AUTHOR: Beth TITLE: Back in Jersey DATE: 3/12/2005 03:17:00 PM ----- BODY:
The drive was not as uneventful as the last. Through southern Connecticut and into New York there were several guys who drove as if they got extra points for how many other drivers they took out on their way down the highway. I would like to triumphantly report that every one of them, according to bumper stickers and / or hats worn, was a Yankees fan. Anyways, I got this from Sheila just now; normally this isn't necessarily the kind of thing I'd find time to post while visiting but I was outraged--OUTRAGED! at the omissions. It's a meme making the rounds that lists the albums you should have heard before you die. You are to put the ones you have heard in bold and suggest three more. I could suggest a LOT more than three, but I'll attempt to rein in my outrage and follow directions. The albums you should have listened to before you die Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles London Calling - The Clash Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers Think Tank - Blur This is Hardcore - Pulp Moon Safari - Air Elastica - Elastica heard it, hated it Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols OK Computer - Radiohead The Kiss of Morning - Graham Coxon Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars - David Bowie The Wall - Pink Floyd Setting Sons - The Jam America Beauty - The Grateful Dead Toxicity - System of a Down WHAT?!?!? Train a Comin’ - Steve Earle Folksinger - Phranc Come From the Shadows - Joan Baez Bat out of Hell - Meatloaf The River - Bruce Springsteen The Very Best of Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading Copperhead Road - Steve Earle Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits Outside - David Bowie Passionoia - Black Box Recorder Version 2.0 - Garbage Too Young To Die (Greatest Hits) - St. Etienne The Complete Recordings - Robert Johnson Absolution - Muse Kind of Blue - Miles Davis Gringo Honeymoon - Robert Earl Keen Buena Vista Social Club - Ry Cooder, Buena Vista Social Club Gipsy Kings - Cantos de Amor Passion: Music from The Last Temptation of Christ - Peter Gabriel Medusa - Annie Lennox The Road To Ensenada - Lyle Lovett Nevermind - Nirvana The Eminem Show - Eminem Mermaid Avenue - Wilco and Billy Bragg Okay. So we're going to mention some friggin thing by "The Jam" and we're NOT going to mention Metallica's Black Album? Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral? Are you kidding me with not mentioning Smashing Pumpkins' Gwish? Blues Traveler's Four? Tori Amos' Little Earthquakes, if not also Under the Pink and Boys for Pele? Marilyn Manson's Portrait of an American Family? Johnny Cash, Live at Fulsom Prison? Nirvana Unplugged in New York? Ani Difranco's Living in Clip? Okay. I was not able to keep to three, and I could go on. But Jesus Christ. You people have NO TASTE! Anyway, it's about 3:30 pm, so it's probably time for us to get going. Three-thirty was early, though, for a Saturday back in the Umass days. Man, I miss Heather.
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