For most people, Friday’s just the day before the weekend. But after this Friday, the neighborhood’ll never be the same.
It was back to the daily grind this week (day job, well, during the day and Mr. Home-Improvement-Man in the evening) and that means the tunes have been going nearly non-stop. The wife and I decided that we’re taking this weekend easy, despite the unfinished project so I’m psyched to push play on this weeks Five. Last week we missed a few of the faithful fivers but had a few new friends to play along. For the first timers, here’s the deal… I hit the shuffle button and share the first five tracks along with thoughts, quips and memories.
Then it’s your turn!
Here are this week’s tracks:
1. Keith Urban – Days Go By (from Days Go By)
While I’m not much for the stuff they call “Country Music” these days I make exception for guys like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. Both bring a bit more rock to the table then most of their pop-driven peers not to mention that both are wickedly good guitarists.
2. Tool – Prison Sex (from Undertow)
Have you ever tried to explain Tool to someone? It’s nearly impossible to define them. Art-Rock? Progressive-Metal? Disturbing? I haven’t a clue. What I do know is that I’ve faithfully purchased every single thing that they have released in their 15+ year tenure as one of the most indefinable bands of the last decade and enjoyed every moment thoroughly.
3. Prince – La, La, La Means I Love U (from Emancipation)
Can we take a minute here to acknowledge the fact that Prince has pretty much managed to set the bar for all future Cochella headliners straight into the stratosphere? Aside from the sensational take on Radiohead’s “Creep”, the man delivered a solid performance that could sell out a stadium on its own.
4. Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams (from Greatest Hits: Rock ‘n Soul, Part 1)
I’ve got a wicked soft spot in my heart for the blue-eyed soul of Daryl Hall and John Oates.
5. Chet Baker – When Lights Are Low (from Chet Baker in New York)
And a beautiful and romantic tune to take us into the weekend.
Okay, it’s your turn, what’s knocking you the f**k out?!?