Monday, May 23, 2005

High Fidelity, Pt. 2

This is the super rushed, I don't have an Internet connection anymore so I'm doing this in 5 minutes at a cafe version. Maybe that's the most honest way to do these things?

Top Five Lyrics that move your heart

1. "Graceland" - Paul Simon

2. "The Circus Band" - Charles Ives

3. "Blue Eyed Boston Boy" - traditional

4. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke?) - only since Sept 2001

5. "Wrapped Up and Tangled Up in Jesus" - Rev. Charlie Jackson


Top Five Instrumentals

1. "Tighten Up" - ?

2. Everything the Meters ever did

3. "Green Arrow" (??? the one with the crickets) - Yo La Tengo

4. "Building Steam with a Grain of Salt" - DJ Shadow

5. "Do Not Fire!!!" - Madvillian


Top Five Live Music Experiences

1. tie: George Porter Jr., June Yamagishi, and Johnny Vidocovich, Old Point Bar, Algiers Point, LA, April 2002, and Kermit Ruffins and his BBQ band, Vaughn's, New Orleans, April 2002

2. Roy Hargrove, Blues Alley, Washington, 1998

3. Steely Dan, Merriweather Post Pavilion, 2000

4. Anointed Praise (local Baltimore high-schoolers' R&B gospel band), Creative Alliance, December 2002

5. Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Funk Box, Baltimore, April 2005


Top Five Artists You Think More People Should Listen To

1. Charles Ives

2. Thelonious Monk

3. Reverend Charlie Jackson

4. Michael McDonald

5. Michael McDonald


Top Five Albums You Must Hear From Start to Finish

1. "A Love Supreme" - John Coltrane

2. "Free Jazz" - Ornette Coleman

3. "I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One" - Yo La Tengo

4. "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" - Johnny Cash

5. "The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society" - The Kinks


Top Five Top Five Musical Heros

1. Charleses Ives and Mingus

2. Thelonious Monk

3. Evanses Gil and Bill

4. Anne Briggs

5. Matthew Herbert
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