Wednesday, February 02, 2011

You Five Favorite Piece of Music-Right Now

Nina Simone-"I Put a Spell on You"
Charlie Mingus, "Haitian Fight Song"
John Lennon, "Imagine"
Beethoven, "Ode to Joy" (and whole Ninth Symphony)
Chet Baker, "My Funny Valentine"


Jerry House said...

Stephen Foster's "Hard Times Come Again No More" as sung by Side by Side (Doris Justis & Sean McGee).

le0pard13 said...

A Girl, a Boy, and a Graveyard by Jeremy Messersmith
The Dream (from 'Total Recall') by Jerry Goldsmith
The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie
Somewhere in Time theme by John Barry (in honor of his passing)

Charlieopera said...

Mahler’s Titan
David Brubeck’s, Take Five
Tom Waits, On the Nickel
Les Miserables, Bring him Home
Cream, Spoonful

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Buckcherry "Dead"
The Racontuers "Attention"
Black Crowes "Descending"
Athenrye "The Sam Song"
Alice in Chains "Check My Brain"

Anonymous said...

Patti - Oh, I must admit, I love too much music too much to pick just five songs - even for right now. But I do love Ode to Joy...

Paul D Brazill said...

Ambition - Subway Sect
Foreign Affairs - Tom Waits
Sons Of The Silent Age - David Bowie
Rowch Rumble - The Fall
Adultery -The Scars

Anonymous said...

Ditto on "Ode to Joy" and also ditto on not possibly being able to narrow it down to five.

It changes from day to day and mood to mood.

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Take Five would have been on there if I was at home to see the CD we play twice a week at least. Stephen Foster, what a great choice.
Sinatra could have been all five without much trouble.n Ditto Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.
Sean-your list sounds like the list my kids would choose. Got to get more familiar with music from this century.
If I had been at home, this list would have differed substantially. But having no music with me, made me think rather than look.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

the 5 cds getting most play in car and home right now are
Tepid Peppermint Wonderland-Brian Jonestown Massacre
High Violet-The National
Attack and Release-The Black Keys
Kiss Each Other Clean-Iron and Wine
Kicking Against the Pricks-Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds(contains the best cover ever of a jimmy Webb song-Nicks version of By the Time I get to Phoenix)

Scott D. Parker said...

Eric Dolphy "Sketch of Melba" (love jazz flute) at this link:

John Adams "Slonimsky's Earbox" at this link

(see a trend?)

Winter, Mvt. 1 by Vivaldi

Untitled No 3 by Sigur Ros

Cold Song by Sting

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

That's what was tickling my fancy at work today, but in the car on the ride home it was The Four Seasons & Johhny Mathis, so go figure.

pattinase (abbott) said...

You are just trying to make an old lady feel good, Sean.

Olivia V. Ambrogio said...

Right now, eh?

Nina Simone, "My Baby Just Cares for Me"
Morrissey, "You're the One for Me, Fatty"
Erin McKeown, "To a Hammer"
Beck, "Devil's Haircut"
Belle & Sebastian, "Come On Sister"

Ron Scheer said...

Vince Gill, "Little Brother"
Merle Haggard, "Big City"
Brooks & Dunn, "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone"
Willie Nelson, "Pancho and Lefty"
Charley Pride, "Please Help Me I'm Falling"

C. Margery Kempe said...

Much too difficult: on a day like today every single one might be The Fall. A momentary slice:

50 year Old Man - The Fall
Post-Break-Up Sex - Vaccines
The Smiles - Bisonics
You're The One - Kate Bush
At Last - Etta James

and five minutes from now a completely different list...

C. Margery Kempe said...

And I should add that Lady Gaga's Fame Monster double CD has not left the car for months.

MysterLynch said...

At this very moment, and I must say it will be different in five minutes:
1) LL Cool Jay: Mama Said Knock You Out (Unplugged version)
2) Audioslave: Show Me How To Live
3) Freedy Johnston: Mortician's Daughter
4) Kermit the Frog: Rainbow Connection
5) Kix: Blow My Fuse

pattinase (abbott) said...

Jeremy-you are way too cool for me,
The restm I recognize some of them. Nina Simon, Mississippi Goddamn also a contender,

Deb said...

Today, at this moment:

B52s: Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland

REM: Superman

David Bowie: Golden Years

Bitter:Sweet: The Mating Game

Lindesfarne: Lady Eleanore

Tomorrow it will all be different. Hell, in five minutes it'll be different!

Naomi Johnson said...

Charlie Louvin - 'Ruby's Song'
Raul Malo - 'Unbreakable'
Eddie Hinton - 'The Well of Love'
Paul McCartney - 'That Was Me'
Sean Costello - 'No Half-Steppin''

It's true; I don't listen to much new music. By the time I find out I like a piece of music it's usually at least five years old.

Cap'n Bob said...

I've never heard of 90% of the ones listed here, old fogey that I am. How about:

In My Room--Beach Boys
I've Got You Under My Skin--Sinatra
The Night Before--The Beatles
Fresh Air--Quicksilver Messenger Service
My Prayer--The Platters

pattinase (abbott) said...

But because of the Internet, I have discovered many new CDs or groups.
One of the good things about it.

George said...


Todd Mason said...

At this moment:
Gil Scott-Heron: "Lady Day and John Coltrane"
Brubeck Octet: "Rondo"
Trusty: "Goodbye, Doctor Fate"
Doc Watson: "Walk On, Boy"

Yvette said...

Tonight at 8:30 P.M. on a very icy night in New Jersey:

The Franck Symphony in D Minor

Dvorak's Cello Concerto

Beethoven's 6th Symphony

Tonight's the Night by The Shirelles

Dawn Go Away I'm No Good For You by The Four Seasons

Most anything sung by Dick Haymes

Wait, that's 6! Best I can do at the moment. Of course, the list is subject to impulse. Great topic, Patti!

And I too love the Ode to Joy.

Wait, wait, I forgot Gilbert and Sullivan and the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore and most of the opera Turandot and most any movie score by John Willians, especially Superman, and Brubeck's Take Five and ...!! Fun.

pattinase (abbott) said...

God, THE SHIRELLES. I think they were perhaps my favorite group at age 12 or so. I knew the lyrics to every song.

Yvette said...

Yeah, the Shirelles. Can't remember who, but someone once said that WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW was the best rock and roll song every. Some days I agree. Some days I pick TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT.

Or maybe WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.

Actually I'm listening to the theme from the film SILVERADO right now.

Forgot too, the Brandenburg Concertos - HOW COULD I??? Ha!