Ashley over at Neoncinema.org is having a 10-day blog challenge and I decided to give it a try. Here is my Day 1 submission.
Day 1: What is your favorite band? Why? What are some of your favorite songs by them?
This one is hard for me because I have two favorite bands. The first one is The Beatles. Even though I listened to them off and on growing up (thanks to my parents), they did not become my favorite until I started dating my husband. He was big into The Beatles (especially John Lennon) and every song he played of theirs I loved. I could listen to them for hours and never skip over a song. My husband and I even married on John Lennon’s death date (December 8th) and played nothing but songs by The Beatles (or John Lennon) during the wedding and receptionist; and our first dance was to John Lennon’s version of Only You. Now a days, I do not listen to them as much as I use to but they will always be my favorite band.
The Ramones are tied with The Beatles as my favorite band. The Ramones captured my heart back in 1994 when I was barely 14. When I heard their song I Wanna Be Sedated, I was instantly memorized by their fast guitar riffs and lyrics that sucked me in. I could not get enough of them and always had them playing in my headphones. Johnny was/is my favorite member. I prefer Dee Dee over CJ on bass and Marky over Tommy on drums. My all-time favorite song from The Ramones is Judy is a Punk. I was crushed when Joey passed in 2001 and then Dee Dee followed suit in 2002. When I learned that Johnny lost his battle with cancer in 2004, I was not only saddened by the fact that he left this earth but also because one more king from the kings of punk was gone forever.