Friday, October 12, 2007

M&M Weekend Challenge


Our last weekend challenge worked out so well -- well, it was fun, even if we didn't get full participation -- that I want to try another one:

Tell us what you're listening to, or suggest a song or album we should hear. This doesn't need to be your all-time desert-island disc (although it can be). Just anything that you'd like to call to M&M readers' attention.

I'll start by pointing at this cut on my Vox stash -- Donny Hathaway's excellent "To Be Young, Gifted and Black."

For my review of "A Donny Hathaway Collection," go here.

10 comments:

Mich said...

Well, in addition to our great new Sax Mix for Tony, courtesy of Uncle Mark, I'm loving my new discovery: Pharoahe Monch. He's a hiphop guy and sometime-ghost writer for P Diddy. Behind the hiphop and rap lyrics, he's got a great funk thing going on. My favorite tracks so far are Body Baby, Desire (the title track) and Free.

And of course, I'm into the new Magic by my all-time fave, Springsteen.

Mark said...

Awesome, Mich. Way to be first to respond!

Rita said...

At the risk of turning this into a Matassa Roundtable, I must respond: I saw Bruce's TV performance on TODAY, singing Radio Nowhere from the Magic CD.

That gets my vote.

Mich said...

I LOVE that my 76-year-old mom is a Bruce fan. There are some other real winners on that CD, Mom. I'll make you a copy.

Rita said...

I'd love it, Michele. I'm still wearing out the Dublin thing.

freda said...

My all time favourite, guaranteed to get me up and dancing, is the Pointer Sisters, Jump.

Tomorrow I am going with my sister to the jazz fest, Keith my brother in law, will be playing the tenor sax with his group, I'm sure that whatever they play will become some of my favourites.

Janice said...

Dan Hick and the Hot Licks. been in my car for several years in heavy rotation

Michelle said...

I'm not listening to anything. A couple of 9 months ago, I totally stopped playing the radio on the way to work. Around the house, I never use my Ipod and rarely play music. I'm on a silence kick. One day I'll break out of it, but for now I'm pretty much only listening to music when I go for a walk or run, which, come to think of it, I've also stopped doing. But if I was listening to music, I would listen to Cheaper to Keep Her, Kidney Stew, I Cried for You, Gonna Quit You Baby, and Head on Down to Mexico, the Charlie Brown Christmas Song (Christmas Time is here) and Merle Haggard's Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star.

Mark said...

Merle Haggard, really?

kateco said...

An unmusical weekend here, but yesterday I did follow a boing boing link to the Ramonetures , an album of surfstyle instrumetals of the Ramones. I liked the free snippets, but didn't buy it.

And then Laurie and I sang some old Carpenters tunes to each other in the lobby of the Carpenter center last nite ...