Roger J. Wendell
Defending 3.8 Billion Years of Organic EvolutionSM


Billy Redden in the 1972 movie Deliverence Music
Like everyone else, I love music! However, you won't find a lot of that popular "Top 40," let's-march-in-lock-step stuff on my pages (although some of it I like!) - my thirst is for those wild, radical, poetic or political tunes - doesn't matter what genre as long as it isn't that white-bread-let's-all-think-alike music that's been numbing our society for far too long now - Welcome!



Communist Music Pirate "Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves.
 Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves.
 Everything for everyone, and nothing for ourselves."

- Rage Against the Machine, Zapata's Blood


"No matter how corrupt, greedy and heartless our gonvernment, our corporations, our media
and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful."

If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:

- Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 - April 10, 2007)


Music Note Spinning "Music is the healing force of the Universe."
- Albert Ayler (July 13, 1936 - November 25, 1970)


After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley, "Music at Night" (1931)




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Artists and their music:
(Roger's Recommendations!)
My Top 548 Favorites!

George Harrison
George Harrison
Note: What I've listed here are versions of songs that I love by artists I've heard rendering them. For example, I believe What's Left of the West was written by Greg Keeler but I've heard Peg Millet sing it, many times (in person!), and am hooked on that version!

My favorite song, for the moment (it seems to change every couple years), is Robert Hoyt's Red River off his "Mind's Eye" CD. It's a poignant, even passionate, accounting of the loss of the real world (not this make-believe environ we've been creating for ourselves these past few thousand years). It's songs like Red River that really move me - not the goofy "fashionable" stuff that each generation shells out big bucks for. Anyway, what's YOUR favorite song??

  1. 1964 The Tribute - Fantastic Beatles music! [I saw them at Red Rocks on 08-24-2018]
  2. 4 Non Blondes - What's Up
  3. 5,000 Fingers of Dr. Terwilliker - The Dungeon Song
  4. Abba - S.O.S., Waterloo
  5. a-ha - Take on Me
  6. Acoustic Alchemy - Ride on (Celtic Panpipes)
  7. Adele - Rolling in the Deep
  8. Alpert, Herb and the Tijuana Brass - Tijuana Taxi, Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
  9. America - Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway
  10. Anderson, Laurie - O Superman
  11. Andrews, Bill - Happy Wanderer - from his Mount Shasta Photo-Novella
  12. Andrews, Julie - Do-Re-Mi (Sound of Music)
  13. Animals - House of the Rising Sun
  14. Aphex Twin - Hot Buttered Popcorn
  15. Apocalyptica - Enter Sandman, Unforgiven (Cello metal!!)
  16. Armstrong, Louis - What a Wonderful World, Blueberry Hill
  17. Arrested Developmnet - Mr. Wendal
  18. Arrow, Tre - Rise Up
  19. Association, The - Along Comes Mary, Windy, Cherish
  20. Atkins, Chet - I'll See You in My Dreams
  21. Atmosphere - You
  22. Austin Lounge Lizards - The Car Hank Williams Died In, Too Big Too Fail
  23. AutoMoog - Sutra of Smokey
  24. Autry, Gene - Don't Fence Me In
  25. Avicii - Wake Me Up
  26. AwolNation - Sail
  27. Baez, Joan - Joe Hill
  28. Baby Bash - Cyclone
  29. Bach, Johann Sebastian - 3rd Brandenburg Concerto (Allegro), Toccata and Fuge in D-Minor, Prelude from Suite no.1 for unaccompanied cello
  30. Bachman, Tal - She's so High
  31. Baha Men - Who Let The Dogz Out
  32. Baka Beyond - Spirit of the Forest & The Man Who Danced Too Slowly
  33. Balkanska, Valya - Izlel e delyu haidutin
  34. Band of Horses - The Funeral
  35. Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian
  36. Barber, Samuel - Adagio for Strings
  37. Bare Naked Ladies - Brian Wilson, If I had a Million Dollars, Pinch Me, One Week
  38. Bari, Judi and Darryl Cherney - The FBI Stole my Fiddle
  39. Bassic - Incantation Cut #5 off the Complete Chronicles
  40. Bastard Fairies - Whatever, We're all going to hell, Apple Pie
  41. Beach Boys, The - Sloop John B, Barbra Ann, Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Little Duce Coup, Wouldn't it be Nice, God Only Knows
  42. Beastie Boys - Girls, (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
  43. Beatles - Revolution, Strawberry Fields Forever, Why Don't We Do it in the Road, Across the Universe, Tomorrow Never Knows, Whitin You, Without You, Help!, We All Live in a Yellow Submarine, If I needed Someone, Free as a Bird, and two dozen others!
  44. Beck - Loser, Cold Brains
  45. Beefheart, Captain - Big Eyed Beans from Venus
  46. Bee Gees - How can You Mend a Broken Heart, Lonely Days
  47. Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata, 5th Symphony, Ode to Joy, 6th symphony - 1st movement
  48. Belafonte, Harry - Banana Boat Song (Day-o), Jump in the Line (Shake, Shake, Shake Senora)
  49. Biafra, Jello & Mojo Nixon - Plastic Jesus
  50. Bizet, George - Habanera (Carmen opera [I prefer it without vocals...])
  51. Bjork - Vespertine (Aurora)
  52. Blaaze - Delhi 6
  53. Blackbird Raum - Witches
  54. Black, Jack - It's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll (from the movie School of Rock
  55. Black Sabbath - War Pigs, Paranoid, Iron Man, Crazy Train
  56. Blassie, Fred - Pencil Neck Geek
  57. Blind Mellon - No Rain
  58. Blind Pilot - One Read Thread, The Story I Heard
  59. Blind Willie Johnson - Dark was the Night
  60. Blink 182 - All The Small Things, First Date, I Miss You, Adam's Song, What's My Age Again?, Stay Together For The Kids
  61. Blondie - One Way or Another, I'm Gonna Be Your Number One, Heart of Glass, Call Me
  62. Blondy, Alpha - Wish You Were Here (cover)
  63. Blue Öyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  64. Blues Brothers - Rubber Biscuit, Rawhide, Stand by Your Man
  65. Bolger, Ray - If I Only Had a Brain (see my Wizard of Oz movie soundtrack entry, below)
  66. Boney M - Brown Girl In The Ring
  67. Boston - More Than a Feeling
  68. Bowie, David - Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel
  69. Bragg, Billy - The Price of Oil
  70. Brit Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon, Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall, Mother [I heard these live at their 06-07-2018 Red Rocks concert]
  71. Brooks, Garth - Friends In Low Places
  72. Brown, Joe - I'll See you in my Dreams (Concert for George)
  73. Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul, For What It's Worth
  74. Bulgarian Folk Music - Izlel je Delyo hajdutin (Cosmos)
  75. Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
  76. Buffet, Jimmy - Margaritaville
  77. Burdon, Eric & War - SPill The Wine
  78. Butthole Surfers - Pepper, The Annoying Song
  79. Byrds - Mr. Space Man, Eight Miles High, Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn Turn Turn
  80. California Guitar Trio - Sleepwalk
  81. Camin, Patricia - What's Up
  82. Campbell, Glen - By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Wichita Lineman
  83. Canibus (With Biz Markie) - Shove this Jay Oh Bee (Office Space Soundtrack)
  84. Canned Heat - Going up the country, On the Road Again
  85. Captain Fantastic soundtrack - Sweet Child O Mine (Guns N' Roses cover)
  86. Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
  87. Carpenters - Close to You, We've only just begun
  88. Cars - Tonight She Comes
  89. Cash, Johnny - The Mercy Seat, Hurt, God's Gonna Cut You Down, I've Been Everywhere, Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line, A Boy Named Sue, Jackson, Ghost Riders in the Sky, San Quentin, If I Were a Carpenter (with June Carter)
  90. Cash, Rosanne - Land of Dreams
  91. Cheech and Chong - Basketball Jones [I saw them perform in Denver in the early 70s]
  92. Charlie Daniels Band - Uneasy Rider, The Devil Went Down to Georgia
  93. Cheap Trick - Surrender, I Want You to Want Me
  94. Cheech and Chong - Basketball Jones
  95. Cherney, Darryl - Free the Dead, Grants Pass, One Ton of Marijuana, Y2K, Cork Boots, Mosquito Party
  96. Chopin - Funeral March
  97. Chumbawamba - Jacobs Ladder, Tubthumping, You Know Nothing
  98. Church, The - Under the Milky Way
  99. Citizen's Band - Bullshit
  100. Clapton, Eric - Cocaine (J.J. Cale cover)
  101. Clark, Petula - Downtown
  102. Clash, The - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
  103. Cline, Patsy - Crazy
  104. Coe, David Allen - The Ride, Take This Job and Shove It
  105. Cohen, Leonard - The Future, Everybody Knows, Dance Me To The End of Love
  106. Coldplay - Clocks, Yellow
  107. Collective Soul - Shine
  108. Collins, Judy - Both Sides Now, Amazing Grace, Send in the Clowns
  109. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
  110. Cooper, Alice - School's Out
  111. Copeland, Aaron - Fanfare for the Common Man
  112. Cotten, Elizabeth - Freight Train
  113. Coulton, Jonathan - Code Monkey
  114. Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi
  115. Country Joe and The Fish - I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag
  116. Cowsills, The - The Rain, The Park and Other Things (I Love the Flower Girl), Hair
  117. Cracker - Low
  118. Cranberries - Zombie, Linger, Dreams
  119. Crash Test Dummies - Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead, God suffled his feet, Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
  120. Credence Clearwater Revival - Susie Q, Have You Ever Seen the Rain?, Looking Out My Back Door, Bad Moon Rising
  121. Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) - Immigration Man, Ohio, Wasted on the Way, Teach Your Children Well, Southern Cross, Our House
  122. Crowell, Rodney - East Houston Blues
  123. Cullen, FINGERS Mitchell - Their Home, Freedom Rides
  124. Cure, The - Friday Im In Love
  125. Cusco - Ghost Dance (Apurimac III album)
  126. Dadawa - Sister Drum
  127. Daimaou, Kosaka - Pen Pineapple Apple Pen
  128. Danger, Harvey - FlagPole Sitta
  129. Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You, Godless, Retarded
  130. Dark Flow - Research Lab
  131. Das Racist - Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell
  132. Davie, Dennis - Masturbate and Smash the State
  133. Dead South, The - In Hell I'll Be In Good Company
  134. Dean, Jimmy - Big Bad John
  135. Denver, John - Country Roads, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on my Shoulders, Calypso [I saw him at Red Rocks in 1973 when I was 17...]
  136. Depavers - Have a Global Warming Day, Green is the Shelter
  137. Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumors
  138. Destiny's Child - Survivor
  139. Dethklok - I Ejaculate Fire (from "Dethhealth"), Go into the Water
  140. Devo - Mongoloid, Space Junk, Satisfaction
  141. DeVotchka - How It Ends, 100 Other Lovers
  142. Dexys Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
  143. Dickies, The -Banana Splits
  144. Die Doofen - Jesus (Jesus Was a Walking Man), Mief
  145. Dire Straits - So Far Away, Industrial Disease, Walk of Life, Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing
  146. Disney - The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room
  147. Dixie Chicks - Goodbye Earl
  148. Dolinger, Danny - Dollar and a Quarter, Hillbilly Hippy, Comin' Home Early, Blow Me Away, Ghost of a Chance, Rudy, End of the World, Crooked House, Kiss My Ass I'm Goin' to Austin, There's Something Rotting in My Room (the first seven are from his Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day CD...)
  149. Donovan - Universal Soldier, Colours, The Hurdy Gurdy Man [the version with George Harrison's verse is best!], Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Cosmic Wheels, Season of the Witch, Yellow is the colour, Intergalactic Laxative, Wear Your Love Like Heaven
  150. Doors, The - The End, Break on Through, LA Woman, The War is Over, Roadhouse Blues, Light My Fire Waiting For The Sun
  151. Donegan, Lonnie & His Skiffle Group - Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor (On the Bedpost Over Night)
  152. DragonForce - Through the Fire and Flames
  153. Dr. Didg - Devon, Rave on
  154. Dr. Hook - Cover Of The Rolling
  155. Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town
  156. Dylan, Bob - With God on Our Side, Masters of War, Knocking on Heaven's Door, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Buckets of Rain, Shelter from the Storm
  157. Eaglebear Singers - John Wayne's Teeth (Smoke Signals movie)
  158. Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
  159. Earth Crises - Nemises
  160. Edelman, Randy - The Courier (Last of the Mohicans soundtrack)
  161. EELS - Souljacker Part 1, I Like Birds, Deconstruction
  162. El Chombo - Macarron Chacarron
  163. ELO - Evil Woman, Can't Get It Out of My Head, Strange Magic, Turn to Stone, Livin' Thing, Telephone Line, Mr. Blue Sky [I saw Jeff Lyne's ELO in concert at Denver's Pepsi Center on 08-08-2018 where they played almost all of their hits!]
  164. Eminem - Criminal, Cleaning Out My Closet
  165. Ethridge, Mellisa - I'm the Only One
  166. Enya - Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
  167. Everlast - What It's Like
  168. Falco - Rock Me Amadeus
  169. Ferrante & Teicher - Midnight Cowboy
  170. Field Report - Home (Leave the Lights On)
  171. Fifth Dimension, The - Up Up and Away, Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
  172. Five Finger Death Punch - House of the Rising Sun
  173. Fjell, Judy - It's not just in the Bible, Living in the Now
  174. Flatt, Lester and Earl Scrugs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  175. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way, Gypsy, Dreams, Oh Well, Rhiannon, Sarah, Tusk [Their USC Trojan Marching Band collaboration was good, too!]
  176. Flight of the Conchords - Jenny, If You're Into It, The Humans are Dead
  177. Flock of Seagulls, A - I Ran (So Far Away)
  178. Florence and the Machine - Dog Days Are Over (2010 version)
  179. Flying Lizards - Money
  180. Foo Fighters - Big Me
  181. Franklin, Aretha - Respect
  182. Frech, Jessica - People of Walmart
  183. Freudmann, Gideon - Adobe Dog House
  184. Friedman, Kinky - Ride 'Em Jewboy, I'm Proud To Be An Asshole From El Paso, They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore
  185. From the Depths - Lullaby
  186. Frightened Rabbit - Swim Until You Can't See Land
  187. Gabriel, Peter - Biko, Games Without Frontiers, The Feeling Begins, Of These, Hope
  188. Garland, Judy - Somewhere Over the Rainbow, We're Off to see the Wizard (all from her part as "Dorothy" in the Wizard of Oz - see my Wizard of Oz movie Soundtrack entry, below)
  189. Gaynor, Glori - I will Survive
  190. Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are
  191. Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands to Yourself
  192. Glass, Phillip - Thirteenth Dalai Lama (Kundun), Fog of War
  193. Godsmack - Voodoo, Whatever (both from the Terra Incognita album)
  194. Goldsmith, Jeffy - Patton (Theme song to the 1970 movie)
  195. Gondwanaland - Emu, Drought
  196. Government Mule - War Pigs (Their 1999 New Year's Eve Black Sabbath cover), Just Got Paid
  197. Graham, Mark - Have a Nice Day (from his Natural Selections album)
  198. Grateful Dead - Ripple, Touch of Grey
  199. Greaseman - Somebody's Been Usin That Thing
  200. Greenbaum, Norman - Spirit in the Sky
  201. Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Misery, American Idiot, Minority, Holiday, Know Your Enemy, Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life), Jesus of Suburbia, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Basket Case, 21 Guns
  202. Green, Peter - Albatross, Oh Well
  203. Grieg, Edvard - In The Hall of the Mountain King, Morning
  204. Griffen, Rex - You Gotta Go To Work
  205. Grizfolk - Bob Marley
  206. Groce, Larry - Junkfood Junkie
  207. Guess Who, The - American Woman
  208. Guns N' Roses - Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan cover), Sweet Child O' Mine (others who have covered this are actually much better...)
  209. Guthrie, Arlo - Alice's Restaurant Massacree [I saw him play it live!], Coming in to Los Angeles, Motorcycle Song
  210. Guthrie, Woody - This Land Is Your Land, Pastures of Plenty
  211. Hang Massive - Once Again
  212. Harjo, Joy - The Down-to-There and Up-to-Here Round Dance (from the Native Joy for Real CD)
  213. Harris, Emilou - Country Roads (with Brandi Carlile)
  214. Harris, Rolf - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, Stariway to Heaven
  215. Harrison, George - My Sweet Lord, Inner Light, Here Comes the Sun, All Things Must Pass, I Got My Mind Set On You, What is Life, Any Road, Gopala Krishna, Beware of Darkness (Abkco version)
  216. Havens, Richie - Freedom (Woodstock)
  217. Heart - Crazy on You
  218. Hemsey, Zach - Mind Heist: Evolution
  219. Hendrex, Jimi - All Along The Watch Tower, Purple Haze, Voodoo Child, Hey Joe, [His renditon of the Star Spangled Banner, at Woodstock, was pretty darn good as well!!]
  220. Hentry, Clarence 'Frogman' - Ain't Got a Home
  221. Heritage, Morgane - Light It Up
  222. Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter, Henry the 8th
  223. Highwaymen, The - Highwayman
  224. Holly, Buddy - Peggy Sue, That'll Be The Day, Oh Boy!, Maybe Baby
  225. Homer and Jethro - Pore Ol' Koo-liger, The Battle of Kookamonga, We Didn't Sink the Bismark
  226. Horton, Johnny - The Battle of New Orleans
  227. Hot Butter - Popcorn
  228. Houston, Whitney - I Will Always Love You
  229. Hoyt, Robert - Why Should I Care, Atchafalaya, Quittin' Time, Red River, Stop Go
  230. Hozier - Take Me to Church
  231. Hurray For The Riff Raff - Blue Ridge Mountain
  232. Huun Huur Tu - Kougurai, Daglarim (My Mountain),
  233. IBM 7094 - Daisy Bell [First computer to every sing a song - 1961], HAL 9000 computer did similarly in the 1968 movie, 2011
  234. Idol, Billy - White Wedding
  235. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life, Louie Louie
  236. Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
  237. Indigenous Australia - Pewingi (#7 Swamp Hawk, off the Wirrigan - Spirit Man CD)
  238. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  239. It's a Beautiful Day - White Bird
  240. Jackson, Alan - Remember When
  241. James - Laid
  242. Jane's Addiciton - Jane Says, Mountain Song
  243. Jars of Clay - Flood
  244. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit, Somebody to Love
  245. Jennings, Waylon (and Willie Nelson) - Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
  246. Jethro Tull - Thick As a Brick, Aqualung, Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day
  247. Jett, Joan - I Love Rock and Roll, I Hate Myself for Loving You
  248. Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
  249. Joel, Billy - We Didn't Start the Fire
  250. John, Elton - Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny), Candle in the Wind
  251. Jonkey, Chuck - Hiawatha's 5 Nations, Triassic Twilight
  252. Joplin, Janis - Mercedes Benz
  253. Joy, Vance (James Gabriel Keogh) - Riptied
  254. Kala Marka - Aquas claras
  255. Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel "IZ" - Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hawai'i '78
  256. Kansas - Colorado, Dust in the Wind
  257. Killers, The - Don't Fence Me In, Mr. Brightside
  258. King Crimson - Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
  259. Kingsmen, The - Louie Louie
  260. Kinks - Destroyer, Lola, Wish I Could Fly (Like Superman), Waterloo Sunset
  261. KMFDM - Megalomaniac (Excessive Force Mix)
  262. Knopfler, Mark - Boom, Like That [a song about McDonald's!]
  263. Kraftwerk - Geiger Counter, Radio Activity, The Voice of Energy, Radio Stars, Uranium, Ohm Sweet Ohm
  264. Lahr, Bert - Merry Old Land of Oz (Lion in the Wizard of Oz)
  265. Larry the Liberal - Friends in Safe Spaces (Chad Prather and Steve Mudflap McGrew)
  266. Lauper, Cyndi - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
  267. Laziest Men on Mars - Invasion of the Gabber Robots (All Your Base Are Belong to Us)
  268. Leary, Timothy - Fifty Million Years, While Birds Sing (Beyond Life With Timothy Leary)
  269. Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven, Immigrant Song, Whole lotta love, Kashmir, Going to California
  270. Lehrer, Tom - The Vatican Rag, The Element Song, Pollution, Who's Next, New Math, It Makes a Fellow Proud to be a Soldier, Be Prepared
  271. Lennon, John - Imagine, Give Peace a Chance, Happy Xmas (War is Over), Instant Karma, Jealous Guy, Woman, John Sinclair
  272. Lightfoot, Gordon - Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald
  273. Linkin Park - Somewhere I Belong
  274. Liszt, Franz - Hungarian Rhapsody
  275. Lorde - Royals
  1. Lone-Wolf Circles and Friends (Oikos - Songs for the Living Earth) - The Seeds, War to Save the Wilderness, Greenfire!, Olaibo, Dragonflight, Jamming with Kokopelli, Amajoni, Chief Seattle's Speech, Milagros O Nada
  2. Los Lobos - La Bamba
  3. Low Mass Tone - Down Under
  4. Lumineers, The - Ho Hey, Long Way From Home, [We saw them at Fiddler's Green on 08-27-2017]
  5. Lynn, Vera - We'll Meet Again
  6. Lyons, Dana - Our State is a Dumpsite, I am an Animal, Drop of Water, TV God, Turn of the Wrench, Cows With Guns
  7. Lynch, Liam - My United States of Whatever
  8. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man, Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama
  9. Macaco - Volar
  10. Madonna - Material Girl, Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)
  11. Madson, DJ - Is This the Real Thing? (from "The God Who Wasn't There" soundtrack)
  12. Mamas And The Papas - California Dreaming, Monday Monday, I Saw Her Again
  13. Mancini, Henry - Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's soundtrack)
  14. Mandel, Johnny - Suicide is Painless (M*A*S*H theme - lyrics by Mike Altman)
  15. Manson, Marilyn - Rock is Dead (From the Matrix)
  16. Markahuasi - Tres Rosas (Sikuri), Yari huangui (San Juanito)
  17. Marley, Bob - Buffalo Soldier, Redemption Song, Jamming
  18. Marvin, Lee - I Was Born Under a Wandering Start (Paint Your Wagon soundtrack)
  19. Mason, Marie - End of the World
  20. Masterson, Liz - Roads to Colorado
  21. Mauriat. Paul (and his orchestra) - Love is Blue
  22. McCartney, Paul (and Wings) - Wildlife, Uncle Albert Admiral Halsey Too Many People, Oh Woman Oh Why, Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five, Smile Away, 3 Legs, Monkberry Moon Delight, Dear Boy, Come on to Me
  23. McGraw, Tim - Live Like You Were Dying
  24. Mclean, Don - American Pie
  25. McKennitt, Loreena - Mummer's Dance, Night Ride Across the Caucasus
  26. McMahan, Gary - Beer Can Bob
  27. Meat Puppets - Backwater
  28. Men At Work - Down Under
  29. Mendelssohn - Overture the Hebrides, Wedding March, Scherzo in E minor
  30. Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
  31. Merchant, Natalie - Wonder
  32. Mercouri, Melina Amalia - Never on Sunday ("Pote tin Kyriaki")
  33. Metallica - Unforgiven, Enter Sandman, Through the Never, Nothing Else Matters, Master of Puppets, Fade to Black
  34. Midnight Oil - Beds are Burning (live at the Hultsfred festival in 1994 is the best version!)
  35. Milky Chance - Stolen Dance, Flashed Junk Mind, Down by the River, Cocoon, Cocoon, Down by the River [I saw them at Denver's Bluebird theatre on 03-13-2017]
  36. Millett, Peg - I am a Patriot, What's Left of the West, He Looked a Whole Lot Like Jesus
  37. Miller, Bill - Geronimo's Cadillac
  38. Miller, Roger - Dang Me, You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffaloherd
  39. Mitchell, Joni - Big Yellow Taxi, Both Sides Now
  40. Modern English - I Melt With You
  41. Modern Entertainment - Thorazine Shuffle
  42. Moldy Peaches - Anybody Else but You
  43. Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon, Legend of a Mind, Isn't Life Strange, Question, Your Wildest Dreams
  44. Money, Eddie - Two Tickets to Paradise
  45. Monkees, The - I'm a Believer, Last Train to Clarksville
  46. Monty Python - Galaxy Song, Lumberjack Song
  47. Morphine - Early to Bed
  48. Morricone, Ennio - Ecstasy of Gold (Italian: L'Estasi dell'Oro), The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly theme, Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu, Farewell to Cheyenne, Once Upon a Time in the West, For A Few Dollars More theme, Man With A Harmonica/Death Rattle, A Fistful Of Dollars theme
  49. Morrissette, Alanis - All I Really Want
  50. Morrison, Carla - I'm Lost
  51. Mozart - Cannon In D, Fur Elise, Overture to Marriage of Figaro, Eine kleine Nachtmusik
  52. Mraz, Jason - I'm Yours
  53. Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
  54. Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime
  55. Murphy, Charlie - Burning Times
  56. Murray, Anne - Snowbird
  57. Musgraves, Kacey - Follow Your Arrow
  58. N'to - Trauma (Worakls Remix)
  59. Nakai, R. Carlos - World of Rain
  60. Napoleon XIV - They're Coming to Take Me Away HA-HAAA!
  61. Nash, Graham - Military Madness (Songs for Beginners)
  62. Neill, Casey - Riffraff, Dancing on the Ruins (of Multinational Corporations)
  63. Nelson, Willie - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly (Fond of Each Other)
  64. Nena - 99 Luftballons
  65. New Daft Punk - One More Time
  66. Newman, Paul - Plastic Jesus (in the movie Cool Hand Luke)
  67. Newman, Randy - Short People
  68. New Seekers - I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
  69. Nexus Three Music - Flourish (Uplifting Original Piano), Fall of an Empire (Original Soundtrack)
  70. Nicks, Stevie - Landslide
  71. Nilsson, Harry - Coconut ("Put de lime in de coconut, and drink 'em both up"), Everybody's Talkin' (Midnight Cowboy)
  72. Nine Inch Nails - Somewhat Damaged
  73. Nirvana - Heart shaped box, School (From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah), Smells Like Teen Spirit
  74. Nitzsche, Jack - Jenny Shot (Starman soundtrack)
  75. Nohavica, Jaromir - Gwiazda ("Star")
  76. Numan, Gary - Cars, Short People
  77. Nye, Bill (the Science Guy) - Water Cycle Jump
  78. O'Brien, Tim - Phantom Phone, Father Forgive Me
  79. O'Connor, Sinéad - Nothing Compares 2U
  80. Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
  81. Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Mondo Bizzario Band - Dead Puppies
  82. OMC (Otara Millionaires Club) - How Bizarre
  83. Oasis - Whatever, Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova
  84. Ochs, Phil - I Ain't Marching Anymore
  85. Offenbach, Jacques - Can-Can (from Orpheus in the Underworld)
  86. Offspring, The - The Kids Aren't Alright
  87. Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
  88. Oldfield - Tubular Bells, Piltdown Man
  89. Orb, The - Slug Dub (Orbus Terrarum is a great album in general...)
  90. Orbison, Roy - Oh, Pretty Woman, You Got It, Crying, Only the Lonely, Sweet Dreams Baby
  91. Outsiders, The - Time Won't Let Me
  92. O-Zone - Dragostea din tei (Numa Numa)
  93. Pachelbel, Johann - Pachelbel's Canon (Cannon in D major) (also known as Canon and Gigue in D major for three Violins and Basso Continuo [Kanon und Gigue in D-Dur für drei Violinen und Basso Continuo])
  94. Passages - Tildon, Apples in Winter/The New Potatoes/The Blackberry Blossom (from their 1979 April Fools' Waltz CD)
  95. Paycheck, Johnny - Take This Job And Shove It
  96. Pearl Jam - Masters of War (Bob Dylan cover), Daughter
  97. Peeples, Grant - If They Build It...
  98. Petty, Tom - Free Fallin', Refugee, I Won't Back Down, Learning to Fly, Mary Jane's Last Dance
  99. Phillips, Phillip - Home
  100. Phillips, Utah - Talking NPR Blues
  101. Phish - Harry Hood
  102. Piatnitsky Chorus (Valentin Leavshov, Conductor) - Beautiful Sea, Holy Lake Baikal
  103. P!nk - So What
  104. Pinkard & Bowden - Three Mile Island
  105. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon, Comfortably Numb, Welcome to the Machine, Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall, Mother, Goodbye Blue Sky, Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict
  106. Playing for Change - Stand by Me
  107. Police - Don't Stand so Close, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  108. Polisar, Barry Louis - All I Want is You
  109. Potente, Franka - Believe (Run Lola Run soundtrack)
  110. Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang, Kid, Brass in Pocket, [Rush Limbaugh used the Pretenders My City Was Gone for "bump" music and ruined it for all of us - but, a 1990s copyright case required Limbaugh to negotiate with Chrissy Hynde - he agreed to pay her $500,000 per year which she donates to PETA]
  111. Prima, Louis - I Wanna Be Like You (Disney's "Jungle Book")
  112. PSY -
  113. Gangnam Style
  114. Psyche - Goodbye Horses (Q Lazzarus/Silence of the Lambs)
  115. Psydhedelic Furs - Heaven
  116. Puddles Pity Party - Folsom Prison Blues/Pinball Wizard (Shmoosh Up)
  117. Public Enemy - Zapata's Blood [Chuck D raps with RATM's Zachary DeLaroca during the song's beginning...]
  118. Pussy Riot - Putin's Glamour Burns [Unfortunately Russia jailed the group for two years in 2012...]
  119. Queen - Killer Queen, Fat Bottom Girls, Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions, We will Rock You
  120. Radical Face - Welcome Home Son
  121. Radiohead - Creep, Street Spirit (fade out)
  122. Rage Against the Machine - Bullet in the Head, Vietnow, Know Your Enemy, Bombtrack, Bulls on Parade, Calm Like a Bomb, Zapata's Blood, Wake up, Fuck the Police
  123. Rammstein - Du Hast, Amerika, Bück Dich, Engel (Evangelion), Ramstein
  124. Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
  125. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
  126. Red Molly - Clinch River Blues
  127. Reed, Lou - Take A Walk On The Wild Side
  128. R.E.M - Losing My Religion, It's the End of the World as We Know it, What's the Frequency, Kennith?
  129. Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolai Andreyevich - Flight Of The Bumble Bee
  130. Rivers, Bob - What If God Smoked Cannibas?, Windows 95 Sucks, Can't Afford to Drive My Car, I am Santa Claus, Jesus' Birthday (Twisted Christmas)
  131. Roach, Steve - Towards the Dream, Songline (from his 1988 Dreamtime Return CD)
  132. Rock, Kid & Hank Williams Jr - A Country Boy can Survive
  133. Rocky Horror Picture Show, The - Time Warp
  134. Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter, Paint it Black, Start Me Up, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Sympathy for the Devil, Brown Sugar, Beast of Burden, Wild Horses
  135. Romantics, The - What I Like About You
  136. Rossini, Gioacchino Antonio - The Barber of Seville Overture, William Tell Overture
  137. Rovics, David - Guantanamo Bay, Halliburton Boardroom Massacre, Operation Iraqi Freedom
  138. Rusby, Kate - Our Town, Botany Bay
  139. Russell, Leon - Back To The Island
  140. Rutles, The - Let's be Natural
  141. Salt - Bluster
  142. Sandler, Adam - Chan ukah Song
  143. Santana, Carlos - Migra
  144. Santaolalla, Gustavo - The Wings (Brokeback Mountain theme)
  145. Scallon, Rob - War Ensemble (Ukulele cover of Slayer)
  146. Seeger, Pete - Little Boxes, Guantanamera, Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
  147. Seekers, The - Georgy Girl
  148. Seger, Bob - Get Out Of Denver
  149. Sensational Alex Harvey Band (S.A.H.B.) - Faith Healer
  150. Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK, God Save the Queen
  151. Shankar, Ravi - Bangla Dhun
  152. Sharpe, Edward & The Magnetic Zeros - Home
  153. Sherman, Allan - Camp Granada
  154. Shore, Howard - Misty Mountains (cold) [The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]
  155. Shubert, Franz - Ave Maria
  156. Sibelius, Jean - Finlandia
  157. Simon and Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa, The Zoo, Cecilia, Sound of Silence
  158. Simone, Nina - Strange Fruit
  159. Simons, Billy - Judgement Day
  160. Sinatra, Frank - Strangers In The Night
  161. Sinatra, Nancy - These Boots Are Made for Walkin', Bang Bang (1967 performance with Billy Strange)
  162. Singing Nun (Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers) - Dominique
  163. Sjowgren - Seventeen
  164. Slayer - War Ensemble
  165. Slot (Слот) - Two Wars (Две Войны)
  166. Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
  167. Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Disarm, 1979, Landslide (Cover)
  168. Smash Mouth - Walkin' on the Sun, I'm a Believer
  169. Smith, Arthur and Don Reno - Feudin' Banjos [written in 1955 but renamed "Dueling Banjos" for the 1972 movie Deliverance]
  170. Snake Oil Willie Band, The - I Don't Look Good Naked Anymore
  171. Sniff 'n' the Tears - Driver's Seat
  172. Sobiech, Zach - Clouds
  173. Soggy Bottom Boys - I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
  174. Sony & Cher - Ive Got you Babe
  175. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
  176. Sousa, John Philip - he Stars and Stripes Forever
  177. Soviet Army Chorus (Boris Alexandrov, Conductor)- Kalinka, Poliushko-Pole
  178. Sparks - Talent is an Asset, Kimono My House, Equator, This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us
  179. Spiderbait - Black Betty, Old Man Sam ('P'tang Yang Kipper Bang Uh!')
  180. Spinal Tap - All The Way Home
  181. Springfield, Dusty - Wishin' and Hopin'
  182. Springsteen, Bruce - Dead Man Walking, Pink Cadillac
  183. Squatweiler - Crossing Guard
  184. Stanley, Ralph - O Death
  185. Stafford, Jim - Wildwood Weed, Spiders & Snakes
  186. Standells, The - Dirty Water
  187. Stankus, Tom "T-Bone" - Existential Blues
  188. Starr, Ringo - It Don't Come Easy, Photograph, Act Naturally
  189. Statler Brothers - Flowers on the Wall
  190. Status Quo - Pictures of Matchstick Men
  191. Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
  192. Stevens, Cat (Yusuf Islam) - Peace Train, Where Do the Children Play, Morning Has Broken, If You Want To Sing Out Sing Out, Father and Son, Moon Shadow, The First Cut is the Deepest
  193. Stewart, Al - The Year of the Cat
  194. Steward, John - Mother Country (aka The Old Campaigner)
  195. Strauss, Johann - An der schönen blauen Donau (Blue Danube)
  196. Strauss, Richard - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Opening to 2001)
  197. Strumbellas, The - Spirits
  198. Steward, John - Mother Country (aka The Old Campaigner)
  199. Stewart, Rod - Mandolin Wind
  200. Styx - I'm Sailing Away
  201. Supertramp - Give a Little Bit, The Logical Song, Breakfast in America, Bloody Well Right, Take the Long Way Home
  202. Supremes, The - You Can't Hurry Love, Where did our love go, Stop In The Name Of Love
  203. Swales - One More Mistake
  204. Sweet, The - Fox on the Run, Ballroom Blitz
  205. Talking Heads - And She Was, Burning Down the House, Life During Wartime, Psycho Killer, Road to Nowhere, Once in a Lifetime
  206. Takako Minekawa Micro - Fantastic Cat
  207. ¡TCHKUNG! - Smash Things Up, New Earth, New Earth Rising (Incite Album)
  208. Tchaikovsky - Arabian Dance and Russian Dance (Trepak) (Nutcracker Suite), 1812 Overature, March
  209. Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me), My Girl
  210. Ten Thousand Maniacs - Like The Weather
  211. Ten Years After - I'm going home (Woodstock version), I'd Love to Change the World
  212. Theodorakis, Mikis - Kritikos Horos (Theme From "Zorba The Greek")
  213. Thomas, B.J. - Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
  214. Thomsen, Sara - Is it for Freedom? (Songs from Sing Out!)
  215. Thoroughgood, George - Who do You Love, One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer, I Drink Alone
  216. Three Dog Night - Mamma Told me Not to Come, One is the Loneliest Number
  217. Thunder and Rain - Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N' Roses bluegrass cover)
  218. Timpuri noi - Tata
  219. Topses, Ozlem "Ozi Aussie" - I've Been Everywhere Man
  220. Tosh, Peter - Stand up, Get up
  221. Toto - Africa
  222. Touré, Ali Farka - Goye Kur
  223. Townsend, Pete - My Love Open The Door
  224. Train - Drops of Jupiter
  225. Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Wizards in Winter
  226. Trio - Da Da Da
  227. Travelling Willburys - Last Night, End of the Line, Maxine
  228. Tunstall, KT - Black Horse & The Cherry Trees
  229. Turtles, The - So Happy Together
  230. Tyga - Happy Birthday
  231. Tyler, Bonnie - It's a Heartache (Rod Stewart cover)
  232. Tyminski, Dan & Ron Block - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (O' Brother, Where art Thou?)
  233. U2 - Vertigo, New Year's Day, In the Name of the Father
  234. UB40 - Rat in mi kitchen
  235. Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, The - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Smells Like Teen Spirit
  236. Ungar, Jay - Ashokan Farewell (from Ken Burn's "Civil War" series)
  237. US Military - Taps
  238. Vangelis - Heaven & Hell Part I (Cosmos theme)
  239. Vanilla Fudge - Season of the Witch
  240. Venema, Melissa - Her 2008 rendition of Nini Rosso's Il Silenzio (at the age of 13!)
  241. Verne, Larry - Mr. Custer
  242. Verve, The - Bittersweet Symphony
  243. Village People - YMCA
  244. Vine, Ezra - Celeste
  245. Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
  246. Vivaldi, Antonio - Four Seasons Spring
  247. Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries
  248. Wainwright III, Louden - Dead Skunk
  249. Walk off the Earth - Their version of Les Champs-Élysées as recorded on location!
  250. Walsh, Joe - Living a Life of Illusion
  251. Warwick, Dionne - Walk on By, I Say a Little Prayer for You, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, I'll Never Fall in Love Again
  252. Waters, Roger - Radio Waves, Who Needs Information, Me or Him, Sunset Strip
  253. Weavers - Wimoweh
  254. White Stripes - Seven Nation Army, Hotel Yorba, Icky Thump, We're Going to be Friends
  255. Who, The - Magic Bus (Live at Leeds, full version is best!), Who are you, Baba O'Reiley, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Tommy Can You Hear Me
  256. Wilde, Peter - Carnival (Carnival CD)
  257. Williams, Dar - The Christians and the Pagans
  258. Williams Jr, Hank - A Country Boy can Survive, Kaw-Liga
  259. Williams Sr, Hank - Kaw-Liga
  260. Williams, Mason - Classical Gas
  261. Willis, Wesley Shabazz - Rock N Roll McDonalds
  262. Wilson, Tim - But I Could be Wrong
  263. Wind and The Wave, The - Grand Canyon, My Mama Said Be Careful Where You Lay Your Head, Happiness is Not A Place [I saw them at Denver's Lost Lake Lounge on 03-28-2017]
  264. Wizard of Oz (movie Soundtrack) - Winkie Chant (Witch's guards singing, "O-Ee-Yah! Eoh-Ah!"), Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead (see my Ray Bolger and Judy Garland entries, above)
  265. XTC - Dear God, Making Plans for Nigel
  266. Yankovic, "Weird Al" - Smells Like Nirvana, Eat It, Christmas At Ground Zero, Iraq Thumping, Bob, The Saga Begins, Canadian Idiot, Foil, Don't Download This Song, Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
  267. Young, Neil (Buffalo Springfield) - Helpless, Rockin' in the Free World, Old Man, Down By The River (especially the guitar solo!)
  268. Zen Cowboys - Counter Culture, Zen Kinda Thang, Providence Man, Mad World, Tasty, Cultured Smoothy (Electric Mistress)
  269. Zevon, Warren - Werewolves Of London, Send Lawyers, Guns and Money
  270. Zimmer, Hans - Dust, Mountains
  271. Zombies, The - She's Not There
  272. ZZ Top - La Grange, Gimme All Your Lovin', Sharp Dressed Man [I saw them in Concert, in Dallas, sometime in the late 80s]
Okay, it doesn't get any more weird than this, does it? I mean, here's a huge list of somebody's (my!) favorite music posted for who knows what reason!? Well, if it helps, I often refer to this list when I'm looking to put together music for a road trip or one of my radio shows. It's a great memory jog and is also pretty handy when I'm "tuning" around YouTube and other sites for music listening or videos. And, I've actually found the music lists of others kind of interesting at times as well. So, I hope you found some value on this page of mine. But, if you didn't, that's okay - I'll still be checking it out on those occasions when I need to jog my memory about a favorite tune or artist!

- Roger J. Wendell
(page created July 2003 - Golden, Colorado)


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Street Music!

Denver 16th Street Mall Street Percusion by Roger J. Wendell - 07-17-2010

When it's good (and I'm in the mood), nothing can be more enjoyable than street musicians plying their trade on pleasant summer evening along the mall, in a park, or at a street corner.

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Denver's 16th Street Mall Piano Project - 07-17-2010 Denver's 16th Street Mall Piano Project - 07-17-2010 In July, 2010 we discovered a lot of pianos along Denver's outdoor 16th Street Mall!





I don't get to many concerts anymore (mostly because they're
way too expensive...) but will try to post photos as I get
'em. This one was "Furthur" playing at Red Rock Amphitheatre
near my house west of Denver. I didn't actually get to see
the concert but rode my bike all around the grounds area...

Further playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 09-26-2010
Parking congestion
Further playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 09-26-2010
Motorcycle guest
Further playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 09-26-2010
More parking
Further playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 09-26-2010
Pedestrian bridge
Further playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 09-26-2010

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My contact with musicians (and their statues...)

Actually, I've been lucky to meet and listen to a lot of great artists and musicians through my long association with KGNU in Boulder.
Unfortunately I've taken almost no pictures of those encounters so only have these few photograps to share at the moment:


Click on any of these thumbnail images for a larger view!


Jock Bartley and Roger J. Wendell at Evergreen, Colorado - 09-08-2013
Me and Jock Bartley of Firefall
Tim O'Brien and Roger J. Wendell at KGNU - 05-10-2013
Me and Tim O'Brien at KGNU
Roger J. Wendell at the statue of John Lennon, in Liverpool, England - 10-10-2006
Me and John Lennon at Liverpool!
Ray Gaskins
Met and spoke with Ray Gaskins (of Roy Ayers' Ubiquity Jazz group) on a flight out of Moscow, Russia, where he had just played for one night on the evening of September 5th, 2011. He tried to comfort me by saying he enjoyed Steely Dan when I confessed I knew almost nothing about Jazz. Unfortunately I didn't know much about Steely Dan, either...
Standing on the Corner in Winslow Arizona - 04-30-2014
Standn' on the corner in Winslow, Arizona with Jackson Browne...
Steve Blechschmidt and Roger J. Wendell at Evergreen, Colorado - 09-08-2013
Me and Steve Blechschmidt of Two Guitars Telling a Story
Big Caz, of Bone Thugs n Harmony, with Roger J. Wendell at the Grizzly Creek rest stop in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado - 09-13-2010
Me and Big Caz (of Bone Thugs 'n Harmony fame) at the Grizzly Creek rest stop in Glenwood Canyon, CO!
Ken Crow and Roger J. Wendell  09-14-2017
Me and Ken Crow (he's on the left) at the American Mountaineering Center (AMC) in Golden, Colorado. Ken Crow toured with Strawberry Alarm Clock "back in the day" with his most recent projects including Ghosts, Lila Bloom, The E Project, and The Crow Agency. He was at the He was at the AMC for the presentation of his musical commedy, The People's Cadillac, in September, 2017


Gary McMahan, Roger Wendell and Chris - 01-27-2017
Gary McMahan, Me, and Chris.
Liz Masterson and Roger Wendell - 01-27-2017
Me and Liz Masterson
Chris and I attended the annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering in January, 2017 at the American Mountaineering Center. I thorouhly enjoyed listening to Gary McMahan's Beer Can Bob and Liz Masterson's Roads to Colorado. Was also fun taking pictures with these artists as well!




Particle Physicist Fabiola Gianotti discusses the relationship between art and science:

Fabiola Gianotti "There are many similarities between music and physics, and music and science. Because there is an important mathematical component in music, particularly classical music, I mean Bach music, Haydn music, and music of the 17th century. A very strong and important structure, it follows rules of harmony which are really rules of physics and mathematics. So, when I listen to Bach music, I really listen to it at two levels; There are two different ones, the art and the mathematics, they are in harmony. I can almost perceive them at the same level of importance. Of course when we talk about more romantic music, Chopin, then the mathematical and physical structure is less evident.
"So, music has an important mathematical component at the same time physics has an artistic aspect, in that the laws of Nature are so simple, so elegant. The basic principles of physics are a symmetry principle and so there is an esthetical component to physics as well. And, also, you have perhaps visited and seen our beautiful experiment [CERN LHC]. There is also an esthetical component in it - they are nice. Clearly this principal of symmetry, which is one of the basic fundamental principles of particle physics is something which is, of course, common to other disciplines, in particular to art, to painting and sculpture.
So, I think there are several commonalities to the disciplines of art and physics which goes a little bit against what is the common belief. People think that physics and mathematics are something very dry, there is no passion and there is no elegance. And sometimes they are really in contradiction with art. And for me that's not the case. Actually it is demonstrated by the fact that many good physicists were very good musicians. Like Einstein himself."
Transcribed by Roger J. Wendell from the "Character Moments" portion of the Particle Fever documentary (2013) During the actual documentary, itself, Dr. Gianotti said;
"For me, music is a very important component of my life, I think. I am a modestly good physicist because I've been studying music. Music and physics are really very close to each other. They both require rules, mathematics. Music is based on harmony which is the physics of sound, essentially. A Bach cantata, for instance, is a piece of mathematics because Bach is really following the rules in a very strict way. On top of which Bach has put all of heart. So, music is rules and a lot of creativity and fantasy, as much as physics. For me, they're really two different expression of the same human [spirit?]."


An Alternative View...

"'Rock' is the music of slaves. Of adolescents pursuing the illusion of freedom and protest while the steel chains of technology bind them ever tighter."

"Rock: Music to hammer out fenders by. Music for vomiting to after a hard day spreading asphalt. Vietnam music. Imitation-Afro, industrial air-compressor music."

Both from Edward Abbey's
A Voice Crying in the Wilderness, p. 72


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Overpriced Music
[Ed. Note: After the first decade of the second millennium this complaint became moot
  as most music was readily available from a wide variety of sources off the internet. Since
  it may be of some historical interest I've left this note as it originally appeared on my website...]

Dollar Sign Okay, as much as I love music it's clear that it's almost always grossly overpriced. Back in the late 60s, when I was a young kid wanting to buy albums (but couldn't afford it) pricing was ridiculously high. Of course outdoor concerts started to become popular but with the exception of Woodstock (the crowds were so huge they opened the gates up to anyone) those prices, too, were outrageous. In the early 1980s overpriced CDs hit the market and were followed by expensive DVDs a decade later. Then, in the early 2000s music "file sharing" became so popular it nearly crippled the music industry. Wow, what a surprise! Overpaid and underworked industry executives and concert promoters (and sometimes musicians) finally got a little payback! Well, don't think this is just the whining of an old man who can't afford Blu-Ray, read the techdirt.com piece below!

Econ 101:
Study Shows That If Record Labels Lowered Prices On Music, They Would Sell A Lot More
by Mike Masnick of techdirt.com (January 29, 2010)
from the profit-maximization dept

"Having talked with a bunch of music execs recently, as well as a few different companies that do analytics in the music space, one thing became clear: unlike most other industries, record label execs tend not to be particularly data or analytics-driven. Let's just say they didn't get into the recording industry because they were good at math. There are a few exceptions, obviously, but getting many industry execs to think logically and examine data isn't particularly easy. This isn't that surprising, given how many examples of actions by big record label execs that make little to no sense when thought about analytically."

"Yet another study has come out suggesting that the industry has pricing all wrong, pointing out that the increase in sales from dropping the price of music would increase profits. And yet what has the industry been trying to do? That's right: trying to raise the price. The study suggested that the "optimal" price for music might be closer to $0.60 per track. That still seems way too high to me when you look at how people flocked to services like Allofmp3.com, but in general I think the basic concept makes sense. You can maximize revenue by dropping prices, but it doesn't seem like many record industry execs have realized that."




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