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  1. So I'm not sure exactly what I'm hoping for out of this thread, but here goes. Maybe somebody else has a similar story and will find this helpful. Or maybe it can just be used to promote acceptance. Some of you may have seen me mention my 16-year-old daughter Talia in the past, mostly in the Political Subforum. Most notably here in the Pete Buttigieg thread, where @Sinn Fein managed to get the architect of Pete Buttigieg's campaign to shoot a happy birthday video in an attempt to dispel the conspiracy theory that Buttigieg was just faking being gay. Anyway, in late March, the c
    42 points
  2. Peter is incredibly lucky to have you as a dad. You're smart, insightful, thoughtful, funny and understanding. I wish your son all the luck and may he encounter a world that is kind and understanding. You guys got this....
    22 points
  3. Back in the day when I had functioning knees, I used to play in beach volleyball tournaments down in San Diego all summer. This album was on a constant loop during most of those tourneys and I still remember those glory days of sun tan and verticality when I hear one of these songs today. Yo Mama selects: 12.22 - Green Day - Dookie (1994) 1 - Burnout 2 - Having a Blast 3 - Chump 4 - Longview 5 - Welcome to Paradise 6 - Pulling Teeth 7 - Basket Case 8 - She 9 - Sassafras Roots 10 - When I Come Around 11 - Coming Clean 12 -
    13 points
  4. Rd 12 Freedom of Choice - Devo time to bust out the Spuds! coulda gone in a couple directions with them, but i gotta slap this one on - i think it's their most cohesive piece of work, and i dig how butch the Bobs (Casale - R.I.P., and Mothersbaugh) got on the axe for most of this - especially "Gates of Steel", which is my favorite all-time track from them, and one that saw me usher in the 80s as a fan (i resisted these goofball bastids as long as i could, but this one finally GOT ME! 😁) not credited enough for their mark and influence ... these were some ballsy and visionar
    13 points
  5. My father in law is having surgery this AM to have cancer removed from his bladder. I think it's the third time he's had the procedure done in the past 5 years or so, seems to just be what happens with that particular type of cancer - it gets removed, he's clear for a year or two and then it comes back again and repeat all over again. We're the only family he has here (my wife is from England and most of the family is still over there) and they live in the subdivision behind us anyway in a house we bought for them and rent them for just the amount of mortgage payment. Anyway, we have the
    13 points
  6. 11.17 Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die (1970) Maybe the most underrated band ever? Tracklist: Glad Freedom Rider Empty Pages I Just Want You To Know Stranger To Himself John Barleycorn Every Mothers Son Sittin' Here Thinkin' Of My Love
    13 points
  7. Catching up - going with a pair from 1983: 12.38: Def Leppard - Pyromania No one really drafted this yet? Anthemic, nostalgic, and riffy as they come. Stagefright Too Late For Love 13.03: Tears For Fears - The Hurting Simultaneously beautiful and heartbreaking. Pale Shelter Suffer The Children
    12 points
  8. It took Mueller 100 pages of his report to describe all the contacts between Trump campaign personnel and Russians. In setting up the Trump Tower NY meeting, Don Jr. expressed delight at the prospect of receiving disparaging information about Hillary Clinton from Russia as part of Russia's ongoing efforts to help the Trump campaign. Trump falsely claimed he had nothing to do with Russia while, throughout the campaign, he was negotiating to construct a Trump Tower in Moscow. Paul Manafort provided internal Trump campaign polling data to Konstantin Kilimnik for purposes unknown (because Manafort
    12 points
  9. I've always loved Leonard's deepened voice in his older years. It seems to fit the mood of his music. I also think his live shows bring out the life in his music. Round 12 Live in London - Leonard Cohen (2009) Dance Me To the End of Love Closing Time Ah we're drinking and we're dancing And the band is really happening And the Johnny Walker wisdom running high And my very sweet companion She's the angel of compassion She's rubbing half the world against her thigh 😲
    11 points
  10. I don't know to what extent this is in danger of being sniped but I want it on my island, and who knows @JZilla could take it to add to his Hold Steady and Def Leppard albums as part of a future real estate deal or something. These guys aren't cool anymore, if they ever were, because they are (always were) mainstream but I really like that about them. Brandon Flowers makes no bones about wanting to be a showman and wanting this to be the biggest band in the world. With this album they got pretty close (and right now they have a big mainstream rock hit in the the year 2020). Also, the
    10 points
  11. This pick is a bit reactionary too but whatever. Let’s get some more mother####in white boy clang going. 13.02 Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica (2000) 3rd Planet Paper Thin Walls
    10 points
  12. If you could only take one band's entire discography to the island, I would take The Kinks, no question. After Village Green got sniped early I haven't been able to decide which to pick. There are several in the upper elite tier, but I'll go with Arthur. 12.15 The Kinks - Arthur Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire (1969) Victoria Mr. Churchill Says @krista4 @Eephus
    10 points
  13. 12.12 - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (I have something for picking self titled albums. hmmm) 1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes 2. Hopelessly Hoping
    10 points
  14. Based on the popularity in this poll, maybe someone should actually take the skin and serve it as a food item. Just call it potato skins or something like that.
    10 points
  15. 11.35 I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got – Sinead O’Connor (1990) I just realized I don’t have a single female artist in my desert island stash so far. Time to rectify that. So that Prince song that she did on this album that became a big hit, you know the one…it’s about my fourth or fifth favorite song on this disc. Sinead’s voice is amazing and I have always dug her “F*** You” attitude. I am just a big fan, period. Songs: The Emperor’s New Clothes Black Boys on Mopeds @Bonzai
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  16. 11.34 Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986) I get it - know your demo's. But the best thrash metal of all time in round 11. I spose I can cross-off consider getting cute with your Metallica selection from the list. Battery Master of Puppets Should really beef up that long song shtick too @RedmondLonghorn
    10 points
  17. Man, It takes forever to cook a baked potato. Sometimes, I'll put one in the oven even if I don't want one, cuz by the time it's done, who knows?!?
    10 points
  18. R.E.M. - Green 1988 (the best year in music!) Songs are... You Are the Everything Untitled I am so sick of Orange Crush, but LOVE everything else about this record. Pop Song 89 and Hairshirt were also in contention for the spotify. R.E.M. is always a top five band for me. So good. Links coming
    9 points
  19. 12.29 New Order, Low-Life (1985) Love Vigilantes Face Up Not breaking new draft ground here, but this is my actual favorite New Order record. I often wait on them 'cause I know PC&L generally goes first, but I'd say this is their most cohesive album, with the best collection of fully-realized songs. This is New Order to me. Glad to get Barney, Hooky, Stephen and Gillian on the island. Could've gone a number of different ways with the songs, and I hate leaving The Perfect Kiss and others off, but I stuck with the better-known Love Vigilantes (the album opener) and Face Up (th
    9 points
  20. So I'll make it a metal turn for me, I'm being particularly selective because I'm not figuring to take a lot of loud and especially not a lot of fast stuff out to the forever beach But I can't go out there without a little piece of the most awesome frontman and human being ever. Lets face it, the world has gone to hell without him. 12.x Dio - Holy Diver Don't Talk To Strangers -- Rainbow In The Dark 1983
    9 points
  21. 12.9 Life After Death by Notorious B.I.G. (1997) When I took 2Pac in the 11th, I knew I was going to come back with one of the Biggie albums in round 12. Tough call between them, but this morning I prefer the album released 16 days after his murder. It's more varied in it's songs and has more of them being a double album. It has also more Puff Daddy than I would prefer but that is a trade off I can live with. It took a deserted island to bring Pac and Biggie Smalls together. Forever. Notorious Thugs You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)
    9 points
  22. I'm finally giving it a go to listen to more of this Frightened Rabbit album, and I gotta say I have a visceral reaction to all of it. I'm not even listening to the lyrics, but from moment one in each song so far I'm sucked in, in a powerful and almost frightening (no pun intended) way. The first moments of this guy's voice each time are killing me. This is an extreme emotional response I haven't had to new (to me) music in ages. I don't know whether I love or hate this feeling at the moment, but I can barely breathe. I'm in a bit of a funk, so it's a little harder to deal with than usual
    9 points
  23. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) Gotta get some Gram on my island. Christine's Tune Hot Burrito #1
    9 points
  24. I drafted this in one of our recent drafts. I love this guy. The band Calexico joins him on this album. They also joined him on a proper album of his which is a favorite. Round 11 Live from the Artists Den - Amos Lee (2013) Seven Spanish Angels Violin
    9 points
  25. Ok, no longer waiting on this one: Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret (1999) Bought this on a bit of a whim when it came out. I was just starting my record collection and was drawn to the cover. I had heard of them, but wasn't really sure what I was getting into. The record store guy gave me a "hell yeah" like we were in the same club now. I brought it home and played it for my roommates, who all have good to great taste in music, and they didn't get it. I was hooked though. Carry The Zero You Were Right
    9 points
  26. 11.32 All Eyez On Me by 2Pac (1996) There are 2 or 3 celebrity deaths I remember from my early teen years: Kurt Cobain and Tupac. Kids coming to school crying, the gossip of what "really happened", the total shock that ran through the students and the total bewilderment from the teachers who had probably never heard of either. I was a white Catholic school kid from the suburbs, but the themes of loyalty to friends, distrust of authority, anger and hopes for a better world despite being kind of a #### really made a lot of sense for us. Pac isn't the most gifted rapper, he doesn't have a bi
    9 points
  27. 11.31 Chris Stapleton - Traveller (2015) Tennessee Whiskey Parachute His voice is so choice. /Ferris
    9 points
  28. He and I had like two weeks of discussions about what name he wanted. Eventually he picked Peter. Which led to the absolutely greatest discovery by me a few days letter: Jennifer Lopez (first initial, first syllable of last name) = J-Lo Alex Rodriguez (first initial, first syllable of last name) = A-Rod The first syllable of my last name is "Ness."
    8 points
  29. I was okay with any of the first four of theirs but like NV I don’t think I can let them slide anymore. 12.3x The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday (2005) Stevie Nix How a Resurrection Really Feels
    8 points
  30. 12.35 Nighthawks at the Diner, Tom Waits (1975) Gotta push the button with y'all sniffing around 'ol Tomcat and cant wait for you to decide he was better with a sense of traditional musicality. Human exuberance and frontier inebriation have rarely met so well as in the human cigarette cloud known as Tom Waits. Gonna wanna remember how funny & weird the world was... Spare Parts Eggs & Sausage
    8 points
  31. Sorry I slowed things down earlier. It won't happen again. Getting killed at work today. 12.25 The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow (1984) This collection of mostly singles and b-sides is arguably my favorite from the Smiths. How Soon Is Now? Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
    8 points
  32. 12.33 Spirit - Earth Wind and Fire (1976) To my mind, there was no tighter front-line band in the '70s. They could play anything - jazz, rock, funk, ballads, world - and play it better than almost anyone else. "Getaway" This is what a Jag purring on 12 finely-tuned cylinders at 180 mph sounds like. "Saturday Nite" @PIK95
    8 points
  33. Alright, I can't hold off on this one anymore. I've seen this album played in full three times and seen this band at least ten times. A lot of my picks and favourites revolve around concerts and moments but if I had to pick one show as my favourite concert, it would be seeing these guys in 2009 at Lee's Palace. Their shows evoke such camaraderie and so much joy, a sort of brotherhood amongst everyone in attendance. There's a reason they tend to play 3 or 4 shows in a row in the same city and usually stick to small intimate venues. These are all sing a long songs, they are all drink
    8 points
  34. Round 12 Blue Valentine - Tom Waits (1978) I love this guy but had a tough time figuring out which album to represent. So I settled somewhere in between his jazzy crooner phase and his complete wackadoodle phase. Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis A Sweet Little Bullet From A Pretty Blue Gun
    8 points
  35. @Ilov80s and I messaged about this band last week. I considered veering from my board after he took one as I didn't want to miss out, even though I suspected they wouldn't be on a lot of radars. But before I did I took a spin through both of their remaining albums on my list. And it occurred to me why I wrote down both and not just **Redacted**. <---That is going to be the more popular selection whenever it gets made, but I don't think it's the better album. Some damn good jams in there, but there are at least a couple times it loses me. I don't get lost in this one. Like **Redacted**, I'm
    8 points
  36. I've never been worried about upsetting someone.... which apparently is why I got two timeouts in the past two months. I would like it to be like it used to be, where I didn't care. But now I have to care, or I'm given another time out. The people who get butthurt have won.
    8 points
  37. 11 Miles Davis - The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965 A bigger swipe of music than taking Bruce 75-85. The "incomplete" album is typically ranked best to top 5 all-time live jazz recordings. A popular site that doesn't do much jazz listed it as a top 20 all-timer regardless of genre. If not for seeing that, and seeing the Kinda Blue love here, I would have waited. The first great quintet that did KoB, fell apart shortly thereafter. So Miles formed the second great quintet, again tapping very young relatively unknowns as he did with Trane. Drummer Tony Williams was 18 and
    7 points
  38. 13.12 Black Star, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998) Respiration Thieves in the Night Escuchela, la ciudad respirando The individual artists got taken a while back, but I go back to this one more often. Another killer album released on September 29th, 1998. Don't have a full write-up for this one, but it's rock-solid. Great rapping and production, great interplay, no filler. Could've paired Respiration with Definition, but didn't want to go with the two big singles, and Thieves is a great listen.
    7 points
  39. 13.05 Herbert von Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven's 9th Symphony (1968) Ode to Joy, #####es - gotta have it. shouldnt be part of the mix, tho - totally screw it up
    7 points
  40. If I’m gonna be stranded on an island might as well invite these guys. I got in so much trouble for wearing a slayer t shirt to school and CCD. Slayer - Reign in Blood 1986 Songs: Raining Blood, Angel of Death
    7 points
  41. 12.31 - The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema (2005) We have arrived too late to play the bleeding heart show We have arrived too late to play the bleeding heart show We have arrived too late to play the bleeding heart show We have arrived too late to play the bleeding heart show We have arrived We have arrived "The Bleeding Heart Show" Sing Me Spanish Techno
    7 points
  42. "Over 65" is an oversimplification of the at-risk group. The highest percentage of mortality is in people that have underlying conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, etc. As people get older, they tend to develop one or more of these conditions. But it is also a factor in why more black and latino people are dying in the US. Nearly half of the adult US population has hypertension. You going to make them self-isolate too? "Let's make old people self isolate while the rest of the population spreads virus" is a selfish, short-sighted and dangerous approach
    7 points
  43. I’ve waited long enough for this one, which in reality is a top 3 record for me, I am a massive Richard Thompson fan and may select a solo work later down the line, but this record is an absolute masterpiece. I have spent many a day with this album absorbing Linda’s vocals, Richard’s masterful guitar work and his somber and penetrating lyrics. Not an upbeat record to say the least, but I always found this to be a rewarding listen when I needed some introspection. Rd 12 - Richard And Linda Thompson ‎– I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight - 1974 Not sure if anyone is familiar wi
    7 points
  44. LOL yeah and answered it again with more details. Todem, can I please get your thoughts on Disney?
    7 points
  45. Round 12.13 Finally! Bat Out of Hell II - Meat Loaf (1993) Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire) Good Girls go toHeaven (Bad Girls go Everywhere) And I didn't even pick the two longest tracks- so there!
    7 points
  46. People are listing their 5 favorite 1st round picks, Charlie called someone a #### sucker, Simey is saving the gold fish, a bunch of Smashing Pumpkins albums got taken and I didn't end up having 10,000 pounds of dirt delivered.
    7 points
  47. Goes through the doggy door and then immediately sits at the sliding glass door expecting to be let back in.
    7 points
  48. Let's be honest... you can't really speak the truth here. If the truth offends, then you have to water it down to a meaningless position or not state it. However, others can spread lies with near impunity - and because the harsh truth can't be spoken, those lies are given the weight of truth, and in some cases, more. Because people's sensibilities and fragile nature are more important than the truth. There's a lot of irony there, considering how many of the offended were first to complain that people get offended too easily. We have destroyed critical (if at times unple
    7 points
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