A few items of note for a Wednesday:
- There’s been a music meme floating around where you make a list of your favorite record for every year that you’ve been alive. I was making a list to post here but the good people over at Media Loper posted one so I had to add mine in the comments. Go check out their list and mine too (I’ve added it below).
- Yet another post that illustrates why Joe Posnanski is my favorite newspaper columnist who is also a blogger.
- Ever wonder what you’d grab if the house caught fire? Shampoo Solo got to play this game recently when there was a real fire. I had $5 on her saving her Wii to preserve her Rock Band scores. Find out what she took here.
- Who else misses The Sneeze? I hope he hasn’t been eaten by a bear.
- The Be The Boy Facebook Network has inexplicably grown to over 50 members. Thanks internet, you are awesome.
- Are there any Skype experts out there? I need some help setting up a system for taking calls during a live chat. Anyone?
Now, here is that music list I mentioned above:
For the record I used the UK 1979 as the release for London calling. Otherwise I followed the rules as laid out by Idolator and listed my favorite* record for every year except for 2004 which I skipped due to apathy and this year which I a undecided on. Discuss amongst yourself.
*When I say favorite I mean best.
1974: Brian Eno, Here Come The Warm Jets
1975: Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks
1976: Station to Station, David Bowie
1977: Television, Marquee Moon
1978: The Jam, All Mods Con
1979: The Clash, London Calling
1980: AC/DC, Back in Black
1981: X, Wild Gift
1982: Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska
1983: R.E.M., Murmur
1984: The Replacements, Let it Be
1985: The Replacements, Tim
1986: Run DMC, Raising Hell
1987: REM, Document
1988: Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation
1989: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Automatic
1990: Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet
1991: Nevermind, Nirvana
1992: Harvest Moon, Neil Young Tom Waits, Bone Machine **
1993: Nirvana, In Utero
1994: Let Love In, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
1995: Get Lost, Magnetic Fields
1996: Murder Ballads, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
1997: Bob Dylan, Time Out Of Mind
1998: Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
1999: Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs
2000: PJ Harvey, Songs From The City Songs From the Sea
2001- Bob Dylan, Love and Theft
2002 – Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
2003- Grandaddy – Sumday
2004 – Omited Due to Apathy
2005 – The Hold Steady – Seperation Sunday
2006 – Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
2007 – Anything But that Arcade Fire record
** I can’t believe I forgot Bone Machine for 1992