I was critical of some that responded to that favorite song open call, whoevers' it was, as I just can't see, ever, naming one song as favorite of all time. Maybe favorite song of a certain artist like Miguela did (Dylan), or perhaps favorite song in a particular genre.
There's just too much music to listen to and love as far as I'm concerned.
I think Ray Charles said- (paraphrasing) there's two kinds of music, good and bad, and while that may be oversimplifying a complex subject, I tend to agree. And, there is A LOT that falls into the good category.
Lately I've been turning to Pandora online radio for my home music entertainment. As I'm sure many or most of you know, you can set up your own "stations." The one I keep coming back to is my Little Feat station.
True, not the most popular band of all time... far from that actually, but I do love them (RIP Lowell George who died at 38 years aged). At my Pandora LF station though, only maybe ten percent of the music is them. Today when I "tuned in," the first song played was this one....
... taking me waaay back.
Currently playing is Dr. John- Mac Rebbenack of New Orleans. Prior to that, T. Rex, Little Feat, Flying Burrito Brothers, Cream, The Band, and like I said.. starting with Jackson Browne.
Joe Cocker... feeling alright just now, Paul Simon... Me and Julio down by the schoolyard.. sigh.
If I stay on (as I do plan to) I'm sure to hear some Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, Levon Helm, Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Hendrix doing Dylan, Bob himself, and who knows what else. It's never the same, and my hat is off to the folks at Pandora who only ask me to endure a short ad every ten minutes or so.
Later when my Asia gets here, we might listen to the Liz Phair channel... all great stuff... too, (the TV is KAPUT)!
I been warped by the rain, driven by the snow I'm drunk and dirty don't ya know, and I'm still, willin' Out on the road late at night, Seen my pretty Alice in every head light Alice, Dallas Alice I've been from Tuscon to Tucumcari Tehachapi to Tonapah Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed And if you give me: weed, whites, and wine and you show me a sign I'll be willin', to be movin' I've been kicked by the wind, robbed by the sleet Had my head stoved in, but I'm still on my feet and I'm still... willin' Now I smuggled some smokes and folks from Mexico baked by the sun, every time I go to Mexico, and I'm still And I been from Tuscon to Tucumcari Tehachapi to Tonapah Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed And if you give me: weed, whites, and wine and you show me a sign I'll be willin', to be movin
Willin' by Lowel George. . . performed by Little Feat-
To each their own, right!