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Joyful Rides

Joyful Rides
1047 days ago 10 comments Categories: Holidays Tags:Chanukah, Happy Holidays in song, Gotham Story Week, Josh Zinder, The Promised Land, Bruce Springsteen, End of the Line, The Traveling Wilburys, Buffalo Springfield, Richie Furay, Poco, John Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, iTunes,
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Interesting how time intersects.  So in last week’s blog, I released an updated Happy Holidays in song playist, which included a few extra Chanukah songs.  Some people provided links to some songs you’ll find next year (though I did informally add them pending placement within the flow of the existing list.).  In the week that followed last year’s blog releasing that year’s updated playlist, we attended a family Chanukah gathering hosted by my brother; I blogged about the music listened to on the way there and back.  So while a reprise of that gathering awaits later this month, last night we visited our niece and grandniece.

 

For this ride I chose to start with the Chanukah songs on the holiday playlist premiered last Sunday (of course you may find a version in my iTunes).

 

The return trip featured a playlist developed (well sort of) in 2012 for a feature that a previous set of bloggers followed for a few years – Gotham Story Week.

Gotham Story Week 2012

I created an alternative story using the comments that year.

 

And for a few years that followed working with some others, including my friend Josh Zinder, we sort of hijacked the story via the comments (See here.). I know the recruits enjoyed the exercise.

 

I enjoyed listening to this song playlist even more.  It lasted the entire ride home.

 

It features 15 songs, the first song, The Promised Land (Bruce Springsteen); the last song, End of the Line (The Traveling Wilburys who provided two other songs, #3 and #4 on the list).

 

Buffalo Springfield provided six tunes, three (#7, #10 and #11) sung by Richie Furay who provides a solo tune (#2) and sings lead on a classic Poco tune (#9).

 

John Fogerty sings two selections, one from his Creedence Clearwater Revival days (#13) and the other his solo baseball classic (#14).

 

The Grateful Dead round the song list with the middle tune (#8).

 

Six tunes are live selections (#2, #7, #11, #12, #13 and #14).

 

If you have iTunes, you can access it; if you wish take the list above and maybe create a playlist in Spotify or YouTube.

 
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