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It’s my anniversary of the first post I made for RRSA the Army.
First time post; here goes. A bit of reggae: <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2mKWLf8GAo”>Buffalo Soldier</a> – Bob Marley,
“I’m just a buffalo soldier in the heart of America,
Stolen from Africa, brought to America,
Said he was fighting on arrival, fighting for survival;
Said he was a buffalo soldier win the war for America.
Dond for that. It seems very sad that those african-american soldiers were enlisted to fight the native americans. Great song though
Well that all happened a year ago. (Actually the 9th December but I’m not around tomorrow).
What a year it’s been; I felt I had a diverse taste in music but was I sadly mistaken; the RR Community has opened mine eyes and there is an abundance of awesome songs and sounds out there. The Spill has also increased my listening pleasure many fold too. (I thank you all for suggestions, boxed selections and sharing your wealth of music.)
As the end of the calendar year draw nears I wanted to take time to reflect on some of the highlights since joining RR and The Spill. It hasn’t been plain sailing and I’ve had to persevere to join in but it was so worth it.
Some facts: 3 avatars, 1,600+ comments, 300+ noms, highest number of recommends 11 (though the Troll song received 10 as did ‘mild mannered janitor’), 4 A-Lists, a smattering of B-lists and two Guru stints. Nothing really to trouble the scorers but each of the A-listed were first time listings for those bands.
Had some early run ins with the RR Law Enforcement Agent over some legitimate Evanescence noms, what does he know; had a few spats with trolls and fellow RRers, but they’re all put behind us now.
First A-List: – BJH – Hymn (RRSA Ascension).
Best Moment: – Guru stint for RRSA Whisk(e)y, so much fun, so many new songs, SO HARD to select 12 songs. So I bent the rules and listed 13!
Posted under an alias for a while got an A and B listed with that. Oooh who was that I hear you ask? – Got to have some secrets 😉
Anyway more good stuff; if it hadn’t been for RR I would never have been introduced to some great new (old) music.
Townes Van Zandt – <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rdm8LItAHs”>Lungs</a> (courtesy of exiledMan)
Jonathan Byrd – <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA2qfXsq9co”>The Law and the Lonesome</a> (thank you so much suzi, forever in your debt for this intro.)
The Grateful Dead – <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PekdeINQco”>Brown-Eyed Women</a> (chance for me to become a deadhead yet chris!)
Otis Gibbs – Twelve Men Dead in Sago (think this was from tinny, apologies if it wasn’t)
Friday night television music programme previews from TFD with obligatory margaritas 🙂
Many others but those are particular highlights.
From the Spill, Two Cow Garage and Micah Schnabel – <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4XsOCU_Z4w”>In Pacific Time</a> thanks tinny and for the Horrible Crowes (Brian Fallon is brilliant but this is becoming the tinny appreciation society!!), Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile I absolutely love this song blimpy (where have you been?).
The A to Z series has been brilliant (that tincanman gets everywhere); AIP’s miscellany, Maki’s Spanish indie, EOTWQ – so many great posts and new music.
Still don’t like the Stones, sorry amylee and struggle with most of shane’s ‘awesome’ tunes, though really enjoyed some and our lengthy discussion following my Guru stint.
Regrets: hearing ‘on-topic’ songs post the deadline, not having an A-List for Alter Bridge (their day will come), perhaps Creed as well. AIP going AWOL and still not being able to post a link properly 😦 Perhaps someone will get me a Link Tutorial for Dummies Guide for Christmas!
A song to sum up Readers Recommends – <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BFMM_BVviw”>Hard Habit to Break</a>