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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. Post these instructions in your livejournal along with your seven songs. [The original meme included instructions to "tag" other people, but homey don't play that.]

Crazy - Patsy Cline; written by Willie Nelson.

Walk Away Renee - Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy. Of course, the Left Banke did it originally, but I've enjoyed several covers of it since, including one by Richard Thompson the first time that I saw him live, and this one which Ronstadt and Savoy performed on A Prairie Home Companion last weekend. Sometimes Ronstadt's performances come off as a little cold and too polished, but I liked this rendition just fine.

Rondine al Nido - various. I first heard this song, of all places, on a Star Trek: Voyager episode, being sung by Robert Picardo, who has a fine voice and used it to good advantage in several episodes. Follow the link; the lyrics are heartbreaking. I don't have a recording of Picardo doing this; my favorite recording isn't Pavarotti's, but was done by some kid whose name escapes me at the moment. I'll edit it in when I can get to it at home. [EDIT: Robertino Loretti.]

Erie Canal - Bruce Springsteen. Off of the new "Seeger Sessions" album. I learned this song in grade school music class.

She's Leaving Home - The Beatles. The sheer variety of music on Sgt. Pepper perenially astounds me.

Happier - Jen Trynin. She's got a book out about her experiences in the music biz that I'm reading now; it's really good. This song is about urban paranoia: "are you the guy who robbed the Store 24/maybe the fuck who tried to jimmy my door/I will cross the street before I'm sure/yes, I think I've seen you before."

Telstar - The Tornadoes. Happy little space-age instrumental.

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