08 July 2004

Listing to port

So Brooks has done it, as have several of his friends. I felt at first like it would involve way too much work, but then I got all excited about some of the bands Brooks picked, and I also realized I had little else to do but snort more wine and crackers.

And then it turned into a very fun project.

And you will shortly see with what decade I have the most affinity/hipness.

Here follows my List of My 25 Favorite Songs. For an excellent explanation of the priorities in compiling this list, read Brooks'.

25. Tukka Yoot's Riddim -- Us3

24. Washing of the Water -- Peter Gabriel

23. Let's Stay Together -- Al Green

22. Mr Jones -- Talking Heads

21. Cocaine Blues -- Johnny Cash

20. Please Don't Bury Me -- John Prine

19. Nightswimming -- REM

18. Pictures of You -- Cure

17. Glory Box -- Portishead

16. Cure For Pain -- Morphine

15. Everybody Knows -- Leonard Cohen

14. That's How Strong My Love Is -- Taj Mahal

13. Start From Scratch -- Galactic

12. Temptation -- New Order

11. What is Hip? -- Tower of Power

10. Fools Gold -- Stone Roses

9. Fairytale of New York -- Pogues

8. Texas Flood -- Stevie Ray Vaughn

7. I'll Be Your Man -- Los Blancos

6. Exit Music (For a Film) -- Radiohead

5. Hesitation Blues -- Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen)

4. Powderfinger -- Neil Young

3. Superstition -- Stevie Wonder

2. Use Me -- Bill Withers.

1. Space Oddity -- David Bowie.

I omitted any commentary on my choices, because once I started writing them, it turned out that each one was related to some great love, some great break-up, or some other long boring story.

After all, how else do we fall in love with songs?

Except for Bowie. He just rules.

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