Friday, December 11, 2009

Favorites: Music

"It's's like ANOTHER favorite, but not as much.not as MUCH favorite.but, they're both good.they're BOTH good." -- Brian Regan

Just like Brian, I have favorites. And least favorites. Unique, I know. Favorites are like opinions, which are like bellybuttons, which are like other various and sundry other unnamed body parts. Everybody has one.

But that's the beauty of the blogosphere. I tell you mine. You tell me yours. And we revel in the sameness or debate the differentness.

And that's what I'll do in this series that I'll call -- wait for it -- wait for it -- "Favorites". In this episode, our hero (The Diabolical Genius) much like Maria Von Trapp will reveal of few of his Favorite Things (BTW, I don't know how the Sound of Music and the Wizard of Oz became holiday movies, but I digress).

Here are my MOST favorites and LEAST favorites in the world of music. And unlike David Letterman, they are presented in Top 5 format. 5 is the number, not 10, 5. It's 5, I tell you.

Least Favorites

5. The Remix. Dance remixes. Radio remixes. Pop remixes. Hip Hop remixes. Yeech.
4. Voice gymnastics, especially when accompanied by hand gestures (thank you no, Mariah and Christina)
3. Song lyrics that either try to make a word rhyme with another just by pronouncing them strangely (i.e. Flo-rida's show and flo') or lyrics that are even more desperate and unoriginal that they rhyme a word with itself (i.e. "I don't mind if you change your mind)
2. Rod Stewart -- the sound, the look, the lyrics, anything
1. Steel Guitar

Most Favorites

5. The bass clef
4. 60's music
3. Penny whistles and bagpipes
2. Epic movie scores (LOTR, Star Wars, Braveheart, etc, etc)
1. Christmas songs. Hymns, classics, silly ones, new classics. Any of them (except 12 days of Christmas)

Very well. There you have it. Discuss amongst yourselves.


Rich said...

Who's this new guy posting on Ken's and my blog?

Milly said...

Rod Stewart -- the sound, the look, the lyrics, anything


How about Forever Young?

And Maggie May!

The mornin' sun when it's in your face really shows your age.
But that don't worry me none in my eyes you're everything.
I laughed at all of your jokes, my love you didn't need to coax,
Oh, Maggie, I couldn't have tried any more. You led me away from home just to save you from bein, alone. You stole my soul and that's a pain I can do without


Milly said...

I'm with you on Oz and The Sound. I've been saying for days that A Few Of My Favorite Things isn't a Christmas song.

Rich said...

Wow. Sometimes I'm amazed at how different we are. Except at your # 1. I love Christmas songs, even and especially the Twelve Days. Not sure it'd be number one on a list, but it'd be high up there.

So I take it you didn't like when Vanilla Ice used the Under Pressure baseline for Ice, Ice, Baby. That surprises me about you.

Speaking of Vanilla Ice, you mean to tell me if I was to stick you in a room and make you listen to Vanilla Ice and Rod Stewart over and over and over and over and over, you're saying that you'd find the Vanilla Ice the lesser of two evils?

And I like me some pedal steel.

Mostly though, whatever the quibbles I might have with your lists, I'm just glad you posted. It's not The Realm of Possibility without you here.

Diabolical Genius said...

Vanilla Ice was annoying for a much shorter time than Rod. Between smoking cigarettes and getting his hair teased like Kate Gosselin, "The Sexy One" is still trying to foist his voice upon us.

Sometimes you make me doubt that we are even related.

Rich said...

You mean related thru Noah?

DugALug said...

Rod Stewart was worth 'enduring' for Maggie, You Turks, and for Mike Meyer's cover in So I Married an Axe Murderer:

"We have a piper down! The Piper is down!"

God Bless