Creating a Top Ten Rolling Stones playlist was no easy feat. For days I was wracked with indecision to the point of paralysis as I pondered the question of what self-respecting Stones fan would snub “Street Fighting Man”?
For each sappy love song, I have added a counterpoint, a tune that approaches the concept of love with, shall we say, a jaundiced eye. Because the most powerful love songs, like all the most powerful art, are not happy occasions.
This Playlist is a sampling of tunes on my musical map, songs that have become inextricably linked with certain places.
To immunize your child against pop, play this mix late at night while the infant is nursing. For best results, repeat often.
Not only has the Streaming Age eliminated our ability to give albums and CDs as gifts, but we are now living in a world without mixed tapes. This week’s Playlist features songs from the embarrassingly-sappy “Matt-in-Mourning” mixed tape I made for my now-wife when she went to Europe for a summer during college.
These tracks may not be about ghosts and goblins, but they nonetheless cast a long, dark shadow of foreboding.
A Top Ten playlist of the best rock ‘n’ roll cover songs, according to a painstaking methodology I have developed over the years. With one notable exception, these are either excellent versions of obscure tracks or completely revamped classics.
A gym playlist for classic rock fans, guaranteed to get you through your workout — guaranteed.
If you are heading to the mountains and don’t have any Barry Manilow on hand, try this mix for inspiration.