Selections from the cds I made to take on my nine hour road trip this summer, each of which was a new obsession this year:
Something about its quiet intensity makes it the perfect song with which to kick off a road trip at 5 a.m.
Someone did a remarkable Deep Space Nine fan video to this and it got me hooked on the song.
I call the above set of four "the circle of life."
Finally for today, there is the song that functioned as the gateway drug to one of my new favorite artists. A friend of mine offered it for download with the comment, "it's the song they play during the heist in the Thomas Crown remake." As that is one of my favorite movies, I knew immediately which one she meant, downloaded it, and fell in love.
It's partly the clapping. It's partly the piano. It's partly that the song, like the movie, has a certain stylish elan.