A blog to get Spinal Tap into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and whatever else I want it to be about)

Archive for August, 2011

Best Black Albums

Nerve.com published a list of the top 5 “Black Albums”  Smell the Glove is number 4.


The results are in!!

The results for the first half of the first round are in!

Kiss defeats Bon Jovi with 57% of the vote!

Iron Maiden v. Mötorhead → Tie!  I’m casting the tie breaker, I’m gonna give it to… Iron Maiden.  Both influential, I just think Iron Maiden were more commercially successful, and it is the Hall of Fame.  Don’t like it?  WYOB

Billy Idol crosses X off the list, with 60% of the vote!

Steppenwolf mauls Def Leopard, 67% to 33%.

Sonic Youth squeezes by The Jam by one vote.

Red Hot Chili Peppers demolish Cheap Trick 10-1.

The Cure tops Joy Division with twice as many votes.

Jane’s Addiction looses to The Replacements by one measly vote.

There you have it, music fans the bands for the first half of the second round.  Voting for the second half of the first round starts next week.  First up:  LL Cool J v. Wham!


Last chance to vote (for the first half of the first round anyway)

Make your choices!!!  Several contests are tied, your vote could make the difference.

Bon Jovi v. Kiss

Iron Maiden v Mötorhead

Billy Idol v X

Steppenwolf v Def Leopard

The Jam v Sonic Youth

Cheap Trick v Red Hot Chili Peppers

Joy Division v The Cure

Jane’s Addiction v The Replacements


The Cars on Colbert

Ric Ocasek was interviewed on The Colbert Report.  Stephen asked him about his wife.  Then he asked about the Cars not being in the RnR HoF, see his shocking answer (after Paulina)!!!

(full interview)
Then they played some songs.

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Blackjack quesadilla

Recently, my cousin Molly posted a blog (she’s much better than the Pioneer Woman) about a dinner we made at their place in Santa Fe.  I’m here to tell you the true story — the story she dared not tell!

Actually, she told the true story but there’s more to it.  A rich tapestry of events that led to the making of the meal that was … the Blackjack Quesadilla!

We didn’t make this one.

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