The Last Thing I Hear...

So I’ve been trying to think of something to write about for around a week now.  And today, while listening to music on my drive home, it hit me; I haven’t written about music yet.
                I have a playlist on my iPod that I call my “Bucket List” (I know it’s not the most original name, but if you have a better suggestion, I’m open to hearing it).  The playlist is composed upon the idea that if I end up in a situation where I can choose what I listen to as I die, these songs are the last things I want to hear.  They’re my all-time favorite songs; the songs that even if I hear them too much in a short period of time, a month later I’m willing to do it all over again. 
                So, in this blog I would like to not only tell you what I have on this Bucket List, but also give you a taste of the songs that I’m considering adding to it.  Keep in mind, that even though I don’t have any problem taking a song off later if my tastes change, I’m still very picky about what songs I’ll put on the playlist.  I don’t want to add my favorite song of the moment, just to get sick of it a week later, and never want to listen to it again…
                There are currently only ten songs on my Bucket List, and here they are:

Can’t Complain, by Todd Snider… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihI6R72QQMQ&feature=related (though I prefer the studio version)

Corpus Christi Bay, by Robert Earl Keen, covered by Todd Snider… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRuOvy4n13U

Summer of ’76, by Stephen Ashbrook… http://www.lyricsmania.com/summer_of_76_lyrics_stephen_ashbrook.html (I couldn’t find a video, so I’ve just posted a link to the lyrics)

Aerith’s Theme, by Nobuo Uematsu on piano… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxDlok9tu_I (the video isn’t him playing, but it’s still very good.  And yes, this song is from Final Fantasy VII, shutup and don’t knock it til you’ve tried it.)

Welcome to the Goodtimes, by The Black Crowes… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExEM1wr1clY (though I really prefer the iTunes originals version.  If it weren’t for that version, this song probably wouldn’t be on this list.)

Waiting for my Real Life to Begin, by Colin Hay… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvrzqcfv9mY
Straight to Hell, by Drivin’ N Cryin’, covered by Matt Nathanson…  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ystQ7vN2Y

The Weary Kind, performed by Ryan Bingham… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zelvaxvTaUk&feature=related (yes, it’s the theme to the movie Crazy Heart)

Money, Compliments, Publicity, by Todd Snider… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0MzOEgt4ZI&feature=related (this video has a short story, great example of a live Todd Snider show)

La Petite Fille de la Mer, by Vangelis… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12Nky9lo8Nc

                Those are the songs currently on my Bucket List.  Now, I’ve got a few songs here that I’m considering adding… you can go ahead and give me your opinions on them, just know that it’s very likely I’ll ignore your opinions and do whatever I want anyway…

Play a Train Song, by Todd Snider… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxvKjy7LRsU

Demise, by Knowledge Lives Forever… http://www.myspace.com/djknowledge/music/songs/demise-feat-whitney-myer-explicit-84026489 (the link isn’t a great one, considering it’s myspace… but it works, just hit play)

Wind Cries Mary, by Jimmie Hendrix, covered by Jamie Cullum… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTdxAVPkUOk (I know it seems sacrilegious to prefer the cover over the original, but I LOVE how he belts it in the final verse, so much that I can’t stay away from this version)

The Professor, by Damien Rice… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNL88ann1W0

Coconut Skins, by Damien Rice… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqdGHm79R_4 (this one is as good as on the list already really)

3’000 Miles, by Ellis Paul… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PAuQgPnlGE

Fuzzy, by The Incredible Moses Leroy… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE71x6JsFso

Take a Minute, by K’Naan… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaYVs1HPn2w (the song in the intro isn’t K’Naan… give it a second)

Blues for the Horn, by K’Naan… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdWvMTLslN0

Roll Away Your Stone, by Mumford and Sons… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlYrOBvt9IQ

Awake my Soul, by Mumford and Sons… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jLJ5mhgVw4

Rise, by Peter Mulvey… http://www.lyricsmania.com/rise_lyrics_peter_mulvey.html (again, no video, so lyrics instead.)

The Three of Us, by Ben Harper… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuqGI0kS3Z4

                God damn, that list is longer than I thought it would be… anyhow, enjoy!  And now, you all have an idea of my rather eclectic taste in music…

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