Sunday, August 4, 2013

New Songs on a Sunday Morning (681-690)

As part of my ongoing effort to improve the range of my cultural consumption, I'm casting out for new things to listen to. Part one and an explanation of this musical escapade can be found here.

Bill Odie guest programmed Rage last Saturday night and I'm only just now getting around to checking out his playlist. I watched The Goodies as a kid and caught a few programs with Bill watching birds when I lived in the UK. There was a particularly memorable episode about the puffin. Good times. Now I'm a little curious about his musical tastes.

681. Little Feat - 'Rock and Roll Doctor' - Heh heh. This makes me think of my father, whose PhD technically makes him a Doctor of Rock.
682. Shelby Lynne - 'Your Lies' - Not a great video but such an amazing voice. 
683. Carole King - 'Love Makes the World' - I fell in love with Tapestry as a limp and moody teenager but have never really listened to much else of hers. This is a little odd - it's the same voice I knew, the same swelling melody to the chorus, same gorgeously sad and soppy lyrics - but it's relatively new. And by relatively new, I'm talking 2011, which is definitely weird when Carole King is all 70s all the time for me. 
684. Janis Ian - 'At Seventeen' - Such a sad tune. That sad sack teenager in me who loved Carole King and listened to The Doors in the dark, wants to cry at this.
685. Marvin Gaye - 'Lucky Lucky Me' - Go figure there are Marvin Gaye songs out there that I've never once heard played on the radio.
686. Joni Mitchell - 'Chinese Cafe'.
687. Lyle Lovett feat. Ricki Lee Jones - 'North Dakota' - Don't think I've ever heard a single one of this man's songs before. It's a gorgeous song, especially when Ricki slides on in.
688. Bill Withers - 'Use Me' - Oh Bill. Loving the age of this song, the dark glasses of the organist, the funk of the guitar and the guitar player.
689. Eric Church - 'Smoke a Little Smoke'. Errrm... far more country than I'm comfortable with. 
690. Bonnie Raitt feat. Ben Harper - 'Two Lights in the Nighttime' -... and yet, totally comfortable with country when Ben Harper's playing lap guitar and adding his gravel to the chorus. 

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