Something that not everyone knows about me is just how much I LOVE music. All kinds of music… and I go through phases of favorites genres. But some artists are pretty consistently on my Top Ten list. Among them are Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin. They are unique; their range is phenomenal.
To say more about this, I must confess a little secret… Over the past month I have been watching (ahem) “American Idol.” Even the name used to put me off and the idea of a bunch of new kids singing covers did nothing for me. But… I have seen amazing talent on this show. Tonight Stevie Nicks was the guest artist and one of the fabulous young women Elise Testone belted out the Zeppelin classic “Whole Lotta Love.” In fact all the contestants were at the top of their game.
The judges of this talent search are Steven Tyler from Aerosmith, Randy Jackson who worked as a musician with Carlos Santana and Jerry Garcia before getting his big break in the band Journey, and Jennifer Lopez who sings, dances, acts… They do a good job of counterpointing one another.
So indeed I have learned not to pass off television altogether.
Are you wondering who my other favorite eight artists are? They are pretty predictable (for a 60s girl who has lived most of her adult life in México!): Leonard Cohen, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Pepe Aguilar, Alejandro Fernandez, Carlos Santana, and Shakira.
Now fess up… do you watch “American Idol?”… Who is on your “Top Ten?”
Thanks to Google Images for the visuals… and You Tube for the music links