Monday, August 1, 2022

My Favorite 10 Songs of the Last Seven Days

I've got a feeling the various movements of the Maroons' "Rocket Man" show are going to dominate the charts deep into the autumn.

  1. First movement of "Rocket Man" show, Madisonville-North Hopkins High School Marching Maroons
  2. "Without Her," Glen Campbell
  3. "I’ve Just Seen a Face," Beatles
  4. "Wild As a Birdsong," Heather Maloney
  5. "I Can’t Get Started," Buddy De Franco Quintet
  6. "Pep Rally," Missy Elliott
  7. "Last Date," Blue Boys
  8. "I’m Looking Through You," Beatles
  9. "Then Came You," Spinners and Joni Sledge
  10. "Penny Lane," Beatles


  1. 1. "A Girl, a Boy, and a Graveyard," Jeremy Messersmith
    2. "Wedding Song (There Is Love)," Paul Stookey
    3. "Icarus -- Borne on Wings of Steel," Kansas
    4. "Personal Jesus," Depeche Mode
    5. "Typical Situation," Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
    6. "Hey, Joe," The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    7. "If You Love Me, Let Me Know," Olivia Newton-John
    8. "Expert In a Dying Field," The Beths
    9. "Peace In the Valley," Randy Travis
    10. "Me and Jesus," Tom T. Hall

    1. Thank you. The Dave Mathews song made my new 10, and the Beths, of whom I'd never heard, were on the bubble.

  2. The album cover of "Tom T. Hall's Greatest Hits" features a plaque that was put up to celebrate Tom T. Hall in 1972. Here is part of what it says: "He used his God-given talents to become famed as one of America's balladeers, telling in music form the story of the common folk and the daily happenings which color their lives."

  3. "America's Balladeers" would be a great name for a fantasy team. As would "The Daily Happenings." Or, for that matter, the "God-given talents." I was reared in a culture soaked in rhetoric.

  4. Which reminds me that before the summer is over, you should read "Knoxville 1915," by James Agee.

  5. It's actually called "Knoxville: Summer of 1915," and it begins like this: "We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child."

  6. I'm also listening to "Ghost Riders In the Sky," by the Ames Brothers.