My Musical Evolution – Part 412 The Part Of Tens

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Top 10And so we found ourselves here. After discussing almost 48 years worth of music in 365 days. Good thing it was a leap year. Tomorrow, New Year’s Eve, I’ll write up my last post and try to express what it was lie to do this project and summarize the experience. Today, I thought it would interesting to try to compile an assortment of Top 10 Lists as they relate to My Musical Evolution.

I had this idea from the very beginning. Again it was inspired by the movie High Fidelity, in which the main characters are often demanding Top 5 lists from each other. The obvious list being Top 10 Favorite Songs. As expressed by John Cusack, that list has so many variables to consider that it is virtually impossible to answer honestly. Is it songs for the club, while I’m driving, at work or while I’m vacuuming? Age is also a factor when I was 20, 6 of the top10 songs would have probably been Iron Maiden songs.

That notion is interesting don’t you think. If I could travel back in time with my current music library and play some songs for my at different stages in my life, would I have liked them as much as I do now? Does the experience of going through your Musical Evolution prepare you to like what you eventually like? For example, if I were to play Ray Lynch’s Celestial Soda Pop to the me that was nearing the peak of The Metal Years, would I have appreciated it like I would just three years later? Would I have been ready for Skrillex during The Academy Days? I don’t know. I’d like to think that I would but there is no way to know.

Let’s do a few Top 10 Lists. I’m not going to do them in top ten countdown fashion, just a list numbered 1 through 10

Top 10 Big Groups That I Never Really Got Into

  1. The Rolling Stones
  2. The Who
  3. Nirvana
  4. Elvis Presley
  5. Any Combination of Boy Bands [New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys, Nsync, Menudo, etc]
  6. Dave Matthew Band
  7. Aerosmith
  8. Jimi Hendrix
  9. Janis Joplin
  10. The Grateful Dead

Top 10 Technology Changes

  1. Compact Disc
  2. Personal Media Players
  3. Windows Media Player
  4. CD-R
  5. Amazon
  6. News Groups
  7. Shazam
  8. YouTube
  9. MTV
  10. FM Radio

Top 10 Artists That Come To Mind Without Thinking About It Too Much*

  1. Pink Floyd
  2. Delerium
  3. Styx
  4. Stéphane Pompougnac
  5. Devo
  6. Loreena McKennitt
  7. Roberto Delgado
  8. The Cars
  9. Eagles
  10. Kansas

*I felt I had to discard Lindsey Stirling on the grounds that I just got her album and thought that it tainted the spirit of the exercise

Top 10 Albums To Take On The Space Station Or Deserted Island Or Whatever Solitary Metaphor You Like


Top 10 Lesser Known Music Groups That I Tend To Make A Point Of Sharing With People

  1. Blackmore’s Night
  2. Loreena McKennitt
  3. The Budos Band
  4. Lindsey Stirling
  5. Stéphane Pompougnac
  6. Jean Michel Jarre
  7. Ray Lynch
  8. Roberto Delgado
  9. Vince Guaraldi
  10. MC Hawking






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