The Poetry Question

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QOTD – October 10 – The Musical Roller Coaster

I spend too much time thinking about musical “Top 5” lists.

Top 5 jazz artists before 1960: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Thelonius Monk, Art Blakley

Top 5 contemporary pop artists under 21 who will have careers lasting longer than 10 years: Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Lordes, Jayden Smith, Earl Sweatshirt

Top 5 under-appreciated singer / songwriters with a dark, romantic twist: David Ramirez, Matthew Mayfield, Gregory Alan Isakov, Denison Witmer, William Fitzsimmons

Top 5 artists to listen to while coping with writers block: Miles Davis, Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, Drake, DJ Quick

Poetry and music – even music without lyrics – are so closely tied, that I don’t question whether or not this QOTD works.

QUESTION OF THE DAY:

What are your Top 5 most powerful morning anthems?

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

One comment on “QOTD – October 10 – The Musical Roller Coaster

  1. Cassidee M
    October 21, 2013

    1. Through the Fire and Flames by Dragonforce
    2. Honey and the Bee by Owl city
    3. Closer by Tegan and Sara
    4. Awaken by Dethklok
    5. Ain’t it Fun by Paramore
    These are all songs that just put me in a happy or confident mood and ready me for the day.

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