Train of Thought (Music)
Mon Oct 11th 2010 3.00am–5.00am
Time zone: central
Dream Theater “Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”
from A Change of Seasons (EastWest 1995) —This show is for our friend Kyle. He died this past weekend and I want to pay some tribute to him. I say 'our' because this show is done in the spirit of my friends and I. I'd known him for 18 years
Anthrax “Room for One More”
from Sound of White Noise (Japanese import version) (Ekektra 1993) —A long time ago that if I was ever going to get rid of my 2 disc Japanese import of this record to give him a call. I got rid of a bunch of stuff, held this to the side, but never got it to him. Now I'll never get rid of it.
Son House “John The Revelator”
from Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: Son House (Columbia) —Kyle was very spiritual and I wanted play some music to honor that. This old tune has been done a hundred billion (ish) times, I think he would have found this interesting back when I really knew him well.
John Medeski, North Mississippi Allstars & Robert Randolph “I Shall Not Be Moved”
from The Word (Ropedope) —I think he would have gotten a chuckle from a Jewish guy playing on a Christian hymn. This whole album is very cool. (And that's not a dig on the musician by the way, just an example of the fun observations my friends and I have always liked).
Natalie Merchant with Susan McKeown & The Chanting House “Because I Could Not Stop Death”
from Retrospective 1990-2005 [Ltd. Deluxe Version] (Ekektra) —Another friend passed away last week too. You just don't know when your personal metaphor for death will tap you on the shoulder. (This is from the Emily Dickinson poem