(Y2K Top Ten)
Greetings class, and welcome to this month’s dissertation on Millennium Musicology. We are honored to have as guest lecturer singer /songwriter/guitarist /poet and all-around good guy, Frank Saunders of Digital Cricket. (Warning! Unabashed plug follows: Digital Cricket’s CD Perilous Times can be found in Columbus at Riff’s, The Loft, Toad’s Books and the Columbus Museum and is available in Auburn at Wildman Steve’s, Passaround Sound, and Bigshot Records. Catch ‘em live at Rae’s Pub 7/23, Rock A Moly Cafe 7/30 and 8/28.) Let’s go over the ground rules first: A previously unknown Y2K computer “bug” will erase nearly all recorded forms of music at the stroke of midnight, December 31, 1999. Fortunately, the crack staff of scientists at Playgrounds Magazine have discovered a method of saving exactly ten pieces of music. You are charged with the duty of preserving our musical legacy for the 21st Century...and I promise, if you send me a list with KC & the Sunshine Band, Milli Vanilli, or the Spice Girls on it, I will trash every shred of music that has a BPM faster than my resting heart rate! Regardless, send your lists to the address below...
And now, please welcome Frank Saunders to the Millennium podium...
And finally...the list we all waited for...
Well class, this has been a highly educational and informative session, especially since I had to do little but enjoy it...the most interesting thing I’ve found about this exercise of choosing only ten CDs is that choosing only ten CDs is virtually impossible...people really perk up when discussing what they would include...if nothing else, I’ve stimulated some lively conversations! Mucho nachos to Frank Saunders for his contributions this month, and those of Terry, Vince and Steve.
Ahem...everyone please rise...at this time, It gives me great pleasure to bestow upon Frank the title of Associate Professor of Millennium Musicology, Performing Artist Category. Good luck in the 21st Century!
Next month, Bill Clinton’s Top Ten, and maybe yours, if you’ll get off your butt and send your lists to:
Columbus, GA 31908