Five on Friday Set 6

Posted: Friday, March 05, 2010 by Travis Cody in
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Before we get to this week's set, let me take a moment to thank my pal Jamie from Duward Discussion. She shot me a timely email reminder to get over to Mr Linky and make a linky for this feature.

So I did! You'll find it at the end of the post...if I did everything correctly.

And thanks to those of you who have tried the feature. I didn't set out to create a public meme, but I'm really pleased at the reception. So now, with the linky, I can visit everyone who decides to play that much easier. Pam and I have enjoyed your sets during the weekend.

And now...let's get to Set 6!

I enjoy the work of many different singer/songwriters, but I think my favorite is Jim Croce (1943 - 1973). He wrote poetry and set it to music. He wrote lovely melody and used it to enhance his stories. He created rich characters and gave them voices.

He just made great music. And he was taken much too soon.


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I hope this works! If you decide to play, please sign the linky so I can come visit your Set! And just in case it doesn't work, you can read the guidelines for this feature here.

12 comments:

  1. Jamie says:

    Croce was a genius with painting pictures in music able to go from a sensitive love song such as "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song" to a raucus bit of comedy such as "Working At The Car Wash Blues".

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  1. Akelamalu says:

    Unfortunately it won't play for me. :(

  1. Travis, I did The Fray...I think you'll like them. Jim Croce is from my day. He's great! :)

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    Da kann ich nur zustimmen..

  1. My favorite from today's set is I Got a Name. As someone who does numerology, how can I help but be attracted to it? It also speaks to me as a genealogy enthusiast:

    'I've got a name, I've got a name
    And I carry it with me like my daddy did'

    Yay on figuring out Mr. Linky! Totally impressed.

  1. I do like Croce. Time in a bottle has always rather haunted me. Love his voice.

  1. Travis says:

    Jamie: Exactly.

    Akelamalu: I'm sorry!

    Mary: Oh cool!

    Julia: That's always been a favorite of mine. And Mr Linky was easier than I thought it would be.

    Charles: I think that song is in the conversation of all time great music of the 20th Century, regardless of genre.

    NNG: Indeed!

  1. Linda says:

    I have always adored Jim Croce and these are great song choices. The guy always had the ability to bring a tear to my eye with some of his songs while causing my foot to tap along with another. You're right in that he was taken way, way too soon.

    I didn't get a chance to play along this week though I did a lot of thinking about sets of five while I was driving around Vermont so I am pretty sure I'll be participating in coming weeks!

  1. Love Croce! And the person who posted the anonymous German comment agress with you, too.

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