In any case, as a result, posting by moi will necessarily be somewhat fitful for a few days.
But until then, as always, here's a fun project for us all to contemplate:
Best Post-Elvis Pop/Rock Song or Record Whose Title or Lyrics Reference a Blood Relative
You know what we're talking about -- songs with words like Uncle or Mommy or Grand-Niece (as unlikely as that one might be).
And no arbitrary rules for this one, except that "child" is totally ineligible for reasons I feel no need to explain to the likes of you, except to say that I find Guns 'n' Roses annoying.
Okay, that said, here's my totally arbitrary Top Seven:
7. Mother -- Cristina Aguilera
The Lennon song, obviously, but I went with Aquilera because to my surprise she actually seems to kind of get it on a personal level and because I wanted something recorded in this century.
6. Brother Louie -- Stories
Okay, the "brother" here is not a blood relative, but it's a great song about racism, so the heck with consistency.
5. Sister Surround -- The Soundtrack of Our Lives
The greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world, or just the most exciting group in Sweden? YOU make the call!!!! BTW, I have no idea if the titular sister is a relative or a nun. Obviously, I'm being more flexible about the rules than I had planned.
4. Cousin Kevin -- The Who
Pedophilia rocks! Wait, that can't be right...
3. Jesus Loves His Babies -- Smashing Pumpkins
An obscure out-take proving yet again that there is no Listomania theme so specific that we can't find a way to shoehorn in Billy Corgan and his pretentious cueball noggin. Like you're surprised?
2. Auntie Grizelda-- The Monkees
Recorded live on the 1967 tour with Hendrix, so perhaps we should refer to this as The Peter Tork Experience.
And the number one niftiest -- please, it's not even a contest so just chill -- song referencing some kind of blood relative, obviously is --
1. Papa Was a Rolling Stone -- The Temptations
The Temptations Mark II, and producer/writer Norman Whitfield's masterpiece of proto-psychedelic funk.
Awrighty then -- what would your choices be?
[Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Cinema Listomania (Theme: Performances That Deserved An Oscar But Didn't Get One!) is now up over at Box Office. As always, if you could see your way to going over there and leaving a comment, it would really put me in good with management. Thanks.]