Monday, July 24, 2006

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't blogged since Friday, but I had a pretty busy Saturday and a very busy Monday as well. I didn't really feel like doing a Flickr Fun Saturday, and I couldn't get into Blogger this morning to post the Random Ten.

I am back again, though, with the Monday Music Mambo. It's opinion day, so we must give our opinions on . . .

Country Music - Good in small doses. It was better in other times. Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson = Greatness.

The Beatles - Deserving of everything good that's ever been said about them. They were, basically, the first big and famous Rock Band, making them pioneers.

Synthesizers - They became popular in the 80s, and I hope they stay there. Unless they're used by a good rock band, in a supporting role.

Banjos - Classic instrument. They have a sound all their own. American roots music would be very different without them.

Ray Charles - Genius.

Heavy Metal - Good in small doses, unless that dose includes Black Sabbath. Sometimes over-the-top, but isn't that the whole point?

"Stairway To Heaven" - NOT the greatest song of all time. Go listen to "Let It Be" by The Beatles and then decide.

Violins - Amazing instrument. Important to most folk musics around the world. In the hands of the right person, a violin is just as good as an electric guitar.

Bruce Springsteen - The Boss. He's hard to understand sometimes, but I guess that's what you get from a student of Dylan. Looks great in a pair of jeans.

The Blues - The very foundation for rock and roll. Real rock and roll, that is. Rock and roll as it used to be before MTV.

1 comment:

~Deb said...

Banjos and violin or fiddles seem to give music that old time, backwoodsy family kinda feel. I remember when synthesizers were the thing! Ugh. Even back then I hated them. Stairway To Heaven? I think everyone and their mother can play this song on their guitar! hehe!

Great stuff!