Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday Chill Music (May 8, 2008)

Once I find an artist I really like, I love to go through their back catalog. It's amazing what you can find on their first or second record, before they were an overnight success on their 3rd or 4th record. I've been doing that a bit with Jeff Tweedy and stumbled upon a couple great songs from Being There. Here is my favorite new discovery.

Jeff Tweedy And Jay Bennett (Wilco) - The Lonely One

I've been listening to a ton of Bon Iver lately. Skinny Love is incredible, but you probably knew that. Here is another one I really like.

Bon Iver - Blindsided

Finally, I keep linking to a new Counting Crows song every week. It's a great album. I've had a soft spot in my heart for them for a long time. Among other memories related to their music, I remember having my best CAL lacrosse game of the year (yes, I played Lacrosse at CAL. I used to be fast, believe it or not) and a few buddies and I hiked behind the Greek Theater with a large malt beverage each and listened to the Crows' concert for free, just outside the Greek. Great night with Mercer and Becker. Anywhoo, here is another song of theirs off the new album I like.

Counting Crows - Washington Square (live on WXPN/World Cafe)

Here is a great Old School Crows song.

CountingCrows - Round Here