Monthly Archive for February, 2008

Top 10 Favorite Bob Dylan Songs

Picking favorite Dylan songs is like picking a favorite child. Each is intricate and well laid out. Even if he thinks otherwise. His arrangements change from year to year. He’s completely evolving at every moment. In 1965, at the Newport Folk Festival, he unintentionally did the most punk thing ever. Even more punk than Ian or Sid. Yes. He said, “Fuck You” to traditional folk music and picked up an electric guitar. And people started listening with their other ear. End of the era of protest song. And Bob started something new and interesting and more profound. Music could be more than just lyrics and melody. More than a chorus here and verse here.

It’s still just as inspiring now to hear music by Dylan. Words can’t explain it. Even Bob couldn’t. Actually, I bet he could. And he has.

I think the true testament is the fact that I can listen to Like A Rolling Stone over and over and over again and I don’t get sick of it. It’s not like Stairway To Heaven. Sorry Jimmy. I can’t take it. I remember pulling out of Jessie H’s driveway sometime in college and really hearing Like A Rolling Stone. I had heard this song since I was a sperm, but at that moment I had heard it for the first time. And I still ask myself the same rhetorical question he begged 43 years ago. Don’t you?

PS. Thank you, Sir Dylan.

  1. All I Really Want To Do (Another Side Of Bob Dylan)
  2. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (Blonde On Blonde)

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  3. Shelter From The Storm (Blood On The Tracks)

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  4. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan)
  5. Like A Rolling Stone (Highway 61 Revisted)
  6. The Mighty Quinn [Quinn the Eskimo] (Self Portrait)

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  7. Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Bringing It All Back Home)
  8. The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest (John Wesley Harding)
  9. When The Deal Goes Down (Modern Times)
  10. Girl From North Country w/ Johnny Cash (Nashville Skyline)

Tile In Vestibule and Studio Color Pallet

Tile

Why this tile was covered in paint is beyond me? But we have a great foreman who takes great pride and wonderful ownership over his work and our project. He graciously stripped the who knows how old paint from the vestibule which revealed this beautiful original glass tile. Who knows what you get behind the layers of a building built in the 1890s.

Pallet

This is the paint pallet we’ve chosen. We’re using the yellow for the acoustical paneling covers. And the flooring is bamboo and wonderful. Yellow=studio (there is another color for the control room, but it’s behind the yellow – it’s slightly more dark and perhaps mustardy). Green=lounge. Blue=bathroom/vestibule/airlock hallway. Red/orange=office. There. It’s done and I love it! Final coats commence this weekend. Thanks to all our wonderful friends who came this weekend to help out with the caulking/prep and priming!

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Top 10 Favorite Jackson Songs

Anyone can make a Top 10 Michael Jackson list, right? But it’s hard to pull outside Off the Wall and Thriller. Michael was no Prince. So you have to pull from the other Jacksons. Man I wish there was more Tito records out there, he’s outta sight! Not to mention my favorite Jackson. Sorta.

  1. Dynamite (Jermaine)
  2. Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough (Michael)

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  3. We Can Change The World (Tito)
  4. Starting Something (Michael)
  5. Enjoy Yourself (Jackie)
  6. What Have You Done For Me Lately? (Janet)
  7. Billy Jean (Michael)
  8. Nasty (Janet)
  9. Hum Along And Dance (Marlon)
  10. Escapade (Janet)

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