I spend, on average, about 15 hours per week (between Monday and Friday) sitting in my car (while I commute to and from work). Thank you I-287. During this time, I listen to the radio – a lot. This morning, as I was sitting in traffic – thank you, rain – listening to the radio, and thinking about how much I do listen to the radio in the car, I thought back to a question someone once asked back in January 2003 (on an internet discussion forum). The question was “What are your personal top 25 LPs or CDs?”
At that time, this was my answer to that question (with the selections listed in no particular order of preference):
ABC – Lexicon of Love
Depesche Mode – Music For The Masses
Devo – Freedom Of Choice
Elvis Costello – Armed Forces
Gang of Four – Entertainment
Garbage – Garbage
Gary Myrick – Living In A Movie
Jim Carroll Band – Work Not Play
Ministry – With Sympathy
Oingo Boingo – Only A Lad
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Police – Outlandos D’Amour
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Sheryl Crow – Sheryl Crow
Slow Children – Slow Children
Sorrows – Teenage Heartbreat
Split Enz – Waiata
Squeeze – Argy Bargy
Talking Heads – Fear Of Music
Tears For Fears – Songs For The Big Chair
The Cult – Electric
The Vapors – Magnets
Ultravox – Vienna
X – Under The Big Black Sun
Yes – Fragile
Why am I sharing this here? Well, as I was sitting in traffic this morning, listening to music, and thinking about music, I remembered that some other Yankees bloggers, at times, have shared some thoughts on music, etc. Therefore, I thought I would join the party on this – at least for this one time.
I doubt that I would have many changes to the list I came up (above) five years ago. Maybe I would replace five (or so) of the selections – but, I would not move many of them.
Yes, there’s a lot of 1980’s music on that list. Tying this back to the Yankees, I guess you can thank players like Bobby Meacham, Shane Rawley, Dave Collins, Henry Cotto, Brian Fischer, George Frazier, Alvaro Espinoza, Bob Shirley, Steve Kemp, Dan Pasqua, Omar Moreno, Gary Ward, Wayne Tolleson, and Jerry Mumphrey for that. Back then, the Yankees often left you looking for something else to focus on in terms of entertainment.
So, how’s this for a strange musical interlude? As strange interludes go, I know it’s not up there with Groucho’s – but, who can hope to match that one?