TITLE: Back in Jersey
DATE: 3/12/2005 03:17:00 PM
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.