Top Ten: Pearl Jam Songs

This is a VERY difficult list to create since every Pearl Jam song is amazing in its own right.. but I’ll give it a go!

  1. Brother from Ten (Redux)
  2. Satan’s Ben from Vitaliogy
  3. Animal from Vs
  4. Come Back from Pearl Jam
  5. Off He Goes from No Code
  6. Yellow Ledbetter from Lost Dogs
  7. Alive from Ten
  8. Better Man from Vitalogy
  9. Daughter from Vs.
  10. Even Flow from Ten

Interestingly enough, not all albums are represented in the above list. This was very difficult to compile.. there were a lot more songs I wanted to add!

Top Ten: American Idol Contestants

For quite a while now, I’ve been trying to figure out what I wanted to blog about on here since I post the family-types of things over at So I came up with an idea to post ‘top ten’ lists.. about anything. Fun, right? Well, hey.. I think so.

For my inaugural list, I’ve decided to start out with my top ten American Idol contestants.

  1. Brooke White. Best when at the piano. I love the Carly Simon vibe.
  2. George Huff. Good ol George. His happy, genuine performances were enjoyable. I’d love to see him release a cover album of Motown standards.
  3. Jason Castro. Unique style. His recordings of Jeff Buckley’s ‘Hallelujah’ and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s ‘Over the Rainbow’ are awesome.
  4. Allison Iraheta. Such a great voice at such a young age. I’m anxious to hear what her album sounds like.
  5. Kris Allen. The newest idol. What I liked about him was that he never swayed from his style. He never overdid his performances.
  6. Blake Lewis. Idol’s original risk taker. His rendition of Bon Jovi’s ‘Living on a Prayer’ was amazing.
  7. David Cook. He has that ‘it’ factor. Great voice, great presence. Very likable and humble.
  8. Carrie Underwood. Outstanding country singer with a somewhat cross-over feel to her. I have a feeling she’s going to be in the business for quite a while.
  9. Kelly Clarkson. The original. No list of this nature would be complete without her. It was really a toss-up between Kelly & Carrie, but Kelly won out since she was the first.
  10. Chris Daughtry. Best rocker to appear on the show. Monica and I saw him in Lubbock.. puts on a great show. His debut CD is one of the few CDs I can actually listen through in its entirety without skipping a track.