What Kind of Music do I Like?
Well I had this list, see, and since there are so many new good songs and groups out, I thought I'd add to it with a
TOMMY'S TOP TEN OF TWO THOUSAND Seven-Eight (so far!) The Kooks, of course...
Band of Horses Lindsey Buckingham Aqualung - Something to Believe In ! ! ! Feist - She Lion Woman (not all her stuff, though she is pretty fun...
Nelly Furtado - All Good Thing Come to an End (may not be new?) Fergie - Clumsy (I am now ducking! but I love the 60's sweetness of it?) Avril, Nada Surf and G Spliff
Deathcab for Cutie - the transcendent Transatlanticism ! Ivy - Leaving the City so who's counting!
Jimmy Eats World (Sweetness), Star (Calendar Girl), Guster (Homecoming King), Maroon Five (She Will Be Loved), coldplay, jack johnson, most Linkin Park (a lot). The Elvis Costello/Burt Bacharach Songs CD. some john mayer, a few hiphop (Pharrel/Neptunes:Frontin', "I'm So Into You" "21 Questions" "Beautiful"), I have to say Kanye West or Jade'll kill me, (no, I like it!) occasional Flaming Lips, Sarah McLachlan (especially Good to You), my old pal, Bryan Adams (Tonight, Last Chance, Into the Fire, Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven, Little Girl, Inside Out, Lonely Nights, Somebody, Only the Strong Survive, Ballad of Johnny), and I like ThomasDolby, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Jimmy Smith, (the Hammond B3 guru),The Stones and Beatles of the 60's, Jimi Hendrix, the Byrds before they went country, the Band, Procol Harum, Steve Winwood and Traffic, Prince, Michael Jackson circa Off the Wall, Bjork, the Steena Nordstam CD "And She Closed Her Eyes", a bit of Amy Grant and the Carpenters, Leon Russell (while we're on the subject), Little Feat, especially with Lowell George, Little Village, Steely Dan (The Royal Scam song, and AJA and lately the excellent 2 Against NatureCD) some Moby including his new one ('08), most Bach, some Wagner (Tristan und Isolde Liebestod and Prelude) most Prokofiev (especially Romeo and Juliet) Scriabin and Vaughn Williams at times, Holsts' "The Planets" especially the way Pluto fades out, some Coltrane and Miles' 'So What", Herbie Hancock, a lot of Stevie Wonder, especially "Songs In the Key of Life", Cream, some John Schofield, old Joni Mitchell,especially Blue and For the Roses, with a bit of Heijira and Hissing of Summer Lawns, Laura Nyro *bigtime!, Motown, Don't Fear the Reaper (BOC, only that one song,) Sam Cooke, Journey (don't off me for that one!)most of my own stuff, TLC, "Deborah Cox, Tiffany Evans (Let Me Be Your Angel),Gospel Music in general,I Want It That Way" and "Larger than Life"by Backstreet Boys, Savage Garden's first hit,Todd Rundgren (a lot), After Bathing At Baxters and Surrealistic Pillow CD's by Jefferson Airplane, Udo Lindenberg (just kidding! I said that to see if you were still listening!), Everything Van Morrison ever did, Dr. John too, Ray Charles, James Brown, and alot of other things, including Sly and the Family Stone and Little Richard. Oh and Ricki Lee Jones and Michael McDonald, Chic and a handful of Elton John songs, like "Someone Saved MyLife Tonight," Rocket Man","Love Song", "I'm Still Standing" and "Bennie and the Jets." U2 is okay w/me. A bit o'Zeppelin.Also Kate Bush, "Coming Up That Hill" and "the Experiment." And Maxwell's Kate B. cover ("This Woman's Work"on his "Now" CD.) Mike and the Mechanics., and all of Paul Carrack's vocals ever. SOS Band.The Zombies(lots of good ones)... The Small Faces. The Kinks sometimes, Jeff Beck definitely. Some John Waite. Some Tom Waits."Absolutely Free" CD by the Mothers. And how could I have forgotten to mention Brian Wilson and THE BEACH BOYS!?! Pet Sounds and nearly all of their earlier hits too. World Party. Chuck Jackson, Ben E. King, and Freddie Scott, Dionne Warwick & Gladys Night, R&B legends of the 60's. I used to love Paul Butterfield Band and The Blues Project, got a lot of my licks from those records, but would I listen to them today? My older daughter loves the Dave Matthews Band song "The Space Between Us" and I do too.
FAVORITE 5 BEATLES AND STONES SONGS:
Tomorrow Never Knows (Revolver)
Rain (Single- b-side)
Ask Me Why (Meet the Beatles)
There's a Place (Meet the Beatles)
Getting Better (Sgt. Peppers)
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Stray Cat Blues (Beggars' Banquet)
Moonlight Mile (Sticky Fingers)
2000 Light Years from Home (S. Majesties)
The Spider and the Fly
Go Home, Martha!