One of the consistent things I read online is the blog of one of my friends, Steven Rubio. And, for as long as I have been reading him, he’s done some version of a music list every Friday. This is my homage to Steven’s great idea, but with a different purpose.
The Friday Five will be a list of five songs from one artist that I think people younger than me should know. Sometimes they’ll be my favorites, other times “the best,” other times just five to hear. Either way, a good excuse for me to share more music.
5. “Wooden Ships” (1968): Written by Crosby, Stills, and Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane, the song was recorded by both bands. It’s all about war, and apocalypse.
4. “Just a Song Before I Go” (1977): It’s drips the seventies, but with a kind of sadness that rings more genuine than most.
3. “Southern Cross” (1982): Just about everything Steven Stills does well is in this song. This might be their last great one. (Sorry for dorky video.)
1. “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” (1969): If they had never done another thing this would have been enough. One of my favorite songs. It came in at #426 on the Rolling Stone list from a few years ago. Way off I say…