For some unknown reason on Saturday morning I turned the TV over to the a Top 40 Hit List music video show. It was no surprise that there was scantly dressed woman rubbing up against men whilst ‘singing’. This is what popular music has come to. Sex and image. Cue Nicki Minaj – Super Bass. Oh and I’m always so inspired by such outstanding lyrics notably from Christina Perri “Your gonna catch a cold from the ice in your soul”…..outstanding and inspirational.

Whilst I’m not pulling out my hair listening to the best classic songs of 2011, I listen to music. Like with instruments and words and shit.

Bob Dylan – New Morning
Gillian Welch – The Harrow and the Harvest
Stephen Stills – Manassas
Willie Nelson – The Red Headed Stranger

Disclaimer: Yes I’m a grumpy old bastard.