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Top Played Music #2
Thursday, Mar 15, 2007 from Lago Vista, Texas
Posted: Mar 15, 2007 | 1067 words | 3 Comments
Back on November 21st I wrote a blog of my top played music at the time according to my iTunes. It’s almost four months later and I’m wondering if my top played list has changed much. So it’s time to find out. I suggest reading the previous entry as well. This time I’ll only comment on the songs that I didn’t comment on earlier.
1) “Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez — This song has come up several times on the trip, The Knife version was playing on another passengers laptop while waiting to board the plain in Hawaii, we talked about it over and over at Happy Narwhal Records, and today it was being played on Current TV (my favorite channel that was introduced to me by Debby in Arkansas, a must see channel for anyone who hasn’t).
2) “Magnet” from a Nike commercial — featuring Lance Armstrong
3) “Kentucky Avenue” by Tom Waits — Thanks to my great friend Devon I am familiar to Tom Waits. Devon introduced me to Tom Waits during our 4th year at Michigan State. Kentucky Avenue quite possibly has my favorite lyrics of any song I’ve ever heard. And wow, what a soft and beautiful song. The mix of the soft music, Tom Waits’ raspy voice, and these very imaginative but realistic lyrics makes for one of my favorite songs of all time.
Some hosts I have stayed with have music playing in the background all the time, some have none. Either way music is a huge part of this world. It goes so much further than the top selling records and what’s played on MTV. Most of that stuff is junk. There are over 1,000 bands who have all come together for SXSW in Austin just 30 miles away. That’s impressive. Though I have no musical talent, it no doubt puts me in awe. Recently when I was in Stillwater, OK I stayed with the most musical family I’ve met on the trip. It was an honor to sit there as a guest and listen to classical music as students came in and out. Music makes driving something more than what driving is by itself. And oh yes, it makes the drive a lot easier, much more fun, it goes by faster, and who knows what else. Lately I’ve been in a bit of a slump, so going to bed at night I turn on a few songs to just help me wind down. It’s magical.
Thank you to these musicians and so many more!
*Time for a side note. It’s still ridiculous how much I hear the song “How Bizarre” by OMC. Out of songs just randomly heard here and there it takes the gold, which is really quite bizarre. I’m still listening to Dayton Hicks all the time. However, I listen to all of his songs so much, that none of them come to the top of the list, it’s just spread out. RJD2 has great new tunes that I’ve been introduced to on this trip, they’ve come up a lot more. And anytime I hear the song “Seeds 2.0” by The Roots it reminds me of driving with Dixie while in Sioux Falls.
Comment by Stephanie
From East Lansing, MI
I'm about 97% sure I told you about Hide and Seek after I found it, because I was stoked about it.
Comment by Miss Caryn
From St. Paul, MN
It's actually Man of the Hour, and I saw him perform it live and solo. Totally rocked my socks. One of my favorite PJ songs. I have an awesome shot of him singing it.
Comment by Bugsy
From Baton Rouge, LA
Caryn.... I have no idea why i typed "House" but oh well, I'll just accept my mistake and hope that Pearl Jam forgives me as well. Thanks for pointing it out.