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

Wolfie:
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)

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

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

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

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

Ben:
CSNY- Four Way Street

Jen:
Kate Rusby
June Tabor & Maddy Prior

Katrina:
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

4 comments:

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?