Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday's Music (as promised)

I have been really spending too much time thinking about this music video project. There is so much music that I really love, so many different artists and genres of music. I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Waits, Mala Rodriguez, Sarah Mclachlan, Nirvana, Marco Antonio Solis, Reggae, Top 40 (rock and Latin), indie, bossa nova... a lot of stuff; anything that talks to me when I listen to it... you know the ones. As a general rule, however, I am not a Country Music fan but there are a couple of notable exceptions. I like Greg Brown and even though I think that he is more Folk sounding than anything else he is considered Country. There are a couple of others and while I don't want to make this into a Country Music Monday thing, I do want to add one singer who I think is probably not that well known outside of serious Country fans.
Don Williams is a singer that my father used to listen to and I have loved his music for as long as I can remember. I still think that he leans a little to the folk side of things; his music has more of a lullaby quality than any twang to it.
I still like the idea of two songs, and that may be the way I do this always.

We've Got a Good Fire Going. This song really captures the 'easy to listen to' quality of his voice.

Wow, as I try to decide what video to put up next I am really taken by just how much I really LOVE this guy. I don't listen to him ever (like I said... Country) but I am having a really hard time deciding what to put on for a second song. Here is a short list of must listen to songs of his:

  • If You Could Read My Mind
  • Another Time, Another Place
  • Lord, I Hope This Day is Good
  • I Believe In You

I don't know what to add, just listen to them all; but here is number two anyway:

Good Ole Boys Like Me



  1. I love, love, love Don Williams--for all the same reasons you do--and I actually listen to him on a pretty regular basis. He's on every iPod I've owned! I get a little sad, or maybe nostalgic is a better word, when I listen to some of his songs.

    Thank you!!

    Oh - and I find myself enjoying more and more country ... yes, I'm admitting it in writing, I don't hate country music anymore. So embarrassing.

  2. Dude, I am totally loving Greg Brown. I'm addicted. TOTALLY.

    And I am a big fan of Tom Waits.

    And Sarah McLachlan has a song "Angel" that a good friend of mine and J loves. I had never heard it but she asked if we could learn it. So I learned it, he learned it and now he plays it and I sing it and he chimes in on the harmony, it's really awesome. I looove Sarah McLachlan. I would want to be like her if I did it all over again. (Life)

  3. Dad says that "Good Ol' Boys Like Me" would clearly be number one. Enjoyed your music and your musing, and also Megan's nostalgia! Tom Waits, Yes. Lyle Lovett, Faith Hill to be a little more contemporary. And you know that we don't listen to just country. Little Village. I think this list never ends. Blues Traveler. . .