Monday, February 17, 2014

Four Very Important Questions

1. The Rolling Stones or The Beatles?

2. Johnny Cash or Elvis Presley?

3. Prince or Michael Jackson?

4. David Bowie or Elton John?

I just got back from a five-day trip to the American College Theatre Festival in Los Angeles. My buddy and I alternated driving the car and driving the radio. We shouted and howled, mumbling along to our favorite songs. We listened to so much good music, made by so many different people. I'm not sure how it ended up happening, but we came up with some really challenging questions for any music lover. Written above are those questions.

You can't pick both. You have to pick one and live with it. Which would you pick?


Andrew W said...

Another way to ask these questions is: "If you kept one and had to eliminate the other from existence (with all his work), who would you keep?" Sort of like "It's a Wonderful Life".

1) Easy - The Beatles. You lose most of Rock and Roll if they don't exist.

2) I was never really an Elvis guy, but you gotta respect his cultural influence. I guess I keep Johnny Cash.

3) Again, tough call. I can't imagine life without either one. Michael Jackson is kinda creepy, so I keep Prince. (but can I keep Captain Eo?)

4) David Bowie is cooler and I prefer the highlights from his career, but Elton John has had such a long career that I can't imagine the world without it.

Aaron said...

These are the correct answers.