Friday, April 19, 2013

A to Z Music Challenge - L is for Led Zeppelin, LL Cool J, Lady Gaga, Linkin Park, Lumineers, Avril Lavigne, Lita Ford, Lady Antebellum & Jerry Lee Lewis

L is for coughing up a lung, which is what I'm doing today. I made the mistake of thinking I could walk upright in the out of doors with the people today. I, clearly, was wrong. Here's L.

Led Zeppelin
Of course they are first. This is why. I'm not even going to say anything else.

LL Cool J
We aren't going to talk about that song you just released with Brad Paisley. No, we aren't. Let's pretend that never happened. Let's just imagine a world where you rapped in the 80s and 90s then stopped, mmmkay? Let's.

Lady Gaga
My youngest child is a little bit obsessed with her. Okay, more than a little. She's an all around performer, and considers her body to be part of the canvas she paints with. I appreciate her originality and love her relentless fight for equality. Even if she wears meat dresses and hatches from eggs sometimes. Put your paws up, baby.

Linkin Park
A rock band that came up just over the hill from where I was raised, they've been pretty consistent for over a decade now. I still laugh because every.single.time. this song comes on, one of the boys has to remind me that it was in Transformers. Yes, I know.

Yeah, they are new and no one has any idea if they'll stand the test of time. Yeah, they had that other song that was way more popular, but this one is better.

Avril Lavigne
She was young and edgy, dark and angry when she first hit the scene, barely a teenager. She spoke for all the girls who were pissed at the way boys treated them, at how fickle friends are, at being held back by other people, at the expectations society put on them. She is the punky pop princess, pink hair streaks and all.

Lita Ford
Singer, songwriter, front woman, and kickass guitar player. She proves that women can rock just as hard as men, and with better hair.

Lady Antebellum
One of the most popular country crossover groups, they've proven that country can definitely go mainstream. Just don't play that song ever again. I've only heard it a bajillion times. Just don't.

Jerry Lee Lewis
Though he's always had a fairly controversial personal life, his impact on music can't be denied.

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