Friday Five : ‘frī-(,)dā,-dē ‘fīv : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes, then share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up your media player of choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.
“She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes (from Shake Your Money Maker, 1990)
Sounds as good today as it did 20 years ago. Damn, has it been 20 years?
“We Can Get Together” by The Hold Steady (from Heaven Is Whenever, 2010)
My doppelgänger’s finest tune. Somehow, The Hold Steady’s music hadn’t made it to my ears in any major fashion until last year’s Heaven Is Whenever. Now, I can’t get enough.
“Amie” by Damien Rice (from O, 2003)
So here’s a question, who is the bigger sad bastard: Damien Rice or Glen Hansard? I’m asking with the best intentions, because let’s face it, I love sad bastard music. “Amie” is nothing short of brilliant.
“It May Be Late” by Harper Blynn (from Loneliest Generation, 2010)
I discovered this band when they opened for—and subsequently, and quite seamlessly became—The Damnwells at their NYC tour stop. I was blown away by the band’s sheer presence, as they tore through an amazing set. I recall commenting to my wife that had they pulled out a Queen cover, complete with four-part harmonies, I wouldn’t have been surprised. I believe that fellow Popdose’r Matt Wardlaw is a convert as well, after seeing them last night.
“Road” by Nick Drake (from Pink Moon, 1972)
The O.G. sad bastard!
What’s on your shuffle today?