I haven’t done one of these in a while, but today I’m wearing out the iPod (still haven’t pulled the trigger on the iPod touch) as I grade, so:
1. Treasure of the Broken Land (Mark Heard, High Noon)
2. Welcome to the Occupation (REM, Document)
3. Five Per Cent for Nothing (Yes, Fragile)
4. Good Morning Good Morning (Beatles, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band)
5. Take Five (Dave Brubeck, Ken Burns Jazz: Dave Brubeck)
6. Alaska (UK, UK)
7. Pressing My Way (Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Live at the Wetlands)
8. Light in Your Eyes (Sheryl Crow, The Very Best of Sheryl Crow)
9. Things We Said Today (Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night)
10. Fields of Glass (Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, Plectrasonics)
Two songs with the word “Five” in their titles — what are the odds of that? What other songs feature odd primes in their titles?
For a video feature, if you’ve never heard the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, you’re missing out on a unique musical experience. Here they are doing “Fragenti”, with the great Butch Baldassari on lead mandolin.
This was at Caffe Milano in Nashville back in February 2008. That brings back grad school memories; I saw Phil Keaggy and Wes King (at separate shows) at Caffe Milano back around 1995. It’s an excellent venue for music if you’re in the area.