Friday, August 12, 2005

Friday Road Trip 10

  1. "Summer of Love" by the B-52's, Time Capsule

  2. "Magical Mystery Tour" by the Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour

  3. "Tennessee" by Shawn Colvin, Fat City

  4. "Fast as You Can" by Fiona Apple, When the Pawn Blah Blah Fucking Blah

  5. "Middle of the Road" by the Pretenders, The Singles

  6. "This Is My Country," 4th of July Celebration

  7. "London Calling" by the Clash, The Essential Clash

  8. "Going Down to Liverpool" by the Bangles, Greatest Hits

  9. "Never Been to Spain" by Three Dog Night, The Best of Three Dog Night

  10. "America" by Simon & Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits

Posting will be sporadic for the next several days. Talk amongst yourselves. Here are two topics:

Bruce Springsteen is overrated/is as relevant today as he used to be.


Why I plan to/do not plan to see the movie "The Aristocrats."



Blogger liz said...

Bruce Springsteen is overrated and is as relevant as he ever was, which was not at all.


And he's too sweaty.

12:07 AM, August 13, 2005  
Blogger Gina said...

Love 1 and 9.

Bruce Springsteen had only two good songs. But he did introduce Courtney Cox to the world, so that was probably his biggest coup.

If I can get a babysitter, I am so there for the Aristocats.

2:15 AM, August 13, 2005  
Blogger Gina said...

Ok, so I didn't follow directions. But my answers were short enough that it shouldn't count against me! :)

2:54 AM, August 13, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Oh, I forgot about that Courtney Cox video. I had an acquaintance in high school who refused to watch anything she was in because she (my friend) felt SO BETRAYED when she found out that video wasn't real, that Bruce didn't really pick some random chick out of the audience for a little stage-dancing. Of course, that was before "Friends," so maybe my friend canceled her Cox-blackout at some point.

7:55 AM, August 13, 2005  
Blogger Yankee T said...

I'm with Liz. That guy is way.too.sweaty, Courtney Cox or no.

9:53 AM, August 13, 2005  
Blogger RussianViolets said...

I love Liz's comment. He always looks like he's constipated when he sings, and I am so NOT a fan of sweaty, screaming men. Blech! Irrelevant: check.

10:18 AM, August 13, 2005  
Blogger mc said...

I've gotta chime on on the side of Bruce: as relevant as ever, which is a lot. Yeah, he's a rich guy singing about immigrants and poor people, but he's for real. He's eloquent and dramatic and his characters sound like real people. Besides, I'm too sweaty myself right now to slam anyone else for being in that slimy state...

4:17 PM, August 13, 2005  
Blogger Running2Ks said...

I love London Calling!

3:58 PM, August 14, 2005  
Blogger Joe said...

Bruce Springsteen bores me to death. I didn't know about the Courtney Cox deal. I love her in Friends. But that doesn't change the fact that Bruce is overrated. He actually grew up in my town, and whenever we pass by his house, everyone feels the need to point it out. Sometimes I'll overhear people talking about how they saw him at the local ice cream place or theatre; I couldn't care any less about his whereabouts.

10:59 PM, August 14, 2005  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

I am tooo sad about you going on vacation to think of anything clever to say about Bruce Springsteen. Sigh. Come back soon!

1:20 PM, August 15, 2005  
Blogger liz said...

I feel like Oobi, waiting sadly in the park for Keiko to come and play.

Yeah, sure Freida is there, but it's not the same is it?

2:13 PM, August 15, 2005  
Blogger Scrivener said...

Gotta say, I never was a fan of Springsteen, but then we got to see him live (got free tix) and he was amazing. I've seen him twice since then and both times really enjoyed the shows and now I've got some of his albums and I have to admit: I'm a Springsteen fan.

Here's my post about seeing him during his swing through Atlanta last month.

7:50 PM, August 15, 2005  
Blogger Neel Mehta said...

Springsteen is as relevant as ever... in the pages of Rolling Stone.

Since no one else is touching your other topic, I'll give it a go. From what I've read of The Aristocrats, any humor from hearing the same tasteless joke told over and over is the opportunity to get inside the filthy mind of a semi-popular comedian. I tell you, I feel like I know enough about Gilbert Gottfried and Bob Saget already through cultural osmosis. Besides, it'd like watching a celebrity roast, except the jokes are at no one's expense. Where's the fun in that?

2:13 AM, August 17, 2005  
Blogger Winter Sorbeck said...

Apropos to Scrivener's post: There are two kinds of people in the world, those who have seen Bruce live, and those who have not. Sadly, there is a distinct lack of folks here who have.

Beyond that, though, Springsteen is as important to the fabric of America as John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, John Updike, Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan . . . Springsteen has always given a voice to those who, even collectively, cannot muster the volume to be heard. "Pick up Devils and Dust," and give it a listen. I guarantee you'll be surprised/intrigued/enamored by something on that record. And for those of you who have only ever had radio exposure, try "Nebraska."

10:53 AM, August 17, 2005  
Anonymous Dutch said...

Bruce Springsteen, circa 1978, hottest man ever. I'm straight as straight can be, but Bruce Springsteen on the cover of the Darkness on the Edge of Town album? I wouldn't mind waking up next to some of that.

6:51 PM, August 17, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the best reviews I ever read was in the book 50 Worst Rock Albums of All Time. The authors said of U2: If they weren't so full of (it), they wouldn't be as brilliant as they frequently are.

That applies to Springsteen, too.


(Oh, APL, will you finish that post already?)

9:22 PM, August 18, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Hey, all (and a welcome to Dutch and Winter), thanks for keeping up the dialogue while I was away.

And Neel, I really just want to see The Aristocrats for Sarah Silverman's bit--I hear it's hilarious.

9:23 PM, August 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't we just watch the Pamela Anderson thing just for Sarah Silverman's bit?

Why does Jimmy Kimmel keep getting work when his girlfriend tells jokes so much better than he does?


9:30 PM, August 18, 2005  

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