I've been spending hours lately going through all my old music, uploading everything from CDs and onto I-Tunes. Finally, easy CD making software - it's really great. Someday, I'll get an I-Pod.
Anyhow, it's amazing I've been away from much of this music for so long. I'm listening to a live version of Eminem and Elton John duetting on "Stan" at the Grammies a few years back, and I get goosebumps from the opening stanza. What an absolutely superb, wrenching song.
I also, thankfully, found Katell Keoneg's "Franklin," which is the best kiss-off song ever. I've been trying to buy it off of I-Tunes, but it's unavailable, and was about to order a copy of the entire CD, which I didn't want to do.
Other finds today, on various mixed CDs I'd made years before:
A live version of Tracy Chapman singing "Fast Car"
A live version of Arrested Development singing "Redemption Song"
An acoustic version of Jimmy Eat World singing "The Middle"
A live cover from Ben Folds of "Tiny Dancer"
Dan Bern singing "Jerusalem" live
An early, solo acoustic live version of John Mayer singing "Your Body is a Wonderland," from about the era he was on mp3.com and we were both college students, years before he hit it big and wrote crap like "Daughters"
Ani DiFranco's blistering "To the Teeth," sung live and acoustic without the crappy horns that are on the album
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