The meme from veganhothead was to name five
songs that start with a random letter, and she gave me "S".
Instead of thinking for myself, I decided to write a quick script to look at
my last.fm favorites feed and show me all the songs that start with S.
Except last.fm's feeds are only 50 songs deep, and in those 50 songs, there is
only 1 that starts with S. So I had the script scrape the charts page instead.
So, in the end I did:
>>> from lastfm import *
>>> favList = TrackList()
>>> favorites = favList.list_by(key='title', pattern='^s')
48 songs is more like it. Here's 5:
- Subdivisions, Rush
The drama never fades. You just don't understand. I first encountered this
song in suburbia somewhere around the age of 14. It made me want to be in a
band. I was in a band. But I never spent any time learning to actually play
the music. I was more interested in cultivating my mullet and drawing demons
to go on the official band t-shirts. Neither the music nor the t-shirts ever
found their way out of the basement. I don't mean to belittle it. I still
think it's a great song. Just be happy you never heard Nemesis do it.
- Silent All These Years, Tori Amos
This was a couple years after Subdivisions, still in suburbia. I'm pretty
sure it was MK who introduced me to Little Earthquakes. I was still
pretending to play the piano (I guess I still do that), so there was some
appeal there, plus the appeal of liking MK. I saved up and took KH to see
Tori in concert. I remember having a good time but getting lost in downtown
- Slip Away, Clarence Carter
I requested this song often at the Green Door. Jerome could really sing it.
In fact, I don't really like this Clarence Carter version that much. I just
like it because it reminds me of Jerome and the ACME Jam Company. Someday I
will find a better version of it. Unfortunately I will never hear them do it
- Someday Never Comes, Creedence Clearwater Revival
"You better learn it fast \\ you better learn it young". I don't think I
discovered CCR until college. It was in this song where I learned that
"learn" is actually pronounced "loin" and that daddy "went away". Many fine
memories are strangely tied up with this song. I'd still put it on a sunny
road trip mix.
- Straight, No Chaser, Miles Davis
This is the version from '58 Sessions Featuring Stella by Starlight, one of
the first jazz albums I got hooked on, between college and grad school. I
heard it before I ever heard Monk. Some people seem to think that this
version (featuring Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, John Coltrane and
Cannonball Adderley) is too fast, but it still sounds good to me. The piano
is unfortunately muted because of problems with the recording quality, but
you can hear enough.
If you want, I'll give you a letter.
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