Friday, February 20, 2009

My Top 25 Most Influential Albums of All Time

In no certain order...

Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives of Henry the VIII
Emerson Lake and Palmer - Pictures at an Exhibition
Buckingham Nicks - Buckingham Nicks
Butthole Surfers - Hairway to Steven
Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
Julian Cope - Peggy Suicide
Elvis Costello - Get Happy!!
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Flash - In the Can
Daniel Johnston - Fun
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool
Meat Puppets - Too High to Die
Ministry - In Case you Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)
The Prodigy - Fat of the Land
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Leon Russell - Carney
Squeeze - Argybargy
The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman & the Moneygoround
Pete Townshend - White City
Joe Walsh - So What
Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe

Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Jersey's Free Public Libraries Need Your Help NOW!

New Jersey's free public libraries are facing a crisis. Recently proposed legislation (A3753, introduced on Monday, February 9th by Assemblyman Vincent Prieto of District 32) will cut NJ free public library funding from 1/3 to 1/6 mill and would cut their main source of funding IN HALF. It would be disastrous for many public libraries in New Jersey that cannot make ends meet at minimal 1/3 mill funding to begin with. I urge you to use the New Jersey Library Association's Capwiz tool, which automates the process of delivering a message about this legislation to your local legislature. It will take you all of 2 or 3 minutes to do:

We cannot let this happen. Please help by voicing your opposition to this legislation.