This is an organizer post for a series that originally happened on Facebook.
I’m not much on the “repost, share and tag” thing in social media, but (somewhat ironically) I do love the sort of mental exercise that follows here, and I do love learning things about friends via their own journey through the same exercise. So when someone I respect and admire, like Crowboy‘s Chris Smith, poses the challenge to post seven personally meaningful songs over seven days…well, sometimes, I actually bite:
At Christopher Smith‘s request, I’ll post seven personally meaningful songs over seven days*. I can’t quite bring myself to “challenge” someone else to do the same over each of those seven days, so it won’t be a true “7/7/7” for any purists out there, but I may well tag someone here and there, and if anyone wants to pick up that torch and run with it, I will follow with interest. (I admit, I do love mental exercises.)
So, here is what followed, documented here as separate posts.
- Day 1: John Coltrane, “OM”
- Day 2: Michael Hedges, “Aerial Boundaries”
- Day 3: John Hartford, “Gum Tree Canoe”
- Day 4: “Weird Al” Yankovic, “It’s All About The Pentiums”, and They Might Be Giants, “Nonagon”
- Day 5: Sam Bush, “Stingray”
- Day 6: Curt Golden, “Bicycling to Afghanistan”
- Day 7: King Crimson, “The Sheltering Sky”
- Day 8 (yes, Day 8): Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Film