13 June 2009

Five For Friday (Getting To Be A Habit)

Fiver on Saturday ... yet again

1.) "Smile" by The Jayhawks. Got this from a compilation put together by a blogger (the long-since abandoned What Would Jesus Blog? blog). A very nice song I should listen to more often (that's what the Five for Friday is good for for me). The lush string section really takes this song to a new level with a nice nice minor key chorus that is sad and uplifting at the same time.

2.) "Flowers On The Wall (with The Statler Brothers)" by Johnny Cash. From the album "At Madison Square Garden." This isn't really Cash but just The Statler Brothers taking a solo turn at one of Cash's shows. I LOVE this song. It has to be one of my earliest musical memories (probably because of the 'Captain Kangaroo' reference).

3.) "Sorrow" by Pink Floyd. From the album "Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (Disc 1)." This sounds like what you would think a Pink Floyd song sounds like. Very reverb-y and ethereal. I can handle Floyd in medium-sized doses. Moderation is key.

4.) "Five Candles (You Were There)" by Jars of Clay. From the album "Much Afraid." Jars is a great album band (meaning they are a great band to sit down and listen to with headphones on, relaxing and thinking about what you are listening to. This was their sophomore album and easily, in my book, the weakest of their career. This was played endlessly on WAY-FM back when I delivered pizzas in college.

5.) "Say Say Say" by Michael Jackson. From the album "King of Pop (UK Version)." This is a duet with Paul McCartney. Blah. Michael Jackson is a freaky individual but he could write/sing a great pop song. This isn't one of them.

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