I was thrilled to see Brandi Carlile live for the first time the other night, and if we’re Facebook friends, you know I’ve been posting her songs all week long. I’m kind of on a kick.
One of the coolest moments in the show was when, in this room with a capacity of 1,500 or so, Brandi and her band played this song, “Dying Day,” completely unplugged, without even a mic. Her voice is powerful enough to fill the room even without it. It was easily one of the top five shows I’ve ever been to, and that’s saying a lot. So we’ll base the shuffle off of “Dying Day.” If you watch the video, you can see footage of her performing the song unplugged like she did for us.
If I may, let me also plug the opener, Katie Herzig, who impressed the hell out of us, to the point that I bought her CDs at the show, which I very, very rarely do. She’s on tour all over the place until the end of the year, with Ben Taylor, Mat Kearney, and of course, Brandi Carlile. I’ll throw one of her videos in with the others in the random ten, after the jump.
And, shuffle! Leave yours in the comments, or talk about music, or talk about Justin Bieber (mutually exclusive topics, of course), or whatever else. Open thread.
1. Frou Frou – “Old Piano”
2. Joni Mitchell – “Love or Money”
3. Bright Eyes – “Let’s Not Shit Ourselves (To Love And Be Loved)”
4. Prince – “Let’s Go Crazy”
5. Tori Amos – “Abnormally Attracted To Sin”
6. Josh Ritter – “You’ve Got The Moon”
7. Sufjan Stevens – “Movement VI – Isorhythmic Night Dance with Interchanges”
8. Wilco – “One Wing”
9. Ra Ra Riot – “Dying Is Fine”
10. Beirut – “The Penalty”
Here’s Katie Herzig: