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Top Five Repetitive Band Names

1. Duran Duran 2. Liquid Liquid 3. Talk Talk 4. The The 5. Mr. Mister

posted 12 January 2009 in Tasty Bits. 3 comments

Top Five Election Songs

That is, songs specifically about elections and/or voting, not just miscellaneous political or societal change. 1. X, “The New World” 2. Radiohead, “Electioneering” 3. Arcadia, “Election Day” 4. Little Steven, “Vote That Mutha Out” 5. Talking Heads, “The Democratic Circus” There are fewer of these than I would have guessed (although Lyle Lovett and the […]

posted 4 November 2008 in Tasty Bits. 2 comments

From the Liverpool Docks….

I had a surprise same-day deadline today, so the next installment of the 1988 countdown will have to wait until next week. But I thought I’d share a list I came up with last week while I was waiting for Beck to hit the stage: TOP FIVE MOST-FAMOUS MUSIC VENUES IN THE USA: 1. Carnegie […]

posted 2 October 2008 in Tasty Bits. 8 comments

Top Five: Double Your Pleasure

Nobody batted an eye at the Beatles releasing two albums in a year. (In 1965, they put out Help! and Rubber Soul, not to mention a movie and a few killer non-LP singles such as “Ticket to Ride” and “We Can Work It Out.” Oh, they also toured the States and John Lennon put out […]

posted 28 July 2008 in Tasty Bits. 10 comments