Best Ever Rock Songs

 

By Dom Nozzi

The following are the top 100 kick-ass songs in rock music history.

Burn, by Deep Purple

Welcome to the Jungle, by Guns and Roses

Blue Moanin,’ by BTO

Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin

Green-Eyed Lady, by Sugarloaf

Mother Freedom, by Bread

Break Down the Barricades, by Toronto

Train Kept a Rollin’, by Aerosmith

Freebird, by Lynyrd Skynryd

Black Betty, by Ram Jam

Sin City, by AC/DC with Bonn Scott

Thunderstruck, by AC/DC with Brian Johnson

School’s Out, by Alice Cooper

Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, by Bad Company

I Want to Fly Away, by Lenny Kravitz

Rebel Yell, by Billy Idol

Girls, Girls, Girls, by Motley Crue

Rock and Roll Hootchie Coo, by Rick Derringer

Don’t Let Him Go, REO Speedwagon

Smokin’ in the Boys Room, Brownsville Station

Run to You, by Bryan Adams

Falling in Love, by The Scorpians

Radar Love, by The James Gang

Barracuda, by Heart

Hot on the Wheels of Love, by April Wine

Ballroom Blitz, by Sweet

Bang a Gong, by T. Rex

I Don’t Know, by Ozzy Osbourne

Over the Mountain, by Ozzy Osbourne

Don’t Call Us, by Sugarloaf

Road to Nowhere, by Talking Heads

Burning Down the House, by Talking Heads

Head First, by The Babys

Can’t Explain, by The Who

I Need to Know, by Tom Petty

Perfect Strangers, by Deep Purple

My Woman From Tokyo, by Deep Purple

Run to the Hills, by Iron Maiden

Detroit Rock City, by Kiss

Rock and Roll Singer, by AC/DCimages6

Crazy Train, by Ozzy Osbourne

Metal Health, by Quiet Riot

Aqualung, by Jethro Tull

I’d Love to Change the World, by 10 Years After

Honky Tonk Woman, by The Rolling Stones

Bloody Well Right, by Supertramp

Good Lovin’ Gone Bad, by Bad Company

Born to Be Wild, by Steppenwolf

Tush, by ZZ Top

Boys Are Back in Town, by Thin Lizzy

Magic Carpet Ride, by Steppenwolf

Burning Down the House, by Talking Heads

People Are Strange, by The Doors

I’ve Just Seen a Face, by The Beatles

Jail Break, by Thin Lizzy

No More Mr. Nice Guy, by Alice Cooper

Sunday Bloody Sunday, by U2

Don’t Tell Me You Love Me, by Night Ranger

Heard It on the X, by ZZ Top

Highway Star, by Deep Purple

Cocaine, by Eric Clapton

Miss America, by Styx

White Punks on Dope, by The Tubes

All Right Now, by Free

We’re an American Band, by Grand Funk Railroad

No Sugar Tonight, by The Guess Who

Locomotive Breath, by Jethro Tull

Mama Kin, by Aerosmith

Teacher, by Jethro Tull

Sweet Home Alabama, by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Green Grass and High Tides, by The Outlaws

Love Hurts, by Nazareth

Miss Misery, by Nazareth

Cinnamon Girl, by Neil Young

Snortin’ Whisky, Drinkin’ Cocaine, by Pat Travers

I Just Want to Celebrate, by Rare Earth

Under the Gun, by Aldo Nova

I’ll Drink to You, by Duke Jupiter

Coo Coo Coo Blues, by The Good Rats

Tasty, by The Good Rats

Strange Dreams, by Frank Marino

Will Follow You There, by Queen City Kids

Monte Carlo, by Mott

Stone Cold, by Rainbow

The Kid is Hot Tonight, by Loverboy

Turn It On, by Genesis

Wanna Be a Rock n Roll Star, by Eddie Money

I Like to Rock, by April Wine

Ah! Leah!, by Donnie Iris

ETI, by Blue Oyster Cult

Lorelei, by Styx

Hand Me Down World, by The Guess Who

Aeroplane, by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Rock the Cradle of Love, by Billy Idol

For What It’s Worth, by Buffalo Springfield

Devil Woman, by Cliff Richard

Round and Round, by Ratt

Knocking at Your Back Door, by Deep Purple

Immigrant Song, by Led Zeppelin

Season of the Witch, by Donovan

I urge you to email me (dom@walkablestreets.com) or leave a comment if you have a suggested addition or subtraction from this list. Or if you have any other thoughts about this list.

About

Each list in this blog contains my own personal opinions based on my personal experiences. I acknowledge that there may be a need to add or subtract from these lists (or to create a new subject list), and I welcome such suggestions. The lists are not ordered from higher to lower quality. Each list is a work in progress.

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Best-Ever Ski Quotes, Sayings, Phrases

By Dom Nozzi

The following is my personal ranking of the best ever quotes, sayings, and phrases regarding skiing. They are comments that are commonly heard on a ski lift chair.

Each of these have become an important part of our cultural lexicon. They are therefore endlessly repeated by others.

I acknowledge that there are many wonderful lines or phrases that are not on this list. Please let me know if there are others I should add.

Best-Ever Ski Quotes, Sayings, Phrases

There’s no waiting for friends on a powder day.

While the skier denied that he lost his skis and poles in the fall, everyone that saw it knew that in reality his fall was a classic yard sale.

Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads.

Gotta use your brain, it’s the most important part of your equipment.  ~Kevin Andrews and Warren Miller, Extreme SkiingDom at Mt Bachelor3 OR Feb 2012.JPG

The sensual caress of waist deep cold smoke…. glory in skiing virgin snow, in being the first to mark the powder with the signature of their run.  ~Tim Cahill

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.  ~Steven Wright

Traverse: One of two ways to stop while skiing.  Tree: The other method.

Snow: a form of precipitation that usually occurs three weeks prior to and the morning of your departure from your ski vacation.

If you aren’t crashing, you aren’t skiing.

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough…. I now realize that the small hills you see on ski slopes are formed around the bodies of forty-seven-year-olds who tried to learn snowboarding.  ~Dave Barry

Faster, faster ’til the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

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Every turn is a sign of fear. [Or] Turning is a sign of weakness. [Or] To turn is to admit defeat. [Or] There are only two reasons to turn: Fear and boredom.

If you want a good taste of powder, you’ve got to eat some.

One nun to another — They say it is the second best thing!!!

Powder — Like trying to explain sex to a virgin

If you feel you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough

Ski fast enough and the trees will jump out of your way.

Fear and pain are temporary, regret is forever

 

I urge you to email me (dom@walkablestreets.com) or leave a comment if you have a suggested addition or subtraction from this list. Or if you have any other thoughts about this list.

About

Each list in this blog contains my own personal opinions based on my personal experiences. I acknowledge that there may be a need to add or subtract from these lists (or to create a new subject list), and I welcome such suggestions. The lists are not ordered from higher to lower quality. Each list is a work in progress.

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Words: Best Ever

By Dom Nozzi

The following words are my favorite words of all time. They are fun to say, feel good rolling off my tongue, or convey entertaining concepts. I therefore use the following words whenever I have an opportunity.

Abomination

Accessible

Accessorize

Aesthetics

Agglomeration

Agony

Ambiance

Amble

Amore

Anathema

Apocalypse

Arrivederci

Audacity

Avalanche

Backlash

Bamboozle

Blight

Bliss

Brazen

Breast

Brouhaha

Bungalow

Calming

Cascade

Cataclysmic

Charisma

Clandestine

Come

Comforting

Conniption

Connoisseur

Convenienced

Convivial

Cornucopia

Crave

Curmudgeon

Decadence

Debacle

Disastrous

Disingenuous

Dollop

Douche

Dystopia

Ecstasy

Effervescence

Effusive

Eloquence

Elucidate

Embezzle

Engulf

Enigma

Epiphany

Equilibrium

Equinox

Escapade

Espionage

Euphoria

Eviscerate

Evocative

Exemplify

Facetious

Faux pas

Feral

Flaccid

Fond

Fucking

Gargoyle

Gigantism

Glisten

Globule

Gluten

Guacamole

Gullible

Happiest

Hideous

Homeostasis

Honey

Horrendous

Hot

Hubris

Human-scaled

Hyperbole

Hypnotic

Hysteria

Idiosyncrasy

Impervious

Incognito

Induced

Inimical

Insatiable

Insidious

Jovial

Kaleidoscope

Kissing

Lecherous

Livable

Loath

Locust

Lollapalooza

Low-speed

Loving

Lust

Lynchpin

Machiavellian

Masculine

Memorable

Milquetoast

Misanthrope

Moist

Moron

Muscular

Myopic

Nefarious

Nemesis

Nihilistic

Nuance

Obfuscate

Oblivion

Odious

Omnipotent

Omniscience

Ooze

Panacea

Paraphernalia

Peculiar

Penchant

Penetrate

Permeable

Perplexed

Platitude

Plausible

Plethora

Plummet

Plunge

Polliwog

Polyamorous

Pompous

Pregnant

Prego

Preposterous

Pretentious

Pussy

Puttanesca

Puzzled

Quagmire

Quintessential

Quiver

Ramble

Ravenous

Rendezvous

Repellant

Resplendent

Rewarding

Ricochet

Rippling

Ruin

Sanctimonious

Satiated

Satisfying

Scuppernong

Serendipity

Shameless

Sliding

Slip

Slow

Snuggling

Sociability

Soft

Solitude

Sophomoric

Spectacular

Spooning

Steamy

Stunning

Suboptimize

Suckle

Summiting

Superfluous

Supple

Tadpole

Tenacious

Titillating

Tradition

Tryst

Ubiquitous

Vertigo

Vicarious

Vista

Volatile

Voluptuous

Volatile

Walkable

Wanderlust

Wanton

Wherewithal

Whimsical

Whispering

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Each list in this blog contains my own personal opinions based on my personal experiences. I acknowledge that there may be a need to add or subtract from these lists (or to create a new subject list), and I welcome such suggestions. The lists are not ordered from higher to lower quality. Each list is a work in progress.

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Best Things in My Life

By Dom Nozzi

My parents and siblings

Glade/Tree skiing in fresh, deep powder

Hiking the Rockies Dom enters the stunning cathedral of the Rockies. Long's Peak, a 14,000-ft summit Dom climbed the yr before, looms above him Aug 3, 2014 hike to Shelf Lake RMNP

Scuba diving

Kissing

Spooning and cuddling

Homemade pasta (especially gnocchi

Living in Boulder CO

Sex

Reading

Writing

Good friends

Crowded parties

Bicycling

Giving a public speech

Walking

Slow and historic and charming streets

Dancing

Kayaking

Snowshoeing

A delicious red Italian wine

Fond memories

My dogs

New urbanism

Humor and laughter

Holding hands

Facebook

Music

Fitness and health

A clear blue sky

A clear night sky with a full moon

Spending time with the most important person in my life

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Best Books I Read in 2014

By Dom Nozzi

The following books are the best books I read in 2014. They are books that influenced how I see the world, and many are the books I most refer back to in conversations with others.

And they certainly inspired me, through the sheer intellectual enjoyment of reading them at the time, to read voraciously in a never-ending search for further epiphanies.

Christianity is Not Great: How Faith Fails, by Loftus, John

Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, by Risen, James

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It, by Leslie, Ian

Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance, by Chomsky, Noam

Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World, by Chomsky, Noam

What We Say Goes: Conversations on US Power in a Changing World, by Chomsky, Noam

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State, by Greenwald, GlennNo_Place_to_Hide,_Edward_Snowden,_the_NSA,_and_the_U.S._Surveillance_State

Chomsky and Dershowitz: On Endless War and the End of Civil Liberties, by Friel, Howard

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bryson, Bill

Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, by Kinzer, Stephen

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better, by Thompson, Clive

Arrest-Proof Yourself, by Carson, Dale

One Summer: America, 1927, by Bryson, Bill

Goliath: Life & Loathing in Greater Israel, by Blumenthal, Max            ________________________________________________________

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Best Books I Read in 2013

By Dom Nozzi

The following books are the best books I read in 2013. They are books that influenced how I see the world, and many are the books I most refer back to in conversations with others.

And they certainly inspired me, through the sheer intellectual enjoyment of reading them at the time, to read voraciously in a never-ending search for further epiphanies.

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design, Montgomery, by Charles

God’s Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis, by Hickman, Tom

The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives & Culture, by Ray, Darrel

Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, by Scahill, Jeremy

The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America, by Domke, David and Kevin Coe

Drone Warfare: Killing By Remote Control, by Benjamin, Medea

Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father — And How We Can Fix It, by Goldhill, David

Who Stole the American Dream?, by Smith, Hedrick

Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, by Speck, JeffWalkable-City-cover_233_4839

Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, & Why Universities Won’t Admit It, by Sander, Richard & Stuart Taylor          ________________________________________________________

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Best Books I Read in 2012

By Dom Nozzi

The following books are the best books I read in 2012. They are books that influenced how I see the world, and many are the books I most refer back to in conversations with others.

And they certainly inspired me, through the sheer intellectual enjoyment of reading them at the time, to read voraciously in a never-ending search for further epiphanies.

The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb: And the Architecture of an American Myth, by Alperovitz, Gar

What’s the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, by Frank, Thomas

Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy & the Future of Environmentalism, by Zehner, Ozzie

Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline…and the Rise of a New Economy, by Gross, Daniel

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, by Haidt, Jonathan

The Emergency State: America’s Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs, by Unger, David

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, by Maddow, Rachel

Between a Rock and a Hard Place, by Ralston, Aron

Reasonable Atheism: A Moral Case for Respectful Atheism, by Aikin Scott & Robert Talisse

Manufacturing Hysteria, by Feldman, Jay

Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, & the Culture of Sex, by Schalet, Amy9780226736198

The United States of Fear, by Engelhardt, Tom

Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy, and Urban Sprawl, by Blais, Pamela

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, by Klein, Naomi                      ________________________________________________________

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