Bawitdaba… and welcome to Storytellers

January 30, 2009

Okay, this is old news…. I wanted to post something about this in the past… but just didn’t get around to it….

Several weeks ago… I saw a commercial for VH1 Storytellers where the featured artist would be…. Kid Rock…

Let that soak in a minute….

Kid Rock… on VH1 Storytellers….

 

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885 Greatest Artists (Part 3)

October 24, 2006

Referencing my previous post here….

Well, the WXPN Greatest Artists countdown is complete. The Top 10 list was pretty predictable, but such is life. The Beatles is a popular band, so it makes sense that a popular band would be a popular pick using a popular way of determining artists.

The full list is located here.

Well, here’s how my picks did….

1. Bruce Springsteen (4)

2. Southern Culture on the Skids (379)

3. Richard Thompson (43)

4. Joe Satriani (640)

5. Garbage (448)

6. Buddy Guy (213)

7. Brian Setzer

8. Jimmy Buffett (116)

9. Meat Loaf (517)

10. Little Feat (110)

Honorable Mention: Tower of Power (456), Prince (39), Stevie Wonder (22), Billy Joel (48), Paul Simon (20), Sheryl Crow (183), Marvin Gaye (75), Sarah McLaughlan (101), Pink Floyd (9), Marah (584)

Other personal mentionables: Marc Broussard (865), Kenny Wayne Shepherd (826), Def Leppard (738), Weird Al Yankovic (737), Marc Cohn (729), Michelle Shocked (650), Wallflowers (543), Joe Walsh (495), The Chieftans (491), Raul Malo (489), Cracker (467), Trout Fishing in America (461), Five for Fighting (408), Cowboy Junkies (333), Train (278), Public Enemy (259), Cake (236), Al Green (229), Black Crows (190), AC/DC (180), John Lee Hooker (166), Muddy Waters (109), Stevie Ray Vaughan (60), The Clash (24), Johnny Cash (18),


885 Greatest Artists (part 2)

August 30, 2006

(Referencing my previous post here. )

Okay, I’ve finally made my decision.  And it’s kindof weird.  I’m not sure I agree with my own decision.   (How in the world can I not agree with myself)

Anyway, as I am not personally ranking all 885 greatest artists.  I am going to vote for those bands which I am the biggest fan of.  So, while I might think that the Rolling Stones are better than Jimmy Buffett, talent-wise, career-wise, impact-wise.  I’ve decided to rather be an advocate for those bands which I claim my strongest ties to as an enjoyer of music.

So with that in mind, here is my new, adapted, altered, and disclaimered list of my top 10 artists:

1.  Bruce Springsteen

2.  Southern Culture on the Skids

3.  Richard Thompson

4.  Joe Satriani

5.  Garbage 

6.  Buddy Guy
7.  Brian Setzer

8.  Jimmy Buffett

9.  Meat Loaf

10.  Little Feat

Honorable Mention: Tower of Power, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Marvin Gaye, Sarah McLaughlan, Pink Floyd, Marah


Everyday Albums vs Special Occassions

August 23, 2005

Posts based on wxpn’s 885 greatest albums of all time:

http://xpn.org/885_GAAT.php

Those Special Albums vs Everyday Listening

Okay, I’m trying to come up with my top 10 list of albums. But, they are like my special albums. Albums I appreciate for their artistic talent and musical stylings. But they’re not necessarily the albums I listen to most often.

It’s like the top 10 albums are the really special meals I prepare once or twice a year, that really take a lot of time to prepare and cook and have ingredients that I can’t get in the local store. And then there’s the ten or so meals that I eat most frequently, the macaroni & cheese, grilled chicken, and beef stroganoffs of my musical taste.

No, it’s not the Brittany Spears or N-Sync or anything (thats akin to McDonalds or food you microwave at 7-11).

My top 10 frequently listened to albums (over the last 5 years) would probably be:

1. Southern Culture on the Skids – Liquored Up and Lacquered Down
2. Garbage – Version 2.0
3. Bruce Springsteen – The Rising
4. Buddy Guy – Feels Like Rain
5. Jimmy Buffett – License to Chill
6. Brian Stetzer Orchestra – The Dirty Boogie
7. The Commitments – Volume 1
8. The Commitments – Volume 2
9. Richard Thompson – Mock Tudor
10. Weird Al Yankovic – Running with Scissors

My top 10 listen frequently listened to albums (of all time) would probably be:

1. Billy Joel – Storm Front
2. Rush – Permanent Waves
3. Little Feat – Waiting for Columbus
4. Tower of Power – Monster on a Leash
5. Joe Satriani – Surfing with the Alien
6. Van Halen – OU812
7. Stray Cats – Built for Speed
8. Pink Floyd – The Wall
9. John Mellencamp – The Lonesome Jubilee
10. Styx – Paradise Theater

This is more of a discussion than a problem. I just like to know if others feel the same way.

Robert