62. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu 1/19
I feel like I’ve listened to this before. I feel like I’ve been here before. We have all been here before. Released in 1970. Take David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash, then add Neil Young and you get CSNY. Classic classic stuff here. This is their first album with Neil Young. Kinda interesting, after this album all four members released their own individual albums yet there was still lots of overlap. CSNY with Young didn’t last long, but this album holds that moment in time forever. This is one of those albums my parents played a lot when I was younger. Carry ON! Jerry Garcia played steel guitar on Teach Your Children. Don’t you ever ask them why / If they told you, you will cry / So just look at them and sigh / And know they love you. Almost cut my hair, happened just the other day. Helpless, helpless. If I had ever been here before I would probably know just what todo. Don’t you? … Feel Like I’ve been here before / And you know / It makes me wonder / What’s going on under the ground. I’ll light the fire while you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today. Too late to keep the change. Got to make you understand. Country girl, I think you’re pretty. Great album. Again, check it out if you somehow missed it the last 40 years. Everybody, I love you.
63. Snoop Dogg – Doggy Style 1/19
Now to completely switch it up. Wow, 1993 was so long ago. I remember having a friend make a copy of this on tape for me so I could listen to it. This and Dre’s The Chronic were classic tapes for me at the time. Good stuff. At one time I definitely had every single line on this album memorized. Time to get busy, like we do about this time. This is another story about dogs. Yeah and you don’t stop. This is just a small introduction to the G Funk era, every day of my life I take a glimpse in the mirror… searching thru the yard with a keen sense of smell. And if there’s any left over he rolls over and takes a doggy bone home. 20 years later, I could do without the peeing sound but whatever! Gin and Juice is classic, I won’t type random lyrics from it.. too many! Same with a lot of these tracks. 6 in the morning! 80 degrees. Laid back, with my mind on my money and my money on my mind. Lodi Dodi we likes the party. That’s another thing about this album, I remember the videos so vividly. There were at least 5 or 6 videos made from this album that I remember parts of each very well. I says I am go axe my mother. Tik Tok you don’t stop. Couple skip-worthy tracks, like For All My N & Bs. Also don’t care for these short interlude skits that litter these gangsta rap albums. I usually skip or delete those. It ain’t no fun if the homies can’t have none. So remember to share. Inhale/exhale now you know. 1 for the money, 2 for the bitches, 3 to get ready, and 4 to hit the switches. Like 7UP. I never have I never will. It’s a doggy dogg world. Fly as a falcon, soaring thru the sky.
64. Flight of the Conchords – Flight of the Conchords 1/19
2008. Let’s mix it up even more. Okay, so it took an HBO TV show in the US for all us to wake up and get to know Jemaine and Bret, this incredibly talented duo from New Zealand. The HBO series was recommended to us and at first we were both like, wtf? But after a few episodes and getting to know the characters a little better, it became funny as heck! And then on top of their, their tonge in cheek humor added to their music has created several really really good songs. I’m a fan. The HBO series only lasted for 2 seasons which is just fine. I just hope they haven’t disappeared completely. By their own admission, most of their song material was all used up in Season 1. So writing season 2 took awhile since now they had to write new songs to build episodes around. It becomes a little discombobulated (much like me spelling that word, wow did I get it right? never wrote it before I guess) but it’s all good fun anyway. I will always treasure the band meetings between Jemaine, Brent, and their wonderfully underperforming New Zealand constituent manager Murray. Inner, Inner City Pressure. I never want knives and forks sticking out of my legs. Please remove these cutlerys from my knees. Just wanna do something special for all the ladies of the world. He’s gonna wake up in a smoothie. Oh pretty prince of parties, where’s the party now? The distant future is scary. Robots. Binary solo! Whose the boom king? A kiss is not a contract, but it’s very nice. You’re a legend Dave! You’re so beautiful, you could be a waitress (or a part time model -but you’ll probably have to keep your normal job). It’s Business Time. The official song of hump day. Bowie is in space enjoying astroturf.
65. 311 – Transistor 1/19
You’re a transistor, lightning resistor. Renegade sound system, 311. This is an early college album, the first 311 album I really enjoyed. This band can play any type of music and I found a spot for them to be played on many of my college radio shows (much like the sublime disc a few days ago). Twilight Zone, I’m floating in the dark alone. Hmm come to think of it, after the Live album they put out the year after this one, I haven’t really listened to any of their material. I wonder what happened there. Another thing about this album is that it’s great any time of day.. You can wake up to this album. You can listen to it late at night. Good stuff. Confusing Use of Time.
(this is in progress….)