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The Home of the Brave

Bo-Brother, Where art thou?

Posted by evankessler on December 6, 2006


Well, it looks like the previous days calculations were wrong. 54 songs later and I’m still stuck in the B’s. Seems that I discounted the alphabetic clout of the Br combination. To be honest, I basically forgot that it existed. I figured that after the Bo songs I’d go straight to Bu. I suppose that was quite moronic of me, not that it has had any ill effects on my existence. I was just caught a little off guard, that’s all.

The day began where yesterday left off, with “Bought for A Song”, a catchy pop number by masters of the catchy pop tune, Fountains of Wayne. It was followed by that master of depression Conor Oberst, with “Bowl of Oranges”. The Bow songs were not over yet as I had to wade through both Outkast’s “Bowtie” and the “Bowtie (postlude)”. A few “box” songs followed and that turned into 8 “boy” songs highlighted by (I’m not up to the ‘by’ songs yet) the Cure’s “Boy’s Don’t Cry”.

The listening day was also riddled with threepeats. I’m not sure but that phrase may have been coined by either the San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Pistons, or Chicago Bulls. In any case I had three consecutive listenings of Public Enemy’s “Bring Tha Noize”, some with Anthrax, some without. This was immediately followed by three versions by Pavement’s “Brink of the Clouds”, the first being from Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain; the latter 2 were from the recently released Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels edition. After my way home from work, on the way back to Brooklyn I heard three consecutive songs named “Brooklyn”. The two versions of Jesse Malin’s song were split up by Mos Def’s unrelated track. I would call it a shocking coincidence that I was listening to songs called Brooklyn as I headed to Brooklyn but seeing as I spent a large portion of my time there my coincidence alarm remained with the snooze bar firmly pressed down.

The day ended with three straight “Brother” songs, the last of which was Death Cab For Cutie’s “Brothers on a Hotel Bed” and after a day that seemed like it lasted a week I wanted nothing more to be laying in bed…sans brother. However, before I could do that it was off to Union Hall for a birthday celebration for Jason C. whose initials handily work out to be that same as Jesus Christ’s though I don’t compare them. Jesus probably wasn’t as good of an illustrator as Jason is. In any case, it was a mellow gathering with lovely people including Deirdre, Marty, Josh R, Rob G, Liz S, Katey H, Mackenzie, Del, Adam A, and Erica E. The music in the bar reminded me a tad bit of my ipod seeing as it was a mix of New Pornographers, Wilco, and Old 97’s and secretly I wished I could be burning through more songs, but the beer quickly alleviated those desires. After all, there’ll be plenty of time for that tomorrow because tomorrow is in fact, another day.

Tuesday’s Best: “Boys Don’t Cry” (The Cure), “Boys On The Radio” (Hole), “Box Full of Letters” (Wilco), “Brain Damage” (Blake Babies), “Breakin’ The Law” (New Pornographers), “Breath” (Pearl Jam), “Breed” (Nirvana), “Brick” (Ben Folds Five), “Brilliant Mistake” (Elvis Costello), “Bring Tha Noize” (Public Enemy w/Anthrax), “Brinsley” (Noise Addict), “Brooklyn” (Jesse Malin).

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