Thank You For The Music

I will take this opportunity and thank my Caitlin and Srah for all the music they provided me with recently and not-so-recently.

Here are the highlights of the evening:

Over The Rhine, of course I must feel an immediate with that band, just for its name, but luckily it doesn’t stop there. I love “If Nothing Else”, which both my husband and I agree sounds a bit like that one Catie Curtis song.
Kim Richey’s “A Place Called Home” and Jen Porter’s “Takin’ Charge Today” which I only recently listened closely to and wondered how I could have missed them for so long.
The rediscovery of They Might Be Giants with the fantastic “Man It’s So Loud In Here” which has become one of my favorite songs to listen to when I ride my bike to (or from) work and the reminder of the fabulousness of Space with “Female of the Species”. Although “The Ballad of Tom Jones” is still my favorite.
Ani, oh Ani. I never really got into Ani diFranco. Maybe because the vast amount of records always scared me and I couldn’t decide where to start. That’s why I’m so thankful that Caitlin sent me a compilation of great Ani songs and now I can’t believe how I could’ve missed that all these years. “What If No-one’s Watching”? “Dilate”? “Untouchable Face”? “Little Plastic Castles”? “Pixie”? “Swing”? “School Night”? Great, great, great, great, great, great, great!
And Patty Griffin? The same goes here. I can only excuse it by saying that maybe the songs I knew before weren’t the best ones to get you pine for more. Because “Let Him Fly” and “Time Will Do The Talking” and “Making Pies” and “Useless Desires”? Love ’em all.
So, do you need my explanation for my growing adoration for Kirsty MacColl? Yeah, I thought so.

As I can be a slow listener sometimes I still haven’t checked out all the songs yet and haven’t at all gotten around to Indigo Girls, so if there’s something missing, don’t be worried. It might happen in time.

One Response to “Thank You For The Music”

  1. caitlin Says:

    wow, i’m so glad you’re enjoying them so much! patty’s like that. really. you just needed to get over the moses thing.
    so glad over the rhine is connecting, too- that will be my next compilation for you… or perhaps we can see when you come…

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