Y2KT10 (Y2K TOP TEN LISTS)
by: Curtis Lynch
Professor of Millennium Musicology
In case you ain’t heard, a heretofore unknown computer “bug” will wipe out all recorded music at the stroke of midnight, December 31, 1999. Fortunately, the crack staff of scientists at Playgrounds Magazine have unearthed a method of saving ten, and only ten, pieces of music. The way you do this is to send your selections to the address found at the end of this article. Choose wisely, choose carefully, because we all will have to live with your selections.
PERUSING THE PERIODICALS:
The year 2000 is still six months away, but people with much more forethought than I are already making arrangements for the dawn of the new millennium. (hey, my idea of advance planning is ordering pizza from Papa John’s.) Never mind that the 21st century doesn’t actually start until 1/1/2001; facts don’t stand a chance in the face of rampant capitalism. To prove my point, turn of the century soirees are filling up in a hurry. I hear you can’t get a room within an overnight hike of Disneyworld, and Rolling Stone magazine reports Barbara Streisand’s Vegas concert packages are going for $1 million per. Other musical blowouts include The Eagles (masters of the overpriced concert ticket), who are teaming up with fellow 70s California mellow-rockers Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt to command $50-$1000 a throw, Spingsteen in New Jersey, Bowie, Phish, a Metallica/Ted Nugent Detroit double bill, and Michael Jackson, who will take advantage of the International Date Line (not to mention fans) by actually playing two New Years Eve shows. I don’t know where I’m going to be December 31st, but you can bet that if our entire civilization fails when that big ball falls, a Michael Jackson concert will not be the safest place to be.
Oh, and PC Computing magazine reminds us that we’ve already missing the conception date for a 01/01/00 baby. Better luck next century, y’all.
Next month, we’ll discuss exotic millennium travel destinations for those of us with more dollars than sense, but let’s move on the July’s soundtrack choices for the 21st century:
OK, your turn: Send your lists, such as they are, to :
Columbus Ga 31908