JUST LI.ST (AND THE JAYHAWKS)
It's a two-fer. Inspired by @jaidub
- •I love li.st because on Instagram I'd just have posted a pic of this beautiful marquee.And I can do a lot more than that here.
- •On FB (on somewhat inadvertent hiatus since 10/15) I'd just have posted this pic with a caption like "Sometimes I forget how much I love this band and how long I've been listening to their amazing songs."And I can do a lot more than that here.
- •Here I can list songs from Sunday night's set list.The opener: Nothing Left to Borrow | https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k2U52a4y800
- •Not because I think you're big Jayhawks fans who care about exactly which songs were played.All the Right Reasons | https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IqYrI5kqBLY
- •But listing the songs gives me a way to write about little slivers of my life.Waiting for the Sun | https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bUMyKcNL-Vs Probably the first Jayhawks song I ever heard, when I was in high school. Likely on WXRT. I checked out Hollywood Town Hall on tape from the library and dubbed it. I have a clear memory of reading the liner notes at my desk with sun shining through the window. I really liked the cover photo of the band sitting on a couch in the snow, broadcasting their midwesternness.
- •And recommend new stuff by an old band that is still making great music.Pretty Flowers in Your Hair | https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S1Tz9bNK5Xw
- •This one, too...Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces | https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OjoFrhU5ikU
- •And to declare that Gary Louris is one of America's best living songwriters. If I was a filmmaker who could afford him, he'd be my soundtrack guy.Settled Down Like Rain (solo acoustic) | https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw3bVddqYYo
- •And to confess that I've spent many hours of car singing trying to harmonize like Karen Grotberg.Bad Time (I had no idea this was a Grand Funk Railroad cover until a few years ago) | https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=woZM6vzuzik
- •And to refer you to another list that includes this song: MY FAVORITE SONGS OF ALL TIMEMain set closer: I'd Run Away | https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ioiFqPqnQ
- •And say that this one probably should have been on that list, too...Baby Baby Baby | https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gz319peJjkc
- •So many possibilities for storytelling, documenting, and suggesting.And a boss community to share these things with.
- •They put on a great show.The Jayhawks. And li.st, too ❤️