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.
Nicolas Copernicus was born on February 19, 1473. He wrote the book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres). You guys remember learning about heliocentrism, yes?
I have nothing more to say about this but sometimes, when I like to feel very small and infinitesimally insignificant, I watch this video called Powers of Ten. It was made by IBM and released in September 1977. Coincidentally, it was released the day before NASA launched the Voyager I space probe, set on a wild course to interstellar space to send back any data on what lies beyond our sun’s heliosphere. (I know I said the intent was to feel personally insignificant but incidentally I was also released to the wild within this same fortnight, at a hospital, in Kent County Michigan).
We have all three aged both well and terribly, The trusty Voyager did finally enter interstellar space in our 40th year, right around the same time as the solar eclipse. That was a strange summer. Did you ever hear the recordings of the sound it captured? If not you should look that up too. That metallic screech will haunt your dreams.
My posts have faded into the background over the last few months. I can only say that these have been some of the most difficult and painful of my entire life. Maybe sometime I will write about it, these heartbreaks and terrors of parenting children. For now, I guess it is something to have endured such a monumentally chaotic and terrifying time period that I did not bring upon myself. Progress? But I am exhausted, and feel like I have aged a decade in a single season Like the poor Voyager, who might have been cutting edge several seasons ago, but is now forced to use the same old, outdated operating system, forced to weather the unknown storms, stay in one piece, and somehow give back useful information. Also, the inside of my head sounds like interstellar space.
P.S. Yes the title is absolutely a King Missile reference
October 10 has a strange list of holidays including the following feast days of Catholic Saints, Arbor Day in Poland, World National Mental Health Day, and World Porridge Day. The Old Farmer’s Almanac says that today is a good day to go camping or straighten hair. Today’s moon is waxing crescent, and the sun and mercury are in Libra. Oh shit, mercury is retrograde and I completely forgot to warn you. Instead of being articulate and understood, you will spend eight more days like the curse of Cassandra, doomed to a world where though given divine foresight, she could not warn others of what she saw coming, as they could neither understand nor believe her. But if it helps, mercury retrograde is only an optical illusion, it doesn’t matter I promise.
Sorry I have disappeared for a while. I have two 10-year-olds who recently started fourth grade, so I have also started fourth grade by default. It is just as tedious as I remember, except now there is also a new form of math that I don’t understand. I will try to keep up. Know that if I miss a day or two, it’s not because I stopped caring about your day, it’s because I am relearning the names of clouds, or solving problems with decimal points.
For tonight: Bela Lugosi’s Dead