Joseph here, and I’m back with another Six Degrees!
One of the requests made for a Six Degrees post was to link an artist from the 60s to a current artist of today. Now, that request was quite open-ended because no artists were actually specified. To make the task easier, I had to work backward in time. The list is presented from oldest to latest, sorta.
Hey gang, it’s Joseph, yet again, presenting another Friday Five. This time, we’re going to cover the Monkees throughout the decades. Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones were the founding members.
Recently, Mary did a Friday Five covering drummers.
Now, everyone has their own Top Five or Top Ten List of various things. Mary mentioned that I should cover bassists (because I am a bass player). Well, I thought about a Top Five List, but, like I said, everyone has one of those, and I tend to think differently. So I decided that I would do a list of underrated bassists, instead.
Today we're going to show a little love to the drummers.
While these guys don't always get the light shown on them, they are an important part of a band. The primary function of the drummer is to "keep time" or provide a steady tempo and rhythmic foundation. However, in other musical styles, such as world, jazz, classical, and electronica, the function of a drummer is often shifted from "time keeper" to soloist, whereby the main melody becomes the rhythmic development generated by the drummer or percussionist.
No. This post is NOT about the recent election. This is NOT a political blog. This is a blog about music and artists and the stories behind them. These guys just happen to call themselves The Presidents of the United States of America. They are sometimes referred to as PUSA, The Presidents, or PotUSA.
Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song
and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite
and reason for the way you voted in the comments section.
The Battles take place on or around the 1st and 15th of each month, and the
results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st. As I only post
Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, the posting date will be closest to
those dates as possible.
The other blogs participating
in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different
songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a
moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their
battles. There are some really good battles going on!