I think that when I was a kid and was first trying to write music, I would sit at a really nice piano and write what I thought of as classical pieces, although they weren't really. They were instrumental.
I couldn't fit all the bands that I wanted to on that original list and I'm not going to change it now. But I do want to acknowledge a band that deserves way more attention and respect for their creative consistency, originality and quantity of unforgettable songs and remarkable lyrics.
Your musical past and future both await you this week. Witness Robbie Robertson and Ray Davies, who are keeping classic rock dreams alive. Then behold the Ravonettes and the Kills, who are bringing new ones to life.