More and more, I am beginning to view my involvement with Pokemon as a destructive obsession. I feel like it is taking up an inordinate amount of space in my mind.
I feel like I am mostly drawn to it because of nostalgia, as it brings to me a lot of happy memories from my childhood.
What are your thoughts? Would you consider yourself obsessed with Pokemon? Do you have any advice for dealing with this?
I've not really getting into politics because that's really a discussion for another time and place.
1. The Beach Boys > The Beatles
2. "Kindergarten Cop" is a legitimately good movie.
3. Bobby Clarke is a disgrace to the sport of hockey.
4. Richard Thompson is the greatest guitarist ever.
5. Wilco is the defining band of our generation.
6. Albums are better than CD's.
7. Henry Darger was the greatest artist of the 20th century.
The fact that Brian Wilson had only a single ear is truly mind-boggling. Simply put, that’s one hell of an ear. Sloop John B is The Beach Boys’ take on the well-known Caribbean folk song. Their version is an irresistibly fun pop song, the aural equivalent of sunshine and waves. Their trademark harmonies are very much in effect, and the closing line:
this is the worst trip I’ve ever been on
is instantly relatable to any vacationer/recreational drug
As you might have known, I'm very opinionated about music, and I like writing, so I decided to put them together and write a series of weekly articles about albums I think deserve a listen or two.
I am going to start with Pet Sounds for a few reasons. First of all, it is an unquestionably classic and influential album. Secondly, it is the greatest artistic statement by Brian Wilson, one of the greatest musical geniuses of the 20th century.
It is an experimental album, a pop
Venue: The Orpheum in LA, a great, restored, old-school art deco 2,000 seat theater. They even had the flashing vertical street sign. A view of what LA used to be like.
Van the Man: Still has the pipes! His voice is still totally unique and totally awesome. When people talk about the great rock and roll singers, they unfortunately miss this Belfast cowboy, who really never sings the same song twice. Eat your heart out, Plant, Daltrey, etc. He played piano, saxophone, guitar and harmonica.