Dances with Minivans has laid a chain-post curse on me. I am to list five songs I am currently listening to, and then tag 5 other bloggers to do the same thing. I'll list the songs, but I can't think of who I'd tag.
1. Good Hearted Man by Tift Merritt. She's a local alt.country singer who couldn't help but get noticed. I love it when beautiful women sing about yours truly. And her other stuff is really good, well-written, and original.
2. Jerusalem by the Soweto Gospel Choir. A South African group that sings in English, Xhosa, and other South African aboriginal languages. Unique sound and heartfelt.
3. Ezekiel Saw the Wheel by the Dixie Hummingbirds. From a greatest hits album of the legendary gospel quintet. Resonant bass anchors the ultra-tight harmonies. Takes me back to my old Alabama days.
4. Best of Michalis Hadjiyannis. A Greek Andrea Bocelli with folk-disco leanings. You have to have gone to a Cypriot supper club and danced to it to have the full appreciation. I left my heart in Limassol under the brandy sour moon.
5. He Can Fix What Is Broke by the Mississippi Mass Choir. As my mother would say, "They're the real thing." Rollicking, with that sound that's half shout and half close harmony. They always help me put back together what's broken.
Confessing Reader - an accomplished musician, I'd like to hear what he has to say about this.
Eric Scott Matthews - (not G rated, BTW) Read his review of the HBO show Rome. He's not impressed. I haven't seen it yet.