IT’S TUESDAY WHICH MEANS IT TIME FOR SOME TUNES. THIS WEEK TWISTED MIX TAPE 27 (CLICK TO JOIN IN) BROUGHT TO YOU BY JEN, HAS LET ONE OF MY FAVORITE BLOGGERS AND AN ALL AROUND BEAUTIFUL PERSON, TROY, TAKE THE WHEEL. HE’S DIGGING DEEP INTO OUR MUSICAL SOUL’S ASKING FOR 5 SEMINAL SONGS THAT MADE US WHO WE ARE TO DAY…DIG ON BROTHER:)
HERE’S THE LOWDOWN FROM JEN (GIVING US AN ESCAPE HATCH IF NEEDED):
” I am guessing Troy’s been thinking about this one for a while. The topic, in Troy’s word’s:
THE MUSICAL MANUFACTURING OF ME: 5 SEMINAL SONGS:
First off I’ll dig way back to conception…Knowing for a fact I was conceived with a little help from Mr. Elvis Presley – I’m not sure of the exact song so I’ll go with the first song I knew all the words (and music) too at age 3-4
“Suspicious Minds” by Mr. Presley himself (perfect for a 3 year old:)
Although many songs shaped me between the ages of 4 to 12, Huey Luis’s entire album “Four” being some of them (age 8?) ..one of my first vinyls ..I’m going to time travel to 12 , afterall, it’s been scientifically proven that the music you hear/love between the ages of 12-16 sticks with you throughout life (I’ll try to find a link to that article)
I’ve mentioned this before in a post for RaisedOnTheRadio, at 12 music possessed me…one song I couldn’t get enough of..listen, rewind repeat,
THE CURE – Love Cats
Also in these musical years punk rock was fanning the fire of my future…Many bands such as Minor Threat, Bad Religion, The Dead Kennedys,The Descendants Crass and so on..but this album I couldn’t get enough of…
Fugazi – Repeater
I’m cheating here…throwing an extra one in because to this day Blake Schwarzenbach frontman for Jawbreaker, then Jets to Brazil and The Forgetters, Now an English Professor at SUNY, is still one of my all time favorite lyricists.
—and since it’s the first of the month–RABBIT RABBIT – to you all, especially you Blake.
Jawbreaker – Jinx Removing
This is so difficult…I’m having trouble narrowing the list
Next, the first classical piece I learned on Piano – a song that is constantly running through my head (along with Moonlight Sonata)
Johann Sebastian Bach‘s – Air In G (string and keys versions)
TROY!!! This is so difficult!
Ok, two more.
(apologies to all for breaking the 5 song rule)
Another one of my favorite lyricists, Jeff Tweedy, Frontman from Uncle Tupelo, and then Wilco…I love everything from Wilco, but Jeff Tweedy’s solo acoustic “Live in The Pacific-Northwest” takes the cake…
Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) – Shot In The Arm-Better known for “I am Trying To Break Your Heart“-(i love the intro banter here:)) (also check out “Satan your kingdom must come down-haunting)
Lastly but far from leastly …The song and man that brought my fiance and I together….a musical genius and a kind soul ..(@symbionproject on twitter)
Kasson a.k.a Symbion Project – Ocean Full Of Waves (if you like..also check out Like One Returning From The Waves…I’m not posting it because it’s on reserve for something special)
and one more from Symbion
…as you can see this was truly a musical trial for this girl, apologies for the 5 rule being broken….”music is my savior” and I couldn’t narrow it down…more like the 500 seminal songs:)
THANKS TO JEN, TROY, THE MUSICIANS,MY AUDITORY CORTEX AND ALL THE TWISTED MIX TAPE’ERS
- 5 Songs Throughout Time :twisted Mix Tape Tuesday #27 (infosponge000.wordpress.com)
- Twisted MixTape: Beautiful Songs from Julie of Next Life, No Kids (raisedontheradio.wordpress.com)
- Twisted MixTape – Eagles Greatest Hits (raisedontheradio.wordpress.com)
- Twisted Mixtape Tuesday 01: Groovin’ to the Music (curiosakat.com)
- Jeff Tweedy Announces U.S. Solo Tour (stereogum.com)