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Like everyone else, I love music! However, you won't find a lot of that popular "Top 40," let's-march-in-lock-step stuff on my pages (although some of it I like!) - my thirst is for those wild, radical, poetic or political tunes - doesn't matter what genre as long as it isn't that white-bread-let's-all-think-alike music that's been numbing our society for far too long now - Welcome!

 

 

Communist Music Pirate "Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves.
 Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves.
 Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves."

- Rage Against the Machine, Zapata's Blood

 

"No matter how corrupt, greedy and heartless our gonvernment, our corporations, our media
and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful."

If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC

- Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 - April 10, 2007)

 

Music Note Spinning "Music is the healing force of the Universe."
- Albert Ayler (July 13, 1936 - November 25, 1970)

 

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley, "Music at Night" (1931)

 

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Artists and their music:
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My Top 574 Favorites!

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Note: What I've listed here are versions of songs that I love by artists I've heard rendering them. For example, I believe What's Left of the West was written by Greg Keeler but I've heard Peg Millet sing it, many times (in person!), and am hooked on that version!

My favorite song, for the moment (it seems to change every couple years), is Robert Hoyt's Red River off his "Mind's Eye" CD. It's a poignant, even passionate, accounting of the loss of the real world (not this make-believe environ we've been creating for ourselves these past few thousand years). It's songs like Red River that really move me - not the goofy "fashionable" stuff that each generation shells out big bucks for. Anyway, what's YOUR favorite song??

  1. 1964 The Tribute - Fantastic Beatles music! [I saw them at Red Rocks on 08-24-2018]
  2. 4 Non Blondes - What's Up
  3. 5,000 Fingers of Dr. Terwilliker - The Dungeon Song
  4. Abba - S.O.S., Waterloo
  5. AC/DC - Thunderstruck
  6. a-ha - Take on Me
  7. Acoustic Alchemy - Ride on (Celtic Panpipes)
  8. Adele - Rolling in the Deep
  9. Alpert, Herb and the Tijuana Brass - Tijuana Taxi, Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
  10. America - Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway
  11. Anderson, Laurie - O Superman
  12. Andrews, Bill - Happy Wanderer - from his Mount Shasta Photo-Novella
  13. Andrews, Julie - Do-Re-Mi (Sound of Music)
  14. Animals - House of the Rising Sun
  15. Aphex Twin - Hot Buttered Popcorn
  16. Apocalyptica - Enter Sandman, Unforgiven (Cello metal!!)
  17. Armesto, Andrés- Serbia Strong (Remove Kebab) Orchestral cover V2
  18. Armstrong, Louis - What a Wonderful World, Blueberry Hill
  19. Arrested Developmnet - Mr. Wendal
  20. Arrow, Tre - Rise Up
  21. Association, The - Along Comes Mary, Windy, Cherish
  22. Atkins, Chet - I'll See You in My Dreams
  23. Atmosphere - You
  24. Austin Lounge Lizards - The Car Hank Williams Died In, Too Big Too Fail
  25. AutoMoog - Sutra of Smokey
  26. Autry, Gene - Don't Fence Me In
  27. Avicii - Wake Me Up
  28. AwolNation - Sail
  29. Baez, Joan - Joe Hill
  30. Baby Bash - Cyclone
  31. Bach, Johann Sebastian - 3rd Brandenburg Concerto (Allegro), Toccata and Fuge in D-Minor, Prelude from Suite no.1 for unaccompanied cello
  32. Bachman, Tal - She's so High
  33. Badfinger - Baby Blue
  34. Baha Men - Who Let The Dogz Out
  35. Baka Beyond - Spirit of the Forest & The Man Who Danced Too Slowly
  36. Balkanska, Valya - Izlel e delyu haidutin
  37. Ballad of Buster Scruggs (soundtrack) - Cool Water, Surly Joe, When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings
  38. Band of Horses - The Funeral
  39. Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian
  40. Barber, Samuel - Adagio for Strings
  41. Bare Naked Ladies - Brian Wilson, If I had a Million Dollars, Pinch Me, One Week
  42. Bari, Judi and Darryl Cherney - The FBI Stole my Fiddle
  43. Bassic - Incantation Cut #5 off the Complete Chronicles
  44. Bastard Fairies - Whatever, We're all going to hell, Apple Pie
  45. Beach Boys, The - Sloop John B, Barbra Ann, Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Little Duce Coup, Wouldn't it be Nice, God Only Knows
  46. Beastie Boys - Girls, (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
  47. Bear and the Beasts - Run Through the Jungle, The Weight [I saw them at the Little Bear, in Evergreen Colorado, on 10-21-2018]
  48. Beatles - Revolution, Strawberry Fields Forever, Why Don't We Do it in the Road, Across the Universe, Tomorrow Never Knows, Whithin You, Without You, Help!, We All Live in a Yellow Submarine, If I Needed Someone, Free as a Bird, Long, long, long, and two dozen others!
  49. Beck - Loser, Cold Brains
  50. Beefheart, Captain - Big Eyed Beans from Venus
  51. Bee Gees - How can You Mend a Broken Heart, Lonely Days
  52. Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata, 5th Symphony, Ode to Joy, 6th symphony - 1st movement
  53. Belafonte, Harry - Banana Boat Song (Day-o), Jump in the Line (Shake, Shake, Shake Senora)
  54. Berl Ives - Streets of Laredo
  55. Biafra, Jello & Mojo Nixon - Plastic Jesus
  56. Bizet, George - Habanera (Carmen opera [I prefer it without vocals...])
  57. Bjork - Vespertine (Aurora)
  58. Blaaze - Delhi 6
  59. Blackbird Raum - Witches
  60. Black, Jack - It's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll (from the movie School of Rock
  61. Black Sabbath - War Pigs, Paranoid, Iron Man, Crazy Train
  62. Blassie, Fred - Pencil Neck Geek
  63. Blind Mellon - No Rain
  64. Blind Pilot - One Read Thread, The Story I Heard
  65. Blind Willie Johnson - Dark was the Night
  66. Blink 182 - All The Small Things, First Date, I Miss You, Adam's Song, What's My Age Again?, Stay Together For The Kids
  67. Blondie - One Way or Another, I'm Gonna Be Your Number One, Heart of Glass, Call Me
  68. Blondy, Alpha - Wish You Were Here (cover)
  69. Blue Öyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  70. Blues Brothers - Rubber Biscuit, Rawhide, Stand by Your Man
  71. Bolger, Ray - If I Only Had a Brain (see my Wizard of Oz movie soundtrack entry, below)
  72. Boney M - Brown Girl In The Ring
  73. Boston - More Than a Feeling
  74. Bowie, David - Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel
  75. Bragg, Billy - The Price of Oil
  76. Bread - Make it With You, Guitar Man, Baby I'm-A Want You
  77. Brit Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon, Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall, Mother [I heard these live at their 06-07-2018 Red Rocks concert]
  78. Brooks, Garth - Friends In Low Places
  79. Brown, Joe - I'll See you in my Dreams (Concert for George)
  80. Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul, For What It's Worth
  81. Bulgarian Folk Music - Izlel je Delyo hajdutin (Cosmos)
  82. Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
  83. Buffet, Jimmy - Margaritaville
  84. Burdon, Eric & War - SPill The Wine
  85. Butthole Surfers - Pepper, The Annoying Song
  86. Byrds - Mr. Space Man, Eight Miles High, Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn Turn Turn
  87. California Guitar Trio - Sleepwalk
  88. Camin, Patricia - What's Up
  89. Campbell, Glen - By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Wichita Lineman
  90. Canibus (With Biz Markie) - Shove this Jay Oh Bee (Office Space Soundtrack)
  91. Canned Heat - Going up the country, On the Road Again
  92. Captain Fantastic soundtrack - Sweet Child O Mine (Guns N' Roses cover)
  93. Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
  94. Carpenters - Close to You, We've only just begun
  95. Cars - Tonight She Comes
  96. Cash, Johnny - The Mercy Seat, Hurt, God's Gonna Cut You Down, I've Been Everywhere, Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line, A Boy Named Sue, Jackson, Ghost Riders in the Sky, San Quentin, If I Were a Carpenter (with June Carter)
  97. Cash, Rosanne - Land of Dreams
  98. Cheech and Chong - Basketball Jones [I saw them perform in Denver in the early 70s]
  99. Charlie Daniels Band - Uneasy Rider, The Devil Went Down to Georgia
  100. Cheap Trick - Surrender, I Want You to Want Me
  101. Cheech and Chong - Basketball Jones
  102. Cherney, Darryl - Free the Dead, Grants Pass, One Ton of Marijuana, Y2K, Cork Boots, Mosquito Party
  103. Chopin - Funeral March
  104. Chumbawamba - Jacobs Ladder, Tubthumping, You Know Nothing
  105. Church, The - Under the Milky Way
  106. Citizen's Band - Bullshit
  107. Clapton, Eric - Cocaine (J.J. Cale cover)
  108. Clark, Petula - Downtown
  109. Clash, The - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
  110. Cline, Patsy - Crazy
  111. Clutch - Electric Worry
  112. Coe, David Allen - The Ride, Take This Job and Shove It
  113. Cohen, Leonard - The Future, Everybody Knows, Dance Me To The End of Love
  114. Coldplay - Clocks, Yellow
  115. Collective Soul - Shine
  116. Collins, Judy - Both Sides Now, Amazing Grace, Send in the Clowns
  117. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
  118. Cooper, Alice - School's Out
  119. Copeland, Aaron - Fanfare for the Common Man
  120. Cotten, Elizabeth - Freight Train
  121. Coulton, Jonathan - Code Monkey
  122. Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi
  123. Country Joe and The Fish - I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag
  124. Cowsills, The - The Rain, The Park and Other Things (I Love the Flower Girl), Hair
  125. Cracker - Low
  126. Cranberries - Zombie, Linger, Dreams
  127. Crash Test Dummies - Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead, God suffled his feet, Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
  128. Credence Clearwater Revival - Susie Q, Have You Ever Seen the Rain?, Looking Out My Back Door, Run Through the Jungle, Bad Moon Rising
  129. Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) - Immigration Man, Ohio, Wasted on the Way, Teach Your Children Well, Southern Cross, Our House
  130. Crowell, Rodney - East Houston Blues
  131. Cullen, FINGERS Mitchell - Their Home, Freedom Rides
  132. Cure, The - Friday Im In Love
  133. Cusco - Ghost Dance (Apurimac III album)
  134. Dadawa - Sister Drum
  135. Daimaou, Kosaka - Pen Pineapple Apple Pen
  136. Danger, Harvey - FlagPole Sitta
  137. Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You, Godless, Retarded
  138. Danheim - Valravn
  139. Danzig - Mother
  140. Dark Flow - Research Lab
  141. Das Racist - Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell
  142. Davie, Dennis - Masturbate and Smash the State
  143. Dead South, The - In Hell I'll Be In Good Company
  144. Dean, Jimmy - Big Bad John
  145. Denver, John - The Eagle and the Hawk, Country Roads, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on my Shoulders, Calypso [I saw John Denver at Red Rocks in 1973 when I was 17...]
  146. Depavers - Have a Global Warming Day, Green is the Shelter
  147. Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumors
  148. Destiny's Child - Survivor
  149. Dethklok - I Ejaculate Fire (from "Dethhealth"), Go into the Water
  150. Devo - Mongoloid, Space Junk, Satisfaction
  151. DeVotchka - How It Ends, 100 Other Lovers
  152. Dexys Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
  153. Dickies, The -Banana Splits
  154. Die Doofen - Jesus (Jesus Was a Walking Man), Mief
  155. Dire Straits - So Far Away, Industrial Disease, Walk of Life, Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing
  156. Disney - The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room
  157. Dixie Chicks - Goodbye Earl
  158. Dolinger, Danny - Dollar and a Quarter, Hillbilly Hippy, Comin' Home Early, Blow Me Away, Ghost of a Chance, Rudy, End of the World, Crooked House, Kiss My Ass I'm Goin' to Austin, There's Something Rotting in My Room (the first seven are from his Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day CD...)
  159. Donovan - Universal Soldier, Colours, The Hurdy Gurdy Man [the version with George Harrison's verse is best!], Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Cosmic Wheels, Season of the Witch, Yellow is the colour, Intergalactic Laxative, Wear Your Love Like Heaven
  160. Doors, The - The End, Break on Through, LA Woman, The War is Over, Roadhouse Blues, Light My Fire Waiting For The Sun
  161. Donegan, Lonnie & His Skiffle Group - Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor (On the Bedpost Over Night)
  162. DragonForce - Through the Fire and Flames
  163. Dr. Didg - Devon, Rave on
  164. Dr. Hook - Cover Of The Rolling
  165. Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town
  166. Dylan, Bob - With God on Our Side, Masters of War, Knocking on Heaven's Door, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Buckets of Rain, Shelter from the Storm
  167. Eaglebear Singers - John Wayne's Teeth (Smoke Signals movie)
  168. Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
  169. Earth Crises - Nemises
  170. Edelman, Randy - The Courier (Last of the Mohicans soundtrack)
  171. EELS - Souljacker Part 1, I Like Birds, Deconstruction
  172. El Chombo - Macarron Chacarron
  173. ELO - Evil Woman, Can't Get It Out of My Head, Strange Magic, Turn to Stone, Livin' Thing, Telephone Line, Mr. Blue Sky [I saw Jeff Lyne's ELO in concert at Denver's Pepsi Center on 08-08-2018 where they played almost all of their hits!]
  174. Eminem - Criminal, Cleaning Out My Closet
  175. Ethridge, Mellisa - I'm the Only One
  176. Enya - Who can say where the road goes, Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
  177. Everlast - What It's Like
  178. Falco - Rock Me Amadeus
  179. Ferrante & Teicher - Midnight Cowboy
  180. Field Report - Home (Leave the Lights On)
  181. Fifth Dimension, The - Up Up and Away, Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
  182. Five Finger Death Punch - House of the Rising Sun
  183. Fjell, Judy - It's not just in the Bible, Living in the Now
  184. Flack, Roberta - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  185. Flatt, Lester and Earl Scrugs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  186. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way, Gypsy, Dreams, Oh Well, Rhiannon, Sarah, Tusk [Their USC Trojan Marching Band collaboration was good, too!]
  187. Flight of the Conchords - Jenny, If You're Into It, The Humans are Dead
  188. Flock of Seagulls, A - I Ran (So Far Away)
  189. Florence and the Machine - Dog Days Are Over (2010 version)
  190. Flying Lizards - Money
  191. Foo Fighters - Big Me
  192. Francis, Connie - Never On A Sunday
  193. Franklin, Aretha - Respect
  194. Frech, Jessica - People of Walmart
  195. Freudmann, Gideon - Adobe Dog House
  196. Friedman, Kinky - Ride 'Em Jewboy, I'm Proud To Be An Asshole From El Paso, They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore
  197. From the Depths - Lullaby
  198. Frightened Rabbit - Swim Until You Can't See Land
  199. Gabriel, Peter - Biko, Games Without Frontiers, The Feeling Begins, Of These, Hope
  200. Garland, Judy - Somewhere Over the Rainbow, We're Off to see the Wizard (all from her part as "Dorothy" in the Wizard of Oz - see my Wizard of Oz movie Soundtrack entry, below)
  201. Gaynor, Glori - I will Survive
  202. Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are
  203. Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands to Yourself
  204. Glass, Phillip - Thirteenth Dalai Lama (Kundun), Fog of War
  205. Godsmack - Voodoo, Whatever (both from the Terra Incognita album)
  206. Goldsmith, Jeffy - Patton (Theme song to the 1970 movie)
  207. Gondwanaland - Emu, Drought
  208. Government Mule - War Pigs (Their 1999 New Year's Eve Black Sabbath cover), Just Got Paid
  209. Graham, Mark - Have a Nice Day (from his Natural Selections album)
  210. Grateful Dead - Ripple, Touch of Grey
  211. Greaseman - Somebody's Been Usin That Thing
  212. Greenbaum, Norman - Spirit in the Sky
  213. Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Misery, American Idiot, Minority, Holiday, Know Your Enemy, Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life), Jesus of Suburbia, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Basket Case, 21 Guns
  214. Green, Peter - Albatross, Oh Well
  215. Grieg, Edvard - In The Hall of the Mountain King, Morning
  216. Griffen, Rex - You Gotta Go To Work
  217. Grizfolk - Bob Marley
  218. Groce, Larry - Junkfood Junkie
  219. Guess Who, The - American Woman
  220. Guns N' Roses - Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan cover), Sweet Child O' Mine (others who have covered this are actually much better...)
  221. Guthrie, Arlo - Alice's Restaurant Massacree [I saw him play it live!], Coming in to Los Angeles, Motorcycle Song
  222. Guthrie, Woody - This Land Is Your Land, Pastures of Plenty
  223. Hang Massive - Once Again
  224. Harjo, Joy - The Down-to-There and Up-to-Here Round Dance (from the Native Joy for Real CD)
  225. Harris, Emilou - Country Roads (with Brandi Carlile)
  226. Harris, Kristyn - I've Been Everywhere Man [I saw her at the 01-20-2019 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering]
  227. Harris, Rolf - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, Stariway to Heaven
  228. Harrison, George - My Sweet Lord, Inner Light, Here Comes the Sun, All Things Must Pass, I Got My Mind Set On You, What is Life, Any Road, Gopala Krishna,
  229. Brainwashed (this song only gets good after the first four minutes), Beware of Darkness (Abkco version)
  230. Havens, Richie - Freedom (Woodstock)
  231. Heart - Crazy on You
  232. Hemsey, Zach - Mind Heist: Evolution
  233. Hendrex, Jimi - All Along The Watch Tower, Purple Haze, Voodoo Child, Hey Joe, [His renditon of the Star Spangled Banner, at Woodstock, was pretty darn good as well!!]
  234. Hentry, Clarence 'Frogman' - Ain't Got a Home
  235. Heritage, Morgane - Light It Up
  236. Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter, Henry the 8th
  237. Highwaymen, The - Highwayman, The Last Cowboy Song
  238. Holly, Buddy - Peggy Sue, That'll Be The Day, Oh Boy!, Maybe Baby
  239. Homer and Jethro - Pore Ol' Koo-liger, The Battle of Kookamonga, We Didn't Sink the Bismark
  240. Horton, Johnny - The Battle of New Orleans
  241. Hot Butter - Popcorn
  242. Houston, Whitney - I Will Always Love You
  243. Hoyt, Robert - Why Should I Care, Atchafalaya, Quittin' Time, Red River, Stop Go
  244. Hozier - Take Me to Church
  245. Hurray For The Riff Raff - Blue Ridge Mountain
  246. Huun Huur Tu - Kougurai, Daglarim (My Mountain),
  247. IBM 7094 - Daisy Bell [First computer to every sing a song - 1961], HAL 9000 computer did similarly in the 1968 movie, 2011
  248. Idol, Billy - White Wedding
  249. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life, Louie Louie
  250. Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
  251. Indigenous Australia - Pewingi (#7 Swamp Hawk, off the Wirrigan - Spirit Man CD)
  252. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  253. It's a Beautiful Day - White Bird
  254. Jackson, Alan - Remember When
  255. James - Laid
  256. James, Tommy & the Shondells - Crimson and Clover
  257. Jane's Addiciton - Jane Says, Mountain Song
  258. Jars of Clay - Flood
  259. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit, Somebody to Love
  260. Jennings, Waylon (and Willie Nelson) - Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
  261. Jethro Tull - Thick As a Brick, Aqualung, Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day
  262. Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  263. Jett, Joan - I Love Rock and Roll, I Hate Myself for Loving You
  264. Jim Carroll Band, The - People Who Died
  265. Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
  266. Joel, Billy - We Didn't Start the Fire
  267. John, Elton - Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny), Candle in the Wind, Rocket Man, Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  268. Jonkey, Chuck - Hiawatha's 5 Nations, Triassic Twilight
  269. Joplin, Janis - Mercedes Benz
  270. Joy, Vance (James Gabriel Keogh) - Riptied
  271. Kala Marka - Aquas claras
  272. Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel "IZ" - Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hawai'i '78
  273. Kansas - Colorado, Dust in the Wind
  274. Killers, The - Don't Fence Me In, Mr. Brightside
  275. King Crimson - Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
  276. King, Elle - Ex's & Oh's
  277. Kingsmen, The - Louie Louie
  278. Kinks - Destroyer, Lola, Wish I Could Fly (Like Superman), Waterloo Sunset
  279. KMFDM - Megalomaniac (Excessive Force Mix)
  280. Knopfler, Mark - Boom, Like That [a song about McDonald's!]
  281. Kraftwerk - Geiger Counter, Radio Activity, The Voice of Energy, Radio Stars, Uranium, Ohm Sweet Ohm
  282. Lahr, Bert - Merry Old Land of Oz (Lion in the Wizard of Oz)
  283. Larry the Liberal - Friends in Safe Spaces (Chad Prather and Steve Mudflap McGrew)
  284. Lauper, Cyndi - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
  285. Laziest Men on Mars - Invasion of the Gabber Robots (All Your Base Are Belong to Us)
  286. Leary, Timothy - Fifty Million Years, While Birds Sing (Beyond Life With Timothy Leary)
  287. Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven, Immigrant Song, Whole lotta love, Kashmir, Going to California
  288. Lehrer, Tom - The Vatican Rag, The Element Song, Pollution, Who's Next, New Math, It Makes a Fellow Proud to be a Soldier, Be Prepared
  289. Lennon, John - Imagine, Give Peace a Chance, Happy Xmas (War is Over), Instant Karma, Jealous Guy, Woman, John Sinclair
  1. Lightfoot, Gordon - Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald
  2. Linkin Park - Somewhere I Belong
  3. Liszt, Franz - Hungarian Rhapsody
  4. Lorde - Royals
  5. Lone-Wolf Circles and Friends (Oikos - Songs for the Living Earth) - The Seeds, War to Save the Wilderness, Greenfire!, Olaibo, Dragonflight, Jamming with Kokopelli, Amajoni, Chief Seattle's Speech, Milagros O Nada
  6. Los Lobos - La Bamba
  7. Low Mass Tone - Down Under
  8. Lumineers, The - Ho Hey, Long Way From Home, [I saw them at Fiddler's Green on 08-27-2017]
  9. Lynn, Vera - We'll Meet Again
  10. Lyons, Dana - Our State is a Dumpsite, I am an Animal, Drop of Water, TV God, Turn of the Wrench, Cows With Guns
  11. Lynch, Liam - My United States of Whatever
  12. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man, Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama
  13. Macaco - Volar
  14. Madonna - Material Girl, Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)
  15. Madson, DJ - Is This the Real Thing? (from "The God Who Wasn't There" soundtrack)
  16. Mamas And The Papas - California Dreaming, Monday Monday, I Saw Her Again
  17. Mancini, Henry - Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's soundtrack)
  18. Mandel, Johnny - Suicide is Painless (M*A*S*H theme - lyrics by Mike Altman)
  19. Manson, Marilyn - Rock is Dead (From the Matrix)
  20. Markahuasi - Tres Rosas (Sikuri), Yari huangui (San Juanito)
  21. Marley, Bob - Buffalo Soldier, Redemption Song, Jamming
  22. Marvin, Lee - I Was Born Under a Wandering Start (Paint Your Wagon soundtrack)
  23. Mason, Marie - End of the World
  24. Masterson, Liz - Roads to Colorado
  25. Mauriat. Paul (and his orchestra) - Love is Blue
  26. McCartney, Paul (and Wings) - Wildlife, Uncle Albert Admiral Halsey Too Many People, Oh Woman Oh Why, Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five, Smile Away, 3 Legs, Monkberry Moon Delight, Dear Boy, Come on to Me
  27. McGraw, Tim - Live Like You Were Dying
  28. Mclean, Don - American Pie
  29. McKennitt, Loreena - Mummer's Dance, Night Ride Across the Caucasus
  30. McMahan, Gary - Beer Can Bob
  31. Meat Puppets - Backwater
  32. Men At Work - Down Under
  33. Mendelssohn - Overture the Hebrides, Wedding March, Scherzo in E minor
  34. Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
  35. Merchant, Natalie - Wonder
  36. Mercouri, Melina Amalia - Never on Sunday ("Pote tin Kyriaki")
  37. Metallica - Unforgiven, Enter Sandman, Through the Never, Nothing Else Matters, Master of Puppets, Fade to Black
  38. Midnight Oil - Beds are Burning (live at the Hultsfred festival in 1994 is the best version!)
  39. Milky Chance - Stolen Dance, Flashed Junk Mind, Down by the River, Cocoon, Cocoon, Down by the River [I saw them at Denver's Bluebird theatre on 03-13-2017]
  40. Millett, Peg - I am a Patriot, What's Left of the West, He Looked a Whole Lot Like Jesus
  41. Miller, Bill - Geronimo's Cadillac
  42. Miller, Roger - Dang Me, You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffaloherd
  43. Mitchell, Joni - Big Yellow Taxi, Both Sides Now
  44. Modern English - I Melt With You
  45. Modern Entertainment - Thorazine Shuffle
  46. Moldy Peaches - Anybody Else but You
  47. Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon, Legend of a Mind, Isn't Life Strange, Question, Your Wildest Dreams
  48. Money, Eddie - Two Tickets to Paradise
  49. Monkees, The - I'm a Believer, Last Train to Clarksville
  50. Monty Python - Galaxy Song, Lumberjack Song
  51. Morphine - Early to Bed
  52. Morricone, Ennio - Ecstasy of Gold (Italian: L'Estasi dell'Oro), The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly theme, Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu, Farewell to Cheyenne, Once Upon a Time in the West, For A Few Dollars More theme, Man With A Harmonica/Death Rattle, A Fistful Of Dollars theme
  53. Morrissette, Alanis - All I Really Want
  54. Morrison, Carla - I'm Lost
  55. Mozart - Cannon In D, Fur Elise, Overture to Marriage of Figaro, Eine kleine Nachtmusik
  56. Mraz, Jason - I'm Yours
  57. Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
  58. Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime
  59. Murphy, Charlie - Burning Times
  60. Murray, Anne - Snowbird
  61. Musgraves, Kacey - Follow Your Arrow
  62. N'to - Trauma (Worakls Remix)
  63. Nakai, R. Carlos - World of Rain
  64. Napoleon XIV - They're Coming to Take Me Away HA-HAAA!
  65. Nash, Graham - Military Madness (Songs for Beginners)
  66. Neill, Casey - Riffraff, Dancing on the Ruins (of Multinational Corporations)
  67. Nelson, Willie - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly (Fond of Each Other), Streets of Laredo
  68. Nena - 99 Luftballons
  69. New Daft Punk - One More Time
  70. Newman, Paul - Plastic Jesus (in the movie Cool Hand Luke)
  71. Newman, Randy - Short People
  72. New Seekers - I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
  73. Nexus Three Music - Flourish (Uplifting Original Piano), Fall of an Empire (Original Soundtrack)
  74. Nicks, Stevie - Landslide
  75. Nilsson, Harry - Coconut ("Put de lime in de coconut, and drink 'em both up"), Everybody's Talkin' (Midnight Cowboy)
  76. Nine Inch Nails - Somewhat Damaged
  77. Nirvana - Heart shaped box, School (From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah), Smells Like Teen Spirit
  78. Nitzsche, Jack - Jenny Shot (Starman soundtrack)
  79. Nohavica, Jaromir - Gwiazda ("Star")
  80. Numan, Gary - Cars, Short People
  81. Nye, Bill (the Science Guy) - Water Cycle Jump
  82. O'Brien, Tim - Phantom Phone, Father Forgive Me
  83. O'Connor, Sinéad - Nothing Compares 2U
  84. Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
  85. Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Mondo Bizzario Band - Dead Puppies
  86. OMC (Otara Millionaires Club) - How Bizarre
  87. Oasis - Whatever, Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova
  88. Ochs, Phil - I Ain't Marching Anymore
  89. Offenbach, Jacques - Can-Can (from Orpheus in the Underworld)
  90. Offspring, The - The Kids Aren't Alright
  91. Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
  92. Oldfield - Tubular Bells, Piltdown Man
  93. Orb, The - Slug Dub (Orbus Terrarum is a great album in general...)
  94. Orbison, Roy - Oh, Pretty Woman, You Got It, Crying, Only the Lonely, Sweet Dreams Baby
  95. Outsiders, The - Time Won't Let Me
  96. O-Zone - Dragostea din tei (Numa Numa)
  97. Pachelbel, Johann - Pachelbel's Canon (Cannon in D major) (also known as Canon and Gigue in D major for three Violins and Basso Continuo [Kanon und Gigue in D-Dur für drei Violinen und Basso Continuo])
  98. Passages - Tildon, Apples in Winter/The New Potatoes/The Blackberry Blossom (from their 1979 April Fools' Waltz CD)
  99. Paycheck, Johnny - Take This Job And Shove It
  100. PDQ Bach - 1712 Overture
  101. Pearl Jam - Masters of War (Bob Dylan cover), Daughter
  102. Peeples, Grant - If They Build It...
  103. Petty, Tom (and The Heartbreakers) - Free Fallin', Refugee, I Won't Back Down, Learning to Fly, Mary Jane's Last Dance, Runnin' Down A Dream
  104. Phillips, Phillip - Home
  105. Phillips, Utah - Talking NPR Blues
  106. Phish - Harry Hood
  107. Piatnitsky Chorus (Valentin Leavshov, Conductor) - Beautiful Sea, Holy Lake Baikal
  108. P!nk - So What
  109. Pinkard & Bowden - Three Mile Island
  110. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon, Comfortably Numb, Welcome to the Machine, Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall, Mother, Goodbye Blue Sky, Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict
  111. Playing for Change - Stand by Me
  112. Police - Don't Stand so Close, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  113. Polisar, Barry Louis - All I Want is You
  114. Potente, Franka - Believe (Run Lola Run soundtrack)
  115. Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang, Kid, Brass in Pocket, [Rush Limbaugh used the Pretenders My City Was Gone for "bump" music and ruined it for all of us - but, a 1990s copyright case required Limbaugh to negotiate with Chrissy Hynde - he agreed to pay her $500,000 per year which she donates to PETA]
  116. Prima, Louis - I Wanna Be Like You (Disney's "Jungle Book")
  117. PSY -
  118. Gangnam Style
  119. Psyche - Goodbye Horses (Q Lazzarus/Silence of the Lambs)
  120. Psydhedelic Furs - Heaven
  121. Puddles Pity Party - Folsom Prison Blues/Pinball Wizard (Shmoosh Up)
  122. Public Enemy - Zapata's Blood [Chuck D raps with RATM's Zachary DeLaroca during the song's beginning...]
  123. Pussy Riot - Putin's Glamour Burns [Unfortunately Russia jailed the group for two years in 2012...]
  124. Queen - Killer Queen, Fat Bottom Girls, Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions, We will Rock You
  125. Radical Face - Welcome Home Son
  126. Radiohead - Creep, Street Spirit (fade out)
  127. Rage Against the Machine - Bullet in the Head, Vietnow, Know Your Enemy, Bombtrack, Bulls on Parade, Calm Like a Bomb, Zapata's Blood, Wake up, Fuck the Police
  128. Rammstein - Du Hast, Amerika, Bück Dich, Engel (Evangelion), Ramstein
  129. Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
  130. Ram Jam - Black Betty
  131. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
  132. Red Molly - Clinch River Blues
  133. Reed, Lou - Take A Walk On The Wild Side
  134. R.E.M - Losing My Religion, It's the End of the World as We Know it, What's the Frequency, Kennith?
  135. Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolai Andreyevich - Flight Of The Bumble Bee
  136. Rivers, Bob - What If God Smoked Cannibas?, Windows 95 Sucks, Can't Afford to Drive My Car, I am Santa Claus, Jesus' Birthday (Twisted Christmas)
  137. Roach, Steve - Towards the Dream, Songline (from his 1988 Dreamtime Return CD)
  138. Robbins, Marty - El Paso
  139. Rock, Kid & Hank Williams Jr - A Country Boy can Survive
  140. Rocky Horror Picture Show, The - Time Warp
  141. Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter, Paint it Black, Start Me Up, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Sympathy for the Devil, Brown Sugar, Beast of Burden, Wild Horses
  142. Romantics, The - What I Like About You
  143. Rossini, Gioacchino Antonio - The Barber of Seville Overture, William Tell Overture
  144. Rovics, David - Guantanamo Bay, Halliburton Boardroom Massacre, Operation Iraqi Freedom
  145. Rusby, Kate - Our Town, Botany Bay
  146. Russell, Leon - Back To The Island
  147. Rutles, The - Let's be Natural
  148. Salt - Bluster
  149. Sandler, Adam - Chan ukah Song
  150. Santana, Carlos - Migra, Smooth
  151. Santaolalla, Gustavo - The Wings (Brokeback Mountain theme)
  152. Scallon, Rob - War Ensemble (Ukulele cover of Slayer)
  153. Seeger, Pete - Little Boxes, Guantanamera, Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
  154. Seekers, The - Georgy Girl, I'll Never Find Another You
  155. Seger, Bob - Get Out Of Denver
  156. Sensational Alex Harvey Band (S.A.H.B.) - Faith Healer
  157. Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK, God Save the Queen
  158. Shankar, Ravi - Bangla Dhun
  159. Sharpe, Edward & The Magnetic Zeros - Home
  160. Sherman, Allan - Camp Granada
  161. Shore, Howard - Misty Mountains (cold) [The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]
  162. Shubert, Franz - Ave Maria
  163. Sibelius, Jean - Finlandia
  164. Simon and Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa, The Zoo, Cecilia, Sound of Silence
  165. Simone, Nina - Strange Fruit
  166. Simons, Billy - Judgement Day
  167. Sinatra, Frank - Strangers In The Night
  168. Sinatra, Nancy - These Boots Are Made for Walkin', Bang Bang (1967 performance with Billy Strange)
  169. Singing Nun (Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers) - Dominique
  170. Sjowgren - Seventeen
  171. Skvalthr - Gullfoss
  172. Slayer - War Ensemble
  173. Slot (Слот) - Two Wars (Две Войны)
  174. Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
  175. Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Disarm, 1979, Landslide (Cover)
  176. Smash Mouth - Walkin' on the Sun, I'm a Believer
  177. Smith, Arthur and Don Reno - Feudin' Banjos [written in 1955 but renamed "Dueling Banjos" for the 1972 movie Deliverance]
  178. Snake Oil Willie Band, The - I Don't Look Good Naked Anymore
  179. Sniff 'n' the Tears - Driver's Seat
  180. Sobiech, Zach - Clouds
  181. Soggy Bottom Boys - I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
  182. Sony & Cher - Ive Got you Babe
  183. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
  184. Sousa, John Philip - he Stars and Stripes Forever
  185. Soviet Army Chorus (Boris Alexandrov, Conductor)- Kalinka, Poliushko-Pole
  186. Sparks - Talent is an Asset, Kimono My House, Equator, This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us
  187. Spiderbait - Black Betty, Old Man Sam ('P'tang Yang Kipper Bang Uh!')
  188. Spinal Tap - All The Way Home
  189. Springfield, Dusty - Wishin' and Hopin'
  190. Springsteen, Bruce - Dead Man Walking, Pink Cadillac
  191. Squatweiler - Crossing Guard
  192. Stamey, Dave - Come Ride With Me [I saw him at the 01-19-2019 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering]
  193. Stanley, Ralph - O Death
  194. Stafford, Jim - Wildwood Weed, Spiders & Snakes
  195. Standells, The - Dirty Water
  196. Stankus, Tom "T-Bone" - Existential Blues
  197. Starr, Ringo - It Don't Come Easy, Photograph, Act Naturally
  198. Statler Brothers - Flowers on the Wall
  199. Status Quo - Pictures of Matchstick Men
  200. Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
  201. Steve 'n' Seagulls - Thunderstruck, Nothing Else Matters
  202. Stevens, Cat (Yusuf Islam) - Peace Train, Where Do the Children Play, Morning Has Broken, If You Want To Sing Out Sing Out, Father and Son, Moon Shadow, The First Cut is the Deepest
  203. Stewart, Al - The Year of the Cat
  204. Steward, John - Mother Country (aka The Old Campaigner)
  205. Stone, Agnus and Julia - Paper Aeroplane
  206. Strauss, Johann - An der schönen blauen Donau (Blue Danube)
  207. Strauss, Richard - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Opening to 2001)
  208. Strumbellas, The - Spirits
  209. Steward, John - Mother Country (aka The Old Campaigner)
  210. Stewart, Rod - Mandolin Wind
  211. Styx - I'm Sailing Away
  212. Supertramp - Give a Little Bit, The Logical Song, Breakfast in America, Bloody Well Right, Take the Long Way Home
  213. Supremes, The - You Can't Hurry Love, Where did our love go, Stop In The Name Of Love
  214. Swales - One More Mistake
  215. Sweet, The - Fox on the Run, Ballroom Blitz
  216. Talking Heads - And She Was, Burning Down the House, Life During Wartime, Psycho Killer, Road to Nowhere, Once in a Lifetime
  217. Takako Minekawa Micro - Fantastic Cat
  218. ¡TCHKUNG! - Smash Things Up, New Earth, New Earth Rising (Incite Album)
  219. Tchaikovsky - Arabian Dance and Russian Dance (Trepak) (Nutcracker Suite), 1812 Overature, March
  220. Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me), My Girl
  221. Ten Thousand Maniacs - Like The Weather
  222. Ten Years After - I'm going home (Woodstock version), I'd Love to Change the World
  223. Theodorakis, Mikis - Kritikos Horos (Theme From "Zorba The Greek")
  224. Thomas, B.J. - Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
  225. Thomsen, Sara - Is it for Freedom? (Songs from Sing Out!)
  226. Thoroughgood, George - Who do You Love, One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer, I Drink Alone
  227. Three Dog Night - Mamma Told me Not to Come, One is the Loneliest Number
  228. Thunder and Rain - Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N' Roses bluegrass cover)
  229. Timpuri noi - Tata
  230. Topses, Ozlem "Ozi Aussie" - I've Been Everywhere Man
  231. Tosh, Peter - Stand up, Get up
  232. Toto - Africa
  233. Touré, Ali Farka - Goye Kur
  234. Townsend, Pete - My Love Open The Door
  235. Train - Drops of Jupiter
  236. Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Wizards in Winter
  237. Trio - Da Da Da
  238. Travelling Willburys - Last Night, End of the Line, Maxine
  239. Tunstall, KT - Black Horse & The Cherry Trees
  240. Turtles, The - So Happy Together
  241. Tyga - Happy Birthday
  242. Tyler, Bonnie - It's a Heartache (Rod Stewart cover)
  243. Tyminski, Dan & Ron Block - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (O' Brother, Where art Thou?)
  244. U2 - Vertigo, New Year's Day, In the Name of the Father
  245. UB40 - Rat in mi kitchen
  246. Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, The - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Smells Like Teen Spirit
  247. Ungar, Jay - Ashokan Farewell (from Ken Burn's "Civil War" series)
  248. US Military - Taps
  249. Valee - Womp Womp
  250. Vangelis - Heaven & Hell Part I (Cosmos theme)
  251. Vanilla Fudge - Season of the Witch
  252. Venema, Melissa - Her 2008 rendition of Nini Rosso's Il Silenzio (at the age of 13!)
  253. Verne, Larry - Mr. Custer
  254. Verve, The - Bittersweet Symphony
  255. Village People - YMCA
  256. Vine, Ezra - Celeste
  257. Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
  258. Vivaldi, Antonio - Four Seasons Spring
  259. Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries
  260. Wagner, Pop - Geraldine [I saw him at the 01-19-2019 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering]
  261. Wainwright III, Louden - Dead Skunk, Double Lifetime, Homeless, Sometimes I Forget
  262. Walk off the Earth - Their version of Les Champs-Élysées as recorded on location!
  263. Wall of VooDoo- Mexican Radio
  264. Walsh, Joe - Living a Life of Illusion
  265. Warwick, Dionne - Walk on By, I Say a Little Prayer for You, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, I'll Never Fall in Love Again
  266. Waters, Roger - Radio Waves, Who Needs Information, Me or Him, Sunset Strip
  267. Weavers - Wimoweh
  268. White Stripes - Seven Nation Army, Hotel Yorba, Icky Thump, Apple Blossom, Truth Doesn't Make A Noise, Little Bird, We're Going to be Friends
  269. Who, The - Magic Bus (Live at Leeds, full version is best!), Who are you, Baba O'Reiley, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Tommy Can You Hear Me
  270. Wilde, Peter - Carnival (Carnival CD)
  271. Williams, Dar - The Christians and the Pagans
  272. Williams Jr, Hank - A Country Boy can Survive, Kaw-Liga
  273. Williams Sr, Hank - Kaw-Liga
  274. Williams, Mason - Classical Gas
  275. Willis, Wesley Shabazz - Rock N Roll McDonalds
  276. Wilson, Tim - But I Could be Wrong
  277. Wind and The Wave, The - Grand Canyon, My Mama Said Be Careful Where You Lay Your Head, Happiness is Not A Place [I saw them at Denver's Lost Lake Lounge on 03-28-2017]
  278. Wizard of Oz (movie Soundtrack) - Winkie Chant (Witch's guards singing, "O-Ee-Yah! Eoh-Ah!"), Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead (see my Ray Bolger and Judy Garland entries, above)
  279. XTC - Dear God, Making Plans for Nigel
  280. Yankovic, "Weird Al" - Smells Like Nirvana, Eat It, Christmas At Ground Zero, Iraq Thumping, Bob, The Saga Begins, Canadian Idiot, Foil, Don't Download This Song, Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
  281. Young, Neil (Buffalo Springfield) - Helpless, Rockin' in the Free World, Old Man, Down By The River (especially the guitar solo!)
  282. Zen Cowboys - Counter Culture, Zen Kinda Thang, Providence Man, Mad World, Tasty, Cultured Smoothy, The Crystal Method (Remix)
  283. Zevon, Warren - Werewolves Of London, Send Lawyers, Guns and Money
  284. Zimmer, Hans - Dust, Mountains
  285. Zombies, The - She's Not There
  286. ZZ Top - La Grange, Gimme All Your Lovin', Sharp Dressed Man, I Gotsta Get Paid [I saw them in Concert, in Dallas, sometime in the late 80s]
Okay, it doesn't get any more weird than this, does it? I mean, here's a huge list of somebody's (my!) favorite music posted for who knows what reason!? Well, if it helps, I often refer to this list when I'm looking to put together music for a road trip or one of my radio shows. It's a great memory jog and is also pretty handy when I'm "tuning" around YouTube and other sites for music listening or videos. And, I've actually found the music lists of others kind of interesting at times as well. So, I hope you found some value on this page of mine. But, if you didn't, that's okay - I'll still be checking it out on those occasions when I need to jog my memory about a favorite tune or artist!

- Roger J. Wendell
(page created July 2003 - Golden, Colorado)

 

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Street Music!

Denver 16th Street Mall Street Percusion by Roger J. Wendell - 07-17-2010

When it's good (and I'm in the mood), nothing can be more enjoyable than street musicians plying their trade on pleasant summer evening along the mall, in a park, or at a street corner.

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Denver's 16th Street Mall Piano Project - 07-17-2010 Denver's 16th Street Mall Piano Project - 07-17-2010 In July, 2010 we discovered a lot of pianos along Denver's outdoor 16th Street Mall!

 

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Concerts

I don't get to many concerts anymore (mostly because they're
way too expensive...) but will try to post photos as I get
'em. This one was "Furthur" playing at Red Rock Amphitheatre
near my house west of Denver. I didn't actually get to see
the concert but rode my bike all around the grounds area...

Further playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 09-26-2010
Parking congestion
Further playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 09-26-2010
Motorcycle guest
Further playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 09-26-2010
More parking
Further playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 09-26-2010
Pedestrian bridge
Further playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 09-26-2010
Scalpers

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My contact with musicians (and their statues...)

Roger J. Wendell at KGNU's music library - 11-30-2018
Me in KGNU's music library
Actually, I've been lucky to meet and listen to a lot of great artists and musicians through my long association with KGNU in Boulder.
Unfortunately I've taken almost no pictures of those encounters so only have these few photograps to share at the moment:

 

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Jock Bartley and Roger J. Wendell at Evergreen, Colorado - 09-08-2013
Me and Jock Bartley of Firefall
 
Tim O'Brien and Roger J. Wendell at KGNU - 05-10-2013
Me and Tim O'Brien at KGNU
 
Roger J. Wendell at the statue of John Lennon, in Liverpool, England - 10-10-2006
Me and John Lennon at Liverpool!
Ray Gaskins
Met and spoke with Ray Gaskins (of Roy Ayers' Ubiquity Jazz group) on a flight out of Moscow, Russia, where he had just played for one night on the evening of September 5th, 2011. He tried to comfort me by saying he enjoyed Steely Dan when I confessed I knew almost nothing about Jazz. Unfortunately I didn't know much about Steely Dan, either...
 
 
Standing on the Corner in Winslow Arizona - 04-30-2014
Standn' on the corner in Winslow, Arizona with Jackson Browne...
Steve Blechschmidt and Roger J. Wendell at Evergreen, Colorado - 09-08-2013
Me and Steve Blechschmidt of Two Guitars Telling a Story
Big Caz, of Bone Thugs n Harmony, with Roger J. Wendell at the Grizzly Creek rest stop in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado - 09-13-2010
Me and Big Caz (of Bone Thugs 'n Harmony fame) at the Grizzly Creek rest stop in Glenwood Canyon, CO!
Ken Crow and Roger J. Wendell  09-14-2017
Me and Ken Crow (he's on the left) at the American Mountaineering Center (AMC) in Golden, Colorado. Ken Crow toured with Strawberry Alarm Clock "back in the day" with his most recent projects including Ghosts, Lila Bloom, The E Project, and The Crow Agency. He was at the He was at the AMC for the presentation of his musical commedy, The People's Cadillac, in September, 2017

 

Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Golden, Colorado

Gary McMahan, Roger Wendell and Chris - 01-27-2017
Gary McMahan, Me, and Chris.
Liz Masterson and Roger Wendell - 01-27-2017
Me and Liz Masterson
Chris and I attended the annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering in January, 2017 at the American Mountaineering Center. I thorouhly enjoyed listening to Gary McMahan's Beer Can Bob and Liz Masterson's Roads to Colorado. Was also fun taking pictures with these artists as well!

 

Kristyn Harris and Roger J. Wendell - 01-20-2019
Kristyn Harris
Ernie Martinez and Roger J. Wendell - 01-20-2019
Ernie Martinez
Dave Stamey and Roger J. Wendell - 01-20-2019
Dave Stamey
These three photos were taken at the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering's 30th Anniversary show (January 17 - 20, 2019). In addition to the photos you see here, I also have a few more of their other artists on my Poetry page. More important than the photos, of course, are the actual performances! I encourage you to attend this or any other cowboy poetry gathering the next chance you get!

 

 

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Particle Physicist Fabiola Gianotti discusses the relationship between art and science:

Fabiola Gianotti "There are many similarities between music and physics, and music and science. Because there is an important mathematical component in music, particularly classical music, I mean Bach music, Haydn music, and music of the 17th century. A very strong and important structure, it follows rules of harmony which are really rules of physics and mathematics. So, when I listen to Bach music, I really listen to it at two levels; There are two different ones, the art and the mathematics, they are in harmony. I can almost perceive them at the same level of importance. Of course when we talk about more romantic music, Chopin, then the mathematical and physical structure is less evident.
 
"So, music has an important mathematical component at the same time physics has an artistic aspect, in that the laws of Nature are so simple, so elegant. The basic principles of physics are a symmetry principle and so there is an esthetical component to physics as well. And, also, you have perhaps visited and seen our beautiful experiment [CERN LHC]. There is also an esthetical component in it - they are nice. Clearly this principal of symmetry, which is one of the basic fundamental principles of particle physics is something which is, of course, common to other disciplines, in particular to art, to painting and sculpture.
So, I think there are several commonalities to the disciplines of art and physics which goes a little bit against what is the common belief. People think that physics and mathematics are something very dry, there is no passion and there is no elegance. And sometimes they are really in contradiction with art. And for me that's not the case. Actually it is demonstrated by the fact that many good physicists were very good musicians. Like Einstein himself."
 
Transcribed by Roger J. Wendell from the "Character Moments" portion of the Particle Fever documentary (2013) During the actual documentary, itself, Dr. Gianotti said;
"For me, music is a very important component of my life, I think. I am a modestly good physicist because I've been studying music. Music and physics are really very close to each other. They both require rules, mathematics. Music is based on harmony which is the physics of sound, essentially. A Bach cantata, for instance, is a piece of mathematics because Bach is really following the rules in a very strict way. On top of which Bach has put all of heart. So, music is rules and a lot of creativity and fantasy, as much as physics. For me, they're really two different expression of the same human [spirit?]."

 

An Alternative View...

"'Rock' is the music of slaves. Of adolescents pursuing the illusion of freedom and protest while the steel chains of technology bind them ever tighter."

"Rock: Music to hammer out fenders by. Music for vomiting to after a hard day spreading asphalt. Vietnam music. Imitation-Afro, industrial air-compressor music."

Both from Edward Abbey's
A Voice Crying in the Wilderness, p. 72

 

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Overpriced Music
[Ed. Note: After the first decade of the second millennium this complaint became moot
  as most music was readily available from a wide variety of sources off the internet. Since
  it may be of some historical interest I've left this note as it originally appeared on my website...]

Dollar Sign Okay, as much as I love music it's clear that it's almost always grossly overpriced. Back in the late 60s, when I was a young kid wanting to buy albums (but couldn't afford it) pricing was ridiculously high. Of course outdoor concerts started to become popular but with the exception of Woodstock (the crowds were so huge they opened the gates up to anyone) those prices, too, were outrageous. In the early 1980s overpriced CDs hit the market and were followed by expensive DVDs a decade later. Then, in the early 2000s music "file sharing" became so popular it nearly crippled the music industry. Wow, what a surprise! Overpaid and underworked industry executives and concert promoters (and sometimes musicians) finally got a little payback! Well, don't think this is just the whining of an old man who can't afford Blu-Ray, read the techdirt.com piece below!

Econ 101:
Study Shows That If Record Labels Lowered Prices On Music, They Would Sell A Lot More
by Mike Masnick of techdirt.com (January 29, 2010)
from the profit-maximization dept

"Having talked with a bunch of music execs recently, as well as a few different companies that do analytics in the music space, one thing became clear: unlike most other industries, record label execs tend not to be particularly data or analytics-driven. Let's just say they didn't get into the recording industry because they were good at math. There are a few exceptions, obviously, but getting many industry execs to think logically and examine data isn't particularly easy. This isn't that surprising, given how many examples of actions by big record label execs that make little to no sense when thought about analytically."

"Yet another study has come out suggesting that the industry has pricing all wrong, pointing out that the increase in sales from dropping the price of music would increase profits. And yet what has the industry been trying to do? That's right: trying to raise the price. The study suggested that the "optimal" price for music might be closer to $0.60 per track. That still seems way too high to me when you look at how people flocked to services like Allofmp3.com, but in general I think the basic concept makes sense. You can maximize revenue by dropping prices, but it doesn't seem like many record industry execs have realized that."

 

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Tom Morello - Rage Against the Machine
Tom Morello - RATM
Rage Against the Machine
Zacharias Manuel de la Rocha

 

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