January 21st, 2006

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Stan Rogers Songs

I was doing a lot of yardwork at my parents' house today, and I listened to my iPod during it. When it comes to tasks like this (including mowing, thanks to the electric lawnmower we use), an iPod is a wonderful thing, as you can really listen to the music without distraction. Running the headphone wire inside your shirt helps, though.

Anyway, first I listened through my Steeleye Span collection (absent King Henry, which I can't stand anymore, after listening to it closely once. Hazard of English Folk lyrics, I suppose. Skipped "Underneath her Apron" and "Royal Forrester" too). After that, because my Fairport Convention collection on the iPod is terrible, I move on to Stan Rogers. After listening to some of that (didn't get all the way through it), it struck me that, at least to me, a lot of Stan's songs can be pretty sad. Now, they all aren't, but White Squall is terribly depressing, and as I listen to it, Flying is pretty tragic too. So I figured I'd run a tiny meme:

What are the 3 Stan Rogers songs you find happiest, and the 3 you find saddest. Explanations welcome.

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What do y'all think?
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