I’m doing a Top Five harmonica solos list. I’ve got six candidates. I’m sitting there for minutes trying to decide what to strip, and then it hit me: this isn’t any fucking fun at all. That might be it for my Top Five series. It had one post. Top Five songs about cats. That was a case where I sat down and made a list of the first five “good enough” songs about cats that I could come up with off the top of my head. So I was building a list, rather than stripping one down. I’ve been working on this harmonica solos list for at least a month now. (I mean, not constantly. Here and there.) But that’s exactly the wrong approach, it seems. The problem creeped in when I Googled it yesterday, or whenever it was. Gave me too many candidates. If I can just strip out the one I found on Google, that gives me five. A list which is my top five. Not Google’s. I’m not saying these are the five best. I’m saying these are the first five that come to mind. Maybe I should change the category to First Five? Nah, Top Five sounds better. Besides, in a very real way, the first five are the top five.
So here they are.
What Would You Say – Dave Matthews Band – https://youtu.be/7gXuYFih6Y8
Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness) – Donovan – https://youtu.be/_BiuwZ67Sq0
Bring It On Home – Led Zeppelin – https://youtu.be/pAO0ib8a0dU
Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Led Zeppelin – https://youtu.be/gqQelCIGYMI
Times Of Trouble – Temple Of The Dog – https://youtu.be/ByMmIdAsumE