Some fella by the name of Dr Mick Grierson, from Goldsmiths, University of London used some form of mathematical/computational theory whatever to come up with the top 50 iconic songs and what a crock of shit his end list is (see here for the story and list).
Looking through the list I could probably agree with two or three, the rest are just pure crap down to and including a sodding cover song – shit if you’re going to call a song iconic, atleast credit it to the original artist.
Anyway, I (amongst probably 1,000’s of other bloggers) have decided to create my own top 50 iconic songs and if you don’t agree with me then tough shit, do I look like I give a fuck?
They’re not in any particular order, just as they come to mind.
- White Christmas – Bing Crosby
- 32-20 Blues – Robert Johnson
- Seasons of Change – Blackfeather
- Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- Smoke on The Water – Deep Purple
- That’s Amore – Dean Martin
- My Way – Frank Sinatra
- In A Gadda Da Vida – Iron Butterfly
- Paranoid – Black Sabbath
- Toys in the Attic – Aerosmith
- School’s Out – Alice Cooper
- Death Walks Behind You – Atomic Rooster
- Can’t get Enough – Bad Company
- Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy) – Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
- 21st Century Schizoid Man – King Crimson
- In For The Kill – Budgie
- You Are The Sunshine of my Life – Stevie Wonder
- White Room – Cream
- She Loves You – Beatles
- Riders on the Storm – The Doors
- For Your Love – The Yardbirds
- Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
- Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland (although I prefer Billy Thorpe’s version)
- Heart of the Sunrise – Yes
- Pictures at an Exhibition – Emerson, Lake and Palmer
- Billy The Mountain – Frank Zappa
- Wishing Well – Free
- Child In Time – Deep Purple
- Iron Man – Black Sabbath
- Be My Lover – Alice Cooper
- Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
- Babe – Styx
- Back in to the Future – Man
- Gypsy – Uriah Heep
- Thick as a Brick – Jethro Tull
- Race With The Devil – Gun
- Mesmerisation Eclipse – Captain Beyond
- Breadfan – Budgie
- Us and Them – Pink Floyd
- Julia – Pavlov’s Dog
- Aqualung – Jethro Tull
- All Right Now – Free
- Atom Heart Mother – Pink Floyd
- Sheer Heart Attack – Queen
- Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
- Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Rick Wakeman
- Cross Road Blues – Robert Johnson
- Bloody Well Right – Supertramp
- Fantastic Piece of Architecture – Bloodrock
Well that’s my 50, it could easily be 100 but hey Grierson started it!
I so hate having my photo taken, but when you’re asked because it’s needed you just have to grin and bare it aye.
Too much time on my hands again 😉
I’ve said for a long time that FIFA needs a total rebuild, but not being in the privileged position of being able to take back-handers and under the table payments pretty much excuses me from being able to do anything – much the same as any other football fan.
Personally now with Blatter semi-stepping down, those in the background should be looking at bringing the game in to the 21st century and utilizing technology to get shot of the on field cheats so when Blatter finally leaves, the game itself will be in a stronger place.
For years I’ve said things like goal line technology was needed, as is a video ref and a great case in point for a video ref would be Thierry Henry’s blatant handball for France against the Republic of Ireland – a game France won. Now after the calls for handball from the Irish players the captain should have had the right to call for a video ref to double check – he (the video ref) would only see what the rest of the world saw, a player blatantly cheating. A video ref could be used for divers, along with other attempts at cheating, VIDEO DOESN’T LIE!
Would a video ref be of any use in football? Well rugby league seems to thinks so, rugby union seems to think so, even tennis has technology to sort out line ball issues, FIFA (or is it just Blatter) in its wonderous gilded cage is oblivious to the fact that SOMETHING needs to be done aside from lining their own pockets.
Do I think a video ref will see the light of day in football? Fat bloody chance, there are too many dinosaurs running FIFA, the FA, FAW, etc etc.
Now I know for a fact the world has gone mad.
I know I shouldn’t be trolling the news sites but some just make me laugh me head off, stories as such as this one. World Naked Bike Ride Day or what ever the hell it’s called. They (the organisers) had to call the cops in coz some dude cracked a boner BAHAHAHAHAHAHA woddadick!!!
The story is here
Just because you can, why would you when the logic is not there. Considering you can’t call a woman ‘Father’ unless of course you’re a twisted woman with a seriously politically bent agenda.
Do us all a favour and SHUT UP. I tell you what if the C.of.E allow more of this PC rubbish I can see the coffers of the Catholic Church expanding immensely as C of E’s switch over to the Catholic Church.
Bloody world’s getting nuttier and nuttier every day!!
I’ve decided to give Facebook the flick simply because it is now so full of shit that it has passed its use-by date. Who seriously is interested in such things as ‘Oh look my pit-bull just bit his first postman‘ or ‘I’m going to the shops to buy a new dress for the cat’ or perhaps ‘I just ate a whole pizza and the cardboard box it came in and I’m still hungry.‘ Then there are the endless hoax pictures that get posted, Bill Gates will give you NOTHING, no your computer is not infected with the flu virus, no the child in the picture won’t get life saving surgery if the picture gets a million likes – you plebs.
I will go back to play two games but if they’re available for the iPad I’ll just put them on that and play them there as it’s easier than waiting for dozens of mindless posts, and the even more mindless suggestions.
Facebook, Zuckerberg – I am not interested in *C*rap music, dance, hip-hop, performers who call themselves musicians who just use a mass of samples stolen from REAL musicians, nor am I interested in American Football, Rugby League, Tennis or anything else you feel like adding to the ‘Trending’ or ‘Nearby Places’ or ‘Games You May Like.’
Facebook, you may feel you need to know what university I went to, or who I am married to or what I do for a living (yeh yeh it helps to connect) BUT I feel you are a bunch of nosey pricks who should mind their own business – ‘I’ will give you the information ‘I’ want to give NOT what you DEMAND I give!
In short, the sooner people realise that Facebook is nowt but a personal information farm the sooner it will slip off in to the obscurity from whence it came – that being drug fucked uni students. With that said, I am now going to write here and here only unless of course I see something on Facebook that requires a response and if you want to read what I’ve written you’ll have to do it here aye 😛
I was on the hunt in the shed looking for some bits to make the synth stand three tier when I came across a box of stored tapes and papers so I got side-tracked and sat with them for an hour. Most of things in the box weren’t of any great value until I came across a sealed package that contained a cassette of demo’s that Steve Hill (Bloodrock’s keyboard player) had sent me along with a hand written note plus photo’s – to say I was stoked to relocate them would be an understatement so now they are locked up safe in the cupboard, I did however transfer the tape to the PC through the trusty Behringer mixer so it lost nothing of its sound quality.
Listening to it while recording it re-affirmed that Stevie was a brilliant keyboard player and writer, and is sadly missed – I can happily say he was a friend and shall never be forgotten “Cheers Mate”
Oh and before you even consider asking if you can have a copy, forget it – you’ll have two chances and they are bugger all and none!