Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thanks, Joni

Every once in awhile, something blows my mind. Tonight, I heard "Case of You" by Joni Mitchell. How does a folky/acoustic/lyric lovin' music lover get to thirty years old and never have heard this charm of a song? Mind blowing.

I am not kidding. I bet I have listened to "Case of You" about 20 times tonight as I work on my lesson plans. The same thing happened with "Woodstock" when I heard it on Six Feet Under and thought, "I have to have this song." I love that Joni Mitchell can shake me up.

Although this is the clear winner tonight of recent downloads, the following come in as close runner-ups...

  • Take Me to the River by Al Green
  • Bell Bottom Blues by Eric Clapton
  • Rock the Casbah by The Clash
  • Freedom '90 by George Michael
  • Blue Monday by New Order
I love having my mind blown. Any suggestions that you can give me? I am looking for songs and artists that it is a clear shame that I haven't heard or embraced.

1 comment:

it's clouds illusions i recall said...

old stuff is great (i'm 28 so i'm right behind you), but you gotta get new stuff. sufjan stevens and iron and wine are awesome. but if you want awesome stuff, listen to ANY of the R.E.M. records from the IRS days. back when Stipe wasn't an ass and they were making waves in downtown Athens, GA.