I couldn’t choose just one. So I chose five. Enjoy them all.
First up is “Spotlights,” a wonderfully upbeat song by Let Go, a great band from Tempe, Arizona that I touted in this 2006 post. If this one doesn’t get you up and dancing then it’s off to the old folks’ home with you.
Next up is “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” by Jay Semko, front man of Canada’s Northern Pikes. Little known fact: I got to have dinner with the Northern Pikes once. Like an idiot, I didn’t get a picture.
I just picked up several solo albums by Semko. I recommend them highly.
“Sick of Myself”: mindless, fun, upbeat power pop from Matthew Sweet:
“Imagemaker” by Kevin Gilbert, the man who got screwed by Sheryl Crow — first literally, then figuratively. Literally is always better. Stick with it until 1:05 and you’ll hear a voice so much like Genesis-era Peter Gabriel that it will send a shiver down your spine.
No embed on this one, but it’s worth the clickthrough for some good ol’ Texas rock and roll, courtesy of Cross Canadian Ragweed. The song: Fightin’ For.