the Buzz for October 17th, 2010


If you missed any of last week’s tunes — and, looking at this list in full, this might just be the strongest seven-day stretch I’ve programmed since I started this experiment three months ago (if I do say so myself!) — below is a quick recap:

MONDAY: Chris Botti — “Nessun Dorma” (from Italia) — Nessun

TUESDAY: Ryan Adams — “New York, New York” (from Gold) — New

WEDNESDAY: Ben’s Brother — “Time”
(from Beta Male Fairytales) — Time

THURSDAY: Emmylou Harris — “Goin’ Back to Harlan [live]”
(from Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music) — Going

FRIDAY: Santana featuring India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
(from Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time) — While

SATURDAY: The National — “Start a War” (from Boxer) — Start

SUNDAY: Patty Griffin — “Let Him Fly” (from Living With Ghosts) — Let


Patty Griffin — “Let Him Fly” (from Living With Ghosts) — Let

Look up the word glorious in the dictionary and you’ll get Griffin comin’ back atcha every last time. Miss Patty appeared on last night’s episode of Austin City Limits — check your local PBS listings if you missed it; the show will repeat all week — to promote her latest record (the gorgeous Downtown Church), and watching it, I was reminded of the last time I saw her on the program, seven years ago, when she tore the house down with a stirring, shattering rendition of this instant classic from her startling, sterling debut album. (PS: If you’re reading these words right now and you’re thinking, Oh, you mean that Dixie Chicks song? then your all-access Buzz pass is hereby revoked.)