So it’s Friday, eh? Post your random ten list accordingly.
This entry was posted by AMR on Friday, September 28th, 2012, at 6:35 am and is filed under Friday Music Day categories. It is one of 131 entries by the author.
123 LTEs written in response to Friday Music Day: September 28, 2012
‘Southern Nights’ -- Glen Campbell
‘So Far Away’ -- Dire Straits
‘Moods for Moderns’ -- Elvis Costello & the Attractions
‘Sweet Child O Mine’ -- Guns N Roses
‘Groovy Movies’ -- The Kinks
‘Sussidio’ -- Phil Collins
‘Walk on the Ocean’ -- Toad the Wet Sprocket
‘Son of a Preacher Man’ -- Dusty Springfield
‘Sweetest Thing’ -- U2
‘Badlands’ -- Bruce Springsteen
If it wasn’t for #s 5 and 6 this would be a rad list shoo in.
#6 makes this a rad list
But #4 disqualifies it.
I would say #5 disqualifies it with extreme prejudice.
Crap I can’t count today. I mean #s 6 and 7 with #6 disqualifying with extreme prejudice. I apologize to The Kinks for even talking about them and Phil Collins in the same sentence.
I was wondering what you had against the kinks.
‘Sussidio’ is a song I should loathe, but I dont.
So, kind of the opposite of the discussion below.
I can’t count either. #7 makes it a rad list.
You scared the crap out of me there, Runner.
Not random. Brought to you by the letter “B”
Behind the Fool -- Del Amitri
Belated Promise Ring -- Iron & Wine
Better Now -- Vespers
Better That We Break -- Maroon 5
Beverly Hills -- Weezer
Bicentennial Man -- Black Lips
Birmingham -- Drive By Truckers
Birthday -- Beatles
Birthday Boy -- Drive By Truckers
Bitter Sweet Symphony -- The Verve
I’m a fan of Drive By Truckers…Saw the show where they opened for Petty at the Xcel back in 2010 and they absolutely killed it. They’re not mentioned in the 2nd link, but that was a more accurate apprisal of the show than the first one.
Southern Rock Opera has become the most played album in my collection.
1. The Field “Then It’s White” Looping State of Mind
2. Meat Puppets “Lantern” Lollipop
3. A Winged Victory for the Sullen “Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears” A Winged Victory for the Sullen
4. Ice Cube “Say Hi to the Bad Guy” The Predator
5. Tricky “Overcome (2009 Remix)” Maxinquaye -- Bonus Disc
6. Peter Tosh “Heavy Razor (Shajahshoka Dub)” Equal Rights (Legacy Edition)
7. Oval “Commerce Server” 94diskont
8. The Field “Good Things End” From Here We Go Sublime
9. Meat Puppets “Severed Goddess Head (Live)” Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, 11-10-2007
T. Andy Stott “Submission” We Stay Together
E. Stars of the Lid “Articulate Silences part 2” … And Their Refinement of the Decline
01. In Flames -- “Episode 666″, Whoracle
02. Corrosion of Conformity -- “Long Whip/Big America”, Wiseblood
03. Cage -- “Darker Than Black”, Darker Than Black
04. Slayer -- “Jesus Saves”, Reign in Blood
05. Iced Earth -- “Vengance is Mine”, Dark Saga
06. Devil in the Kitchen -- “Heather’s Concussion”, Wizard’s Walk
07. Cage -- “I am the King”, Hell Destroyer
08. Mastodon -- “Hearts Alive”, Leviathan
09. Annihilator -- “Bloodbath”, Criteria for a Black Widow
10. Epica -- “Delerium”, Requiem for the Indifferent
1. R.E.M. -- “King of Comedy” -- Monster
2. Arcade Fire -- “No Cars Go” -- Neon Bible
3. Modest Mouse -- “Lives” -- The Moon & Antarctica
4. Atmosphere -- “Jason” -- Seven’s Travels
5. Belle & Sebastian -- “To Be Myself Completely” -- The Life Pursuit
6. They Might Be Giants -- “She’s an Angel” -- A User’s Guide to TMBG
7. Bloc Party -- “Compliments” -- Silent Alarm
8. Weather Report -- “Birdland” -- Ken Burns’s Jazz*
9. Radiohead -- “Motion Picture Soundtrack” -- Kid A
10. John Legend & the Roots -- “Humanity (Love the Way It Should Be)” -- Wake Up!
B. The New Pornographers -- “Crash Years” -- Crash Years
*This was one of the staples of the GW band at basketball games for some reason
1. Hold Me Tight — The Beatles
2. Happy Jack — The Who
3. Party Stomp — The Gear Daddies
4. Coming Your Way — Fleetwood Mac
5. Lovely Rita — The Beatles
6. True Love — Patsy Cline
7. Take it Off — Alex Chilton
8. At Home He’s a Tourist — Gang of Four
9. Downer — Nirvan
10. Don’t Cry No Tears — The Wedding Present
Bonus: Just a Memory — Elvis Costello
Ever since last week’s Built to Spill show, I haven’t been able to get away from the 19 minute live version of Broken Chairs. Here’s a 22 minute version if you’re interested:
Are you counting the amount of time it takes the boys to tune up?
btw, this version isn’t as good as the 19 minute version on their live album nor the 15 minute version I saw at First Avenue.
* Territorial Pissings -- Surfer Blood -- Newermind: A Tribute Album
* Stay -- Suicide Machines -- Steal This Record
* Helpless -- Neil Young -- Live at Massey Hall 1971
* Song for a Warrior -- Swans -- The Seer
* Brain Damage -- Pink Floyd -- Dark Side of the Moon
* Numb -- Portishead -- Dummy
* Unfinished Love -- Giant Sand -- Long Stem Rant
* Narayan -- The Prodigy -- Fat of the Land
* Mr. Rogers -- Korn -- Life is Peachy
* Wax Worship -- Pontiak -- Maker
1. Bad Moon Rising -- CCR -- The Long Road Home
2. Oblivious -- Aztec Camera -- High Land, Hard Rain
3. Cockeye’s Song -- Ennio Morricone -- Once Upon a Time in America
4. I Wanna Be Adored -- Stone Roses -- The Stone Roses
5. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) -- Bob Marley -- Natty Dread
6. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) -- George Harrison -- Let It Roll Songs of George Harrison
7. (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 -- Mel Torme -- The Velvet Fog
8. Cherry Oh Baby -- Eric Donaldson -- The Story of Jamaican Music
9. Valse Hot -- Sonny Rollins -- Ken Burns Jazz
10. The Left Hand of God -- Charlie Haden Quartet West -- Now Is the Hour
B. Let My Love Open the Door -- Pete Townshend -- The Best of Pete Townshend
Who’s in Charlie Haden’s quartet? I love his work with Pat Metheny
Charlie Haden -- bass
Ernie Watts -- sax
Alan Broadbent -- piano
Larance Marable -- drums
1. “Machete” -- Moby -- Play
2. “E-Pro” -- Beck -- Guero
3. “Silence” -- Gomez -- Split The Difference
4. “Sing, Sing, Sing” -- Benny Goodman
5. “Straight Tequila Night” -- John Anderson -- Seminole Wind
6. “Go Daddy-O” -- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -- Americana Deluxe
7. “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” -- Jayhawks -- Smile
8. “Rich Woman” -- Robert Plant & Alison Krauss -- Raising Sand
9. “Memphis, Tennessee” -- Johnny Rivers -- At The Whisky à Go-Go
10. “Father Of Mine” -- Everclear -- So Much For The Afterglow
Bonus: “Cajun Folk Songs Mvt.I” -- Frank Ticheli
x2Bonus: “Mistadobalina” -- Del Tha Funkee Homosapien -- I Wish My Brother George Was Here
2. Honestly? I don’t really care for Beck all that much.
3. Or Gomez for that matter. Lots of people told me I’d like them based on other stuff I like, but I really just don’t.
4. Ahh, that feels good.
5. Ouch, that doesn’t.
6. There was a time in my life when I got pretty into swing. Like I went swing dancing a couple times a month for a year, and then periodically after that, and bought a BBVD CD. But that’s it. Anyway, that was more than a decade ago. Separated by time, I can still appreciate what BBVD does.
10. I know some people hate Everclear, since they’re really just that whatever, over-produced ’90′s pop rock thing. But I enjoy the heck out a few of their songs. This is one of ‘em.
B1: Played this one in high school band. Frank Ticheli probably composed about a third of what we played.
B2: Just downloaded this one after meaning to get it for a long time. Yay.
I like how you seem to be live blogging your FMD list.
Also E-Pro is a cool song.
Yeah, “E-Pro” is one of his only songs in my collection. And I like the commentary too. Not sure if you’re snarking or serious, but I always appreciate when folks provide commentary on some of their tracks.
Beck has some cool stuff. Some of it is masturbatory, but lots of it is top notch.
A friend of mine dumped Beck’s entire discography into my music folder a few years back. I didn’t care for it much at first, but I’ve come around quite a bit. It’s kind of a weird experience taken out of context, though, since that seems to be important for his music.
Go for the Mellow Gold, stay for the One Foot in the Grave.
I can leave so much of the rest behind.
Oh, there’s some great b-sides on the Loser and Beercan singles.
Basically, I think he stopped being awesome when he wasn’t recording to 4-track tape in his garage (or up with Calvin Johnson).
dude, sea change…
dude, sea change…
This, like a million times.
really? tell me two songs to start with. The last album i bought was Mutations.
start with the first track and move on from there.
I love seeing “Mistadobalina” make a FMD list.
Yeah, that deserves heavy props.
Got the rest of the album, Phil?
I bought it on used cassette from Ernie Novembers in Kato.
Had only heard his work with Dino Jr, and was quite surprised to hear a cartoon version of Ice Cube’s Predator.
There was a time in my life when I got pretty into swing.
that was an amusing fad.
Fad? Isn’t Brian Setzer still doing it?
I also still own several skinny ties, so I am hip.
Yeah, it feels weird to say I got into it, because the whole time everyone knew it was a fad (or at least I did), so it was really just something fun for a while, more than a thing I was into. But still, for the purposes of FMD, it worked to say it.
You were money and you didn’t even know it.
Speaking of irrational hate…
but now he’s all growns up.
I still pull out swing moves I learned in Morris at weddings and whatnot…can’t help myself. The only other dances I know are the “Electric Slide”, “Chicken Dance”, “Hokey Pokey” and a really bad Michael Jackson imitation.
This is true. It was clearly a fad as we went along with it. It was retro and fun and the only reason I know how to dance anything, but it wasn’t like a permanent lifestyle, or something that was “here to stay.”
Re: Everclear But I enjoy the heck outa fewof their songs. This isone of ‘emit.
I went through an Everclear phase. We usually put it into garbage-can punch.
My dad had (still has) a bottle of something that was generic Everclear. It just said “Grain Alcohol.” 180 or 190 proof. I’d sneak small bits out from time to time to burn (never put it to my lips).
So yesterday The Current did a 9:30 Coffee Break (half-hour of requests on a specific theme they designate) with a theme of “songs you irrationally hate.” Unfortunately it devolved, as the 9:30 Coffee Break so often does, into being an opportunity for the morning hosts to please themselves. Rather than irrational hate, they picked songs they hated “for a reason,” and almost universally that reason was “it was popular when I was getting into music in the ’80′s (for the male host) or the ’90′s (for the female host).”
Ticked me off that it was just them grinding their own axes (and the axes of the people who happened to agree with them), while ignoring the actual topic of “irrational” hate, and exploring more variety.
Anyway, I’m curious about irrational hate songs for the WGOM crowd.
I’ll kick it off with “Little Lion Man” by Mumford and Sons. Dislike the band, hate the song.
Anything… wait ANYTHING… wait ANYTHING!!!!! by the Dave Matthews Band. I’m wondering if there’s a way I could make that bigger and more powerful.
Also, Tuneyards makes me instantly change the station. Bon Iver makes me quickly find anything else. I’m still thinking of actual songs, though.
Ooh, “Walking Far From Home” by Iron and Wine grates on me (and I actually like quite a bit of their stuff).
I’m not sure hating DMB is irrational, though. After sitting through a wedding many years ago featuring a DMB cover band, its a perfectly legitimate opinion to have.
DM is pretty full of himself, but yeah, I’d say it’s irrational — at least the “anything” part.
DM is pretty full of himself
Nobody’s ever explained to me how that makes music worse. The majority of musicians, famous or no, are full of themselves. I’ve known a lot of them.
I know very little about DM himself, I just irrationally hate his music. I was treated like a pariah when I arrived on the East Coast and didn’t worship at the alter of his crap.
so, your hatred is fueled by antisocial animus. I’d say that that is rational. Fial.
Nah, I hated his music long before I got to the East Coast. It just reinforced my hatred more and more.
DMB used to be there for me. I no longer hate them, though I still usually change the station since there’s almost always something better on.
Anything… wait ANYTHING… wait ANYTHING!!!!! by the Dave Matthews Band.
Man, you just need to relax and get into the jam, bro.
He might also need to hike up his skirt a little more.
As I was driving around running some errands, Bon Iver popped on The Current. The station was changed immediately. Also, I forgot that it’s not a song, but there is nothing I irrationally hate hearing more on the radio than Brian Oake. I never listen to his station, yet still he somehow manages to sneak up from time to time. I’ve hated him since Zone 105 was a thing and his continued employment as a radio personality is a black mark on the Twin Cities cultural scene.
I hated him too, until I caught his Sunday night hour of independent and imported music. I’m guessing he’s the radio personality who doesn’t even have his own station programmed into his car radio.
Oh Lord, I could have a blog dedicated solely to this topic.
Besides the aforementioned DMB, anything by the Walkmen comes immediately to mind. That Shins album Wincing the Night Away for some reason really burns me. I think it’s because it got so much hype and people really liked it and I have given it numerous chances and I. just. don’t. get. it. Ooh. Bon Iver. That’s a another band that has done nothing for me except for making me very sleepy.
Speaking of making me very sleepy… Iron and Wine has some real cool songs that I just love but the most of their catalog should have a label warning about not using heavy equipment while listening or combining listening and alcohol for fear of going into a coma.
Walkmen doesn’t rise to hate for me, but I get what you’re saying. Bon Iver and Iron and Wine too.
I enjoy about half of that Shins album, but I can see it not working for people.
Sufjan Stevens -- Come on Feel the Illinois album. No idea why I don’t like him. He just makes me angry when I hear him. Maybe it was a mood I was in when I first heard the song. But no clue why I hate every song on that album.
Oh yeah! I forgot about that one. Bingo.
I would agree totally with Illinoise except for Chicago. That song is great. The rest: yuck!
I love Sufjan, but while that Purfume Genius guy might sound a fair bit like him at times, he bothers me to no end. He actually works great as an example.
Melissa Etheridge. Angry women singing annoys me.
If you can give a reason, is it “irrational”?
I think there can be irrational reasons. They’re just reasons that have nothing to do with the music. Like “I hate music by people named Clyde.”
But does anyone dislike a song for reasons like that? ‘Angry Woman Music’ is practically a genre. ‘Songs by people named Clyde’ is so… random.
I was thinking more along the lines of “even though it’s probably the greatest song ever and all that, I hate the song ‘Imagine’ for reasons I can’t possibly explain.”
Also, while it’s unlikely to be a particularly popular opinion, the preceeding example is wholly true. I love the piano, the sentiment is fine with me, but every time I hear it, I want to dig up Lennon and give him a punch in the face.
Yeah, you’re probably right. I mean, part of why I hate “Little Lion Man” is because it’s popular. Hating something because other people like it is pretty irrational, but other than that, you’re probably not going to find too many “Clyde” reasons.
Right, but Little Lion Man is as good an irrational example as any, because even though you hate it because it’s popular (much like I do with Mariah Carey), you don’t hate every single popular song ever.
For example, I hate a lot of overplayed popular music, but “Hey Ya” and “Crazy” are two of my favorite songs from the last ten years. I would be hard pressed to find two more overplayed songs.
I’m pro Mumford & Sons, but I can see how a single lyric in a first hit can annoy you. When I first hear “I and Love and You” I was so infuriated by the idiocy of the lyrics that I thought I was going to absolutely despise the Avett Brothers. It turns out, I like pretty much all of their stuff except that song.
I also think all of Mumford’s stuff sounds the same. It’s not even particularly good banjo as near as I can tell, it’s just banjo really quietly and then really really loud. I hate them so very much. They’re a pub band with obvious, lazy lyrics, at best. Why don’t people realize this?
I just hate them sooo much. The fact that you like them makes me glad you got eliminated!
Can I irrationally like them just because you hate them?
No. That would be crazy.
It’s not my fault but yours. You really f***** it up this time.
This is the best kind of irrationality.
You’re seriously making me wish I liked them.
(Tried them: meh.)
I havent listened to a lot of Mumford & Sons, but I do like the song ‘The Cave’.
I know they’re not groundbreaking, but I like Mumford & Sons. I might even buy their new album on CD!
Like Fiona Apple?
I hate the Cranberries in general, but Zombie makes me ridiculously angry. More like the crapberries.
Oh, and I Saw The Sign and All That She Wants could drive me to murder for some reason.
i can dido this one. natalie merchant too. and jackson browne.
My friends in high school nicknamed a fart that seemed to linger a cranberry.
And see, that was the first song of theirs I liked!
Gotta give props to a band whose first single off their second album goes there: heavy guitars after a first album of mostly acoustic stuff, and those vox. “An dere tanks an dere bombs an dere bombs an dere guns.”
(Ignore me, Yoko’s my favorite Beatle.)
any version of ‘Dancing in the Street’. My favorite band, The Kinks, do a cover of the song and I just hate it.
Martha and the Vandellas did it just fine, son.
There is no one in Minnesota radio more pretentious (sp?) Than the Current morning show. They almost seem like a parody. The little laugh they give and the mention of their “guilty” pleasures. They are tough to take.
I went to high school with Jill. I guess it could be parody, but I think they’re just geeks having fun at their job who come off as pretentious because they just don’t care. I also like that you get actual music in the morning.
Yeah, I only listen for the fact that there’s actual music. But they are extremely judgmental, and alienate a lot of people that way. I’m less alienated and more annoyed that they engage in behavior that is clearly alienating.
Pretty much anything from the Beatles.
1. “black” – bonnie “prince” billy – i see a darkness
2. “only love can break your heart” – neil young – after the gold rush
3. “hate it here” – wilco – sky blue sky
4. “what deaner was talkin’ about” – ween – chocolate and cheese
5. “bled white” – elliott smith – XO
6. “killa” – tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l
7. “night driving” – throwing muses – limbo
8. “tattoo” – wye oak – the knot
9. “didn’t i” – darondo – let my people go
10. “heaven 90210” – urge overkill – saturation
so you’ve going with Merrill Garbus’s crazy capitalization and spacing, huh?
Should learn how to write Koяn and NIИ through HTML.
(Or should it be KoЯn?)
My iPod random mix today satisfied my “light rap” want this morning:
1. I Can’t Write Left Handed -- John Legend and the Roots
2. Darling -- Kids These Days
3. Love’ll Set Me Free -- Michael Franti and Spearhead
4. Born to Hand Jive -- Sha-Na-Na
5. Void -- Eyedea and Abilities
6. Dream Big -- Blueprint
7. Just Crusin’ -- Will Smith
8. The Longest Time -- Billy Joel
9. Drive You -- Five for Fighting
10. When Horsepower Meant What It Said -- Sandi Thom
B -- Ironic -- Alanis Morisette
that bonus track was ironic coincidental
Something along the lines of 10,000 spoons.
…and all you need is a knife, but when you finally find one the guy you were going to stab has already keeled over from old age.
learn to make a shiv.
1. The Pillows -- PATRICIA -- Little Busters
2. Ciara -- Oh (feat. Ludacris) -- Goodies
3. Purity Ring -- Fineshrine -- Shrines
4. Frightened Rabbit -- Good Arm vs. Bad Arms -- The Midnight Organ Fight
5. The Magnetic Fields -- Please Stop Dancing -- Distortion
6. Monroe -- Like Water
7. The Raveonettes -- Dead Sound -- Lust, Lust, Lust
8. Interpol -- Evil -- Antics
9. Grouper & Ilyas Ahmed -- The Edges -- Visitor
T. PSY -- That one “Gangnam Style” song……what IS this?!
1. Every time I hear a Japanese rock band, I wish they sounded more like The Pillows. No weird vocal stylings, no hyperactive synthesizers or schoolgirl chants, just catchy rock music.
3. I’ve really been digging this album lately, even if all of the track titles sound like Pokemon names.
4. “I might not want you back, but I want to kill him.”
6. Another garageband.com find that put out like 3 songs and then disappaeared forever.
T. No… seriously, what in the hell IS this??
4. as much as i love that alubm, i haven’t ever gotten around to mixed drinks. not that i didn’t like it, i just haven’t really given it a chance. not sure why that is.
T. man, that shit’s awesome. a friend is a professor of asian studies, and he was saying the deeper meaning behind that song is quite interesting. i said, what? he screams at asses! he sent me this link though, and yeah, it’s kind of interesting.
Huh, that is a lot more interesting than I would’ve given it credit for otherwise. Anyway, it’s not like I wasn’t going to watch the video another twenty times, anyway, may as well have some context to it.
Interesting. I think he actually communicated that well, because I got a lot of that without knowing any Korean. (Video was introduced to me by Chinese-Malaysian coworker.)
Also, happy to see high-charting songs in the US in foreign languages. “Gangnam Style” must be the highest-charting Korean-language song to show up on billboard, right? Is “Mundian te Bach Ke” the highest-charting in Punjabi?
Holy crap, Gangnam Style is #2 on Billboard! “Mundian te Bach Ke” only made it to #33 in the version where Jay-Z sings half the verses “Beware the Boys”
re #4 Having never listened to frightened rabbit before I went with this song, but, being honest, it’s a little too sad bastard-y for me today.
yeah, midnight organ fight is a little sad bastard-y. still a great album though. my introduction was “modern leper”. probably my favorite from that album.
Yeah, their stuff is definitely that.
1. “Young Hearts Spark Fire” -- JapandroidsPost-Nothing
2. “John’s Star” -- The NationalThe National
3. “Angela Surf City” -- The WalkmenLisbon
4. “Adam’s Plane” -- Clap Your Hands Say YeahHysterical
5. “Who Is the Hunter” -- LiarsWIXIW
6. “Sleepytime in the Western World” -- Blitzen TrapperFurr
7. “Seven-Mile Island” -- Jason Isbell and the 400 UnitJason Isbell and the 400 Unit
8. “Nobody Gets Me But You” -- SpoonTransference
9. “Drunken Butterfly” -- Sonic YouthDirty
10. “Drop” -- Red House PaintersOcean Beach
Ooh, how is WIXIW?
It’s good. It’s classic Liars in the sense that it’s a nice sonic divergence from what came before. I need to listen to it more, but I think I like it a little more than their last couple.
I’ve only heard ‘Number One Against the Rush’ so far, but I like that one and most of the stuff that Liars has come out with.
1. Sigh No More -- Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More
2. The Cave -- Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More
3. Winter Winds -- Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More
4. Roll Away Your Stone -- Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More
5. White Blank Page -- Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More
6. I Gave You All -- Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More
7. Little Lion Man -- Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More
8. Timshel -- Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More
9. Thistle & Weeds -- Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More
10. Awake My Soul -- Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More
Best list of the day.
Suck it Nibs.
Slack Ringo DeathstarrMuave
Valentine Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
Sueisfine My Bloody ValentineIsn’t Anything
Sex with your Parents (Motherf***er) Lou ReedSet the Twilight Reeling
I’ll Be Doggone Marvin GayeMoods of Marvin Gaye
What Do Pretty Girls Do? Kirsty MacCollWhat Do Pretty Girls Do?
Too Marvelous For Words Frank Sinatra For Swingin’ Lovers
People Get Ready The ImpressionsCurtis Mayfield Gospel
She’s a Diamond OpalHappy Nightmare Baby
Lookout Joe Neil YoungTonight’s the Night
23 Blonde Redhead23 (one of my all-time favorite songs)
Also, yes. ’23′ is easily a top 25 or so song for me.
Midlife Crisis -- Faith No More
The Rock Show -- Blink 182
I’d Run Away -- The Jayhawks
Bleeding Heart Graffiti* -- The Cult
Jackie Wilson Said -- Van Morrison
I Don’t Love You Anymore -- London Quireboys
The Boys Are Back In Town -- Thin Lizzy
Sweet Child O’ Mine -- GNR
Wanted Dead or Alive -- Buns Jovi
Box of Rain -- The Grateful Dead
* B-side of a single. A friend of mine got this tattooed on his shoulder blade when going through a rough patch with a psycho girlfriend. Twenty years later, I wonder what he thinks of that.
The Twins are in a bad enough stretch that we’re at the point where the casual fans on my social network feeds start with their opinions and analysis without substance. A month from now when the Twins’ hopes are long gone, they’ll stop pretending to care, but until then I’ll be rolling my eyes.