*too cool....

*the last 20 seconds

*Mark loses faith

*every day-no problem

*what his career has become

*What happens

*Jenkins is The Man

*When did I drink the Kool-Aid?

*i no this is well in advance

*My mailman is

1. I ask you to do one effing thing
2. Did you?
3. The socks betray him
4. There will be none of that
5. Leave notes in his shirt pocket
6. Trained in the gentle art
7. Put me in coach
8. Our species may, in fact, survive
9.Swarm Swarm
10.During the wooing
11.BUT not private enough
12.The bottomless appetite
13.The first time we forget
14.This is a nice litmus test
15.To get the ball rolling
16.She invited you back to her place for coffee
17.Mary Magdalene or Eva Braun
18.It will only smell and make you queasy

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   Thursday, March 30, 2006

Beyond the bling

Coming in at number 9....

He stood on the shoulders of many greats... Dr. Dre, Ice-T and Public Enemy yet still managed to forge on as one of the greats of hip-hop. The community is represented in this list at number nine with:


Anyone who thought he was another Vanilla Ice or that a pale skinned skinny boy from Detroit had no groove was soon proven wrong. His ability to strip hip-hop down to just simple beats laid with complex rhymes proved he was not a flash in the pan.

In the tempest of gansta rap he wrote lyrics about being a father or an abused child. He proved that rap could deliver messages outside of the political and beyond the bling. He understands the politics of his industry and of fame and, when it pleases him, manipulates it to his benefit. How many years can he be the center of attention at the Mtv music awards?

A great that belongs in the top 10 most important artists with debut albums released on or after 1990. Welcome to the club, Eminem.

There are only eight spots left and still nine artists. Who will get cut from the top ten? Who will be number eight? Who will be in the top five?

Stay tuned....

List so far

9. Eminem
10. Pantera

Artists left for ranking in alpha order:

Ani Difranco
Dave Mathews
Rage Against the Machine
Smashing Pumpkins
Tori Amos

   Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Took the torch and made it brighter

I now begin to reveal the top 10 most important musical artists who released their first album on or after 1990.

The list starts with a surprise... number 10 was never on the nominee list. Number 10 is...


When people think about modern metal, they only think of Metallica. Metallica was a ground-breaking band and gets the award for bringing real heavy metal music to the masses. For true metal fans, though, it is Pantera that took the torch from Black Sabbath and Motorhead and made it brighter.

The band formed in the early 80's but didn't release their first album (Cowboys from Hell) until 1990. One of the originators of (what some call) "groove metal", they lived a true rock lifestyle. It was not odd for members of the band to crash into the audience and silence hecklers. Fellow Ozzfest artists feared the parties held by Patera after the show.

Dave Mustaine has claimed that Pantera's musical core, Dimebag Darrell, stole his guitar style from he and James Hetfield. Yes, Dimebag once auditioned to join Metallica. Yes, often Dimebag. Hetfield and Mustaine stretch a similar guitar groove. Yes, Mustaine will forever be the biggest BOOB in heavy metal history ("I have a great idea... I'm going to quit Metallica right before they become one of the biggest bands in music history!").

There is a huge hole in Mustaine's claim.... there are three demo recordings of Dimebag and Pantera crunching the groove metal sound back in the early 80's... long before Hetfield and Mustaine recorded. I've always admired Dimebag for never commenting on Mustaine's claim when he easily could of pointed the finger back at Dave "MegaMetallicaWannabeDeath" Mustaine and claimed he stole from Pantera.

You cannot hear good new metal without hearing Pantera's planted seeds. They brought intelligent lyrics to unapologetic music and never let down. When they felt a tad uninspired they, unlike Metallica, broke up (vs. putting out parody-like albums... I'm talking to you Hetfield).

Dimebag was shot on stage by a distressed crazy fuck fan in 2004. The wacko blamed Dimebag for the Pantera breakup and insured that Dimebag would become another tragic icon in music history.

Pantera deserves to be in this list and firmly starts the countdown to number one.

There are ten artists left but only nine spots to go.... one more will be cut and the other nine will finish the top 10 list. Here are the remaining 10 (in alpha order).... who will be #9? Who will be #1? Who will not make the final top 10?

Stay tuned

Ani Difranco
Dave Mathews
Rage Against the Machine
Smashing Pumpkins
Tori Amos

   Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The last of the carnage....

Wow this was not easy but here are the last 10 to get cut. I will reveal the band at #10 in a few days.

The last of the carnage....

1) Alanis Morrisette (jagged little pill-1995)-mo
2) Fiona Apple (Tidal-1996)-dan
3) Fugees (Blunted on reality-1994)-hof
4) Mary J Blige (My Life - 1994)-dana
5) Sigur Ros (Agaetis Byrjun-2001)-dan
6) Jeff Buckley (Grace-1994)-dan
7) Pearl Jam (Ten-1991)-hof
8) Modest Mouse (This Is a Long Drive... 1996)-hof
9) Alicia Keys (Songs In A Minor -2001)-cyrus
10) Nirvana (Nevermind-1991)-vegasgustan

Stay tuned to see the final top 10 most important artists since 1990 ranked from 10 to 1....

   Monday, March 20, 2006

The Carnage Continues!

Here are the next 10 to cut:

1) Alice in Chains (Facelift-1990)-hof
2) Ben Folds/Ben Folds Five (Self Titled-1995)-vegasgustan
3) Dido (No Angel-1999)-dan
4) Foo Fighters (Self Titled-1995)-hof
5) Snoop Dog - (Doggystyle-1993)-hof
6) Stone Temple Pilots (Core-1992)-allison
7) The White Stripes (Elephant-2003)-cyrus
8) Tribe Called Quest (People's Instinctive Travels...-1990)-hof
9) Sarah McLachlan (Touch – 1990)-mr. drinker
10) Green Day (kerplunk-1992)-mo

Here are the 20 that are still alive. Next cut will be to the final 10.

1) Alanis Morrisette (jagged little pill-1995)-mo
2) Alicia Keys (Songs In A Minor -2001)-cyrus
3) Ani Difranco (Ani Difranco 1994)-hof
4) Beck - (Mellow Gold-1994)-hof
5) Dave Mathews (Under the table and dreaming 1994)-hof
6) Eminem - (Infinite-1996)-hof
7) Fiona Apple (Tidal-1996)-dan
8) Fugees (Blunted on reality-1994)-hof
9) Jeff Buckley (Grace-1994)-dan
10) Mary J Blige (My Life - 1994)-dana
11) Modest Mouse (This Is a Long Drive... 1996)-hof
12) Nirvanna (Nevermind-1991)-vegasgustan
13) Pavement (Slanted & Enchanted - 1992)-mr. drinker
14) Pearl Jam (Ten-1991)-hof
15) Radiohead (Pablo Honey 1993)-hof
16) Rage Against the Machine (Self Titled-1992)-hof
17) Sigur Ros (Agaetis Byrjun-2001)-dan
18) Smashing Pumpkins (Gish-1991)-hof
19) Tool (Opiate 1992)-hof
20) Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes – 1992)-mr. drinker

   Friday, March 17, 2006

Its all love

In this case, Aunt A* loves you more than Uncle Hof...

She posted pics of our new abode.

Check it out!

   Friday, March 10, 2006


I found our house.

   Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Nothing new to their craft

You would think the first cut from 48 to 30 would be easy. It was far from easy. There are some great artists already on the cut list.

The following artists are cut:

1) Air (Moon Safari -1998)-cyrus
2) Better Than Ezra (Deluxe-1995)-vegasgustan
3) Coldplay (Brothers and Sisters-1999)-cherry moon
4) Daft Punk (Homework -1997)-cyrus
5) Dubtribe Sound System (Bryant Street -1999)-cyrus
6) Jack Johnson (Brushfire Fairytales-2001)-vegasgustan
7) Jet (Get Born 2003)-hof
8) Jay Z (reasonable doubt-1996)-mo
9) Jimmy Eat World (Static Prevails-1996)-vegasgustan
10) Kanye West (college dropout-2004)-mo
11) Maximo Park (A Certain Trigger 2004)-nics
12) My Bloody Valentine (Glider - 1990)-mr. drinker
13) Perfect Circle (Mer De Noms 2000)-hof
14) Queens of the Stone Age (self titled 1998)-melina
15) The Black Crowes (Shake Your Money Maker-1990)-allison
16) The Killers (Hot Fuss 2004)-melina
17) The Verve (A Storm in Heaven - 1993)
18) Weezer (Weezer 'Blue Album'-1994)-vegasgustan

Why did these 18 get cut? Because I said so....

Many of Cyrus' nominees got cut only because I am not familiar with them. I know Cyrus personally and have no doubt these artists are worthy of inclusion... Cyrus aint no dummy. I have to cut and the ones I am not familiar.

Many got cut because they bring nothing new to their craft. Some of these artists are wonderful but are standing tall on the shoulders of giants... they are not innovative enough to survive this first cut.

Jay Z and Kanye were tough... but if I have to choose between Snoop, Kanye, Jay and Tribe Called Quest... Jay and Kanye lose. They are not as innovative as the other two.

So who survived?

1) Alanis Morrisette (jagged little pill-1995)-mo
2) Alice in Chains (Facelift-1990)-hof
3) Alicia Keys (Songs In A Minor -2001)-cyrus
4) Ani Difranco (Ani Difranco 1994)-hof
5) Beck - (Mellow Gold-1994)-hof
6) Ben Folds/Ben Folds Five (Self Titled-1995)-vegasgustan
7) Dave Mathews (Under the table and dreaming 1994)-hof
8) Dido (No Angel-1999)-dan
9) Eminem - (Infinite-1996)-hof
10) Fiona Apple (Tidal-1996)-dan
11) Foo Fighters (Self Titled-1995)-hof
12) Fugees (Blunted on reality-1994)-hof
13) Green Day (kerplunk-1992)-mo
14) Jeff Buckley (Grace-1994)-dan
15) Mary J Blige (My Life - 1994)-dana
16) Modest Mouse (This Is a Long Drive... 1996)-hof
17) Nirvanna (Nevermind-1991)-vegasgustan
18) Pavement (Slanted & Enchanted - 1992)-mr. drinker
19) Pearl Jam (Ten-1991)-hof
20) Radiohead (Pablo Honey 1993)-hof
21) Rage Against the Machine (Self Titled-1992)-hof
22) Sarah McLachlan (Touch – 1990)-mr. drinker
23) Sigur Ros (Agaetis Byrjun-2001)-dan
24) Smashing Pumpkins (Gish-1991)-hof
25) Snoop Dog - (Doggystyle-1993)-hof
26) Stone Temple Pilots (Core-1992)-allison
27) Tool (Opiate 1992)-hof
28) Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes – 1992)-mr. drinker
29) The White Stripes (Elephant-2003)-cyrus
30) Tribe Called Quest (People's Instinctive Travels...-1990)-hof

Next cut takes us to 20... stay tuned!

That's the end... go archiving you blogging FOOL!



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