The monthly tradition on the old site makes it way to the new site. You know the rules, I open a Spotify, hit shuffle and discuss the first ten songs, for better or worse. If you want to play along, put your playlist in the comments, maybe I'll comment back.
1. 'What's Left of the Flag' by Flogging Molly. As a native New Englander this may be sacrilege but this song blows away anything by the Dropkick Murphys, with the possible exception of 'Fields of Athenry.' About a year back on a Friday night I found myself watching PBS, realizing I am old. I justified it because I was watching the Flogging Molly Austin City Limits episode.
2. 'Bladecatcher' by Mastodon. I believe this song is about a lawn mower, which is way better than Stephen King's 'Dreamcatcher' which involves a toilet and monsters.
3. 'The Law' by Kyuss. In hindsight, I am thinking Nick Oliveri is not big fan of this song's title. Actually with the Josh Homme lawsuit, I do not think any band members are digging the title. Who thought an obscure stoner rock band can kick up so much legal dirt.
4. 'Blundertown' by The Birthday Party. Nick Cave at his Birthday Party-est.
5. 'Shevil' by The Melvins. Get it? It's like evil for a girl. Y'know what is shevil? The pace of this song. It. Is. Just. So. Slow. Even. For. A. Sludgy. Melvins. Song.
6. 'Us and Them' by Between the Buried and Me. Other than us and them, who's left? I tell you who, people who just can't get into Pink Floyd. If this sentence is spelled wrong it is because I am typing with my hand raised.
7. 'WTV' by Ministry. What the Vuck? Willing to Vote? Wally the Vampire? You got me.
8. 'My Mind is Dangerous' by Life of Agony. Yes, it is. Though not as dangerous as blood thirsty pit bulls. Those bitches are crazY with a capital Y.
9. 'Nothing Touches Me' by Radiohead. Contrary to popular belief, not about Howie Mandell who I am now know is a germ food thanks to Howard Stern. 'America's Got Talent' is unwatchable, right? I have listened to Stern my entire adult life and I am already thinking of bailing.
10. 'All You Do is Talk' by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. What a song. The best song on their last few albums. I finally move to their home city of San Francisco and they stop touring. Was it something I said? I take back what I said about the last album. I'll help myself and not say a thing.