16 September 2006

"Lucky" Seven meme

Thanks (not) to Skippy-san for tagging me with this meme...

Seven Songs

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal/blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.
Hmmm, let's go check the ol' iPod and see what the current Top 25 is (lots of time on the 45 min. drive in to work @ 0400 to pick one's own tunes):

1. "Land of Confusion" -- Classic Genesis, classic 80's and one of the best music videos of all time:
Theres too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Cant you see
This is a land of confusion.
Yeah , that 'bout describes life as an AO in the 5-sided wind-tunnel...

2. "Seven Bridges Road" -- Ian Matthews: Gotta love that 5 part harmony

3. "Southern Cross" -- CSN: Have to love a song where you can nod knowingly at all the places around the world it describes. Remeber like it was yesterday when I first saw the Southern Cross in the South Atlantic...

In a noisy bar in Avalon
I tried to call you.
But on a midnight watch I realized
Why twice you ran away.

Think about how many times
I have fallen
Spirits are using me
larger voices callin'.
What heaven brought you and me
Cannot be forgotten.
I have been around the world,
Lookin' for that woman/girl,
Who knows love can endure
Ouch, oh yeah, well remember making those calls from bars and street corners throughout the Med (yes young'uns, it was long before email and cellphones).

4. "Eagles" -- Third Day: Isaiah 40:31 (my life verse) brought to song:
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
5. "The Immelman Turn"-- Al Stewart: Yep, he wrote far more than "Year of the Cat" and that elevator favorite, "Time Passages." He's also a great story teller and one with a particular affinity for flying, two tendancies of which, by happenstance, I am particularly enamored (surprise, surprise). This is from his latest album:

From aboard a Curtiss Jenny, oh, you see things differently
And the farm boys wait for joyrides in the clearing
I went out walking on the wing in 1923
And above the engine noise I heard them cheering

Fly, fly to the western sky
Where the fog bank shifts and the danger lies
Why, why would you never learn
That you won't come back from the Immelman Turn?
Fly, fly to the red sunrise
Where the cloudbanks shift under copper skies
Why, why would you never learn
That you won't come back from the Immelman Turn?
6. "Lily, Rosemary and The Jack of Hearts" -- Joan Baez: I love folk music and strong sopranos and Joan is the total package. This is one of Dylan's songs and comes from her live "From Every Stage" album, of which I also still have the LP (yes young'uns, I still play the wax as well as digital).

7. "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" -- Gordon Lightfoot: You can almost visualize the Canadian Rockies and their beckoning call in this Lightfoot classic. Caught him at Wolftrap a few weeks back and though visibly weakened by his stroke a couple of years ago, when he stepped up to this 7 minute story, the crowd went nuts.

OK -- so there's my 7. Over to Mike, FbL, Lex, CSA, and The Mav in Chicago.