Aziz listed seven songs that he is currently “into.” I might as well, too. Most of these you’re not likely to hear on the radio, so I’ve uploaded mp3s.
Naftule’s Dream, “Speed Klez.” John Manning is the Tony Levin of tuba players.
Polysics, “Rocket.” The eccentric ending theme of the eccentric show Moyashimon.
Don Ross, “Dracula and Friends (Part One).” Motown on six strings.
Alkan, “Finale: Presto” from Symphony for Solo Piano, Op. 39, #7. (Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano). It is not true that Alkan was crushed to death by the Talmud, nor did his obituary begin, “Alkan is dead. He had to die in order to prove his existence.”
Gilbert and Sullivan, “Three Little Maids from School Are We.” If you want your kids to grow up hating Gilbert and Sullivan, play Iolanthe twice a day every day. Many years have since passed, and I can now appreciate the craft of G&S without too much pain. This number is from The Mikado.
Mayumi Kojima, “Poltergeist.” I’ve posted this one before, but it remains a favorite.
Kou Otani, “Ailes Grises.” A favorite for several years now.
Update: Here are the official directions.
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.