30 Songs in 30 Days - Day 28

Day 28 - A Song You Wish You Could Play

We've already established the fact that I can't play any instruments. So, really, I wish I could play pretty much any song. Mostly, though, I find that I want to play stuff that's heavy in piano, guitar, or banjo. I blame the latter on my father, and our summertime trips to the Canadian National Open Banjo Contest in Durham. You laugh, and I feel like I must have hated it at the time, but looking back on it, it was actually some pretty fantastic music.

A song I wish I could play is "Clutterbilly" by The Ranch.

No, the video above is not "Clutterbilly" by The Ranch, which is a real shame. Turns out that there are absolutely no videos available of this song anywhere — not even a fan-created recording of the song with just the cover of the album as a visual.

So, all I can do is say go check out last.fm or your favourite online music streaming service, and see if you can find this song. It came out during that brief period when I'd developed a taste for country music. The Ranch was Keith Urban's band before he became KEITH URBAN. "Clutterbilly" is a fantastic instrumental number, with some amazing guitar playing on it.

Absent audio/visual evidence of "Clutterbilly", I've linked above to "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band. You know this song; everyone does. Great guitar. GREAT fiddle. Another song I wish I could play.

Not as much as I wish I could play "Clutterbilly" though.

30 Songs in 30 Days

  1. Your Favourite Song - "American Pie" by Don McLean
  2. Your Least Favourite Song - "Hotel Room Service" by Pitbull
  3. A Song That Makes You Happy - "Legend of a Cowgirl" by Imani Coppola
  4. A Song That Makes You Sad - "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley
  5. A Song That Reminds You of Someone - "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga
  6. A Song That Reminds You of Somewhere - "Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads
  7. A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event - "Say it Ain't So" by Weezer
  8. A Song That You Know All the Words To - "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" by Meatloaf
  9. A Song That You Can Dance To - "Babe" by Styx
  10. A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep - "One For My Baby" by Frank Sinatra
  11. A Song From Your Favourite Band - "Unconditional" by jacksoul
  12. A Song From a Band You Hate - "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles
  13. A Song That is a Guilty Pleasure - "Snoopy's Christmas" by The Royal Guardsmen
  14. A Song That No One Would Expect You to Love - "One" by Metallica
  15. A Song That Describes You - "Still Crazy After All These Years" by Paul Simon
  16. A Song That You Used to Love But Now You Hate - "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond
  17. A Song That You Hear Often on the Radio - "1979" by Smashing Pumpkins
  18. A Song That You Wish You Heard on the Radio - "Dance of the Vulnerable" by Gregory Hoskins and the Stickpeople
  19. A Song From Your Favourite Album - "Gulf War Song" by Moxy Früvous
  20. A Song You Listen to When You're Angry - "Bodies" by Drowning Pool
  21. A Song You Listen to When You're Happy - "What the Fuck Was I Thinking" by Jon Levine Band
  22. A Song You Listen to When You're Sad - "Raining in Baltimore" by Counting Crows
  23. A Song You Want to Play at Your Wedding - "Sara Smile" by Hall & Oates
  24. A Song You Want to Play at Your Funeral - "Home for a Rest" by Spirit of the West
  25. A Song That Makes you Laugh - "You Oughta Know" by Jaymz Bee and the Royal Jelly Orchestra
  26. A Song That You Can Play on an Instrument - "Spoonman" by Soundgarden
  27. A Song That Makes You Feel Guilty - "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan
  28. A Song You Wish You Could Play - "Clutterbilly" by The Ranch
  29. A Song From Your Childhood
  30. Your Favourite Song This Time Last Year