My Music

Anybody want to be featured in prairie dog’s My Music column in the Aug. 11 print issue? I’ve had a number of people bail on me and find myself without someone to profile. What it involves is you selecting six songs from any genre (song title, artist, album, year released). Sometimes people write up their own reasons for why the songs are special to them, other times I have a short chat with them over the phone about their picks. The feature runs about 330 words so it’s not necessary to go into great detail. 

To meet deadline, I’d need the songs by Wednesday. That’s short notice, I know, but if anyone would like to give it a shot post something in the comment section and I’ll follow up with you. Thanks.

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

7 thoughts on “My Music”

  1. Hi GB

    Here’s 6

    Royal Republic ; Underwear

    Beady Eye : Four letter word Live

    Thunder ; I love you more than rock and roll Live

    Gentlemen’s Pistol ; Comfortably Crazy Live in Manchester


    MJ : Off the wall live 1979

    How handy that these are all YOOTOOBE clips.


  2. Hey Greg, I’d love to do it, assuming Mason, Emmet and Ron haven’t already called dibs.

  3. I am an old grey goat that rings a few tower bells or draws a few nudes on Sunday afternoons. I love listening to music to sooth the soul and dampen the fires of demons plaguing my existence in this quaint prairie town.
    1. I love anything by Monteverdi and his contemporaries. ‘Ah! Come a un vago sol’ is a current favourite found on the CD Monteverdi Madrigals 1997.
    2. My first serious rock and roll love was the Jefferson Airplane. ‘Hey Frederick’ demonstrates a couple of their unique virtuoso characteristics Grace Slick vocals, driving bass of Jack Cassidy and expressive wah-wah guitar of Jorma Kaukonen. The song is from the 1969 Volunteers album.
    3. ‘Rockhouse’ by Ray Charles is a classic instrumental. Jon Hendricks added the words and arrangements that the Manhattan Transfer give us on their 1985 album Volcalese.
    4. Leonard Bernstein’s version of Hector Berlioz’s Requiem (Royal Edition) 1961 is near perfection. The sixth movement Lacrymosa really rocks with the tenors soaring over a lumbering bass. It’s hard to believe that this was completed 130 years before rock and roll.
    5. Elvis Costello is a real musician’s musician. He excels in all genres. The 1986 album King of America has many favourites of which today I would choose ‘I’ll Wear it Proudly’. Elvis mixes the right blend of cynicism with anger and resolve.
    6. ‘Checkout Time in Vegas’ from the 2007 Brighter than Creation’s Dark by the Drive-By Truckers adds dark mysticism to well crafted simple country melody.

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