Voters- writing you from a fraternity basement in Cleveland where I’ve just slept the night. The very combination of “fraternity basement” and “slept the night” conjures an incredulous memory of waking up one evening at 4 am in college having passed out on a sticky bench in 2004 watching the Varsity Ship table at Chi Gam. I am so happy my brother joined a cleaner fraternity with free couches for weary travelers in their basement.
Only a few voters on that last round. If you didn’t vote you can’t complain about the results. I for example, did not vote. So I will grit my teeth through some of these. Quick results: Baba O’Riley continues to earn its 1 seed, plowing past “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” 41.5-34.5. The big upset of the day though has to go to Tangled Up In Blue upending Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” 34.5-34. That’s the same total as Spirit of the Radio as Rush defeats NOFX, 34.5-26.5. Last but not least, Radio Retaliation eliminated “Guerilla Radio” (that one kills me the most. Ugh why did I not vote) 28.5-25.
Best Track One
“Thunder Road”, Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run
“What’s Going On”, Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On
“Purple Haze”, Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced
“Come Together”, The Beatles, Abbey Road
Best song about the radio
“Rock and Roll” by The Velvet Underground
“This Is Radio Clash” by The Clash
“Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles
“On The Radio” by Donna Summer
And as a bonus, here’s my little “later, Maryland” music video I threw together last night. iMovie lets anyone be a Spielberg!