Here are the first ten songs to pop up on my iPod; Artist/Song/Album:
1. David Bowie/ Debaser/ San Francisco 12/17/91
2. Abed Azrié/ Abou-Saadiyah/ Pour Enfants Seulement
3. Black Moth Super Rainbow/ Forever Henry/ Dandelion Gum
4. Daniel Lanois/ Rocky World/ For the Beauty of Wynona
5. John Hiatt/ Have a Little Faith in Me/ Greatest Hits: The A&M Years
6. Sam Phillips/ Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us/ Don't Do Anything
7. Muddy Waters/ Rollin' Stone/ The Best of Muddy Waters
8. My Morning Jacket/ Evelyn Is Not Real/ The Tennessee Fire
9. Map of Africa/ Bone/ Map of Africa
10. The Kills/ Crazy/ Live Kills
Well, I don't know if my iPod can read my mind, but apparently it's been reading my blog. After all, we were just discussing Mr. Lanois and the darkly-colored Moth Super Rainbow last week. We covered the Kills last month, and that sublime Sam Phillips song was one of our Friday Night Videos back in April.
That bootleg of Bowie covering the Pixies is ferocious; fully in the spirit of the original. Wish I'd been there.
Mr. Azrié, born in 1945, is a Syrian singer who performs ancient and modern poetry set to tradional instrumentation. This was recorded in 1999.
Map of Africa are packaged as a dance band, but keep looking over their shoulders at 70s rock.
My Morning Jacket have a new one out as of last month, but I haven't heard the whole thing yet. That track is from their 1999 debut.
That's the Patsy Cline "Crazy," not the Gnarls Barkley track, that the Kills are covering.