Every Monday I shuffle my entire MP3 collection in iTunes and list the first ten songs that play. Here are the ten tunes I heard today with a personal story about one of them.
- Crooked Nigga Too - 2Pac
- Ch-Check It Out - Beastie Boys
- Them Bones - Alice In Chains
- Coruroy - Pearl Jam
- Let It Grow - Eric Clapton
- Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
- Deep - Pearl Jam
- If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
- Figure 8 - Trust Company
- Steppin' To The A.M. - 3rd Bass
I have a trustworthy friend who swears he was in the room when Gordon Lightfoot signed his first record contract. This event apperently took place at a downtown club after Lightfoot performed. I'm not sure I believe it, but I'm happy to give him the benefit of the doubt and it's a cool story regardless.
To my ears, nothing is more Canadian than that sweet tone of Lightfoot's voice telling a tale to music. My favourite Lightfoot tune is probably "Early Mornin' Rain", but when it comes to pure Canadiana, nothing beats "Canadian Railroad Trilogy". Is there a more Canadian song?