Thursday, December 29, 2005


Thursday. Ugh. Much like being a sophomore in high school, Thursday feels hopelessly unnecessary. So we sort through iTunes. Pick and play and sample through 3,716 songs and wonder why in hell we don't stick to a genre we like.

Our Wednesday post about the Top 10 rock acts of all time sparked our iTunes digging/soul searching. We claimed bands like Tool, Weezer and Rage Against the Machine deserved consideration as great rock acts; some of you thought we'd been smoking crack or shooting smack, though we hope you know we'd never smoke crack.

We went through the CHATTER 50, the playlist for our wake/memorial service/kegger (that last part is quite the bummer, given our disdain for beer. Then again, we won't be drinking, so no big).

The playlist seems alarmingly unfocused, bouncing from the Beach Boys and the Stones to the Polyphonic Spree and Blind Willie Johnson. Not enough R&B, though "Daydreaming" by Aretha Franklin is mighty fine. Not enough country, despite Waylon's "Wurlitzer Prize." Too little Liz Phair. Too little Sublime. And maybe too many current tunes on a list that's supposed to reflect a lifetime of listening.

Christ, you know it ain't easy. Time to self-dose and listen to some Mott the Hoople.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Tool, Weezer and Rage Against the Machine"

Crap Ron, I looked on my Zen Touch and it seems like you were straight on it with those calls.

Take my advice, listen to your inner list maker - they got clue. Tell the readers, well, tell them something tactful but ignore them anyways.

PS. I’m not reading, just visiting…