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Scope & Horror and Your Bitcoin BMI merging
Hello! As you can probably see, this page is kind of a mess right now as I attempt to mash these blogs together (decided to throw my cartoons in there too for good measure). The scope & horror will now also encompass self-help!
Thanks for your patience whilst I reorganize
tell em large marge sent ya
There are so many more to go, but let’s wrap up this portion already.
I am just going to be out with it. I can’t stand Sublime. Have you ever seen the movie Clue? I hope so, and if not go watch it and come back. It’s worth it. Tim Curry is a national treasure (not ours, but whatever). So you know the scene when Madeline Kahn is describing how much she hates Yvette? That’s how I feel about Sublime.
11. Losing My Religion – R.E.M.
JFC. We covered this with yesterday’s U2 entry, but why are these massively popular 80s bands on here??? I like R.E.M., they’re great – wait, did they sing Shiny Happy People? Because that song is surely played in hell. That song is terrible. But off the top of my head Orange Crush, It’s the End of the World, Pop Song 89, What’s the Frequency Kenneth, Drive, Stand. I like all of those songs. A lot even.
But they were not alternative music. Maybe they are included because they came out of Athens, GA
and clearly they are important in the history of the genre, but they had six albums in the 1980s and were with a major record label.
They were not an alternative to anything in the 1990s.
If you were wondering, I do not like this song, but I suppose you could have guessed that.
Replace: 50 Pieces – Andrew Bird (Thrills,1998, Ryko)
12. The Way – Fastball
I have never heard of this song or this band, but it is the late 90s hit apparently, and I was super busy in college, so you can understand. I did listen to it though as part of this review.
Final Verdict: Come on, is this a joke?
Replace: Destination Venus – Man or Astroman? (Your Weight on the Moon,1994, One Louder)
13. Sex & Candy – Marcy Playground
I genuinely like this song. So did my freshman college roommate, and I owe her this one (if you want to read the comments on the Colby College Radio post, you can see why). You’ll hear more about her later when we get to 311.
14. Santeria – Sublime
Final Verdict: No.
Replace: Room 429 – Cop Shoot Cop (Ask Questions Later, 1993, Big Cat & Interscope Records)
15. Wonderwall – Oasis
Final Verdict: I think we know each other well enough by now that you know the answer to this.
Replace: Girls & Boys – Blur (Parklife, 1994, Food)
I didn’t like Blur in the 90s but my radio cohost Kristina did. I texted her in 2021 apologizing and admitting I was wrong. I will stand by my dislike of The Smiths. I know that is blasphemy in some circles, but it’s okay. Anything that makes Morrissey cry will just make him stronger.
I shall return soon.
Go in peace.
Also known as our time without Pearl Jam
10. Jeremy – Pearl Jam (Ten, 1991, Epic) From the album Ten – do you think Apple did that on purpose?
For a handful of years in the mid-1990s, the good people at Colby College in Waterville, Maine thought it fit to give me and my best friend Kristina access to the airwaves for far more weekly hours than was probably prudent. We gladly snapped up all kinds of hours they couldn’t otherwise find college students willing to sober up for. It helped that Kristina lived right next to the college, and we could arrive after a less than 5 minute walk given I do not believe either of us drove yet.
The summer before our junior year in high school, I believe we had two separate radio shows (during daytime hours even!). One was called Rasputin’s Diner and the other was The Mike the Bird Show (the back story to that title is long and tedious, so don’t worry about it).
Both shows instituted a strictly enforced no-Pearl-Jam policy with pretty much the sole intention of pissing off college students. I mean, you can imagine the student body in the mid-90s, yes? A very crunchy, largely white, liberal arts school in the middle of Central Maine. You can imagine how that went over, yes? [ed. I need to make it clearer that we also wrote this into the promos for our show. As all shows had to promote each other during their own segments, such promos had to be read by other DJs, probably several times a day, for many, many, many weeks. I am sure it greatly increased our listener base].
I am sure I will tell more tales of our radio shows as I get further into this playlist, but for now, let me just put out a blanket apology to anyone who was employed at the Colby College bookstore, or anywhere else on campus that that was hardwired into the station at all hours of the day, and you were forced to listen to us while attempting to earn a living. I mean we usually played good music I think, but we also spent a great deal of airtime making pithy skits such as fake interviews with Jesus Jones, and one Saturday we played the 1:21 second song I’m Gay from the Kids in the Hall Braincandy soundtrack like no joke 30 times in a row until we probably peed our pants laughing (it happened sometimes). Actually, I am completely alone while I write this, and I am still laughing about it.
Anyway, so we largely resented Pearl Jam fans and the whole concept of making a culture change around a single city none of us have ever been to and don’t plan to go to that had nothing really to do with the band itself. I don’t believe Kristina liked them very much. I thought this album was good but never pursued the interest beyond this one. It’s starting to sound insincere, but I never liked this song. I do like the song Alive though, it is on some of my current playlists even.
Final Verdict: Sorry, this one is a no.
Instead: We All Die – Cat Power (Myra Lee, 1996, Smells Like Records)
The inside of my head is a chaotic, messy place. For example, for almost zero reasons, I have spent the last ten months learning Spanish and Japanese. I have two blogs here on WordPress, this one and scopeandhorror.com, and have not figured out a way to bring them together in one place cohesively (taking suggestions). I am going to move this URL to direct both blogs to scopeandhorror.com so if you would like to keep subscribing (and I very much hope you do), please sign up there too, pretty pleasest?
Look, I know I am currently posting two very different blogs, and all of my posts on this one lately are explicitly not on theme, but you will have to bear with me because I have had zero interest in running with the original premise of this one and I haven’t figured out a way to bring them together in one place cohesively (taking suggestions). Plus the Bitcoin BMI quiz I am working on but is not done is objectively amazing.
Stop wasting money at the horse races, casinos, and the lottery. The financial step you have been missing!
Love the rush of gambling but don’t want to leave the comfort of home? No, not online gambling. There’s a better way to get that hit of adrenaline!
A caution to all though, this is not a beginners’ level tip here. But when you have financial organization and foresight like I do, it’s really quite simple:
*Set all your bills up on autopay
*Never learn/forget the withdrawal dates
*and roll the dice!
Every day is a day at Cesar’s Palace with this hot tip! Will you make it ’til payday or will you wake up to a negative balance? Only time will tell! Stay lucky!
I promise Choosing the Hill You Will Die On is almost done and will be posted soon. I have to say it is something of a magnum opus, and I have been cracking myself up with my own jokes all weekend.
Until Then and Most Respectfully,
I don’t know what google news algorithm I have fallen into, but surely this is not the first thing it thinks I want to see on Sunday morning, and if so, where do I go from here?