Sunday, January 1, 2017

Saturday Music Club in a new year...

Natalie Pesin asked on FaceBook yesterday morning for five songs that summed our existential condition. These touched on those around me as much as myself, frankly.  Then again, I had just fallen down the neighbors' unlit outdoors stairwell, hence thinking of the King.

Jawbox: "Consolation Prize" <=link to song; full album below:

The Kinks: "Shangri-La"

Albert King: "Born Under a Bad Sign"

Fairport Convention: "Farewell, Farewell"

Hüsker Dü: "Up in the Air"

and why not this, for this hour a day later:
Gordon Withers: "Consolation Prize"

Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello, Gene Wright: "Blue Shadows in the Street" 

John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Connie Kay, Percy Heath: "Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise"

Happier New Year.

And a message to the less pleasant folks clustering about, politically or otherwise:


Jerry House said...

Unlike Mrs. Fletcher, you were able to get up. Have an accident-free, pain-free, grief-free 2017.

Todd Mason said...

That would be lovely...thanks. The same to you, sir!