; Tangled Up In Blue: May 2006

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Evolution of Dance

It's been awhile since I posted but I found this funny and somewhat on topic so I thought I'd share. Some people just have way to much energy.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Are you a Beatles guy or a Stones guy?

"Are you a Beatles guy or a Stones guy?"
I suppose the question has been phrased differently throughout the ages.
"Are you a Jesus guy or a Mohammed guy?"
"Are you an Elvis guy or a Beatles guy?"
But for me the answer has always been the same.
I'm a Beatles guy.

- The Marathon Man aka Joseph Kelly ranks his favorite
Beatles Songs: From First to Worst

"My aim is to list the songs in groups, from worst to first, along with individual song reviews and tidbits about the making of each song. I still have not completed my initial ranking of the tunes, so I'm not actually ready to begin announcing my selections. There's one bias I should mention going into this project: I don't think there was ever a truly bad Beatles song. There were some clunkers, some experiments that didn't work, some odd instruments employed to ill effect, some bizarre lyrical phrasings. But it's my belief that the worst Beatles song is still better, more engaging, more exciting than the best song produced by any chart topping performer of the last decade."


Heartache with Hard Work aka Charles got inspired to do the same!

""Hey, I love The Beatles," I thought to myself while reading it. "Why can't I do the same thing?" So here I am. It's a chance to listen to a lot of Beatles songs, think about why I like them, and see if I can come up with something interesting to say about all of them (which is tougher than I thought it would be. I mean, you tell us something interesting about "Hold Me Tight"). And its always fun to make lists, particularly "best to worst" lists. Of course, "worst" is a relative thing. I mean, the worst Beatles song is still pretty great. Well, okay, some of them are actually kind of bad, but very very few."

Here's Charles' list of Beatles from Worst to First

Check out these two very ambitious blog postings -

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Monday, May 01, 2006

Someone Called Maria's Name, I Swear It Was My Father's Voice

All the coverage of Mexico in the news lately has made me want to listen to Zevon's Veracruz over and over and over again.

So I am.

To me that song has always been about the ordinary people caught in the middle of events larger than themselves. That's how I feel a lot lately.