From my docking station-stereo-headphones-computer-whatever to yours ... some of the songs I've been playing lately.
June Carter Cash: Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone? The Wildwood Flower album was pretty enough in its own right; it seems sweeter as time passes. The chorus - with Johnny Cash backing his wife - is almost enough to break your heart knowing it was recorded shortly before they both passed.
Lou Gramm: Midnight Blue: Gotta love iTunes. I always liked this admittedly cheesy song - but never bothered to buy it - and a while ago, while I find myself humming it to myself, it occurred to me I could buy it, right then. Bingo. I recall years ago hearing a R.E.M. version, which they used to work into live sets. I hope to one day stumble over it again.
James Hunter: People Gonna Talk. One of my favourite songs from last year. Proof that if you stick with something long enough, people are indeed gonna talk about you. And, maybe, that Sam Cooke's soul settled somewhere in England.
Steely Dan: Time Out of Mind. From Gaucho, one of the songs I played the groove out of when I was a teenager ... and I still don't know what they're getting at, other than getting stoned. A nice Mark Knopfler guitar break, and a Doobie-esqe feeling with a returning Michael McDonald on the chorus. Can't help but tap the wheel whenever this comes on and I'm driving.
Spoon: I Turn My Camera On. It came out a couple of years ago, but the chords feel like they could have come out in the new wave era. Maybe. A new Spoon album is due soon. Curious to hear it.
I'm always on the hunt for a new tune. Send a suggestion my way. Click on the label below to see previous Saturday Playlists.