Let’s wrap up this quiet week a little bit early and then ring in the new year, okay?  We’ll be back to our normal posting schedule next week.

For our starter song this week, I’ve been listening to Joan Osborne’s old stuff, as in, pre-”One of Us” stuff, and this song “What You Gonna Do” done struck me.  Joan is a blues singer at heart, and you can really hear it here.  Also check out her amazing cover of “Son of a Preacher Man” if you haven’t heard it.  So the song, “What You Gonna Do,” hit shuffle, see where we are ten songs later, and then we go.  More videos after the jump!  Be safe this weekend, everybody!

1. Wicked – Original Broadway Cast Recording – “A Sentimental Man” [sung by Joel Grey]
2. Shout Out Louds – “Man On The Moon” [R.E.M. cover]
3. Amy Millan – “Bruised Ghosts”
4. Brandi Carlile – “Until I Die”
5. Nick Drake – “River Man”
6. The Zinnias – “Kings” [The Zinnias were the high school band of Stephin Merritt, of Magnetic Fields fame]
7. Air Supply – “All Out Of Love”
8. My Morning Jacket – “Lowdown”
9. Neko Case – “Polar Nettles”
10. Katie Herzig – “Oh My Darlin’”