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Todd: Dueling Songs by the Same Performer

Comments Off on Todd: Dueling Songs by the Same Performer 19 February 2009

(Music cue:  “Dueling Banjos”)

In the space of a few minutes today, I have two songs by Lucinda Williams in a row – “Right in Time” and “Righteously” – followed, after a song apiece by Steely Dan and the Grateful Dead, with a pair by Bruce Springsteen, the title tracks from The Rising and The River.  Surprisingly, this means that the Boss pulls off a feat that even the Beatles can’t claim:  he had another pair of songs side-by-side that were also title tracks earlier in A to Z, specifically Born in the U.S.A. and Born to Run.  (To make Bruce’s feat more interesting, in both cases a title track from a chronologically later album comes before an earlier one, the way the alphabet shakes out.)

Shame that the Lucinda or Bruce pairings didn’t fall earlier, during the Mindbender…I could have a lot of fun with those.  In fact, you blog readers should pay close attention to this entry, as I suspect sometime in the near future I may give in to the urge and ask a question at 7:35am that makes use of this info.  Hell, I might – might – even throw in a bonus CD or something if you can tell me that you read it in my entry on the A to Z blog.*  Why?  ‘Cause that’s how I roll, baby.  🙂

*gotta check with the Powers That Be before I can commit to that part, though, so don’t hold me to it, I gotta make sure it’s cool, do not pass go, do not collect $200, your mileage may vary, seek medical attention immediately if you suffer shortness of pencils or spontaneous ability to operate a forklift, only to be used externally, meant to be ingested only if you are a giraffe and it’s been drizzled into your feed, potentially flammable if manhandled in a vacuum, jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, What Would Jeffrey Do…etc.

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