Greetings, Earthlings. A pleasure to meet you fine folks. I am new around these parts and anticipate getting to know each and every one of you and chat about some music.
I am sixty-three years old, live in Cocoa Beach, Florida, a recent widow, have five children and fifteen grandchildren. Some of my many interests are astronomy, astrophysics, sports, politics, history, film noirs and movies in general, fishing, the ocean and inhabitants, reading, traveling, poetry, classical literature and much more.
Then there is the music.
I am a huge music lover. My favorite genre of all-time is classical. I also am a huge fan of jazz, blues, classic rock, country, oldies, Motown and folk.
Some of my favorites are:
Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Handel, Chopin, Wagner, Haydn, Vivaldi, Brahms, Schubert, Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holliday, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Charlie Christian, Al di Meola, John McLaughlin, Buddy Rich, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Johnson, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker, Son House, Charley Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, Bessie Smith, Etta James, W.C. Handy, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Elmore James, Ma Rainey, Blind Blake, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Mark Knopfler, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, Bob Dylan, Yes, Eric Johnson, Rush, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Paul Simon, Janis Joplin, CSNY, CCR, Joni Mitchell, Chicago, Van Morrison, Queen, Sam Cooke, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Buddy Holly, The Who, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, etc...
My all-time favorite song is Requiem by Mozart. I have a great hour-long version that I can listen to all day.
My favorite musicians by instrument are as follows:
Guitarist - David Gilmour
Bassist - Charles Mingus
Drummer - Buddy Rich
Pianist (Modern) - Thelonius Monk
Trumpeter - Miles Davis
Saxophonist - John Coltrane