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Recently, and by recently I mean yesterday February 2nd, which just happens to be my day of birth, a buddy of mine threw down the musical gauntlet. I have briefly and succinctly paraphrased the challenge below:
Top 40 Artists of your life. Not simply a list of 40, but a ranking from 40 to 1. You have to do it. It must be done. It’s your personal Hall of Fame. This is your preference, your jukebox, regardless of genre or generation. This isn’t educational or time relevant. It’s YOUR Top 40 of all time.
This did indeed get the blood rushing and made my musical pants go a little crazy. I started to brainstorm a list (and by brainstorm I mean immediately sat down and pounded out 40 names, clarified his initial challenge, perused my list again, and started typing the first sentence you read.
The initial list was not a difficult as I thought. The ranking of 1-40 took a little bit of time as did my annotations (those are in my tiny, little head) as to why the band/musician made the list. The list that lies before you is organic in nature and I believe it to be fairly finite to the time that it was written. The list is not to be likened to a doctoral thesis, packed with statistics that verify the respective placement, resourced with renowned critical fawning, or any type of research other than my ears and their time on earth.
Be mindful of the fact that there are only 40 spots on this list. I can tell you that there are probably some glaring omissions on this list. Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Waylon, Willie, and the boys, did not make the list as well as a litany of other great, well deserving artists. This list is completely subjective and the omission of anyone is not meant to be a form of disparagement. It is quite simply a list of bands/musicians that I have loved over the years and also value their contributions to the musical world.
The final piece of the musical puzzle for this list was really a late night revelation. I realize it has only been a moment or two since you began reading this but I actually have been running the various scenarios of greatness in my head all night. And then it hit me, the true measure of an artist’s greatness is my personal commitment to that particular artist.
- How much of myself have I invested in the artists?
- What percentage of their catalog do I own?
- Would I take the time to see them live if the following were aligned:
- They are still alive
- They band is still together
- The venue was geographically conducive to seeing them live
- The cost of the ticket did not require me selling my 1st born child. Although at 15 years of age and being really good at being 15 I would be willing to barter for a really good show right now.
Oddly enough, this revelation did not greatly alter my original list, there were a few additions and subtractions of artists and then the harrowing process of ranking them, with reason, was underway.
No musicians were harmed in this list. Of course, egos might be slightly bruised if they ever happen to stumble upon this little read blog and realize their spot on or omission to the list.
So, I give to you my Top 40 at 40!
- The Beatles
- Bob Dylan
- Bruce Springsteen
- The Rolling Stones
- Led Zeppelin
- The Who
- Pink Floyd
- Tom Petty
- The Eagles
- Eric Clapton
- Elton John
- Jimi Hendrix
- The Doors
- Pearl Jam
- Van Morrison
- Billy Joel
- Lynryd Skynyrd
- Simon & Garfunkel
- John Mellencamp
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Uncle Tupelo
- Nine Inch Nails
- The Dave Matthews Band
- Rage Against the Machine
- Robert Earl Keen
- The Black Crowes
- The Beastie Boys
- The White Stripes
- Ryan Adams
- Ben Harper
- Joe Purdy
Great music awaits!
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Well, my dear, sweet, gentle blog readers, today is a milestone day for me. Or, so I’m told. Yep, it is my 40th birthday. Feel free to comment on how old I am or must feel. Candle jokes are always funny, and yes, I am actually typing this attired in black and with one foot in the grave.
I like to think that I have made my musical feelings abundantly clear over the last year or so in this blog. Songs are snapshots along our continuum that allow us to recall special times, people, and places. Music shades us in many ways, some so beautifully moving that we are overcome by emotion, others etched in our fabric like a familiar scent that recalls the halcyon days of our youth, while others are just simply attached to a moment in time.
In my forty years, I have lived and experienced more life than I probably deserve. I know I certainly lived more than my parents deserved. Through it all, music is the one constant that I have turned to regardless of the situation. Adolescent love, loss, birth of children, marriage, divorce, and death, and yes, much living in between, music has been my salvation. Music resonates within me at many different levels. The basic premise behind music is notes, keys, chords, rhythm, etc…. It is analogous to food in the fact that there is music for all occasions.
So today, is my musical look at 40! Below are 40 songs that have colored me indelibly. I will offer no explanation as to why these songs resonate with me nor will I debate their worthiness of inclusion. After all it is my birthday, my blog and my computer at which I type.
Below is this Bloggers Musical look at 40:
||The Dave Matthews Band|
||Guns N’ Roses|
||Iron & Wine|
||The Rolling Stones|
||Mother Love Bone|
||Rage Against the Machine|
||Robert Earl Keen|
||Stevie Ray Vaughan|
||Stone Temple Pilots|
When I hear any of these songs, I vividly remember the moments, feelings, situations, and the friends I shared the moments with. I contend that these artists and their songs do or will stand the test of time and are just as relevant today as they were in the past or will be in the future. At least for me!
So there you go, me sharing a little of my birthday with you. Enjoy and come over later for some cake and ice cream.
Great music awaits!
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Well, 2010 was quite the year! Everyone got a little older but ladies, you don’t look it! In spite of continued political divide, the yet to rebound economy, and little oil spill in the Gulf, 2010 was a pretty great year in music. Not for the industry as a whole (canceled tours, decline in both digital and CD sales, etc…), but in terms of the output from various artists it was a pretty fine year. Hell, the Beatles finally capitulated to the masses and released their catalog on iTunes! Back the Brinks truck up boys, we are cashing in!
Here is my annual review of what I thought, and thereby, was good in the world of music in 2010. If it did not make the list, it means I did not get a chance to listen to it, or it sucked. It is entirely possible that some music got by me this year. It is more likely that the music I did not listen to was not listenable and therefore sucked.
In all seriousness, this is a compilation of 50 albums that were released in 2010 that got a lot of play in the many places where I listen to music. All of these albums I own and were in heavy rotation throughout the year. These are by no means the only albums released or that I purchased in 2010 but the ones I found myself digging a little more than some of the others.
The albums listed below are in no particular order of greatness but are all great in their own unique musical way! See, look at that, I’m being mindful of the feelings of the artists that will never read this blog and perpetuating the “everyone is a winner”, feel good schlock that has helped raise and create a whole generation of entitled whiners and, I digress.
So sit back and peruse the gentle musing of what made my musical pants go crazy this year.
|The Black Keys||Brother||This album and all of their other albums rock. This band consists of 2 white dudes from Ohio who sound like a symphony of veteran bluesman that caught wind of some funk. Pure greatness!|
|Arcade Fire||The Suburbs||Nice way to come back from a 3 year break! This album and this band is what is right with music today. Sprawling music, musicians that actually play instruments, and have something meaningful to say!|
|Jamey Johnson||The Guitar Songs||Jamey tried the clean cut “new” country way and realized that it was not going to work for him. So, he followed the Johnny Cash 101 course and gave in to vice and temptation, grew a crazy beard and wrote about his life. This double disc is pretty aggressive for this relative newcomer but he pulls it off and we are better for it.|
|Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers||Mojo||Great new disc from the Heartbreakers and another great album from start –finish for Tommy Boy. After 30 years I am amazed that he can still bring it like he does. Petty has a way of always taking me back to the halcyon days of high school. Props to the folks from 75115!|
|Drive-By Truckers||The Big To-Do||I love DBT and this album is no exception. While Jason Isbell is missed, they are able to carry one and make some damn fine music. The stories that they create are usually good for a laugh or two until you realize that most of them come from real life events.|
|Fistful of Mercy||Fistful of Mercy||The musical triumvirate of Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur, and Dhani Harrison. Great harmonies and acoustic instrumentation.|
|Bruce Springsteen||The Promise||This 2 disc set is the lost tracks to the Darkness on the Edge of Town session. That period was pretty prolific for the Boss and it is funny how 30+ years later the music is still relevant. Hats off to you Bruce and the E Street Boys.|
|Eminem||Recovery||Dropped off the face of musical earth and did a death spiral and realized that he had more music to make. While not as aggressive and misogynistic as his earlier work, Recovery shows that he still has skills.|
|The Dead Weather||Sea of Cowards||Jack White is pure greatness and this sophomore effort from one of his many side projects does not disappoint.|
|The National||High Violet||Not exactly a “pick me up” kind of band but the drama and melancholy is balanced by the somber vocals and tight instrumentation.|
|Band of Horses||Infinite Arms||Indie music darlings come back with a full group for their third album. Their sound is familiar but they do explore some new lyrical territory.|
|Neil Young||Le Noise||Neil Young and his eclectic ways paired + Daniel Lanois production expertise = genius.|
|Kings of Leon||Come Around Sundown||These guys make consistently good music. It is unfortunate that their previous release was embraced by the masses and oversaturated the airwaves.|
|Kid Rock||Born Free||Say what you will about the Kid, but when he stays close to the classic rock of our youth, he makes entertaining music.|
|Joe Purdy||4th of July||The best indie act out there today. Releases all of his material on his own with no major label support, gets little or no radio play, and tours in places that hold 200-300 people. He is amazing.|
|Joe Purdy||This American||See above|
|The Gaslight Anthem||American Slang||New Jersey band channeling the musical spirit of Springsteen with a little punk rock spin. Further proof that good things come from the Garden State!|
|Spoon||Transference||Spoon continues to make moody not quite pop music. This is their 7th album and is a great showcase of their formidable musical chops.|
|Gorillaz||Plastic Beach||Cartoon characters that get the likes of DeLa Soul, Snoop Dogg, and Lou Reed to guest on their album. What more can I say?|
|MGMT||Congratulations||The sophomore album from the trippy, somewhat psychedelic duo. As good as their stellar debut and clearly shows that these boys have some skills.|
|Kanye West||My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy||Despite the petulant attitude, knack for opening mouth and inserting foot, Kanye knows how to mix and mingle the tracks, samples and artists. Not sure I like liking him but hard to ignore.|
|Robert Plant||Band of Joy||Golden Rock god pays go pre-Zeppelin days and does some pretty sweet covers of American music such as Townes Van Zandt, Low, and Los Lobos.|
|John Mellencamp||No Better Than This||This live mono recording of his latest was done in various parts of the country such as a Georgia church, San Antonio hotel room, and a Memphis recording studio. Mr. Happy Go Lucky strikes again!|
|Broken Bells||Broken Bells||James Mercer (The Shins) and super producer Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) team up for an awesome debut album. Hopefully they will find time to make more music.|
|Black Rebel Motorcycle Club||Beat the Devil’s Tattoo||Cool, scary band name with cool scary album name. I’ve been a fan for years and like how they have evolved.|
|Marc Cohn||Listening Booth:1970||Great covers of 70’s song. Nice to see him back in the booth.|
|Josh Ritter||So Runs The World Away||Quite the word smith. Sparse musical compositions are the foundation for the subterranean concepts of the album.|
|Flobots||Survival Story||Rock-Rap with the instrumentation of a viola! Politically charged lyrics with deft delivery and did I mention the viola?|
|The Rescues||Let Loose The Horses||Four part harmonies that flawlessly flow throughout the album. Lingering, soothing lyrics that are both exploratory and meaningful. Great debut album.|
|Jack Johnson||To The Sea||Feel good music in the laid back Jack Johnson style. Not breaking new ground which is not necessarily a bad thing.|
|Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs||God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise||4th studio album for the whiskey soaked and smoky voiced troubadour and this time he is backed by a true, professional band. This album, like all the rest is best when his dulcet tone has room to breathe.|
|Mumford & Sons||Sigh No More||Further proof that harmonies were all the rage in 2010. This London quartet’s debut album is closer to folk than just about anything on this list. Not sure how the English captured Americana but more power to them.|
|The New Pornographers||Together||The large Canadian bands 5th album is a nice blend of vocals and instrumentation. Will Sheff of Okervil River, Zach Condon of Beirut, and some Dap Kings (the horn players) all make appearances on the album.|
|The Black Crowes||Croweology||The Crowes version of “Best of” with 2 discs worth of tracks. Nice acoustic versions of their catalog. This is the last release before their next breakup/hiatus. Damn sibling rivalries!|
|LCD Soundsystem||This Is Happening||The 3rd and reportedly final album from the dance/rock kings.|
|Of Montreal||False Priests||An eclectic blend of funk, synth, and sing along chorus. Lyrically odd at times, the songs seem to be better crafted then some of their other work.|
|Sleigh Bells||Treats||Drums, guitars, and a little hip hop are hard to beat. This band is not easy to define but certainly fun.|
|Big Boi||Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Song of Chico Dusty||One half of the rap duo OutKast, Big Boi shows his considerable skills on his solo album. Solo album is a loose term considering that T.I., Gucci Mane, George Clinton, Jamie Foxx, B.o.B, and Too Short are just a few of the folks that appear on the album.|
|The Hold Steady||Heaven Is Whenever||Not as commercially known as some of the other bands on this list but just as good, if not better than some. Think heartland rock with Brooklyn attitude.|
|Eels||Tomorrow Morning||The 2nd of their albums to be released in 2010, this one is a little more upbeat. The addition of keyboards and strings is a nice touch. It seems that E might have just a glimmer of happiness in his life.|
|Weezer||Hurley||With co-writers like Ryan Adams, Mac Davis, and Linda Perry, this album twists and turns in many musical directions. All of them good!|
|Vampire Weekend||Contra||Sophomore album for the Paul Simon channeling group is not a drastic departure from their first. The formula works.|
|Ozomatli||Fire Away||As diverse as band as there is, these LA boys mix in the rap, Spanish horns, and a bit of Ska to completely blow you away.|
|Street Sweeper Social Club||The Ghetto Blaster EP||Tom Morello of Rage fame and Boot Riley release this angry, politically driven EP. Not so angry that they can’t cover LL Cool J’s Mama Said Knock You Out and MIA’s Paper Planes.|
|The Avett Brothers||Live Volume 3||This album was recorded in 2009 shortly after the major label debut. It covers several great tracks from their previous indie label albums. This is a band best served live. Might make my Top 10 Live Album List.|
|Joe Pug||The Messenger||Great acoustic folk music. Lyrically sound and great from start to finish. He is one of the great finds of 2010 for me.|
|Jakob Dylan||Woman + Country||The still Wallflowerless Dylan’s 2nd solo album is as solid as anything he has ever done. Neko Case also appears on the album.|
|Matt Costa||Mobile Chateau||Jack Johnson’s protégé’s third release is a mixed bag of upbeat tempos and California pop with a helping of soulful piano and surprising depth.|
|Elton John and Leon Russell||The Union||Clash of the aging titans! Hard to believe that after 40 years of divergent paths, these two make an album that leaves you wondering why it did not happen sooner.|
|Reckless Kelly||Somewhere In Time||This album is a 12 track homage to the band’s early mentor and Americana singer/songwriter Pinto Bennett.|
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Welcome to another installment of Mixed Tape Monday and Happy Holidays to all of you celebrating our independence on this nationally recognized holiday. I hope this blog finds most, if not all, of you away from your offices and with friends and loved ones or at least people you kind of like.
So, my topic for today is, apropos with the feelings of many celebrating this past weekend and today, Freedom or Free!
Artist: Amos Lee
Album: Supply and Demand
Song: Freedom’s Road
Artist: John Mellencamp
Album: Freedom’s Road
Song: Free Coffee
Artist: Ben Folds
Album: Way Too Normal
Song: Freedom Fighter
Artist: Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Song: O Freedom
Artist: Billy Bragg
Album: Mr. Love & Justice
Song: Freedom Hangs Like Heaven
Artist: Iron & Wine
Album: Woman King
Song: Set Your Free
Artist: The Black Keys
Song: I Shall Be Free
Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: The Free Wheelin’ Bob Dylan
Song: The Running Free
Artist: Coheed & Cambria
Album: Good Apollo I’m Burning Vol. 2 No World for Tomorrow
Song: One Road for Freedom
Artist: Ben Harper
Album: Fight For Your Mind
Song: Rockin’ In the Free World
Artist: Neil Young
Song: Free To Decide
Artist: The Cranberries
Album: To the Faithful Departed
Artist: Donavon Frankenreiter
Album: Donavon Frankenreiter
Song: Chimes of Freedom
Artist: Bruce Springsteen (this is a cover of a Dylan song)
Album: Songs & Artists that Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11
Song: Free Radicals
Artist: The Flaming Lips
Album: At War with the Mystics
Song: Free At Last
Artist: G Love & Special Sauce
Album: The Electric Mile
Song: Free To Run
Album: Bring It On
Song: Feel Free
Artist: Jay Farrar
Song: Freedom Time
Artist: Lauren Hill
Album: MTV Unplugged 2.0
Song: Free Me
Artist: Foo Fighters
Album: In Your Honor
Great music awaits!
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Welcome to another installment of Mixed Tape Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend and remembered to call, visit, or at least think about your dear old mom.
Today’s topic is Colors:
Song: Orange Sky
Artist: Alexi Murdoch
Album: Time Without Consequence
Song: Back In Black
Album: Back In Black
Song: Blue Sky
Artist: The Allman Brothers Band
Album: Eat A Peach
Song: Black Tambourine
Song: Brown Eyed Blues
Artist: Ben Harper
Album: Diamonds On the Inside
Song: Gary Indiana Blues
Artist: Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Song: Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
Artist: The Black Crowes
Album: The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
Song: Big Blue Sea
Artist: Bob Schneider
Album: Songs Sung and Played on Guitar at the Same Time
Song: Black Cowboys
Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Devils & Dust
Song: Red Dust
Artist: Calexico & Iron & Wine
Album: In the Reins
Artists: Charlie Robison
Album: Beautiful Day
Song: Soldier Blue
Artist: The Cult
Album: Sonic Temple
Song: Green Light Girl
Artist: Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack
Song: The Deepest Blues Are Black
Artist: Foo Fighters
Album: In Your Honor
Artist: Gin Blossoms
Album: Congratulations…I’m Sorry
Song: Mr. Brownstone
Artist: Guns ’N’ Roses
Album: Appetite for Destruction
Song: Dress Blues
Artist: Jason Isbell
Album: Sirens of the Ditch
Song: Far Away Blues
Artist: Joe Purdy
Album: Julie Blue
Song: Pink House
Artist: John Mellencamp
Album: Uh Huh
Read, review, and respond.
Great music awaits!
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Greetings readers of my blog! Today is Mixed Tape Monday. For those of you a little young for the mixed tape reference, a mixed tape was what you made for that special someone or yourself that was a compilation of various songs and artists. The tape was arranged in a particular order to convey your feelings or mood. Now, we can burn all the music to a playlist or disc and it has the same affect but just not the nostalgia.
So, with that being said, each Monday will be Mixed Tape Monday and will have a whimsical topic based on well, my whims! The list will be 15-20 songs that relate to stated whimsical topic. Given the weather related events of the weekend, today’s topic is Rain. In case you are not from the DFW area, it rained all weekend long.
So, listed below are great songs that have rain in the title or referenced in the song.
Rain Mixed Tape:
- Purple Rain
- Louisiana Rain
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
- Black Rain
- Ben Harper
- No Rain
- Blind Melon
- A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
- Bob Dylan
- Red Rain
- Peter Gabriel
- Rain King
- Counting Crows
- Have You Ever Seen the Rain
- Credence Clearwater Revival
- I Love the Rain the Most
- Joe Purdy
- Rain on the Scarecrow
- John Mellencamp
- Electrical Storm
- Joseph Arthur
- Josh Ritter
- Naked In the Rain
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- The Sky is Crying
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Something Sexy About the Rain
- Kenny Chesney
- November Rain
- Guns N’ Roses
- Washington Avenue
- Pat Green
- Sit and Listen to the Rain
- So. Central Rain
- Riders On the Storm
- The Doors
Great music awaits!
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