Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Top 5! Top 5! Top 5!

Since I have nothing better to bore you with today, I'm going to inflict some top 5 lists on you. See, I'm so frickin' full of myself that I think you have nothing better to do than read about my likes and dislikes. Of course, I am special. I learned that from Mister Rogers, as you will see in...

MY TOP 5 FAVORITE QUOTATIONS

"You make each day special by just your being you. There is only one person in the whole world exactly like you, and people can like you just the way you are." - Fred Rogers

"A drug is neither moral nor immoral - it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole." - Frank Zappa

"Preach you must, but use words only when necessary." - St. Francis of Assisi

"Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it." - Anonymous

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." - Mark Twain

MY TOP 5 FAVORITE RECORDING ARTISTS THAT ARE NO LONGER RECORDING

1 - Tommy Dorsey
2 - Bloodrock
3 - Iggy & The Stooges
4 - Budgie
5 - The Ramones

MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS

1 - Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
2 - The Rape Of The A*P*E* by Allan Sherman
3 - Ball Four by Jim Bouton
4 - Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
5 - The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

MY TOP 5 TV SHOWS THAT WILL PROBABLY NEVER APPEAR REGULARLY ON TV AGAIN


1 - Sgt. Bilko (aka You'll Never Get Rich or The Phil Silvers Show)
2 - The Jack Benny Show
3 - The Lone Ranger
4 - Car 54, Where Are You?
5 - Hot L Baltimore

MY TOP 5 MUSICALS

1 - Singing In The Rain
2 - Guys & Dolls
3 - The Roar Of The Greasepaint, The Smell Of The Crowd
4 - The Producers
5 - Urinetown

MY TOP 5 BASS PLAYERS (ELECTRIC)


1 - Mel Schacher
2 - John Entwhistle
3 - Roger Glover
4 - Dennis Dunaway
5 - Chris Squire

MY TOP 5 DRUMMERS

1 - Ian Paice
2 - Gene Krupa
3 - Rick Cobb
4 - Mick Tucker
5 - Keith Moon

MY TOP 5 GUITARISTS

I should probably note that these are not necessarily the 5 players I find the most technically proficient (though a couple certainly are) but rather the 5 players whose choices I find most interesting.

1 - Ritchie Blackmore
2 - James Williamson
3 - Tony Bourge
4 - Tony Iommi
5 - Steve Morse

MY TOP 5 THREE STOOGES SHORTS


1 - Goof On The Roof
2 - False Alarms
3 - How High Is Up?
4 - Sing A Song Of Six Pants
5 - Tassels In The Air

MY TOP 5 FAVORITE MOVIES

1 - Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
2 - Blazing Saddles
3 - Braveheart
4 - A Christmas Story
5 - Night And The City (1950's Richard Widmark version, not the more recent one)

Well, of course the point of these things is to make you say, "Wow! I agree with this guy almost all the time! We are true soulmates! I want to shower him with gold coin and possibly bear his children!" or "Wow! What a weirdsmobile! This guy should not be allowed to reproduce! How could he leave (fill in the blank) off of that list?" or "Who in the hell wastes his time thinking about his top 5 favorite bass players?"

(A bass player, that's who.)

Feel free to leave a comment telling me where I screwed up, or telling me that I should be supreme potentate of the universe. If you post anything similar, let us all know and perhaps we'll travel to your place and continue the party.

See you tomorrow, or possibly Friday.

4 comments:

Frecklehead said...

I love these things...thanks for the insight into you. :)

Suldog said...

Insight into me is not always a good thing, but thank you for the thank you!

Anonymous said...

For movies, give "Crash" a try if you haven't already. Great dynamics (in my opinion anyway).

I guess Les Paul isn't in your scope. Who could be better?

Suldog said...

Les Paul is most definitely in my scope. As I said, though, I wasn't naming the most technically proficient players, but those players I found most interesting to listen to.

Since I find the hard rock - heavy metal spectrum the most interesting, period, it stands to reason that I would find players who play mostly within that definition the most interesting.

For jazz, I very much enjoy Charlie Christian, actually, as well as Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery. If you stray more into fusion, Mahavishnu John McLaughlin was always interesting.

And, for bassists, Jaco Pastorius. If accoustic, Mingus or Six.