Roger J. Wendell
Defending 3.8 Billion Years of Organic EvolutionSM


Billy Redden in the 1972 movie Deliverence Music
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:

- 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)


Overpriced Music

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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Artists and their music:
(Roger's Recommendations!)
My Top 529 Favorites!

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





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 road my bike all through the 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

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

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


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!




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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