Friday, March 03, 2006

Musical tag

Okay, so usually I take a pass on the whole chain letter/forward/internet tag thing, but as this one affords me the opportunity to opine about music, I figured I'd take a stab. Thanks Kim

the "rules"

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they are any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

So here we go. In no particular order.

The Boy Wonder Jinx "Justin Estes" -- after Dan mentioned this in a blog post a couple weeks ago, I've been listening to this song pretty frequently. "a floor and a heater is like heaven / with a heater"

Drive-By Truckers "Women Without Whiskey" -- Beautiful despair. "If I make it through this year, think I'm gonna put this bottle down"

TV On The Radio "Bomb Yourself" -- I first saw Tunde in the vastly underappreciated movie Jump Tomorrow and found him a fascinating actor. Turns out he's also a great musician. I've been listening to the whole album quite a bit this week. "It's not me, mom / It's what the TV said"

Uncle Jim "Flashback" -- Alan Bishop at his weirdest and most brilliant. "My doctor said to take two percocets every four hours, but I decided to take four percocets every two hours, guys"

The Maytals "Sweet and Dandy" -- Watching The Harder They Come made me realize what I'd been missing all these years by associating reggae with the idiotic white boy stoner wannabes I saw in high school and college. Totally, totally amazing songwriting and harmonies on this Maytals classic. "It's no wonder, it's a perfect pander /While they were dancing in that bar room last night"

Elliott Smith "Riot Coming" -- One of the many "unfinished" songs leaked after Elliott's death, "Riot Coming" is amazing, dark, and moving. It also seems finished, to me. "There's a riot coming / like a drug in the water"

Chris Brokaw "Move" -- Chris's albums just get better and better. This one's amazing. "the decision always looked good to me"

okay, so seven seems like a pretty random, and far too small, number. I could have easily done twice as many. but I suppose that's all part of the "game."

So I don't know seven other bloggers, but I'm sure that of Dan, Shannon, Zach, and Taylor, somebody will come through.


Blogger Kodos said...

Zach & Taylor? You're hanging out with Hanson? *scratches head*

12:29 PM  

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