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Seven Songs


I have decided to put yesterday’s police mystery on old for today. Having being tagged by Andrew last week, I have been mulling over the seven songs challenge:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.

Several of my fellow Lewisham bloggers, like Max and Kate have met the challenge but I have to admit that I’m struggling.

My problem is that I tend not to limit myself to particular songs. For example, the one I most recently listened to (see my last.fm profile) is Mozambique by Emily Remler. She was a great jazz guitarist and is one of my favourites (currently number five in my last.fm artists chart) and I love the song. Is that enough to count it though?

Another track I listened to this morning was Scatter by Manring, Kassin and Darter. That is more seasonal since I only picked up the album when I rejoined emusic.com last month but I’m not sure if this track is the one that is shaping my spring even though I am listening to the album a lot. The same is true of other new albums I am listening to. For example, which should I pick from Branco Stoysin’s Quiet Stream Breaks the Rocks (more fantastic jazz guitar)?

The tunes that work their way round my head most are the ones I am performing. For example, there was the bass led arrangement of Beneath the Cross of Jesus that I mentioned on Sunday but there isn’t a recording of that anywhere. There are also songs from The Elusive Teeth (Midnight has worked very well the last couple of times we have done it live… into the studio this Sunday to capture another version) or what about the new one I have been writing for The Pico Brown Five, Everything’s Normal (Almost). That one has definitely been a regular feature of my mental soundtrack although I haven’t even had a chance to try it with the full band yet!

So, all respect to those who have met this challenge but I am going to let it slide for now.

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