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Personally, I blame Nick Hornby

I'm reading Songbook, Nick Hornby's love letter to some of his favorite songs. I've started to gather some of the more promising songs and check them out.

How have I never heard You Had Time by Ani Difranco before?  It's so awesome. I've seen the china shop line quoted somewhere, have no idea where, but I've never heard the song before today.  My passion for Ani is like my thing for DMB; I'll never love the whole catalog, but some of the songs are some of the most perfect I've ever heard.  This song joins 32 flavors, untouchable face. and 'tis of thee on my Ani pedestal.  It's nice to put something else up there instead of her rage rock that I need to hear at times. 

Thanks to iTunes and all the info it likes to collect, I can tell you that I added the song to my library at 1039a this morning, and have listened to the entire song eight times so far. Of course, it's playing right now also, and iTunes stats don't take into account the number of times I've jumped to an earlier part of the song before the track has reached the absolute end (which is when iTunes increments its counter, for those of you dying to know the quirks of Apple's memory hog media library app). 

Anyone familiar with the song who can throw me a "if you like that, you'll LOVE LOVE LOVE . . ."  bone?  I could use an entire playlist of songs like this, tender and passionate without being too emotional. Something I can connect to that won't make me sad or enraged.  The Desree song from Romeo + Juliet may make the list, but it really comes close to being too emotional for me at times.  I feel sorry for tick043 and mister_biv, who had to listen to me hum or sing along to it about a thousand times last week, after it became the official theme of me writing my wedding toast. 

I look forward to your suggestions.



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Jun. 18th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
Got no place to go, but there's a girl waitin' for me down in Mexico...
Jun. 18th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
definitely making the playlist. Don't know why I didn't think of it. I'll have to remember to set it in iTunes so it cuts off after that song finishes. I hate the empty space and then the big yellow taxi cover.
Jun. 18th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
I'm sort of ambivalent about a lot of Ani's music, but "You Had Time" is unbelievably beautiful. Unfortunately, I don't know anything else like it, because I'm really ignorant about most contemporary music.
Jun. 18th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
I've only heard that song a couple times, so these might not be entirely similar, but here goes. I love Grey's Anatomy. That's my favorite show for songs that are mellow and tender without being emotional. I like Scratch by Kendall Payne and Nowhere Warm by Kate Havnevik.

Jun. 18th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
Re: songs
I'm slowly working my way through the second season, and I am absolutely in love with the music! On the episode I just watched (the one where you meet the chief of surgery's AA sponsor) they used Catalyst by Anna Nalick, a song I worship!

I don't know why I didn't think about looking at the soundtrack for choices. Thanks for the tip.

How are things?
Jun. 19th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: songs
Things are fine. I'm teaching and taking a class in a summer short session (4 weeks), so it's a little nuts.

The soundtrack for Season 2 isn't out. There are several great iMixes devoted to Grey's. Those two are my most favorites.

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