Ten Best Songs Ever!

In the now viral video of Beto air drumming at the Whataburger drive through, he says that The Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ may be the best song ever written. Hmmm … I think I would have to go with ‘Close to the Edge,’ amirit? But ‘Baba O’Riley’ might very well be in my top 10. You know where I’m going with this, right? Please share yours! Here are mine:

10. ‘Baba O’Riley’ On a different day I might have called ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again.’

9. ‘Selling England By the Pound’ OK, the whole album, because it actually all fits together as one piece.

8. ‘What a Wonderful World’

7. ‘Amazing Grace’ (quote, paraphrased, from Willie Nelson: “everyone’s been trying for years to write a better song than ‘Amazing Grace.’ No one’s been able to yet.”)

6. ‘My Girl’

‘The Macarena’ hahahaha just kidding!

5. ‘Try a Little Tenderness’ the Otis Redding version, please

4. ‘Every single thing Aretha Franklin ever did.’ Well, hey, you try to choose one!

3. ‘God Only Knows’

2. ‘Side 2 of Abbey Road’ It’s sort of all one song, isn’t it?

1. ‘Close to the Edge’ See #9

Bonus: everything else YES ever did. Cheers!

 

The Un-Blog

Every Thursday I type some stuff into this computer and post it on my blog. I hope you enjoyed that sentence because, hey, that’s all I’ve got today!

Everything Flows

From the famous Japanese poem ‘Hōjōki aka The Ten Foot Square Hut’:

“The current of the flowing river does not cease, and yet the water is not the same water as before. The foam that floats on stagnant pools, now vanishing, now forming, never stays the same for long. So, too, it is with the people and dwellings of the world.”

– Kamo no Chōmei – poet, musician, Buddhist monk. In his fifties he moved to a tiny hut and created an epic poem. Circa 1212 …

Seems apropos as hurricane Florence approaches! Everything flows.