I’ve fallen behind on my Lost and Found listening, so in an effort to catch up, I loaded a bunch onto my iPod to listen to at work. As it turns out, I’ve just been listening to one, over and over again, because it’s that good. It’s Week 32:
Even the Rain, Gabe Dixon: Luke says Gabe is playing an upright, honky tonk piano and I love the sound. And I love the lyric, “Even the rain is falling for you.”
Please Forgive Me, David Gray: Love this song, loved this album and hadn’t thought about it in years. Such a unique voice – Luke calls it “inimitable.” So true, and such a great word.
Bottom of the Sea, Matt Nathanson: It’s no secret that I love Matt Nathanson’s music. I’ve seen him in concert three times in the last year. I’m so glad that Luke and I agree on just how good his music is. Can’t wait for his next album.
This is the Stuff, Francesca Battistelli: It’s hard to be in a bad mood during this song, even thought she’s singing about the stuff that puts here in a bad mood.
Call Someone, Thirteen Senses: This song is OK.
Makambo, Geoffrey Oryema: beautiful, dreamy – I don’t have to know what he’s saying to love the way this sounds.
Here He Comes, Brian Eno: This song is OK.
Promenade, U2: A U2 song I didn’t remember!
Driving In My Car, Madness: Sounds like a cartoon!
The Beginning of the End, Steve Moakler: The combination of this man’s beautiful voice and the piano just knocks me out.
Just a Little, Leigh Nash: Glad she’s more than just a “Kiss Me” one-hit wonder. I like that the music sounds…vintage. But her voice sounds modern. If that’s possible.
Say It Ain’t So Joe, Murray Head: Just OK. But hard to believe that this is the same guy who sang “One Night in Bangkok.”
The Man I Love, Kate Bush: This is so good. SO good. Must download immediately. I can just see her in a slinky dress belting this out in a smokey jazz club.
Atlantic, Midway State: I gravitate toward acoustic singer-songwriter type music, but every once in a while, I enjoy some electronic based stuff. And I liked this. At first, I thought I imagined the “sailboat” line in the background.
I Don’t Worry, Bess Rogers: Again, hard to be in a bad news. Or sit still.
Different Roads, Joe Cocker: Why don’t I have more of his music? I grew up with “Up Where We Belong,” and when I lived in France, I heard “You Can Leave Your Hat On” for the first time. This song is a sad one about the breakup we all hope to have. Must download immediately.
Lost Cause, Beck: Sounds like something I would have listened to in college during one heartbreak or another. (“Loser” was in heavy rotation in college.)
Oh, The Divorces, Tracey Thorn: how she manages to take the mundane details of divorce, like lost text messages and custody, sound so poetic, I’ll never know. And it sounds like a symphony behind her. Beautiful.
Give Me What I Cry For, Chris Rainbow: An 80′s flashback with a dash of the Carpenters.
Congratulations, Blue October & Imogen Heap: I have one song by Blue October, and now I need this one, too. The lead singer’s voice is rich, and paired with Imogen’s – it’s great.
Baby I, Amy Milan: Just enough country twang to make me nostalgic for my childhood.
The Luckiest, Ben Folds: Yet again, he plays piano, which I love, so why don’t I have any of his music. Beautifully written love song by a man who, says Luke, has been married four times.
Pink Moon, Nick Drake: Hard to believe that this song was released in 1972, (before I was born), and yet it sounds so current. What a loss for music that he died so young.
My Mistakes, Eleanor Friedberger: Makes me dance around in my chair.
Love Action, Human League: Oh, how I loved their song “Human!”
Burning in the Sun, Blue Merle: This is what he would sound like if Chris Martin was raised in Nashville instead of England.
Believe Again, Delta Goodrem: Sounds like a girl-band anthem. But a good one.
Pump It Up, Elvis Costello: The one, the only.
Paperweight, Joshua Radin & Schuyler Fisk: Are these two married? They should be. They should sing all their songs as duets. I love the mildly racy lyrics about messing up a bed.
Farewell, Rosie Thomas: A simple song – just a girl and her piano, conveying her heartbreak.
Love Love Love, Avalanche City: Is that a banjo? No matter. A jangly song that’s fun to listen to on a long walk.
When I’m Small, Phantogram: So glad that Luke plays all the good electronica I need to hear so I don’t have to go searching for it.
It Goes Like It Goes, Jennifer Warnes: Luke is not a fan of her song from “Dirty Dancing,” but I’m not sorry. I love that song more than this one.
Talkin’ ‘Bout Family, Max and Simon: Another antidote for a foul mood.
Natural Tune, Efterklang: Good song. That is all.
No Other Love, Chuck Prophet: KFOG plays his songs on occasion, and he’s had some songs on Live From The Archives. Must download everything he has ever done. Now.
Chasing Down The Rain, John Stewart: Don’t love this one.
Let The Love Back In, Orange Lights: Don’t love it.
After The Fire, Amy Grant: I do love her voice. Glad she moved away from the religious music.
Ghost In You, Gina Villalobos/Psychedelic Furs: You have to hear this to believe it.
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