Song of the Day #5,032: ‘Lover Lay Down’ – Dave Matthews Band

Continuing my look at 1994, first by counting down my own top ten albums of that year.

#7 – Under the Table and Dreaming – Dave Matthews Band

I was shocked, when choosing which song to post today, to realize that I have never featured a song from Dave Matthews Band’s Under the Table and Dreaming through more than 5,000 Songs of the Day. Wild.

I think that’s because my admiration for Dave Matthews Band crested and waned well before I started the blog. It was a decidedly mid- to late-90s love affair.

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Song of the Day #3,462: ‘Crash Into Me (Live)’ – Dave Matthews Band

The year is just about over and while I have a number of films left to see, I’m pretty close to a worthy 2017 top ten movie list.

This week I’ll write briefly about my 20 favorite movies of the year, grouped into four broad categories: Women Directors, Award Favorites, Superheroes, and Comedies. Several movies I’ll mention fall into more than one of these categories, and in those cases I’ll just pick the best fit.

First up is a category I’m thrilled to see well-represented, especially in the year of #metoo: Women Directors.

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Song of the Day #3,237: ‘So Far’ – Eminem vs. Dave Matthews Band

We’re entering Week Four of Round One of Montauk Madness, just about halfway through the bloodbath that will result in 32 acts who live to fight another day.

Today’s matchup is a funny one, but then any pairing with Eminem was bound to be a little odd. Eminem is the only rapper represented in the contest, a fact that reflects both my general ambivalence to the genre and my admiration for the work of Marshall Mathers.

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Song of the Day #1,787: ‘Kit Kat Jam’ – Dave Matthews Band

lillywhite_sessionsI feel like I’ve told the tale of my history with the Dave Matthews Band a dozen times on this blog.

In a nutshell: Loved their early stuff, really loved the unreleased Lillywhite Sessions, hated the album they released instead (Everyday), resented the inferior official release of those Lillywhite songs (Busted Stuff) and haven’t really liked them much since.

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