Thursday, March 29, 2007

Tag! 7 Songs I'm Digging

Just 7? Come on Whiskey, why only seven? Where's the fun in that? Considering all the music I listen to in a given day I am not sure I can pick just 7 for just right now. Sigh, ok, I'll try my best.

The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God - Seriously, is there any real suprise why I'd pick this song? I'd been playing Pogues music all the time the past few weeks and usually this one'd be on the top of the list. Though it sounds negative, I think there is a deeper metaphor than God and me falling from grace. Considering the brilliant poetic mind of Shane Macgowan I don't think I'll ever truly get it.

Christ Tomlin - Amazing Love - Probably one of my favorite praise and worship songs. It was Chris Tomlin wasn't it? It's hard to tell sometimes since a bunch of these guys sound alike. Anyway, one of the most moving and original worship songs out there.

The Hooligans - Black Thorn Stick Set - One of my other favorite bands. They put on a great show and this is one of their best. A song that goes back about 100 years, but still rocks out. You can't help but get up on your feet and dance!

Rich Mullins - Creed - Probably one of the best song writers around. He didn't go into the whole CCM crap and wasn't afraid to do his own thing for God's glory. He boldy worked with different sounds and styles. Bringing in instruments of all types. Probably one of the greatest musical talents of his or any time. Though Awesome God is his biggest song I don't think it was until Creed (and others from the album) that we see him trully mature as an artist.

Fishbone - Party At Ground Zero - A silly ska song that is catchy. It's just good old fashioned fun.

Luka Bloom - Dancing Queen - Yes, this is a cover of the Abba song, but the guy makes it sound so heartfelt and pure. It's just him and his guitar. One of the best singer songwriters no one has ever heard of.

Hmmm, now what for the last? Do I go with jazz? A punk classic? Too many choices, but I think I'll go with....

Mike Cross - Whiskey 'fore Breakfast - As a homage to Whiskey for the Monkey, what can be better than whiskey 'fore breakfast? There are two versions: an instrumental and the more bluegrass hootenany style. I prefer the latter. I heard The Hooligans play it once and it's become one of my favorite songs. It's funny and catchy.

Hmmm.... I tag Jenn, Art, and Jasdye and anyone else interested.

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posted by Out Of Jersey | 8:04 AM


Blogger Art said...

I'm with you - why only 7? I'll try to narrow my choices down to at least 14 or so :)

You've got a good list there, btw.

10:00 AM  
Blogger jasdye said...

another list of music?

allright. i'll try to make mine as educational as yours.

or maybe i'll just list.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I assume I'm the Jenn you were tagging. Check it out.

8:55 AM  
Blogger jasdye said...

btw, i love that mullins album. it's one of the few CCM's that is artistically sound, very personal, very communal and needs no apologies.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Ahh, Fishbone...How I love listening to Fishbone!!

7:03 AM  

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