Long Songs

(aired 3/12/10)

In past weeks, I’ve been able to squeeze in quite a lot of great songs into each show. Sometimes the shorter the length of the song, the better, since it means more time to play other songs too. Yet there are always great songs that tend to be longer than the average 3 minute clips. Today I have the opportunity to choose quality over quantity. The only uniting theme is that the length of these songs are all longer than usual. Unlike past shows, there is no significance with the meaning of the title words or the lyrics. Here’s a chance to fully enjoy each one…

  1. A Case of You – Diana Krall (7:05)
  2. Svefn-G-Englar – Sigur Rós (10:05)
  3. Ball And Biscuit – The White Stripes (7:19)
  4. My Soul Is A Witness – Chanticleer (5:41)
  5. Tribe – Willy Porter (6:38)
  6. Have One on Me – Joanna Newsom (11:01)

Originally aired on KSKQ on March 12, 2010. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


7 Responses to “Long Songs”

  • Stephan Krueger Says:

    I would hate to spoil the surprise, so don’t post this comment for everyone to see, unless I am wrong. My educated guess is that the word “forever” crops up in the songs, or would that be too presumptuous? 🙂

  • Stephan Krueger Says:

    …or the surprise theme might be related to this link:
    Ten Songs about Photographs
    The photo got me thinking, for a loooong time. 🙂

  • admin Says:

    Those are great guesses, Stephan. But alas, neither are correct. Now I have 2 new potential shows for the future though!

  • Stephan Krueger Says:

    I almost guessed the theme after the first song with Diana Krall was played, because running through my head was the thought: “That first song is a sure a ‘long’ one. I wonder if Maya will fade it out early, as I had noticed was the case with some of the earlier song sets.” However, the bottom line is that I did not guess the actual theme. …and the photo of the “long” hair was staring me right in the face! Sheesh! 🙂

  • Stephan Krueger Says:

    When I made the syntax error above, putting an extra “a” where it did not belong—”…first song is [a] sure a ‘long’ one”—I might have been thinking of the urban expression “fo sho”, meaning “for sure.” So I correct it to read: “…first song is for sure a ‘long’ one,” and would hopefully thus avoid getting a slap on the wrist from my English teacher. 🙂
    However, the word “for”, being a preposition requiring an object, and the object in this case being an adjective, “sure”, I am no longer so sure of my case, although I have been somewhat reassured by The Free Dictionary online that “for sure” is acceptable as an informal idiom, notwithstanding its apparent lack of respect for the rules of English. That’s a conundrum, fo sho! 😡 (Was that previous sentence a run-on, or should I just run off?)

  • admin Says:

    Stephan, you’re hilarious! It sounds like my repeated references to English rules (on various shows) may have inflicted a sense of acute awareness for some particular listeners. Or maybe just fear. Don’t worry, I’m not a disciplinarian about the nuances of our language in ALL contexts.

  • Stephan Krueger Says:

    Maya, thank you for that reassurance. 🙂 I wasn’t really afraid (or so he says!), just respectful of your knowledge about English. I can relax now, but will keep checking myself for any major writing gaffes.