I’m grateful to have arrived at Friday once again, relatively unscathed by the preceeding week, and ready for just a little rest. Or maybe, not so much rest, as I’ve got a potluck and Shay’s birthday dancing excursion (happy birthday Shay-bird!) tonight as well as a wedding and Shay’s actual birthday party tomorrow. I’ll sleep on Sunday.
Anyway, time for the set. You know the rules, but I get a kick out of repeating them, so here they are. Set your pod or other, less aethetically pleasing, digital music player a’shufflin’ and report back the first ten (or 11) songs that it spits out. No skipping, explaining or rationalizing via emoticon allowed.
1. Blackbird, Sarah McLachlan (I Am Sam)
2. I Sleep Alone, Moonlight Towers (Paste Magazine Sampler)
3. You Won’t See Me, The Beatles (Rubber Soul)
4. I’ll Cover You, Original Broadway Cast (Rent Sountrack)
5. Many Rivers, Charlotte Martin (Test-Drive Songs)
6. Section 20 (Together We’re Heavy), The Polyphonic Spree (Together We’re Heavy)
7. Frisky, Sly & The Family Stone (The Essential Sly & The Family Stone)
8. Maria’s Beautiful Mess, Ellis Paul (Live)
9. Lenny/Man on the Side, John Mayer (Any Given Thursday)
10. She, Hummingfish (Love Traktor and Other Songs)
Favorite Song: Sarah McLachlan’s version of Blackbird. I had the fortune of seeing her perform this song live (wow, almost two years ago now). Both she and it were lovely and amazing.
Favorite Album: This is tough today, because there’s a load of good stuff on the list today. I think I have to pick Together We’re Heavy by the Polyphonic Spree. Their live show was THE BEST music experience of my lifetime thus far.
Seen Live: I’ve already mentioned Sarah and the Spree. I’ve also seen Ellis Paul (I actually sat next to him at the Tin Angel that night, he ate dinner and watched his opening act).
Portland/Personal Connection: Hummingfish was a Portland/Pacific Northwest band. I think my sister had some connection to them (camp maybe?) and if my memory is serving correctly, my very first boyfriend, the guy I dated briefly in college before I broke up with him (and crushed him just a little), was related to one of the members of the band. Strange, tenuous strings.