Doin' the Friday Shuffle
1. "Ology" - Living Colour - Time's Up
A funky little instrumental done (drum loop aside) entirely on the bass. Nice.
2. "Dead Things" - Philip Glass - The Hours (Film Score)
A quiet, delicate, nicely melancholic piece. This may be my favorite Glass score.
3. "With a Shout" - U2 - October
4. "Hi Boss . . . " - Frank Loesser - The Most Happy Fella (2000 Studio Cast)
Introductory dialogue to "Standing on the Corner," a sweet woman-watching song.
5. "La Vie Boheme B" - Jonathan Larson - Rent (Original Broadway Cast)
The finale to "La Vie Boheme," the big Act One finale. A great, full-cast ending "Let thee among us without sin, be the first to condemn La Vie boheme."
6. "Over" - Jason Robert Brown - Wearing Someone Else's Clothes
A sad break-up song from Brown's pop album. Not as good as his theater stuff, but some nice tunes, with this one being a stand-out.
7. "Concrete and Barbed Wire" - Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
When I finally got this album, I was shocked at how laid-back and countrified it was - I had expected something much more austere and spare. Good stuff.
8. "The Everlasting Gaze" - Smashing Pumpkins - MACHINA/The Machines of God
A little hard-edged for my tastes.
9. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" - Bill Evans - Portrait in Jazz
Confident and laid-back jazz trio performance; Evans is kind of the prototype jazz pianist.
10. "This Love of Mine" - Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
Mood-drenched music, with sweeping, jazzy arrangements.