Friday, February 18, 2011

5 on Friday - Set 54

Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

This week we're playing Travis' Musical Progressions Game. The idea here is to compile a set wherein one track leads into another for a reason that may or may not be obvious.

See if you can guess!

1 - Exogenesis Symphony Pt 1: Overture - Muse

*Just in time for this album's Grammy win for Best Rock Album!*


I can't forgive you
And I can't forget

- Matthew Bellamy

2 - Long Road to Ruin - Foo Fighters

One flag was taken down
To raise another in its place

A heavy cross you bear
A stubborn heart remains unchanged
No home, no life, no love
No stranger singing in your name

- Grohl / Hawkins / Mendel / Shiflett

3 - Polly - Nirvana

Polly wants a cracker
Think I should get off her first
I think she wants some water
To put out the blow torch

Isn't me
Have a seed
Let me clip
Your dirty wings

- Cobain / Grohl / Novoselic

4 - Letter to God - Courtney Love

I never wanted to be
The person you see
But thank you

Oh God, please tell me now
Are you disappointed? Are you proud?
Haven't I done everything?

I'm so sorry I'm so weak
And I turned into a freak
But I don't know anything

- Linda Perry

5 - Tonight, Tonight - Smashing Pumpkins

The indescribable moments of your life
The impossible is possible, tonight
Believe in me as I believe in you, tonight

- Billy Corgan

Note: The meanderings of my mind on this musical progression will be posted on Tuesday.


Jamie said...

Things that make you go "Hmmmmmmmm". Not quite sure but it felt like War and Peace from first cause to final outcome, but I could be way off.

jennifer said...

Is there a theme of redemption? The lyrics go from questioning in anger to questioning in despair, and then to hope through a redeeming experience.

I'm probably way off :)

Have a great day Julia!

Naquillity said...

loved that song Letter to God by Courtney Love. i think everyone questions who they are at some point in their lives. nice selection. hope all is well.

Coco said...

Somehow, this playlist puts me in mind of the evolution of my work week ...

Great songs!

Linda said...

I'm kind of leaning the same way as Jennifer after listening to the set all the way through.

Of course, you can never go wrong with a Muse song and a Foo Fighters song and a Smashing Pumpkins song!

I'll be quite interested to see what the linking element was!

Cherie said...

I'm not very good at weaving these kinds of things together, but I did see a simple connection between Nirvana and Courtney Love. Though most of these songs are outside of what I'm drawn to (mostly out of habit, I suppose), I really enjoyed your selections. Looking forward to seeing the thread.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

OH how I can not wait to ind out how this progression formed in your mind. I saw the 'redemption' theme as did Jennifer, but I suspect there is more to it.

Travis Cody said...

I saw the redemptive theme, but I got a hint of fear and failure also. Or perhaps I'm projecting what I know of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love into the Set.

I like the selections.

Melissa Bradley said...

Great pieces here. I love the Nirvana and Pumpkins songs, they have seen me through some hard times.