Friday Five

Ickmusic’s Friday Five: August 22, 2008

Would You Give Someone Your Last Shuffle?

It’s been a long and busy week here at Ickmusic East full of ups and downs. Between the shocking and untimely passing of LeRoi Moore, Jerry Finn, Issac Hayes and Jerry Wexler the music community has lost many members these past two weeks. On the positive side it’s been a week of some cool discoveries (Paul Thorn, Ra Ra Riot) and some great live shows to remind me of the bonds we do create with these musicians and the healing power of music. This week’s playlist is influenced by this sentiment.

Match ANY of the following conditions

NAME contains Dance
NAME contains Light
NAME contains Friend
NAME contains Heart
NAME contains Soul

The tunes rang in aplenty from this combo…

For those who have not joined in the Five, here’s how it works: … I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes and share my five with some words (though not so many this week) for each track.

Then it’s your turn! You can play along with the themed playlist or just share the first five of your shuffle, either way the fun is in playing musical voyeur for the day.

Here are this week’s tracks:

1. Bryan Adams – Straight From the Heart (from So Far So Good)

2. Don Henley – The Heart of the Matter (from Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits)

3. Susanna and the Magical Orchestra – Condition of the Heart (from Controversy: A Tribute to Prince)

4. Dead Can Dance – Yulunga (Spirit Dance) (from Toward the Within)

5. John Mayer – Dreaming With a Broken Heart (from Continuum)

So what has you dancing into the weekend and beyond?


  • Anne

    Finally had time to do one of these again.

    1. “We Used to be Friends” by The Dandy Warhols, from Welcome to the Monkey House, 2003.

    2. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” by Miranda Lambert from album by the same name, 2007. I love this song!

    3. “Porchlight” by Neko Case from Furnace Room Lullaby, 2000. Great song, bad transition from the last song.

    4. “Dear Friend” by Eleni Mandell from Miracle of Five, 2007.

    5. “Have a Heart” by Bonnie Raitt from Nick of Time, 1989. What a great way to end this shuffle!

  • whiteray

    Well, it’s one for each word . . .

    1. “Dance” by Deja Vu from “Something For Everyone,” 1976. Not-great, not-bad pop rock. A little bit like Orleans, a little bit like Pablo Cruise. Eh.

    2. “Light My Fire” by the Doors from “The Doors,” 1967. I prefer the single (hard to find) to the album track, but we get what we get.

    3. “You Need Friends” by Friends from “Fragile,” 1972. I know nothing about this, not even how I got it. Nice, pleasant pop.

    4. “Anyone Who Had A Heart” by Shelby Lynne from “Just a Little Lovin’,” 2008. A great album of songs recorded originally by Dusty Springfield. Lynne is superb here!

    5. “Soulmates” by the Clique from “The Clique,” 1969. The only album from a sunshine pop bunch. Sweet, but again, eh.

    Boy, with the exception of the Shelby Lynne, that was a disappointing shuffle . . .

  • pete

    Jeez, Michael, what’s on next week’s shuffle – puppies, unicorns, sunshine, and fairies?

    Only kidding, it has been a rough week..I share your sentiment…. 😉

  • Pete

    1. “Empty Heart” by Willy DeVille, from Backstreets of Desire (1992) – I don’t have any other Willy or Mink Deville albums, but I sure like this one.

    2. “My Heart is Broken” by Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, from Jacksonville City Nights (2005) – I’m not totally onboard the Ryan Adams train, but I find that every song I hear I like.

    3. “The Maginificent Dance” by the Clash, from Super Black Market Clash (1994) – a dub version of Sandinista’s “The Magninificent Seven” – the Clash – always welcome.

    4. “This Little Light of Mine” by Sam Cooke, from Sam Cooke at the Copa (1964) – classic gospel soul

    5. “Lightning Bulb” by Dinosaur Jr., from Beyond (2007)

  • KathyB

    I’m not sure that any of this really demonstrates the positive aspects of the words chosen…

    1. “Epitaph for My Heart” by the Magnetic Fields from “69 Love Songs”

    2. “Girlfriend Is Better” by Talking Heads, from “Stop Making Sense.” I’ve always liked this version more than the studio version.

    3. “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Van Morrison, from “Shake the Devil” (2006) Van covering Hank on an album of country standards. 🙂 🙂

    4. “By Heart” by Sylvie Lewis from “Tangos and Tantrums” (2004)

    5. “Color of a Lonely Heart Is Blue” by Old 97’s from “Blame It on Gravity” (2008)

  • Skittles

    1. “A Light on a Hill” by Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s from The Dust of Retreat. I actually just saw these guys play last night and they were fantastic. Their set was a bit shorter than I would’ve thought it would be, but I enjoyed myself nonetheless.

    2. “Groove is in the Heart (Jellyjam Beats)” by Deee-Lite from Groove is in the Heart single. I love Deee-Lite. This one of the many remixes of the song from one of its singles. I would love to see them get back together and do a reunion tour, now that I’m old enough to stay late enough to see their entire gig (I was 16 when I saw them the first time and had to be home by curfew).

    3. “Magic Dance” by David Bowie from the Labyrinth Soundtrack. If you are a fan of this movie, and happen to meet me, you will be forced to join into a sing off of the chorus of this song. Many of my friends who are Bowie fans hate the music he made for Labyrinth, but I love it. It’s fun and perfectly fits the film. And, I mean, come on…Bowie’s hair and costumes for this film? How can you NOT love it?

    4. “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” by Elton John from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. I suppose considering what inspired this week’s 5, this song is appropriate. However, I want to lighten the mood by letting you know that when I was 7 years old, I had choreographed a full dance routine to this song and I used to do it in our living room every time my dad let me play this record. It was very dramatic and over-the-top and I really wish I had a videotape of it.

    5. “Heart Attack at 23” by Y Kant Tori Read from Y Kant Tori Read. This was Tori Amos’s first record, years before her solo debut. It was an attempt at hair-metal-pop and was just…well, let’st just say it’s a good thing this record failed and forced her to go in a different direction. There are some okay songs on this album, but this is not one of them.

  • ljhord

    Hi All! I’m not feeling too well this weekend and you definitely don’t want to know the details but, of course, I’ve managed to shuffle up 5 tunes…

    1. “Let’s Dance” by Chris Rea.
    2. “Leave The Light On” by Chris Smither.
    3. “Snowblind Friend” by Steppenwolf.
    4. “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” by Bobby “Blue” Bland.
    5. “Soul Man” by Sam & Dave.

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