As a composer, one of the steps in the creative process that I often find mentally difficult to grapple with ...
I visited the folks last week and it just hit me like I bolt of lightening that I did not get a chance to go for a walk beside the beautiful Ottawa River…drat!!
So to ease my pain over that lost opportunity, here’s my “River” playlist within my iTunes (in no particular order):
• Wide River to Cross – Levon Helm
• Where the River Goes – Stone Temple Pilots
• When Rivers Rise – Spirit of the West
• To The Workers Of The Rock River Valley Region, I Have An Idea Concerning Your Predicament – Sufjan Stevens
• Take Me To The River – The Commitments
• Ann Southam’s Fast River #6 – Christina Petrowska Quilico
• Riverboat Shuffle – Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra
• Riverboat Fantasy – David Wilcox
• The River Of Dreams – Billy Joel
• River Of Deceit – Mad Season
• The River Is Wide – Kathleen Gorman
• River Deep, Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner
• River – Joni Mitchell
• The River – Brian Eno & David Byrne
• Ride Across the River – Dire Straits
• Plague and the Moonflower – 3. River Stories – Richard Harvey
• Music for Heaven and Earth – 5. River of Stars – Alexina Louie
• Mango Pickle Down River – M.I.A.
• Lost River Blues I & II – Esmerine
• Lazy River – Louis Armstrong
• Fall In A River – Badly Drawn Boy
• Dreamstate River – Ron Korb
• Down To The River To Pray – Alison Krauss
• By The Rivers Dark – Leonard Cohen
Which of these do you like? Not like? Do you have any “River” songs in your playlist that I missed?