And it’s still raining.
How ’bout some more of your favourite musical material, Ark? Have you ever posted a top ten or twenty of your favourite songs, albums, books, films, etc? Just for the buffs and nerds among us.
How could I refuse such a request?
I’ll do a Three Of The Best for a few days – Best Album, Book & Movie.
Feel free to point out how old I am and have no taste!
So, in no particular order.
Band of Gypsies. Jimi Hendrix.
As a lifelong fan there isn’t a Hendrix album I don’t love, but if I was forced to choose just one, then this would be it.
Recorded on News Year Eve 1969/70 at the Fillmore East, in Manahtten, New York.
This is the original cover of the Track release, which was changed when the album was first released on CD.
The cover image features Hendrix playing at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970, for some odd reason, and it was only after the album was reissued on CD that it featured a photograph of Hendrix wearing the attire he wore during the show.
For those long suffering reader’s of the Ark’s spot it will come as no surprise that my first selection would be a Terry Pratchett book. I love pretty much all of Pratchett’s novels and one or two may feature along the way. If the number of times one has read a particular book counts for anything then this probably sits at the top of the pile.
As with albums and books, I tend to watch my favorite films over and over.
This one, and its sequel are endearing for so many reasons, not least the fact that one day in the not too distant future I will count myself among the ranks of …
Grumpy Old Men.
The DVD resides among several other firm favorites and whenever I feel like a good belly laugh it gets hauled out.
There you go …
Put on your ear goggles and have a listen.