Junior’s List of Musicians Who Had Played the Most Joyous Music

(from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Arnold Spirit Jr. had a realization:

“I used to think the world was broken down by tribes. By black and white. By Indian and white. But I know this isn’t true. The world is only broken into two tribes:
The people who are assholes and the people who are not.”

After this, he felt like dancing and singing. His classmates who protested and defended him gave him hope. And then, he made lists of things that made him feel joy and this is one of them:

(He just listed the artists; I chose the songs.)

List of the Musicians Who Had Played the Most Joyous Music

1. Patsy Cline, his mother’s favorite

2. Hank Williams, his father’s favorite

3. Jimi Hendrix, his grandmother’s favorite

4. Guns N’ Roses, his big sister’s favorite

5. White Stripes, his favorite

Perhaps we should start making our own lists too. 🙂