My top that I know of is 6 in a row of the same song. 8 in a row is pretty amazing
Tom Waits is awesome – I wish I were 1000th the lyricist he is. Gotta agree with McCartney and the Beatles in general.
When I was learning guitar I really got into older folk music from my parents’ generation – of those, my top 3 artists were Paul Simon, Dylan and Cat Stevens. I have other influences now, but those three were huge for me when I was just starting out.
Happy Birthday, and congratulations!
Go acoustic! (I’m a little biased)
Sad news indeed The Beastie Boys were awesome. RIP MCA .
Welcome aboard! It’s a great place to be
I’ve had people unfollow me from time to time. Sometimes it’s because they’ve just stopped following me for whatever reason, but it’s also been because the person who was following has had their account deleted or suspended. Hard to say in most cases since it’s often not clear exactly who has stopped following you (see the thread about only 8 followers visible…).
Congratulations – nice work!
Not one single thing inspired me to start playing and writing music – several pushes along the way:
1. Piano lessons at a very young age. I hated them and quit around the time I was 10, but I’m sure they set the foundation when I picked up a guitar 4 years later. Somewhere in there I heard Rhapsody in Blue and was entranced by it.
2. I went through a Simon and Garfunkel phase soon after I started playing guitar and learned how to finger pick by figuring out The Boxer. Learned a lot of other tree hugging stuff from my parents’ generation.
3. And then I went through a couple of years where I’d gotten hold of all the Beatles albums and listened to them constantly. I Am The Walrus was my favorite song for a long time – just crazy weird creative music from long long ago at a time when the radio and MTV was pushing out over produced junk.
More recently I’ve had a lot of influences, mostly listening to more contemporary music (kind of bored of the 60s-70s stuff now :)) since there’s no longer the limit of what DJs and VJs want you to hear. But the ones I listed were really the most responsible for me picking up writing and recording music.
The Star Wars soundtrack didn’t necessarily push me into music, but I certainly got a lot of practice honing my lightsaber skills while humming it loudly and waving a whiffle bat around.