JR'S Free Thought Pages
My Favorite Music
I don't play any musical instruments but have loved music from all genres for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately I was too wrapped up in my sports, intellectual pursuits and numerous other interests to find the time and dedication required to learn a musical instrument. I now wish my parents had tied me to a chair with a piano or guitar.
Without musicians, writers, philosophers, scientists to enrich our lives I suppose many of us would prefer to not have been born. Unfortunately our culture reveres power, greed and acquisitiveness and it seems to be those business types that are idolized by our corporate controlled mass media. What is so special about being born into wealth or spending one's life accumulating as much cash and material goods as is humanly possible? I have no idea but that bankrupt philosophy seems to be the one that most people on this pathetic planet seem to endorse.
A) Classical ~ Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Mozart and Rodrigo.
(B) Contemporary ~ Beatles, Elvis Presley (these two are in a league of their own), Jo Stafford, Roy Orbison, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Brenda Lee, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon, Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Buffalo Springfield, Gordon Lightfoot, Burton Cummings, and Fleetwood Mac.
(C) Some of my favorite songs: Imagine by John Lennon, At Last by Etta James, All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix, Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin, Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers, Long Long Time by Linda Ronstadt, You Belong to Me by Jo Stafford, All Alone am I and Losing You by Brenda Lee