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Friday, September 22, 2006

Between Food Interlude: More Music

Modern Times: Bob Dylan

I don't know if my taste in music has changed, or if Dylan has just gotten better with age, but I find myself liking Dylan more and more as time goes by. There are several songs on Dylan's new album that I like, particularly Spirit on the Water, When the Deal Goes Down, and Thunder on the Mountain.

Black Cadillac: Rosanne Cash

"Radio Operator" is a great song.

The Forgotten Arm: Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann, as you may or may not know, was the lead singer of the 80's "one-hit wonder" band, 'Til Tuesday. Their one hit was the song "Voices Carry," which made it to #8 on the US Billboard back in 1985. Mann never actually stopped making music, but I only became reaquainted with her a few years ago, when I heard her doing back-up vocals on a song with Jim White, called "Static On the Radio." This is very different from the new-wavey stuff Mann did in the 80's, though that had its appeal as well. Mann also made a cameo appearance in what I consider one of the funniest movies of all time: "The Big Lebowski." Mann is the "nihilist" who cuts her toe off as part of the kidnapping scheme. She appears in the diner scene about an hour and a half into the movie.