Music time, a bit late today, and then it’s the weekend! Okay, this is one of those weeks where I’ve gotten literally stuck listening to one artist most of the week, looking for all of their work I can possibly get my hands on, etc. The singer is Matthew Perryman Jones, and he’s just a brilliant songwriter with a pretty voice, so if that’s your thing, you’ll enjoy. Plus, he works with some of my other favorite artists. I will admit, it’s a wee bit ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ but that should not interfere with your ability to enjoy these two songs. So first it’s “Only You,” and then, an incredibly beautiful duet with Katie Herzig, one of my very favorite singers, called “Where The Road Meets the Sun.” Seriously, I have been listening to these songs, and so many more of his, on repeat. Okay, so those songs, then we hit shuffle and find out where we are ten songs later, and then weekend!

1. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ofra Haza, Martin Tillman, Ethan James and The English Chamber Chorus – “Movement VII: Forgiveness” [from The Prayer Cycle]
2. Carl Orff: Carmina Burana – “Uf Dem Anger: Floret silva nobilis” [Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra & Chorus cond. by Kurt Prestel]
3. The Black Angels – “Telephone”
4. Roxette – “Do You Wanna Go The Whole Way?”
5. Kings of Convenience – “I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From”
6. Rufus Wainwright – “Oh What A World”
7. Jay Brannan – “Can’t Have It All”
8. Charlotte Gainsbourg – “IRM”
9. Beirut – “Guyamas Sonora”
10. James Taylor – “Walking Man”