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Greatest R&R Songwriters: guest posting [updated]

If anyone would like to write a guest post for ASV on the songwriter of their choice (in regards to this poll), especially if your choice of songwriters is one I wouldn't write about (Lennon/McCartney, Richards/Jagger, you can pretty much figure out who I like or not at this point) please let me know. I haven't had a guest poster on here since Christmas, anyhow. I call dibs on Bernie Taupin, though.

Also, for the AI interested, all the Idol bloggers have posted their predictions for tonight.

Anyone else having Blogrolling problems?

Also, Morty Seinfeld is dead.

Update: Paul Westerberg has been claimed by Adam.
Matt is taking Bob Gould. Excellent choice.
John is taking Tom Waits. John is also having a dork contest. Check that dorkiness out.
I'm also going to cover Trent Reznor.
Spd Rdr has Lou Reed.

And please. Stop with the Paul Anka and Neil Diamond and Hoagy Carmichael. WHAT PART OF ROCK AND ROLL DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

Update: Dave, bless his warped soul, writes an ode to Neil Diamond that must be read to be believed.

Ace begs off the Paul Anka thing.

NF is going to tackle David Byrne. Well, not literally tackle. You know what I mean.

Mark is going to take on Jagger/Richards

Joe is taking Mark Knopfler.


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I certainly wouldn't mind giving a shot at Paul Westerberg.

Actually, only 50% of the Morty Seinfelds are dead.

I call dibs on that guy from Klaatu. Just kidding.

Where's Ace with Paul Anka?

I said ROCK AND ROLL. Ace tries any of that Paul Anka crap on me and I'll bitchslap him back into the 50's.

How dare you, Madam.

Fine. Exclude REAL songwriters from your list of good-time-Charlie rock-n-roll hooligans.

You did NOT just call me Madam.

Oh, he did SO call you Madam, Madam!

But, let's be honest, if Ace can't write about Mr. Paul Anka's contributions your list won't be complete.

Further, if Dave @ Garfield Ridge can't write about Mr. Neil Diamond's contributions, your list would be sadly deficient.

As for me...I'm still trying to decide between a thoughtful essay on Bob Dylan or a thoughtful essay on whether or not young, coked up, Stevie Nicks is better than old, wiccan, Stevie Nicks.

Or maybe even Pat Boone. He rocks.

I'll let Ace write about Anka if he can make it ROCK.

But I draw the line at Neil Diamond.

Well, Boone did cover some metal tunes, but we are talking songwriters here, not middle aged singers who croon Metallica tunes.

Neil Diamond?!? Oh for the love of Pete. Neil Diamond walked into a recording studio in 1959 for a 4 and a half hour session,

and they've been editing singles out of it ever since.

My submissions:

Classic Era:
Hoagy Carmichael
Nat King Cole (Yes, he did write his own songs)

Elvis Costello--All of This Year's Model
Joan Armatrading

Dirty Songs:
Me (sorry, but I'm an egomaniac)

I invite anyone that wishes me to give the greatest gift of kindness one could muster, to request their favorite song, tell me the dirty take you want, and I'll give it my best. No topic is off limits. But if you have the original lyrics (if I don't know the song), pleasse send them my way.

I'll take Bob Mould, unless there is a tremendous anti-Husker Du sentiment.

I'd clean your bathroom to post about Tom Waits.

Glenn Danzig.

I mean, duh.

Argument is futile.

Danzig is THE MAN.

Go for the Husker Du! Thanks Matt.

When I mentioned Mould yesterday, I should have also mentioned D. Boon. The "competition" between the Minutemen and Husker Du seemed to drive both to sublime levels. "Take that Huskers" indeed...

O/T: In a fight, who would win, Danzig or Rollins...

Don't tell anyone, but there's a woman in my office who looks like an older Dustin Hoffman in "Tootsie" and has a Barry Manilow calendar and mouse pad and a little radio that plays his music all day very low, even while she is reading Danielle Steele.

Can I do Lou Reed?

Danzig would win. Rollins is a wanker. He broke evilwife's nose in a mosh many moons ago. I have no love for the man.

But if you're gonna talk songwriters, c'mon, where's Manilow? You gotta include Barry. Or perhaps Neil Peart.

I have no real desire to write about them, but as far as old, dead guys go: Harry Chapin and Jim Croce were great songwriters and storytellers.

Modern day, I'd plug David Wilcox and the dead-for-more-than-a-decade Andrew Wood.

I'd like to do an essay on the songwriting of David Byrne.

"Can't sleep, bed's on fire. Don't touch me, I'm a real live wire."

The Glimmer Twins (Jagger/Richards) deserve representation. If nobody else wants to honor them properly, I'll give it a stab. I might not find the time until this weekend, however.

Yes, I'll commit to Jagger/Richards. The ideas are already swimming in my head. Cool?

Michelle et al...

Are you kidding me? The greatest R&R songwriters ever were definitely Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

Sorry about the Hoagy Carmichael. Loose shit.

I would like to do the Boss. Sorry, I know he's John Kerry's lotion boy, but I can listen to him again now that Bush won the election.

I'd like to do Mark Knopfler, if you're amenable.

Sadly, I lack all necessary resources (time, talent), but I'd love to see a critical appreciation of Randy Newman.

Echoing The Claw, I'd love it someone takes on Warren Zevon...

I went home with a waitress
Like I always do
How was I to know
She was with the Rusiians, too?


Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in
He found him in Mombassa in a barroom drinking gin
Roland aimed his Thompson gun - he didn't say a word
But he blew Van Owen's body from there to Johannesburg

Prairie biker - if I do remember correctly it was dangiz who got bitch-slapped by some hardcore guys in AZ, and fell down after one punch. Rollins is more of a crazy man - I'd pay money to see the fight, but I'd be Rollins would win.

I'll see if I can round up that vid with Glenn getting slapped, I wanna say it was by a guy from "South Side Kings" Or something ...

I <3 google (when they're not giving out my effing home phone number)

Link here to the story, and it was North Side Kings. My bad.

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