Friday, March 27, 2009

Top Five On Friday - 3/27/09

Here's the last Top Five for March:

Top 5 artists whose antics never cease to amaze you.

1) Axl Rose. Well, maybe not so much now that he actually released Chinese Democracy (I still can't believe he finished it). However, I'm sure he'll still make music - or at least say he will for a very long time.

2) Britney Spears. She always amazes me, whether for good or bad. Her latest album is called Circus, and that's a fitting title for her life.

3) Billy Corgan/Smashing Pumpkins. Billy is whiny. A lot of his fans are whiny. I appreciate much of what he has accomplished, but at the same time I am amused by all the bickering that goes on. I'm also amazed that he keeps his head shaved after all these years.

4) Keith Richards. If there is no book about this guy, there ought to be. And it will be a fascinating read.

5) Elvis Costello. It's fun to see what he'll do next. Scoring a classical album? Check. Working with Burt Bacharach? Check. Jazz album full of love songs? Check. Country? Check. Straight up rock and roll? Oh, yes. Fathering twins in his early 50s? Indeed. The latest news: He's doing an acoustic folk/country album.


The Bumbles said...

Too funny about Elvis - I do love his music. Have heard that Billy is a whiny bitch. We shared 2 others.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

You forgot working with Paul McCartney...Doing a crappy talk show...and selling out :)