Saturday, September 20, 2008

In Tribute

At Least A While...

Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade all of that from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freeeedoooomm.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Soo Funny!

Mr Bean Goes to church is a classic.

Monday, September 01, 2008


I had a great time today listening to 91.3 WYEP's top 100 list while hanging out with family and BBQing. After looking at the list, at least 50% of what I loved in the 90's made it onto the list. From analyzing the top 100, the top ten bands of the 1990's appear to come in like this:
Top Ten Bands of the 90’s
  1. Nirvana
  2. R.E.M.
  3. Pearl Jam
  4. Dave Matthews Band
  5. U2
  6. Counting Crows
  7. Alanis Morrissette
  8. The Cranberries
  9. Radiohead
  10. Smashing Pumpkins
I am looking forward to revisiting or even discovering in a few cases, music that either did not resignate with me a decade ago, or that I just missed (where was I when Portishead was impressing so many people?). 

Of course, there is some music that I think could have made it onto the list and perhaps it is music that has either been overlooked or just didn't resignate with folks a decade ago. So, below are my top ten most overlooked songs of the 1990's (they didn't make it onto the list). I would love to hear from others about what you loved in the 1990's that could be added to the list. 
  1. Black Crowes- Remedy (From the album Southern Harmony and Musical Companion)
  2. Crash Test Dummies- Afternoons and Coffee Spoons (From the album God Shuffled His Feet)
  3. Lenny Kravitz- Are You Gonna Go My Way (From the album Are You Gonna Go My Way)
  4. Nine Inch Nails- Hurt (The Downward Spiral)
  5. Stone Temple Pilots Vasoline (Purple)
  6. Sheryl Crow- Leaving Las Vegas (Tuesday Night Music Club)
  7. Bruce Springsteen-Youngstown (The Ghost of Tom Joad)
  8. Tracy Chapman Give Me One Reason (New Beginning)
  9. Ben Harper- I Shall Not Walk Alone (The Will to Live)
  10. Moby- Run On (From the album Play)

91.3's Labor Day Top 100

There is a ton of great music in the top 100 list voted in by US, the listeners of Pittsburgh and the 91.3 listening community worldwide, and compiled by 91.3 YWEP. Once again, WYEP has proved that The Music Matters.
Compare the WYEP List to the list I made this summer in preparation for the labor day countdown (Yeah I am total Geek)

1 Nirvans Smells Like Ten Spirit
2 U2- One (Achtung Baby)
3 Oasis- Wonderwall (What's the Story Morning Glory)
4 R.E.M.- Losing My Religion (Out of Time)
5 The Verve- Bitter Sweet Symphony (Urban Hymns)
6 Alanis Morrissette- You Oughta Know (Jagged Little Pill)
7 Counting Crows- Mr. Jones (August and Everything After)
8 The Breeders- Cannonball (Divine Hammer)
9 Pearl Jam- Black (Ten)
10 Beck- Loser (Mellow Gold)
11 Pearl Jam- Jeremy (Ten)
12 Sinead O'Connor- Nothing Compares 2 U (I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got)
13 Sarah McLachlan- Possession (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy)
14 The Cranberries- Linger (Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?)
15 Ben Folds Five- Brick (Whatever and Ever Amen)
16 Pearl Jam- Alive (Ten)
17 Radiohead- Creep (Pablo Honey)
18 Live- Lightning Crashes (Throwing Copper)
19 Radiohead- Paranoid Android (OK Computer)
20 Rusted Root- Send Me on My Way (When I Woke)
21 Red Hot Chili Peppers- Under the Bridge (Blood Sugar Sex Magik)
22 They Might Be Giants- Birdhouse in Your Soul (Flood)
23 Smashing Pumpkins- 1979 (Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness: Disc 2)
24 Blind Melon- No Rain (Blind Melon)
25 R.E.M.- Nightswimming (Automatic For the People)
26 Jeff Buckley- Hallelujah (Grace)
27 Radiohead- Fake Plastic Trees (The Bends)
28 Bob Dylan- Not Dark Yet (Time Out Of Mind)
29 Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend (Girlfriend)
30 Oasis- Don't Look Back in Anger (What's the Story Morning Glory)
31 Pavement- Cut Your Hair (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
32 Smashing Pumpkins- Today (Siamese Dream)
33 Lisa Loeb- Stay
34 The Wallflowers- One Headlight (Bringing Down the Horse)
35 Fugees- Killing Me Softly (The Score)
36 Indigo Girls- Galileo (Rites Of Passage)
37 Gin Blossoms- Hey Jealousy (New Miserable Experience)
38 Barenaked Ladies- Brian Wilson (Gordon)
39 Fiona Apple- Criminal (Tidal)
40 Sublime- Santeria (Sublime)
41 Dave Matthews Band- Ants Marching (Under The Table And Dreaming)
42 Seal- Crazy (Seal)
43 Alanis Morrissette- Ironic (Jagged Little Pill)
44 Radiohead- Karma Police (OK Computer)
45 Tori Amos- Cornflake Girl (Under The Pink)
46 Cornershop- Brimful Of Asha (When I Was Born For The 7th Time)
47 Whiskeytown- 16 Days (Strangers Almanac)
48 The Cranberries- Dreams (Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?)
49 James- Laid (Laid)

50 Peter
Garbiel- Digging in the Dirt
51 Soul Asylum- Runaway Train (Grave Dancers Union)
52 Mazzy Star- Fade Into You (So Tonight That I Might See)
53 Billy Bragg and Wilco California Stars (Mermaid Avenue)
54 Belly- Feed The Tree (Star)
55 Pearl Jam- Even Flow (Ten)
56 They Might Be Giants- Istanbul Not Constantinople (Flood)
57 Spin Doctors- Two Princes (Pocket Full of
58 Foo Fighters-
Everlong (The Colour and The Shape)
59 The Cranberries- Zombie (No Need to Argue)
60 Bush-
Glycerine (Sixteen Stone)
61 Portishead- Sour Times (Dummy)
62 Tori Amos- Crucify (Little Earthquakes)
63 The Lemonheads- It's a Shame About Ray (It's a Shame About Ray)
64 K.D. Lang- Constant Craving (Ingenue)
65 Iggy Pop- Candy (Brick By Brick)
66 Elliott Smith- Waltz #2 (XO)
67 Dave Matthews Band- Crash Into Me (Crash)
68 Counting Crows- Rain King (August and Everything After)
69 Blur-Song 2 (Blur)
70 Ben Folds Five- Battle of Who Could Care Less (Whatever and Ever Amen)
71 Wilco- Misunderstood (Being There)
72 Weezer- Buddy Holly
73 U2- Mysterious Ways (Achtung Baby)
74 Tori Amos- Silent All These Years (Little Earthquakes)
75 Smashing Pumpkins- Disarm (Siamese Dream)
76 Red Hot Chili Peppers- Give It Away (Blood Sugar Sex Magik)
77 Pulp- Common People (Different Class)
78 Dar Williams- As Cool As I Am (Mortal City)
79 Jane's Addiction-Been Caught Stealing (Jane's Addiction) 
80 R.E.M.- Man on the Moon (Automatic For the People)
81 Concrete Blonde- Joey (Bloodletting)
82 Blues Traveler- Run-Around (Four)
83 Beck- Devil's Haircut (Odelay)
84 Aimee Mann- Save Me (Magnolia OST)
85 Pearl Jam- Better Man (Vitalogy)
86 Counting Crows- Round Here (August and Everything After)
87 Presidents of the United States of America- Peaches (The Presidents of the United States of America)
88 Pavement- Summer Babe (Slanted & Enchanted)
89 No Doubt- Don't Speak (Tragic Kingdom)
90 Goo Goo Dolls- Iris (City of Angels [MPS])
91 Dave Matthews Band- Two Step (Crash)
92 Nirvana- Come As You Are (Nevermind)
93 Richard Thompson- 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (Rumor and Sigh)
94 Liz Phair- Polyester Bride (Whitechocolatespaceegg)
95 Depeche Mode- Policy of Truth (Violator)
96 Cracker- Low (Kerosene Hat)
97 Midnight Oil- Blue Sky Mine (Blue Sky Mining)
98 Natalie Merchant- Wonder (Tigerlily)
99 Grant Lee Buffalo- Mockingbirds (Mighty Joe Moon)
100 Cake- The Distance (Fashion Nugget)