Friday, August 18, 2006

Chips Ahoy

I'm making a rare second-post-in-one-day to direct you to the new single by the world's most important and greatest and funnest and cleverest band The Hold Steady.

This being the season of really good almost-perfect comedies, I feel compelled to determine for you the maximum number of times a person is allowed to see these comedies in the theater before being labelled an obsessive:
  • Talladega Nights: 5 times in 4 weeks (I'm allowed 3 more viewings in the next 3 weeks)
  • Little Miss Sunshine: 3 times in 4 weeks (I'm allowed 2 more viewings in the next 2 weeks)
  • Clerks II (yes you read that correctly!): 2 times in 6 weeks (I have one left before my next birthday)
Pitchfork finished their Top 200 songs of the 60s list. Now I'm not the kind of guy who's into lists but I have a few comments:
  • The 60s was a pretty good decade for music
  • It's hard to argue with # 1.
  • But I will argue with #1. My joke yesterday notwithstanding, Suzanne by Leonard Cohen (#41) or Be My Baby by The Ronettes (#5) or that one good Stones song could easily be #1. Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding or Santeria by Sublime aren't bad either.
  • Still, #1 is not a bad song. A little sappy but then what isn't?
  • Where was Carrie Anne by the Hollies?


rose said...

Carrie Anne is too good for any list that has the Beach Boys as it's #1. They (Beach Boys) were my first concert and it royally sucked ass.

Ali said...

They were more of a studio band really.

warren g. harding said...

yes I think he knows that that one song didn't come out in the 60s. he likes to slip things in like that to see if anyone is reading.