"Bluer State" by John Gorka (Writing in the Margins)
"New Kid in Town" by Trisha Yearwood (Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles)
"Arms Length" by John Gorka (Writing in the Margins)
"Polly Gone Home" by Allison Krass & Robert Plant (Raising Sand)
"Miss Chatelaine" by K.D. Land (Ingenue)
"Perfect Love" by Marc Cohn (Marc Cohn)
"Cocaine" by a bunch of guys (Pickin' on Clapton)
"Lyin' Eyes" by Diamond Rio (Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles)
"Get Right with God" by Lucinda Williams (Essence)
"He Waits For Me" by Eliza Gilkyson (Beautiful World)
It looks like someone is going to have a really crazy weekend which will require some repentance on Sunday. Frankly, I hope it's not me - I need some rest!
I've been looking forward to baseball season FOREVER (as you may or may not have noticed). But it's dawning on me that unless something changes, the Braves won't be all that this year. I mean, I'm still singing, "...and the home of the Braves..." in my car in the mornings, but there's more of a question mark at the end now ("...and the home of the Braves?"). On the other hand, my adopted team, the Reds, seem poised to have a most excellent year. They just signed that surly cutie Joey Votto to a long term deal (he even has his own cereal now!) & they still have that ebullient cutie Brandon Phillips. So there should be some baseball enjoyment this year.
To totally flip this post on its head, I'd like to mention that it's Easter weekend. I've already been to a Maundy Thursday service (foot washing!) and tonight is Good Friday. Both of these services are somber as we consider the events of the last days of Jesus' life. And I find it so ironic to be focused on this, the greatest advocate of the poor and sick in human history (where do you think Mother Theresa learned her stuff?) during a time when the poor and sick are being swept away by what some people consider righteousness. Can we really celebrate resurrection on Easter morning while "the least of these" are still dismissed as inconveniences? What Would Jesus Do? Really - what would Jesus do?