My favorite song from 2010 (so far)

Day 1: Your favorite song.
Day 2: A song that makes you cry.
Day 3: A song that makes you dance.
Day 4: Your favorite male singer.
Day 5: Your favorite female singer.
Day 6: Your favorite band.
Day 7: One band/singer you’re ashamed to admit you like.
Day 8: One band/singer whose popularity you will never understand.
Day 9: A song that reminds you of an ex.
Day 10: A song that reminds you of your father.
Day 11: A song that reminds you of your mother.
Day 12: A song that makes you want to have sex.
Day 13: A song you sing in the shower.
Day 14: A song from the year you were born.
Day 15: A song you liked in high school.
Day 16: The first song in your mp3 folder.
Day 17: The last song in your mp3 folder.
Day 18: An instrumental song you like.
Day 19: Your favorite love song.
Day 20: Your favorite breakup song.
Day 21: A song that makes you want to break stuff.
Day 22: Your favorite song from a movie.
Day 23: Your favorite duet.
Day 24: Your favorite cover song.
Day 25: Your favorite song from 2010 (so far)

For the past few years, I have not been listening to much contemporary music. When in NM, I started exploring afro-cuban jazz, Latin pop, and Mexican rock. Since moving to Chicago, I have mainly been listening to a radio station that plays classic jazz, blues, and folk. None of it from this year.

But I tend to go to Borders once a week. And every now and then, I will hear something there that catches my ear. That’s how I got the latest Sara Bareilles CD. Same with the new Santana CD (although admittedly, I would have picked it up anyway when I eventually saw it.)

This past spring, I heard the first CD from the new Natalie Merchant two disc set “Leave Your Sleep.” As soon as I heard this song, I knew that I was going to buy the collection. Every song is an adaptation of a poem. Every song is done in a different style. I love the concept, and I adore this song!

The slide guitar. The chattering men at the beginning and end. The sound of her voice. I can imagine sharing this with my grandparents, and that brings a bit of a glow to my heart.

Day 26: Your favorite music video.
Day 27: One song in your mp3 folder you’re pretty sure no one else has.
Day 28: One song that needs to never be played again.
Day 29: One song that gives you the creeps.
Day 30: A song you’d like played at your funeral.

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