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( Aug. 22nd, 2007 11:10 pm)
[ profile] yaaresse gave me the letter K. "K" I thought. Hmmmm... nothing immediately came to mind. Off to iTunes... this wasn't easy...

1. Killerwhaletank - the Tragically Hip (maybe a bit of a cheat, but that's how it's known - a version of "New Orleans is Sinking" preceded by one of Gord Downie's wonderfully surreal tall tales.)
2. Killing Moon - Echo & the Bunnymen
3. Kiss This Thing Goodbye - Del Amitri
4. Kite - U2
5. Kodachrome - Paul Simon
6. Kiss Me - the Cardigans
7. King of Pain - the Police
8. Keep Talking - Pink Floyd
9. Karma Police - Radiohead
10. Kathmandu - Bob Seger

Comment and I'll give you a letter. In your journal, list 10 of your favourite songs that begin with that letter.
... originated over on the Guardian's music blog, but song lists - I can always read 'em.

So - in 60 seconds - no particular order then, so I'll leave out the numbers:

U2 - One
U2 - Bad
Del Amitri - Here and Now
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
The Sisters of Mercy - More
Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet
Steve Earle - I ain't Ever Satisfied
The Tragically Hip - Boots or Hearts
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter

... that's 10, then. And there's no Leonard Cohen, or Lucinda Williams, or Ryan Adams, or April Wine, or Blue Rodeo, or Bob Seger, or Bruce Cockburn, or Cowboy Junkies, or, or, or...

(ETA: No Nick Cave at all? No "Sometimes always" by JAMC? My god, what was I thinking?)

Seven songs I'm enjoying at the moment:

- "Come pick me up" - Ryan Adams - just heard a cover of it last night that reminded me of how much I loved it - some of the lyrics are:
"Come pick me up
Take me out
Fuck me up
Steal my records
Screw all my friends
They're all full of shit
With a smile on your face
And then do it again"

- Lucretia My Reflection - the Sisters of Mercy (I dunno, it sounds summery to me)

- Help me - Scott Goudie & Neil Bishop (old track by a couple of local guys, great slide guitar)

- Nowhere with you - Joel Plaskett (really summer pop from Halifax, NS)

- Ghost Highway - Mazzy Star (from a live bootleg)

- I am, I am - April Wine (always loved Myles' voice, and this is from their most recent album, a retro-recorded return to their roots)

- Sometimes Always - Jesus & Mary Chain with Hope Sandoval (lovelovelove this, always)

[ profile] pshtaku's post on musicians originating from Scotland: here, but f-locked, and who/why you love them, originally inspired by this website and BBC2 is a great head-scratcher's way to lose a few hours.

My answers, reproduced from my comment on her journal )

ETA: I missed out the Bay City Rollers, the only boy band I ever loved, evah. [ profile] wingedelf, do you know Martyn Bennett's work? I bet you do... and he was born here in St John's, to my surprise. And I left out Ian Anderson, and Midge Ure, and Deacon Blue, and the Blue Nile... and god knows who else...


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