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Consider this to be your official Dangerous, Dirty, and Unfun Reminder to Change Your Clocks Tonight. But more importantly, remember this: the only people who are losing an hour of sleep tonight are the people who aren’t committed to sleeping in an extra two hours.
And in celebration, listen to “Tapdance” by Kevin Devine.
I was talking to my roommate’s boyfriend a few weeks ago and he mentioned that he had just seen a band from Jersey. Turns out, it was Thursday. I had seen them for the first time last summer, touring with Taking Back Sunday, and it was an awesome show, and my roommate’s boyfriend agreed. “It’s a shame that was their second to last show.”
Turns out, it’s true! The band is on what they’re calling an “indefinite hiatus,” which might not mean they’re broken up, but we might as well lead our lives that way. It really is a shame. People got all wee-weed up recently when At the Drive-In reunited, but as far as “post hardcore” bands go, I was always a Thursday man. So much so, their second album War All the Time made it to my Favorite Albums of the Decade list.
Jersey will rock just a bit less for their passing, but Thursday left us with some awesome tunes, including this one about their home state, off their last album. Listen to a little “Turnpike Divides.”
So the Official Little Brother of Dangerous, Dirty, and Unfun has a birthday today. So, how to celebrate? Here’s the top 20 songs from the week he was born. (Poor guy! The previous week, “Blaze of Glory” was actually number 1!) It also turns out that the demo for “Enter Sandman” (and pretty much the entire Black Album) was recorded on September 13, 1990, which is quite frankly awesome.
Of course, it’s his 21st birthday, so instead of looking to the past, let’s look to the present! Happy birthday, pal. Listen to a little “Cigarettes and Alcohol.”
Hoo boy, this Irene thing looks to be a doozie, eh? Fill your tubs and charge your phones and make sure you’ve got some candles, all that stuff. Be safe out there, friends. Except for the son of a bitch that tore down the “No Parking on August 29″ sign I taped to the pole outside my apartment. Feel free to not be safe, asshole.
But anyway, listen to a little Something Corporate.
Anyone with ears to hear understands that Jon Bon Jovi is the greatest poet of this or any generation. Today just so happens to be the 25th anniversary of Slippery When Wet, the album that put Bon Jovi on the road to rock immortality and gave us such cover band anthems as “Living on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”
Regular readers of Dangerous, Dirty, and Unfun understand that I march to the beat of my own Tico Torres. In that spirit, here are what I consider to be the two best songs off Slippery When Wet, an album that is almost literally wall to wall hits.
I’d Die for You
I’m sure you all have songs that just scream “summer.” This is one of them for me. Celebrate the start of summer with a little “Soco Amaretto Lime.”
Listen to a little Marvelous 3.
I hope everyone called their mothers today! I certainly did, and then I referenced her in a blog post. (Love you, mommy!) Anyway, apropos of almost nothing, here’s a song for Mother’s Day, a new track from Taking Back Sunday. Listen to a little “Best Places to Be a Mom.”
Regular readers of Dangerous, Dirty, and Unfun know that Summer Catch is my second favorite movie. And it was on this weekend! Remember that scene where Tenley and Ryan going swimming in the rain?
Remember how every time you see that scene, you think “Man, that song is pretty catchy. One of my favorite blogs should look it up and post it so I can listen.” You know I love you and think you’re beautiful, right, precious readers?
Regular readers of Dangerous, Dirty, and Unfun know that Patriots’ Day is the best day of the year, by far. The Boston Marathon, partying in the streets, great weather, and a celebration of the start of our revolution against the hated British: it can’t be beat! Patriots’ Day is one of the best things about living in Boston. In celebration of this fact, listen to the Standells sing the anthem.
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