Tag, I’m it… again.

Aha! What goes around… Adam got in a lil third-hand tagback on me with the playlist meme pool tag game. He was tagged by the Random Yak who was tagged by Lyn Perry who was tagged by… me.


But since Adam seems to be having trouble coming up with seven to tag *cough* I’ll play again (not that it’s all that difficult, since songs and musical motifs run through my head all day). In fact, one-a the folks I tagged tagged another who has an open invitation to tag me any time, so I may get to play this one over and over again… And yeh, most of the music from last week’s tag are still running loose in here, somewhere… The meme pool tag game has some “rules” such as they are:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

I’d suggest linking here and tracking back, or I might tag you again, what with my Early Oldtimer’s Disease (or whatever it is–probably coffee deprivation–heh)


1-“Rescue the Perishing–I like to play this one on my cornet (an old–1929 Vincent Bach Strad) with a shift to the relative minor for part of the verse that reads,

Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore (back to major here with a shift one step up)
Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.

I don’t play it (or my “Strad”) often, but it does keep coming back and playing itself in my mind’s ear.

2-If I’m walking around shopping, I’m likely to be stopped by someone and asked “What is that song/tune?” and like as not it’ll be the opening to “L’Arlesienne.” If not it might well be

3-Don McLean’s “Vincent”. Don’t ask why, cos I’m not sure.

4-“Night on Bald Mountain”–Moussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov. Yep. NOT a song, but the thing’s so compelling, strong. And while that is still echoing, in marches

5-The Ravel orchestration of Moussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”–mostly “The Great Gate of Kiev”… nice piece. (Oh, I also “hear” Moussorgsky’s piano piece, cos I once heard a particularly good rendition in recital that has stuck with me, but the Ravel is the standard, I suppose.)

6-“Take the Chance”–Peter Yarrow and Judy Collins from the PP&M “Lifelines” album. The same album that features Noel Paul Stookey and Emmylou Harris (!?!) singing

7-“For the Love of It All”

In the beginning, as life became form,
The oceans heaved, the mountains were cleaved,
The firmament stormed.
At the center of being, immensely small
Was the master of now, don’t ask me how
The Love of it all

And the seasons were many.
Creation was new.
And there on a tree (deceptively free)
A forbidden fruit
Upon leaving the garden, after the fall,
One thing was clear; we chose not to hear
The Love of it all…

And that’s some of what’s been running through my head recently.


Lingerie Lady (HAVE to know what’s on her “playlist” :-)) Hope she checks in, cos I can’t seem to find her email addy…

Kentucky Dan, at Committees of Correspondence, has been featuring the varied “ear” of American music recently, and I think his playlist would be interesting, don’t you?

Lisa Renee, of Liberal Commonsense may have played this, but if she did I just missed it. I still wanna know what she’s listening to, as do we all, of course. πŸ˜‰

And I do wonder what Jake and The Bald Chick are listening to over at Freedom Folks.

And here’s hoping The MaryHunter’s schedule has cranked back juuuust a hair, and he’s got the time to list his playlist, at least. “Ave Maria,” bud? (Gounod, Schubert or other? :-)) Uhmm, don’t shoot me, TMH; I’m just the cornet player.

The Mauser Girl mentions she’s down in the dumps over chocolate milk (not really) and looking for inspiration, and I hope this lil tag will inspire her to… something. *heh* πŸ™‚

And lastly, but certainly not “leastly,” Mark, of uhm, well, Mark My Words (wish I’d had something witty to name my blog, although I do blog now and then at My Dog Boo) seems to be a man whose playlist will “clast” some icons…

Thaz it folks. Let’s see who can keep the hits comin’.

Noted (*heh*) at TMH’s Bacon Bits

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