20 June 2008

Very Important Question:

As I’m going about one of my favorite pastimes / procrastination tools (making playlists in iTunes), I have to ask…

Do any of you have songs in iTunes that have ‘Tuesday’ in the song title? I’ve got several songs on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and three with Thursday and even one with Wednesday. Tuesday? 0 songs found.

If I say I feel like that means I need to write a song about Tuesday, am I channeling Jonathan Rundman? (You know, the whole ‘no one’s written a rock ‘n roll song about church committees’ thing, etc.) (Actually, many of you who read this probably don’t know about Jonathan, but you should.) Also, I need to figure out the best way of going about writing a song without a guitar at my disposal…

p.s. Some of you might remember how I was thinking about bringing my guitar with me to Russia. Some of you might remember that you thought it was a terrible idea. Some of you should know that Monday, in choir I had mentioned (when I introduced myself) that I played guitar, and later our teacher looked at me and asked if I had it with me in Russia, and she was disappointed that I didn’t. …I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’.


Dave said...

Most of these are way before your time, but here's what I could help you out with:

Cat Stevens - Tuesday's Dead
The Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone
Stevie Wonder - Tuesday Heartbreak

I believe I have a live version of
Cowboy Junkies doing "Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning".

My Stones collection isn't very deep, but one of their big hits was "Ruby Tuesday".

What I CAN point you to at the moment is The Autumn Defense,
a side project of Wilco's John Stirratt and Pat Sansone. Their album "Circles" has a song called "Tuesday Morning" and there's an mp3 of it available at www.theautumndefense.com.

Sorry about the guitar thing.

Anonymous said...

Showing Mom how comments work...

David Reese said...

Seriously. I'll second Dave.

A friend of mine actually has a theory that a lot of these Tuesday songs, like Tuesday's Dead, and So Long Ruby Tuesday, are actually anti-war songs. Tuesday is named after Tyr, the Norse god of war.

So, if you do write a Tuesday song, it should at least be vaguely anti-war. Or maybe just anti-Norse.