Friday, April 20, 2007

May Music

I'm not sleeping well tonight, so here I am writing about music because I can't write about more painful things, such as the anger I feel over the Virgina Tech shootings -- it's too much for me. I can't be eloquent and write about that incident in the manner it deserves, so I'm writing about more trivial matters. Music months are either feast or famine for me. I haven't bought much new lately -- some older stuff that I've always liked -- but nothing new. May, however, looks like a ridiculously overflowing month. This is just what's in my wish list -- the music I know about.

Djin Djin: Angelique Kidjo: I love her voice. Here she does the Rolling Stone's Gimme Shelter -- I'm looking forward to that. She also works with Joss Stone and Santana on this new album.

Sky Blue Sky: Wilco: The new one from my favorite group. I hear it's more a return to older Wilco -- as in Being There. The one song I've heard from this album, What Light, seems to bear that out.

Into the Blues: Joan Armatrading: It's been since 2003, I think, since she has released a new album - - something that wasn't just a compilation of songs I already own or a live album. I have really missed her and was glad to see a new release.

Breakfast in Bed: Joan Osborne: Joan Osborne is more than just the singer of the annoying One of Us; she has a great voice which is shown to good effect when she covers R & B singers. This album is an homage to 60s and 70s R & B, and I'm anticipating something really good.

One of the Boys: Gretchen Wilson: I never really got into Here for The Party but I loved All Jacked Up -- I'm hoping this one will be more along the lines of the latter.

Icky Thump: White Stripes: This is technically not May music since it won't be released until June and there's no cover art for it yet but it's another one I'm looking forward to. Jack is back with Meg.

Friday Shuffle

  1. Make it Alright: Jay Farrar from Sebastopol
  2. Casey's Last Ride: Kris Kristofferson from Kristofferson
  3. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: The Cranberries from Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
  4. Trouble Man: Marvin Gaye from Every Great Motown Hit of Marvin Gaye
  5. I'm a Wheel: Wilco from A Ghost is Born
  6. War on War: Wilco from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Yay! Two Wilco songs in a row!)
  7. Teach Me Tonight: Phoebe Snow from The Very Best of Phoebe Snow
  8. Should've Been in Love: Wilco from A.M. (Wow! Triple Wilco and I began with Jay Farrar who was with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy in Uncle Tupelo.)
  9. You Need a Man Around Here: Brad Paisley from Time Well Wasted
  10. Just Like Greta: Van Morrison from Magic Time


nutmeg said...

I'm thinking I had better start writing down your music recommendations as we seem to have similar reading tastes! Van has alwayd been a favourite.

Do you have any Shawn Colvin? I have her latest and really love it. Another favourite is Alison Krauss - especially her solo album - Forget About It.

Robin said...

I hope your big Tweedy/Farrar list means that one of the people who looked at my house last night will purchase it!

Rufus Wainwright also has a new album coming out the same day at "Sky Blue Sky". He's always worth a listen.

If I remember correctly, the official release date on "Icky Thump" is June 14th-ish. Whatever Tuesday in June is exactly one month after Wilco & Rufus Day

Robin said...

Oh! Forgot! There is cover art for "Icky Thump". They put it on the official White Stripes website a few days ago. It's fabulous!

Kristina said...

What's better than triple Wilco? Nice!

sari said...

Good mix this week!

I look forward to the new White Stripes cd...should be good!

Katya said...

nutmeg: I love Shawn Colvin -- that lastest cd is just great. And Allison Kraus -- I love her -- she's actually the first person I saw in concert here.

Robin: I hope so too. I didn't know there was new Rufus -- I'll have to add it to my wish list too.

Dixie said...

Katya, you need to go touch Robin's crapshack. You are channeling some kind of luck!

Oh yeah. New White Stripes. I'm in line for that.

Katya said...

Dix: I do, don't I. I've been sending all Wilco related luck her way.

I'm thrilled about new White Stripes.

BabelBabe said...

I love Wilco. But you know that.

Katya said...

bb: a coworker of mine got the new Wilco cd through probably nefarious means, so I'm listening to it early! I love it! Yes, I did know you liked Wilco -- and Radiohead. It's time for Radiohead to come out with something knew by the way.