I love the opening few seconds of "Heartbreak Hotel," for what it did to the world.
I love the moment at Live Aid when Bono goes into the crowd.
I love the (few) REM instrumentals.
I love that The Rolling Stones are still on tour. Gripe all want, but it's their job.
I love the closing seconds of "Marina Del Ray" for the gull sounds and hate that radio always cuts it off.
Travis Tritt contributed more to my being married than he will ever know. With only one song.
I wonder what ever happened to Front 242? And I am the only one who remembers "Hey Poor?" That's not the name of the song, but it is what I remember.
The Indigo Girls were cool, once.
The Best of Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark will always remind me of my knee surgery when I was 14. An older guy who I thought was really cool brought it me as a recovery gift while I was still in the hospital.
I think "The Gambler" is an under-appreciated country song.
I don't get The Dave Matthews Band. I should, but I don't.
I do kinda, sorta, get Phish.
But, Phish will always not be The Grateful Dead.
"Bad" by LL Cool J was a great song to listen to while riding the bus to a basketball tournament.
Anybody remember the beef between LL and Kool Mole Dee? With the Kool Moe Dee record cover of the Kango underneath the wheel of a car? Mmmm . . . me neither.
Whitesnake's Greatest Hits is great to listen to while mowing the yard.
I still don't understand the lyrics to "In the Still of the Night."
How come John Cougar Mellencamp never wrote a follow up to "Jack and Diane" that detailed the mess they made of their lives by getting married right out of high school?
"Wanted, Dead or Alive," is one of the few songs I can sing Karaoke.
Embarrassing, that last little detail.
Britney Spears, before she went a little crazy, lip-synching and all, put on a pretty good show.
Full Disclosure, I took my then 9 year-old son, who wanted to go. This was while she was still relatively harmless.
I hope Run DMC made a lot of money by licensing "Tricky" for use in SSX 2. I can't listen to that song anymore.
I still own a Hoodoo Gurus CD I bought in the 8th grade.
Still listen to it too. While cooking.
I think that I am going to give my son The Violent Femmes debut CD when he turns 14.
A little controversial, that decision, but every 14 year old needs to be into The Violent Femmes.
But, maybe we don't tell Mom.
Linkin Park does not encourage suicide.
They do encourage bland rock.
While I was still in radio, I spun Shania Twain’s "Any Man of Mine" for the first time at the radio station I was working. It debuted at around the 7 o'clock hour on a Saturday morning. My phones didn’t stop ringing for 3 hours.
Of course, I wasn't responsible for the debut. Still, pretty cool.