Thursday, August 9, 2012

I have a bone to pick with you, Rolling Stone

Alright, I am sorry that I didn't post a blog for July.  I don't have a great excuse, but plan on doing two albums this month to make up for it.  Actually, getting married in 16 days should be a good enough excuse, but on top of finalizing a wedding, I will try to squeeze in two albums.  You see, I am just a little annoyed with Rolling Stone.  They decided, out of nowhere to change their top 500 album list.  I noticed this when I posted the George Harrison blog that on my printed copy from a year ago where I highlight each album I've listened to, it clearly said "All Things Must Pass" was #437, but when I checked the Rolling Stone website, it listed it as 433.  Conundrum.

I was befuddled and annoyed.  I'm not a super type-A personality, but when you throw a wrench in my plans, I will fucking kill you.

So the next album that I have been listening to is "The Eminem Show" by Eminem, of course.  If you ever want to blow off steam, Mr. Mathers is your man.

But when I checked to see what number he had been moved to, I think they took him straight off the list.  They only have his other album on there (please correct me if you wish to click through their updated list of 500 and let me know if you see The Eminem Show listed anywhere else).  So after one whole month of analyzing his anger, I had to decide what to do.

Thus, the delay in my post.

So, here is what I am going to do.  I am going to stay true to the original list that I printed off.  The original one published in the paper version of Rolling Stone Magazine in 2003.  When I notice that an album has been moved, I will provide the changed rank in parenthesis.

I am pissed.  I still have 400 something albums to go, and they will probably change the list in a few more years anyway, so this is the only thing that makes sense.  When I've completed the original list, perhaps I will add in the new albums, but I will probably be bored with this project when I am 40, have 3 kids to homeschool and live in the middle of a forest.  Don't laugh at me; have fun falling from your corporate ladder.  elle oh elle smiley wink-face.

Is it just me, or is it also scary that on the interwebz, you can update something like a list and not tell anyone and then all the history of what it used to be is lost and gone forever unless you're a distrusting person like myself and printed out the original?  cough*1984*cough

So thanks Rolling Stone for this snafu.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! Have a great life with your husband, 3 kids, living in the middle of a forest. Great plan! But I am sure you will stick to this project though I am not a fan of the Stones. Not a big fan, I don't turn off the radio, when they play a song of them, but I don't have a CD of them and I am not planning to buy one ;)
    Like your way to write and your humour.