Kicking off the first of my new Friday Blogging Experiment, whereby I go off the beaten path of marketing posts and just play around and have fun. To start I thought I would keep it simple, and participatory. I’ve done the Weekend Music Game before, and hope you’ll join me in this. The idea is to see what type of music we each have in our chosen music players.
The rules are simple:
1) Set your music player, whatever it is (I use Spotify) to random/shuffle/DJ and click play.
2) List the first five songs that play. Perhaps even tell us a little something about some of them.
3) No skipping. That’s the hard part. This isn’t about being cool or hiding some of the embarrassing stuff you have in your library. It can actually be kind of funny. It might be that a Christmas song comes up, or a kids’ song. Or…that Bieber song you don’t want anyone to know about. You might even rediscover something you haven’t heard in awhile.
So here goes. Here are my Weekend Music Game songs:
1) Jon Anderson – Everybody Loves You – from a solo album from the lead singer of Yes which came out while I was in college (1980) and played quite a bit on the college radio stationl
2) Amy Stroup – Grace Abounds – I discovered Amy through the Ten Out of Tenn series and her work with Trent Dabbs in Sugar & the Hi-Lows.
3) Bruce Cockburn – When the Sun Goes Nova – Discovered Cockburn in college radio as well, and quickly became a fan, to the point of importing all of his older vinyl that was only available in Canada. A few years later, Columbia released them all on CD in the states. Oh well. This is from one of his earliest albums, 1973’s Night Vision.
4) Richard Buckner – Thief – Interesting that this came up as I just discovered this album from 2011 the other day, and it’s a new favorite of mine.
5) Brown Feather Sparrow – Try to Foat– A favorite from this Dutch band. Simply beautiful.
Bonus five –
6) The Punch Brothers – It’ll Happen
7) Tsunami – Punk Means Cuddle
8) Hank Snow & Anita Carter – Down the Trail of Achin’ Hearts
9) Neil Young – When You Dance, I Can Really Love
10) Steely Dan – Home at Last
So, that’s my list, and now it’s your turn. You don’t have to explain anything about the songs if you don’t want, but feel free to play along and just live your first five songs. Might be a way for us all to discover new music, as well as help us learn more about each other.