Friday, July 20, 2007

Mix of Fifteen

After two weeks' thought and multiple drafts, here is my Mix of Fifteen. As a refresher, a friend asked me if I could make a mix of the fifteen songs that mean the most to me, and probably always will. I took on the challenge, struggled mightily, battled substance abuse, took a trip to the desert, shot a coyote at midnight and suddenly it came to me, fully realized. Here tis in order:

1) "Dixie" - Version by the Ole Miss marching band
2) "Like a Rolling Stone" - Bob Dylan
3) "One Big Holiday" - My Morning Jacket
4) "Karma Police" - Radiohead
5) "Nights Like These" - Lucero
6) "A Long December" - Counting Crows
7) "I Will Sing You Songs" - My Morning Jacket
8) "Baba O'Reilly" - The Who
9) "Alive" - Pearl Jam
10) "The Ballad of El Goodo" - Big Star
11) "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" - The Band (album version, not Last Waltz)
12) "Yesterday" - The Beatles
13) "Nightswimming" - REM
14) "Nothingman" - Pearl Jam
15) "Amazing Grace" - Bagpipe + strings arrangement from the Braveheart soundtrack

And I'm spent,

P.S. A few also-rans include Dylan's "Desolation Row," Nirvana's cover of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night," and the Counting Crows' "Round Here."

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

i approve. finally did mine as well. see blog.

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