Sunday, January 23, 2011
11:31 PM | Posted by Lola Sharp | | Edit Post
Insane silly little panda that I am, I signed up to support my friend Alex's Top 10 Songs Blogfest. What was I thinking??
I suppose I was thinking (<--first sign of trouble) that I like Alex and I LOVE music, so easy squeezy lemon freezy, right?
Why why WHY would I do this to myself? Creating a list of only 10 songs...or even 10 bands/artists is sending me into the crazed cuckoo-nest-zone...somebody bring on the shock equipment. *twitch*
I mean, 'best songs' depend on mood, time and place, activity...what I like to drive to may be different than what I like to listen to while eating or dancing or making love or writing or...
One cannot take or make a top list of songs lightly. It's Sophie's Choice up in here!
Oh, the pressure.
There have been a lot of truly brilliant songs, inspired albums, gifted artists, musicians and song writers.
To narrow things down a little and save some of my meager sanity, I've decided not to allow any classical or instrumental jazz music into my list.
But still, I'm losing my shizz.
Thus, I am going to cheat a teensy tiny bit. (It's either that or I shall perish. Please forgive me)
Behold Lola's The Impossibly Incomplete Top *mumbles number more than 10* Music Artists/Bands:
10-ish) David Bowie
10-b) Bob Marley
9) The Clash
8) The Kinks
7) Led Zeppelin
6) Nine Inch Nails (Trent is one whacky genius and 'Hurt" is one of my favorite songs EVER. Even J. Cash loved it enough to record it)
6b) Jeff Buckley
5) Patti Smith
4) The Rolling Stones
3) The Police
2d) Peter Gabriel (In Your Eyes still makes me swoon)
1) Depeche Mode
Honorable Mentions: U2, The Cure, Tom Waits, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Soundgarden, Modest Mouse, Talking Heads, Incubus, MCR, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Etta, BB King, ACDC, Run DMC, Kanye, Eric Clapton, Queen, Cheap Trick, Rush, the Smiths, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Zero7, Regina Spektor, Gaga ...I could go on FOREVER.
The 'soundtrack' to the movie Once by Glen Hansard and Marketa Inglova is haunting and lovely and will stand the test of time.
What music do you love? Do you write to music?
Okay, don't forget to wang chung tonight under your umbrella ella ella eh eh eh. Also, if you met her in a club down in old SoHo, it wasn't me.
- Lola Sharp
- My name is Lola. (I'm not a showgirl) Yes, L-O-L-A Lola. It's the least of my worries. Let's move on, shall we? This blog is mostly about my misadventures on the journey to publication and beyond. My passion for lush prose, quirky characters, art, music, literature, performing arts and anything creative will be a major theme here. This journey of mine will not always be pretty. Much like rubbernecking a train wreck, I know sometimes you just can't help but look at the carnage that is often my life. So strap on your neck brace, helmet and 5-point harness and come along for the ride! Licentia poetica.
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