Been listening to Nora Jones; rapidly becoming a favorite of mine. Give a listen to 'Don't Know Why.' Nora is the daughter of a man I hold in high regard, Ravi Shankar. Amazing talents, both.
I love October Project (listen to 'Arial') and no matter how great you think a particular guitar player is, I ask you to consider a man named Danny Gatton. Or perhaps another monster player, Mr. Dick Dale. He plays left handed, upside down. For the longest time, he was my favorite. Then I learned how to play the B-flat Coronet and J.B. Arban became my guiding light.
We have favorites but they are often replaced by new favorites.
I hate these questions. How can you have a favorite? Dam Internet brings us people that are amazing and will never be heard from again or outside of the net. We discover or rediscover golden oldies we have long forgotten and once loved, and we find songs that changed our lives. Our iPods become filled with songs that could all be called favorites.
I have never really appreciated Ricky Lee Jones, but I've got to say, "On Saturday Afternoons In 1963" is a great song.
Here is a song that might leave some of you feeling a bit on edge. It is by Johnny Cash and I found myself shivering a bit. Johnny has a way of convincing you that some of us are screwed and some of us are saved. Listen to it last thing at night with the lights down low. It is rapidly becoming a favorite Cash song, but I do not know why.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhSpaAComXo]YouTube - Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around[/ame]
There are two songs that are directly responsible for me becoming what I have become. Both songs are woven into my fabric and many of the reasons I love these two songs has nothing to do with how great they are, it is something much different. They would sit side by side at the top of any favorites list I create, i should say.
1- Is That All There Is, by Peggy Lee
2- What's New Pussycat, by Tom Jones
Definitely not this:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7movKfyTBII]YouTube - Men Without Hats - Safety Dance [Official Video][/ame]