Tuesday, October 25, 2005

This Is The Kind Of Thing I Think Is Funny

Bullet missed cow, hit woman in leg

Whenever stifling odds are overcome, and once in a lifetime moments are recorded, they are not always happy news. I could not stop myself from laughing at this article. Am I the only one to see the flat out humor in this? It sounds like he missed one cow and shot another.

Friday, October 21, 2005

The Jury Is Still Out

I havn't decided whether or not I like country music yet.
All the time up until now it was just something that bothered me. I realize now that there are several sub categories of country music that I never took the time to notice before. My best friend in school and I were strictly against country music. It sucked. It was that simple. There was not a lick of originality, and every song sounds the same. We were of the opinion that you could just put "country" on the album, and it wouldn't matter who the artist was.

I still do not like the country-pop like Shania, or the whiny twangy crapp where all they do is complain or feel sorry for themselves. I am really starting to like Bluegrass though. I was turned on to Allison Krauss and Union Station one morning last winter when I was listening to "Sounds Eclectic" on Public Radio International. Ever since then its been growing on me and wow, me, Joe The Bartender may, just may buy a country album. Not totally sure...more to come.

Baby steps right?

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A music post circling around

Stolen from the Chronic Curmudgeon, here is a music meme.

Favorite Beatles song: "Here Comes The Sun," "Paperback Writer," or "Norwegian Wood"

Favorite solo song by a former Beatle: "Instant Karma" by Lennon. I like Paul and John, but George probably should've stayed quiet.

Favorite Rolling Stones song: Not Applicable. I don't do the Stones.

Favorite Bob Dylan song: "Mr Tambourine Man"

Favorite Pixies song: Dont know the names of any

Favorite Prince song: "Pussy Control"

Favorite Michael Jackson song: mmmm... I suppose his version of "Smooth Criminal" is standable. What a freak though, God. Reasonable doubt is his best friend.

Favorite Metallica song: "Fade To Black" Ride The Lightning was their only good album. Metallica has such a distinct sound, and they were really the first to bring thrash metal to the mainstream. I couldnt say enough about their impact on music, I simply dont care for most of it.

Favorite Public Enemy song: "911 is a joke" Because its a classic

Favorite Depeche Mode song: Thats a tough one. Probably Either "Halo" or "Agent Orange" although I could list about 10 possibles. For anyone reading, the new album comes out 10/18. These guys have been around for 30 years. The have defined and perfected a entire subset of modern musical art. You can not deny that DMode is a living icon in the modern/alternative/progressive/new wave/bullshit/whatever they call it now genre

Favorite Cure song: The Cure suck up and down. Nice lipstick Robert.

Favorite song that most of your friends haven't heard: "Melody Calls" by Doves. Doves is the best band to come out of London in decades, and best of all, nobody knows it.

Favorite Beastie Boys song: "Pass The Mic" The Beastie Boys kick ass. White guys really can rap without looking silly.

Favorite Police song: Not much for the Police, Sting has a few cool solo tunes.

Favorite Sex Pistols song: Punk rock is the lowest form of music there is. There is nothing worse than sorry ass wannabes preaching anarchy to sell a few albums.

Favorite song from a movie: "Dead Souls" - Nine Inch Nails (The Crow) I guess its a cover, though I have no clue who did the original.

Favorite Blondie song: Crapp. Only one Ive ever heard is "Heart of Glass" and that sucks pretty hard core. I guess I cant make a good judgement, but the song I have heard is really irritating.

Favorite Genesis song: mmm, probably something from the Peter Gabriel era. Not familiar with many song names. Phil Collins is a wuss.

Favorite Led Zeppelin song: Another difficult choice, but its between "All of My Love" and "Tangerine"

Favorite INXS song: "New Sensation" One of the best vocalists in history. It was shame when he died. It is a much larger shame however that they are doing a reality show to replace him. He's probably rolling in his grave because what better way to insult your real fans?

Favorite Weird Al song: "YODA" (to the tune of "LOLA" by The Kinks) Wierdo music. I love it. Ive always hoped for a Wierd Al/They Might Be Giants collaboration.

Favorite Pink Floyd song: Oh wow. Could I go off here. I think to keep it short we will list the real, uncut, 12 minute version of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," "Time," "San Tropez," and "On The Turning Away." Pink Floyd is really all that ever matters. If Bush starts a nuclear war, I will protect my Pink Floyd discs. No other band has achieved what this one has. No one will ever match the awesome power that was Pink Floyd. During the 90's people tried to compare Radiohead, but I see no similarities.

Favorite cover song: I'm of the opinion that about 75% of all cover songs blow ass. I will admit that once in a while I hear one I like. So Ill go with "Pastures of Plenty" by Union Station (Woody Guthrie) or "Whisky In The Jar" by Metallica (Thin Lizzy)

Favorite dance song: Once again, "Pussy Control"

Favorite U2 song: "With or Without You" or "She Moves in Mysterious Ways" When Boner isnt mugging for the camera somewhere, he does have the ability to write fine music. I dont like all thier songs, but a good lot.

Favorite disco song: "Tragedy" by the Bee Gees. Although rarely will I listen to a disco song.

Favorite The Who song: "Teenage Wasteland" just because its so annoying I like it.

Favorite Elton John song: sucks, sorry.

Favorite Clash song: bleeeahhh!!! ptooooeeyyy!!
The Clash are stain on the mens room wall of rock and roll. The late 70's punk rock emergence eventually spawned a more commercialized version, and thus we got bands like The Clash, and later Big Audio Dynomite, who really started the trasition for bands 10 years later like Bad Religion and Rancid. Though I will acknowledge its influence and the way it has shaped music, I will always regard punk as rock's slimy underbelly.

Favorite David Bowie song: "The Man Who Sold The World"

Favorite Nirvana song: "Sliver" or "On a Plane" Oh, to be 14 again. I still remember Mom coming in my old room to tell me he was dead.

Favorite Snoop Dogg song: "Murder Was The Case"

Favorite Ice Cube song: The one where he re-does Atomic Dog and George Clinton helps out on it.

Favorite Johnny Cash song: "Delia's Gone"

Favorite R.E.M. song: "Whats The Frequency Kenneth"

Favorite Elvis song: "Dont Be Cruel"

Favorite cheesy-ass country song: arent they all? I guess "Friends in Low Places" Garth Brooks

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