Friday, February 10, 2006

What's This White Powder?

A Winter Weather Statement for my fellow NE-folk: "A blizzard watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning."

"Snow will begin late Saturday afternoon...and become heavy at times Saturday night... By the time the snow ends late Sunday morning... accumulations should average 8 to 12 inches...with locally higher amounts possible. The highest totals are most likely to occur in and near New York City...and across western Long Island."

This means I have a glorious excuse to stay in-of-doors and work on my rankings of the Ten Greatest Singers That Played Bass in the history of rock. This isn't necessarily who's the best bassist nor who's the best singer, it's the combo of both. So far I've got:

1. Rick Danko
2. Paul McCartney
3. Jack Bruce
4. Sting
5. Roger Waters
6. Mike Gordon
7. Geddy Lee
8. Les Claypool
9. Peter Cetera*
10. Phil Lesh* (click on the link for proof)

Who am I leaving out? Should I re-order anyone? Why should I listen to you? Don't you suck? Yes, you suck. But, still, what say you?

*Um, not really.


At 3:57 PM, Blogger Alex Fritz said...

As soon as I saw the category, a creepy whisper entered my head:
"Trapped in time, don't know what to do..."

Have a fun shut in weekend. If you get out, don't forget to hit a complete stranger with a snowball and yell "Gotcha!"

At 4:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Paul Jones.

At 4:17 PM, Blogger NewmRadio said...

How 'bout the late John Entwhistle?

At 4:49 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Did either JPJ or Entwhistle sing enough to qualify though?

On the Entwhistle tip, they've been saying his name all day (because of the New British Scott Peterson Dude That Killed His Wife).

At 4:56 PM, Blogger ahren said...

i have the world's biggest crush on rick danko.

i'd nominate rob derhak for the list, and of course, jordan moore of sobriety checkpoint... but i might be biased.

At 4:57 PM, Blogger The Bourbon Samurai said...

That's a goddamn good list. I had plans to see Danko play solo in chicago years ago...didn't go for some stupid reason. he died like a month later.

All my fault, man. All my fault.

At 5:11 PM, Blogger ethan said...

when/where can we download some sobriety checkpoint tunes?

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

"i have the world's biggest crush on rick danko."

Impossible. Honestly, if he were still alive and still was 1970s Danko, I'd put him on my free-celebrity-fuck list. Danko is my ultimate man-crush.

I posted this on PT and Derhak is gettin a TON of love over there. He's definitely better in this category than Lesh, and also Peter Cetera, so I'd throw him in the Top 10 maybe. Those last two were both really jokes.

Also getting love: Brian Wilson, Meshell Ndegeocello, The dude from Slayer, Daniel from Robert Randolph's band, Gene Simmons, Phil Lynott...

Anyone else?

(And yeah, Ahren, give up some tunes...)

At 5:24 PM, Blogger Betty said...

It took me all day to realize that when people said it was going to snow they meant blizzard. I am not a very good listener.

At 5:37 PM, Blogger NewmRadio said...

Dood, but Entwhistle sang "My Wife" and "Boris The Spider." "My Wife" is my current favorite Who song.

At 11:08 PM, Anonymous handstand said...

Ace - Have you seen Robert Randolph and said Daniel? He has a RIDICULOUS voice and plays a mean slap bass.

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I have indeed, Handstand...RR put on one of the best shows I've ever seen, couple years ago at Irving. But Daniel totally slipped my mind when I was goin' over the candidates.

At 5:03 PM, Blogger Momentary Academic said...

You may not think that she's great, but I do: Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth.

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Gypsy Rose said...

I'm pretty sure Entwhistle also wrote "My Wife." Which would probably sound better to me if it weren't so close to "Gettin' in Tune" and "Love Ain't for Keeping" on the CD.

I have no idea what JPJ sounds like. Does anyone?

I'm pretty sure Brian Wilson trumps all. Pet Sounds??? I know, I know. It's subjective. But anyone who says different is wrong. I mean... Pet Sounds. 2112 might be close, but that's all Pert... drums.

At 3:07 PM, Blogger Russell Kahn said...

Just wanted to say that after seeing Phil Lesh on Friday:

a) Phil & Friends is one of the best bands on the planet today.

b) Phil Lesh's voice is worse than usual. And usually it is awful. Hearing him sing Franklin's Tower *almost* ruined it. Didn't, though.


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