“I spend too much time raiding windmills… “- Toad the Wet Sprocket
Today is a vacation day for me and in lieu of leaving the faithful fivers without an outlet to share what’s getting them through the day (or night as it may be) may I present the cliff notes version of today’s Friday Five. Here’s what came up in my shuffle before signing off today…
Onto the shuffle!
Here are this week’s tracks:
1. Kiss – Love Gun (from Double Platinum)
Classic guilty pleasure.
2. Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror (from The Essential Michael Jackson)
How did no one cover this song during this week’s American Idol? Speaking of, how about that Jason Castro?
3. Toad the Wet Sprocket – I Will Not Take These Things for Granted (MP3) (from Fear)
I usually write the summary for the Friday Five before Friday (to ensure that I can get it done before the end of the day) and I swear it’s a great irony that a Toad track would come up in the shuffle today. This is a brilliant song from one of my favorite bands.
4. Chet Atkins & Tommy Emmanuel – Road To Gundaghi/Waltzing Matilda (MP3) (from The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World)
Continuing the tradition he started with his classic Chester & Lester records with Les Paul, this is the sound of two masters of the guitar doing what they do best.
5. A Perfect Circle – Judith (from Mer de Noms)
A heavy (in every sense of the word) track to close out the five.
So what’s coming up in your shuffle today?