jazzville skyline: ‘…the fame game…’

jazzville skyline
by rocky-o

“…the fame game…”

Well…well…well…time flies when we’re having fun…yes friends…it’s that time of year again…the announcement has been made for this year’s inductees into the ‘rock and roll hall of shame’…

But first…I would be remiss if I did not mention the passing of a present hall-of-famer, one of the best…the great singer/songwriter, Tom Petty, gone too soon from a heart attack…he was only 66 years old and will be missed…

And to possibly join Mr. Petty in the hall this time around are…

New inductees…Judas Priest…Kate Bush…Nina Simone…Sister Rosetta Tharpe…The Moody Blues…Radiohead… Eurythmics…Dire Straits…Rage Against The Machine…

Returning contenders include…J. Geils Band…The MC5…Rufus…Bon Jovi…
The Meters…Depeche Mode…LL Cool J…The Zombies…Link Wray…The Cars…

Now, the hall usually has a website set-up for the people to vote, and vote they do…but…does it really matter?…

Last year, Tupac was near the bottom of a very long voting list, yet he still made it in, where several acts near the top got slighted again…so…to rephrase the question…does anybody really care?…

The hall has had a history of inducting, not only acts that weren’t favorite choices of the voting audience, but also the wrong kinds of acts for a hall called ‘The ROCK AND ROLL hall of fame’…n’est pas?…

My top choices this year are actually pretty cool ones…Judas Priest because it’s about time some heavy metal got into the hall and nobody did it better…Kate Bush for her brilliance in combining a great sound with great sight…and Miss Nina Simone because, if you have to ask, you just don’t know…

So…now you know…


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