The Next Best Thing to a Ham Sandwich (a webpage by Jeff DePree)
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Note from 2020: This page is particularly inaccurate and embarrassing, and is only retained for purposes of historical preservation

I occasionally attempt to play guitar; unfortunately, the FCC has forbidden me from distributing any recordings because of a few isolated instances of insanity and/or self-removal of ears. I am of the opinion that 95% of good music was written in the 20 or so years before I was born; having reached perfection, rock has now receded into the dark ages with no renaissance in sight.

Here is the indisputable list of the best 5 songs of all time (I know, top 10 or top 100 would be more appropriate; I just got lazy - to tell you the truth, I really didn't put much thought into this all, pretty much just picked these out of a hat; leads me to wonder why I even have a "music" section at all - links or photos or something would probably make more sense).

  1. Hotel California - The Eagles
  2. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
  3. Dream On - Aerosmith
  4. Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  5. Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty

Top Bands

  1. Guns N' Roses
  2. Led Zeppelin
  3. Rolling Stones
  4. Tom Petty
  5. Aerosmith

Concerts Attended

  • America - Gainesville - 2004
  • Ozzfest (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest) - San Antonio - 2004
  • Styx/Peter Frampton - San Antonio - 2004
  • Allman Brothers - Raleigh - 2003
  • Santana - Raleigh - 2003
  • Bob Dylan - Cary - 2003
  • ZZ Top/Ted Nugent - Raleigh - 2003
  • Def Leppard - Raleigh - 2003