Tuesday, March 21, 2006

bring on the broadway flops

I was never very good at tag—all that running and anxiety. So it’s not surprising that it’s taken me like a week to respond to Tracy Lynn’s blog-tag. But here’s what I’m listening to when I’m stuck in traffic these days, in only a semi-particular order:

1. Bright Eyes, “At the Bottom of Everything” and “Road to Joy” especially, but basically every song on I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning.
2. Jane Siberry, “Love is Everything,” because love is everything.
3. Shannon McNally, “Geronimo,” because having your land and life stolen from you is also something.
4. Track ten on this CD by a completely intoxicating Algerian band that Bronwyn burned for me, because I travel the world vicariously.
5. Falsettoland soundtrack, “Days Like This,” because I am a 50-year-old gay man.
6. Songs from the Capeman soundtrack, “Satin Summer Nights,” because “Broadway flop” = Cheryl’s sure to like it. I also own the Side Show soundtrack.
7. Whatever Kelly Clarkson song comes on the radio, because the girl can sing, okay?

Shout-outs to the folks who’ve clued me in to the cooler choices on my list. Falsettoland was entirely my own discovery.

5 comments:

Tracy Lynn said...

Sweet, I'm totally checking out Falsettoland.

Cheryl said...

It's about AIDS and a bar mitzvah.

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

if I havent heard of ANY of those songs, does that make me the music dork, or you?

Bonnie Turner said...

Don't feel bad about liking Kelly Clarkson. I love her voice and I love blasting certain songs & seeing along with her. "Now that you're gone..." it's sorta one of my anthems.

Cheryl said...

Sara: We are both dorks for so many reasons.

Bonnie: Yep, sometimes you've gotta go through your ex's medicine cabinet and smash things (or whatever it is she's doing in the video).