Give Me Five…Featuring Pete Yorn

It’s Friday! I’m wishing I was going to a concert tonight.

I miss live music so much.

So, for today’s five, in the spirit of my missing, it is an All Live Music Give Me Five Friday.

Give Me Five – April 2, 2021

Listen (and follow along for April’s GM5) on Spotify and YouTube

Song 1: “Crystal Village” (live from the Troubadour) by Pete Yorn

Pete Yorn "Crystal Village" live GMF
“Crystal Village” (live) by Pete Yorn, from the album, Pete Yorn Live at the Troubadour (2020)

“Take my hand,
it was good in the beginning.”

So many memories.

I remember this show.

One of my all-time favorite Pete-songs. So many feelings attached to this song, so many memories. I feel it in my bones.

I’m ever so grateful for Pete’s music. For live music. For music.

To get your own copy of the live album from this show – Pete Yorn Live at the Troubadour, go here. If you go to Bandcamp to buy it TODAY (April 2, 2021), Bandcamp is waiving their revenue share on all sales from midnight-to-midnight (Pacific Time) – which means ALL profits go to the artist/go to Pete.

To hear more Pete, and to support his music, go here.

Pete Yorn "Crystal Village" live GMF Song 1

Song 2: “Jesus, Etc.” (live) by Wilco

Wilco "Jesus Etc." (live) GMF
“Jesus, Etc.” (live) by Wilco – from the album, Kicking Television, Live In Chicago (2005)

“Don’t cry.
You can rely on me, honey.
You can come by any time you want.”

One of my favorite Wilco songs.

I never got to see them live. Hopefully someday in the future.

They always remind me of Chicago.

To hear more Wilco, and to support their music, go here.

Wilco "Jesus, Etc." (live) GMF Song 2

Song 3: “Precious Things” (live) by Tori Amos

Tori Amos "Precious Things" GMF
“Precious Things” (live) by Tori Amos – from the album, To Venus and Back (1999)

“He said you’re really an ugly girl,
but I like the way you play –
and I died,
But, I thanked him.
Can you believe?
That sick.
Holding on to his picture,
dressing up every day.
I want to smash the faces,
of those beautiful boys,
those Christian boys.
So you can make me come,
that doesn’t make you Jesus.”

This song.

This song live.

I’m so glad I’ve gotten to see Tori perform this song live. Many times.

“Precious Things” is so cathartic live. The song itself has always been so cathartic, to me. So relatable and raw, and everything.

I feel this song, deeper and deeper, each time I hear it.

To hear more Tori, and to support her music, go here.

Tori Amos "Precious Things" live

Song 4: “Plainsong” (live) by The Cure

The Cure "Plainsong" (live) GMF
“Plainsong” (live) by The Cure – from the album, Anniversary: 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London (2019)

“Sometimes you make me feel,
like I’m living at the edge of the world.
Like I’m living at the edge of the world.
‘It’s just the way I smile, ‘ you said.”

I would have LOVED to be at this show.

A favorite song from my favorite Cure album.

I’ve only seen them live once, at Coachella. It was glorious.

I hope I get to see them live again.

This song – this live version – gives me good music chill feelings. So many feelings.

To hear more from The Cure, and to support their music, go here.

The Cure "Plainsong" (live) GMF Song 4

Song 5: “Ordinary World” (live) by Duran Duran

Duran Duran "Ordinary World" (live) GMF

“Ordinary World” (live) by Duran Duran – from the album, A Diamond In the Mind (2012)

“But I won’t cry for yesterday,
there’s an ordinary world,
somehow I have to find.
And, as I try to make my way,
to the ordinary world,
I will learn to survive.”

My first love band. “My boys”, forever and always.

This song has been speaking (or singing) to me a lot lately.

To hear more from Duran Duran, and to help support their music, go here.

Did you enjoy the 5-Song sort of concert?

What live songs would you add for today?

What band/artist would you like to see, if you can, on your first back-to-live-music, post-pandemic concert?

GIVE ME FIVE – APRIL 2021

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