My sports cards have been organized enough that all I need to do is put away new purchases, and so last night I moved on to my CD collection.
As you can see, my CDs are all stored in a drawer. This drawer, which has one busted wheel, slides underneath my bed and gets quite dusty. After removing all the CDs to clean and organize them I noticed that I have a favorite band or artist for nearly every letter in the alphabet.
Once upon a time I participated in a blogging challenge that took place in April. We'd all pick an overarching theme and a daily topic that matched each letter. It was fun. Unfortunately the people who ran it showed their whole ass and I didn't want to be associated with them anymore. Still like the concept though.
So here's an idea if you have some time or you're out of blog topics: make a list of your favorite musicians from A to Z or do a Sporcle-style speed round and just type out the first ones that come to mind as quickly as you can. Here's my list of favorite musical acts by the letter:
This video gives me all the feels. I used the song in a story I wrote. Never finished that thing. Maybe someday.
A surprisingly tough letter for me. Sixteen Stone is the only CD in my collection from a 'B' band. Is there a "Best of Bush" greatest hits CD? [edit: There is .. but its frigging expensive!]
Bad news: They were elected last year, and the ceremony was virtual due to Covid.
Evanescence? Erasure? Echo and the Bunnymen? I'm drawing a blank here.
One of my top three favorite bands of the last dozen years.
I saw them open for Silversun Pickups in 2019. They're good enough to knock Incubus off the list.
They're a Swedish band and one of my all time favorites, even though about 80% of their recordings were in Swedish. The Killers are another fave, and I listened to a ton of Keane in college.
My wife's favorite band, and one of my top five. If you haven't heard them yet, hear them live first. While I'm on 'M' bands, I should mention that the restoration company I work for did an inspection at the home of My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero. I was very excited about this. Naturally I was the only one in the office who'd heard of him.
I challenge you to find a better artist for the letter 'Q'. Really feeling this track lately.
Number bands are left out of this exercise (sorry, 311) but since Jared Leto & co. spell out the word Thirty I'll tuck them in to 'T'. [bands that start with the word The obviously do not count here.]
See Queen. I was just remarking to the Mrs. that I haven't listened to enough U2 lately. I'll fix that.
The White Stripes/Weezer
Yeah Yeah Yeahs