Mar 9, 2008

More Great Songs of 2007: 1-10

Till Gerhard - Dawn (2005)

Released in 2007, but recorded live at Massey Hall in January 1971 (as I was just beginning my last semester of high school), this relic lets us hear rock history being made. The Toronto audience listens intently to several new songs, not yet recorded for “Harvest”. During the transition between the two songs (both of which would've made my "Great Songs of 1972" list), there is no applause of recognition for what was soon to become a trademark composition, as the audience hears it for the first time. Gives me shivers…

Neil Young - A Man Needs A Maid / Heart of Gold Suite (mp3)


And with that you're introduced to my father. Words sincere and taste as deep as the reasons anybody listens. He's chosen 50 great songs from 2007 that I neglected in my 100 Great Songs of 2007 series - and I'll be devoting one post a week to share his fantastic picks with you. Be sure to let him know what you think. Here it goes...

1) Angus and Julia Stone - What You Wanted (mp3)

2) Au Revoir Simone - The Lucky One (mp3)

3) The Avett Brothers - Die Die Die (mp3)

4) Bishop Allen - Click, Click, Click, Click (mp3)

5) Thurston Moore - Honest James (mp3)

6) The New Pornographers - Myriad Harbour (mp3)

7) Rilo Kiley - Give a Little Love (mp3)

8) Bruce Springsteen - Last to Die (mp3)

9) Laura Veirs - Pink Light (mp3)

10) The Sea and Cake – Transparent (mp3)


At Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Blogger Katie said...

how do you find all the zany artwork for your posts? also, hi.

At Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Blogger Kyle said...

there is more art in the world that there are blog posts! i usually find them online in gallery websites.

At Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Blogger Kyle said...

oh and hello! how are you?

At Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Blogger Katie said...

i am hanging in there. spring break is in 3 days, thank you Jesus. how are you?

At Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Blogger Kyle said...

Fine thank you Jesus.

At Tuesday, March 18, 2008, Anonymous Jees' said...

I, for two, appreciate the phrasally contractive combination of "Fine thank you" and "Thank you Jesus", and would have seen it as an invitation to further creative dialog, perhaps even centered around perpetuating the use of such phrasal contractions or communication with Kyle as (at least pseudo) Lord and Savior. It's My hope that Katie is still pondering the perfect interlocutory contribution. God bless, and peace be with you. You're welcome. Goodbye.

At Friday, January 23, 2009, Anonymous yousillygoose said...

What wonderful taste in music your father has! Isn't it amazing that great music can span the generations... :)


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