Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Thank You For The Music

An entirely incomplete list of artists/albums introduced and inducted into my life through beloved folk.

My brother Matt:
Harry Chapin- Greatest Stories Live
CSNY- Déjà vu
Cat Stevens- Tea for the Tillerman
The Beatles- Let It Be

Indigo Girls- Swamp Ophelia
Dar Williams (though I don’t listen to Dar Williams, I can’t really write a list without including Wolfie and the “If I Wrote You” phenomenon of 1998-99)

Stevie Wonder: Talking Book
The Shawshank Redemption Soundtrack
all the Emo Boy bands- All of them

Alison Krauss
Nancy Griffith
That one Irish guy band song that we can’t find but are obsessed with

Sigur Ros
Handel’s “Israel in Egypt”
Lisa Ekdahl

Adam Guettel’s “Floyd Collins” (I should give you credit for more than that, but this is the pinnacle)

CSNY- Four Way Street

Kate Rusby
June Tabor & Maddy Prior

The Louvin Brothers
Dwight Yoakam
And you were the true genesis of my Johnny Cash thing

I’m forgetting some obvious ones that’ll come to me once I publish this. And there’s folks currently gifting me music (Spiros) and I appreciate that too.

Obviously, this list does’nt include songs that make me think of you guys, but just some of the music that is still with me daily, that I most likely wouldn’t have found without friends. Yet another reason why “It is not good for man to be alone”- Gen 2:18


MackAttack said...

I always think of you when I hear Jars of Clay - what an influential band introduced by an influential friend!!

Kj said...

funny, right when I saw your name in the comments, I thought Jars of Clay. I still really love their first album but never got into the rest. there's also a lot of late 90's radio pop songs that make me think of your car with the Toy Story decals..."Like Disco lemonade" :)

MackAttack said...

Oh my gosh... toy story decals!! Those were the days! Remember Buzz and Woody on the moon roof??!! :) :)

I totally agree, the first Jars CD was by far the best. I always hope one of their newer CDs will compare... but I'm always dissapointed. I just keep listening to the old one. :)

Katrina said...

i can't listen to the louvin bros without wanting to sing with you. will you ever come back?