If you know me at all, you probably realize I spend between 50 and 99% of my time thinking about guitars. Sometimes I play them (but probably not enough). So I decided (cause I’m boring) to figure out why I play guitar the way (read: as badly as) I do, and here’s what I came up with- in semi chronological order of influence, of course.
Monthly Archives: May 2008
People who are into him think he’s totally capable of taking on other sports cars- but he’s really just underpowered and hopelessly cheesy. I’d just call him a pussy, but I’m no misogynist.
Not that I hate Death Cab- Transatlantacism is a super good record. The band itself is capable, and Chris Walla is mighty talented as a guitarist/instrumentalist/producer. But fuck- a song about glove compartments? Yes, I know it’s a “metaphor,” but it’s still insulting to my intelligence.
Oh wait, it heart-on-the-sleeve songwriting.
I call bullshit.
“I will possess your heart?” Seriously? Come on dudes.
Moral of the story- I would punch the Gibster in the balls if he had any (but again, not a misogynist).
I forget who said that. [Google update: it was Picasso. Sweet.]
Anyways, today, I’m attempting to steal the idea of “95% Albums” from Andy. And to make it my own, I’m titling it “95% Records.” See what I did there? Creative, huh? Yeah, I know.
Just what the internets need- another douchebag pontificating on on music. Oh well. What else do I have to say? Unless you want me to ramble about the benefits of true-bypass vs. non true-bypass and buffered effects loops, or why 1970’s Hagstroms are cooler than PRSes, this is what you get.
Led Zeppelin III & IV (and I & II, and Houses of the Holy, and Physical Graffitti, and Prescence, and In Through the Out… Fuck. Nevermind. Led Zep (and The Beatles)=disqualified for being too good).
Refused: The Shape of Punk To Come…
White Stripes: White Blood Cells
Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers
Wipers: Is This Real?
The Damned: Damned Damned Damned
Fugazi: In On The Kill Taker
Hot Snakes: Automatic Midnight
Nirvana: In Utero
Minor Threat: Complete Discography
Bad Brains: ROIR s/t
Descendents: Milo Goes To College
Queens of the Stone Age: Songs for the Deaf
Foo Fighters: The Colour and the Shape
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Murder Ballads and Dig, Lazarus Dig!!!
UNKLE: War Stories
Beastie Boys: Check Your Head
Yeah, most of those are pretty obvious, but, you know… my apologies for having good taste. As I used to say: “I get paid for my good taste in music.” (Actually, I don’t anymore, but I did at the time.)