Lists

Top 5 Songs About Groupies

5. What's Your Name? by Lynyrd Skynyrd

4. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones

3. Gold Digger by Kanye West

2. Stay With Me by The Faces

1. Stray Cat Blues by The Rolling Stones

 

Oredakedo (Mike Cowie)

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Top 5 Songs About Genitalia

5. "Tube Snake Boogie" by ZZ Top

4. "The Lemon Song" by Led Zeppelin/"Killing Floor" by Howlin' Wolf'/"Traveling Riverside Blues" by Robert Johnson

3. "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel

2. "Little Red Corvette" by Prince

1. "The Penis Song" by Monty Python

 

Oredakedo (Mike Cowie)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

A Mind-Boggling Omission: Premiere Magazine's "50 Greatest Comedies" List Somehow Omits "Life of Brian"

Back in early-July I sent a letter to the editors of Premiere Magazine and they've just printed it in the issue that came out this week (October 2006 - the one with Cate Blanchett on the cover). However, they edited it down to almost nothing. I would've liked them to use the final three paragraphs, where I was actually saying something, but I guess they wouldn't want anything too critical - or even slightly political - to appear in print. It was worth a try anyway. Below you'll find a) My letter that I sent to them on July 7th, and b) What they actually printed.

Avi Lewis' Funny Fundamentalists

An open letter to all those who made the smart choice and watched Avi Lewis' show on CBC last night ("The Big Picture with Avi Lewis Part 2 - The Root of All Evil - Is religion the root of all evil in the world?")

I needed to sleep on it, but now I've come up with the Funniest Fundamentalist Freaks from Avi's show last night. Ok, so I didn't really need to sleep on it or even think about it for more than a second, but, hey, it was late last night and some people need to get to bed by 3:00... or at least 3:30.

Here's the list:

The Modern Times of Bob Dylan Rave (A.K.A. The Modern Times of Johnny and The Mighty Bob Rave)

Ok, so about 34 hours ago I wrote you about my great anticipation and excitement concerning the imminent release of Bob Dylan's new CD "Modern Times" and I sent along that 5-out-of-5-stars review/rave from Rolling Stone Magazine. Well, yesterday I picked up the CD while out running around for the day. Unbelievably, it wasn't until later that evening that I got home and finally was able to listen to the bloody thing. I sat down for my first two listens together with a couple of nice cold Pilsner Urquells (the original Pilsner from the city of Pilsen in the Czech Republic). The perfect combination: A brand new Bob CD and a couple of cold beers... and my son, Kaishan, dancing all around the room to the sound of the new music.

The Gotta Love Your Woody (Allen) Rave

Believe it or not, Woody Allen turns 70 today. So Happy Birthday Woody and thanks for all the classics. Whatever you may think of his personal life, we're talkin' about one of the greatest filmmakers of all time here, a living legend, a genius, a master. We're talkin' about the creator of not just the all-time classics "Annie Hall", "Manhattan", "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Crimes and Misdemeanors", but also the man who wrote "What's New Pussycat?" and "Play It Again Sam" and both wrote and directed all of these fantastic (or at the very least, great) films:

The KISS My Alive Ass Rant (Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums" Blows It Big Time)

I recently came across Rolling Stone Magazine's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" list and, like any such list, there is a lot to debate, discuss and disagree with; however, one inclusion pushes me past - way past - those 3 D's and straight into ranting mode. Sitting there just as provocative and insulting as can be imagined, in what's got to be a joke but probably isn't, not in place #499 or 500 but rather in spot #159, is that all-time classic, that masterpiece, that work of total brilliance, yes, that's right, "KISS Alive". I am not joking! "KISS Alive" as the 159th greatest album of all time?! True and utter nonsense? How about complete insanity?!

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