I miss them all, but especially JC (Suntower), Bob Melanson, John Kennedy, Peter Yttegren (Nerg), ck, Tammo, MrGroove, number6 and many more. There are names I can’t remember now but would come back to me if I thought about for awhile.
Then, there a few gems who came and went that I don’t miss at all.
Regarding Favorite song (I like that better than “best”) there have been so many, but the two that stand out are:
“Lorraine” by Peter Yttegren
Any song that Mobius puts up (Haitian Skies; Guiding Star; the other one the chick sang on)
Some others that I fondly recall:
The Lenny and Onkel collab I think called “Brand New Day” – that song ROCKED
Onkel put up many great songs, not a clunker among them, but I’ve forgotten many of the names… but I always like “Slam the Door” and “Roll the Dice”
Also, many Pearldiver’s songs, but especially “My Rich Juliette” which fortunately we jammed on at the NYLGT
Also, too many Sherz songs to recall, but one that sticks out in my mind was “Dusty Road”
also a Mark Petruzzi song that sticks in my mind after all these years is “Susan in the Fall”
And I’m really just skimming the surface. I recall a song “Tag und Nacht” that was incredible; also John Kennedy posted many great country songs, although I don’t remember them. Tim Goodcare’s song “Rue St Catherine” I always loved. There was a collab that I believe Sherz wrote, surfer penned, and Wolf sang on that was incredible – what was that one again? I’d like to hear that again. also, Thomas Vogdt posted some wonderful tunes, but the one that sticks out was one he wrote with Anna Marie Borg – it was in French, had a nice accordian in it. I’d love to hear that one again, but AMB said it was possibly going to be released so they needed to remove it. Anybody remember that one, or where one could listen to it?
They’re not the best, but the two tunes that are closest to my heart were collabs I did. Actually, make that three. I only did these three collabs, but they are without question my three favorite songs of my own that I posted:
She Looks to You – written and sung by Kevin Evans, arrangement and backing by me
“She Comes Alive” lyrics by Surfer, music by me
and my all-time fav:
“Bring Back the Song” written by me and sung by the incomparable Hackenslash