Thursday, August 29, 2013

New

Paul McCartney's new album, "New," is due out in October and has been highly anticipated and hyped by the press for months. The first single, also titled "New," dropped last night and I have to say: it's wonderful. Catchy, vintage yet modern, unmistakably Paul, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you feel happy, it's another reminder on how a 71-yr old legend is still making music that puts most modern bands to shame. Have a listen, enjoy, and feel glad!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lists Lists Lists!





I like to make lists...do you? I make lists for everything: to-do lists, want lists, and more. I also like to make lists to record favorites, so with this post I am going to do some quick lists of my favorite music-related topics. I'll probably come up with lists for other things later one (movies, sports, locations, etc) but for now, we'll do music. 

(Let's keep them to "Top 10" for the sake of brevity...keep in mind I'm leaving a LOT of people off of these lists whom I am huge fans of...I need to for the sake of keeping the lists relatively short!)


Here are mine (in no particular order):

Favorite Bands:

1. The Beatles
2. The Who
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Rush
5. Blur
6. Mansun
7. Jimi Hendrix
8. Spock's Beard/Transatlantic/Neal Morse (basically, any Neal Morse project)
9. The Kinks
10. The Rolling Stones

Favorite Songwriters:

1. John Lennon/Paul McCartney
2. Paul McCartney
3. Pete Townshend
4. Ray Davies
5. Neal Morse
6. Damon Albarn
7. Paul Draper
8. Jimmy Page/Robert Plant
9. Mick Jagger/Keith Richards
10. Jimi Hendrix

Favorite Guitarists:

1. Pete Townshend
2. Jimmy Page
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. George Harrison
5. Alex Lifeson
6. Johnny Marr
7. Eric Clapton
8. Graham Coxon
9. Bernard Butler
10. Keith Richards

Favorite Bass Guitarists:

1. Paul McCartney
2. John Paul Jones
3. John Entwistle
4. Geddy Lee
5. Jack Bruce
6. Alex James
7. Noel Redding
8. Dave Meros
9. John Myung
10. Colin Moulding

Favorite Drummers:

1. Mike Portnoy
2. Keith Moon
3. John Bonham
4. Mitch Mitchell
5. Ringo Starr
6. Charlie Watts
7. Dave Rowntree
8.Mick Avory
9. Neil Peart
10. Ginger Baker

Favorite Singers:

1. Paul McCartney
2. Damon Albarn
3. Roger Daltrey
4. Paul Draper
5. Robert Plant
6. John Lennon
7. George Harrison
8.Jack Bruce
9. Neal Morse
10. Mick Jagger

Favorite Albums:

1. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
2. The Who - Quadrophenia
3. Blur - Blur
4. Spock's Beard - Snow
5. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
7. The Beatles - Revolver
8. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
9. The Kinks - Are the Village Green Preservation Society
10. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed

That's it for now...what do your lists look like? Feel free to share them in the comments below!