I don’t know why exactly, but I found the stories behind the band so interesting and I loved their music. I think favorite story is the one where Cass has been wanting into the band, but her voice wasn’t fitting into the harmonies quite right. Then something, I don’t remember what it was, a microphone stand maybe, fell on her head, and all of the sudden she could hit the notes she needed. Come on, how can you not love someone who’s voice gets magically better after blunt head trauma.
Least Favorite: The Rhyme Intervention Featuring 4th Pyramid. Mostly because I’ve never really listened to it. An iPod purge is coming soon, this may be one to go.
Seen in Concert: The Indigo Girls, of course. They were actually my first real concert experience (well, except for the time when I was 12 that my dad took me to see Barbra Mandrell and Kenny Rogers because he knew the bass player in KR’s band and got free tickets. That was actually a pretty cool night, we got to go backstage and meet Kenny. I got an autographed tamborine). I’ve now seen the Girls a good four or five times. The best was a couple of years ago at Radio City Music Hall. I had never been there and it was pretty amazing.
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I finally got around to doing a Random Friday. Have a great weekend…
i really think this friday tradition is clever and i’ve been enjoying it. this mix sounded particularly awesome to me. happy friday!
Two fave Mama and the Papa’s song would be, California Dreaming (for the harmonies alone) and (I can’t recall the title) but it starts out about a church with a broken clock that can be seen from a bedroom window and the clock always reads 12:30…chorus goes, Young girls are coming to the canyon… again, the harmonies are just sublime!
I really have enjoyed your blog! You are a fabulous writer…I have put you on my list of reads immedietly! I hope you dont mind.
And Allison Krauss is amazing! I love her. My husband and I danced to her rendition of When You say Nothing At all.
(Ek! I think thats what its called!?)
Anyway, Im glad I found you! ~Shells xoxo
“When You Say Nothing At All” is one of the all time greatest love songs. As is “Down on my Knees” by Trisha Yearwood. Not that this has anything to do with the above post I just get so excited when someone else knows that song!
Marisa I enjoy your blog thoroughly!
Hey Shelli and Lisa Ann, thanks for the kind words. I’m so glad you all came by, please come by as often as you’d like!