Sunday, April 29, 2007

80's Sitcoms

No Madonna love I see so I figured I'd throw up a softball for today's topic.

If you had to sum up the 80's in a few hours all you'd really need to do is throw together some sitcoms and the decade would be well-described. Looking back there was a lot of crap on television in those days, but who knows good from bad when you're twelve years old?

My list:

1. Cheers-Consistent and funny writing, great characters, and great setting means one of the best shows of all time.
2. A Different World-Made me want to apply to Hillman College after high school.
3. ALF-Even though the puppet was the best actor in the cast, the show was flat-out funny.
4. The Cosby Show-I remember anxiously waiting for Thursday every week so I could watch the new Cosby Show. I watched a rerun a few years ago hoping to relive some childhood memories of my former favorite show. Instead I realized how bad it was.
5. Small Wonder-Speaking of bad, this show was so utterly wretched it was good. If a DVD ever comes out I'll be the first in line to get it.

What's your Top Five?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Madonna Songs

It seems like Madonna has been around since I first new what music was and she's still going strong. Not only is she a pop music icon but she went through her sexed-up, S&M phase while I was going through puberty. YOWZA!

Did I ever tell you about the time I met Madonna when we were opening for her when I was with Buble? Watch it! Don't trip over that name I just dropped.

Love her or hate her, you know all of her songs.

My list:

1. "Oh Father"-One of the most beautiful and haunting melodies in the history of pop music. I don't know why this song wasn't an enormous hit.
2. "Open Your Heart"-I always pretended I was the little boy at the end of the video who she kissed after leaving the peep show. Great song.
3. "Into the Groove"-Great 80s drum machines and keyboards on this one.
4. "La Isla Bonita"-Too sexy! Too sexy!
5. "Ray of Light"-I don't like a lot of her recent stuff but this is just a good song. The Pearl Jam version is just as good.

What's your top five?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Top Five--Gangster Movies

Welcome to the maiden voyage of my Top Five blog.

Today's topic: Top Five Gangster Movies, organized crime bosses kicking ass and taking names, one of the greatest film genres ever. My list:

1. Goodfellas-Better than The Godfather? Oh yeah.
2. The Godfather-"Leave the gun, take the canoli." One of the greatest lines in the history of cinema.
3. The Godfather Part 2-One of the most creatively told movies I've ever seen.
4. The Departed-Like Shakespere with Southie accents and machine guns.
5. Scarface-Not a great piece of cinema, but I don't think anyone will ever out-badass Tony Montana.

What's your top five?