1. Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello & The Attractions. How much do I love Elvis? SOOOOO much. This is, by far, one of my faves. I’ve been listening to this album since I was a teen. A pre-teen, maybe. I think Micah knows most of the words to Alison because I’d sing it to him while I rocked him to sleep when he was an infant. He also knows Sister Golden Hair and Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’.
2. Recuerdo Apasionado – Gipsy Kings. Nice instrumental – I’m a huge fan of acoustic guitar and this doesn’t disappoint.
3. Painters – Jewel. This song is too depressing and too long for me today. Sort of the same type of song as My Beloved Wife by Natalie Merchant, except not nearly as good. Life long partner, love of their life, dies and now they’re alone. But they’re heterosexual and there were no issues with inheritance or pensions or social security benefits.
4. Watching You – Melissa Etheridge. Another horribly depressing song. I used to listen to this song over and over and over after TJ left me in Tucson and moved to Idaho. Throughout the year & a half that we were broken up, I listened to this song – and others like it – drank, and cried.
5. Say People – Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers. Finally, an uplifting, hopeful song. It’s been such a difficult, emotionally devastating few days. I’m just going to sit back and listen for a few minutes.
Until next time, shuffle on!