Daily Archives: December 9, 2008

Songs You Like That You’re Pretty Sure No One Else Does

Here’s mine:

First the good news: It’s David Bowie. Now, the bad news: It’s David Bowie in Tin Machine, the inexplicable late 80s “Bowie’s in a band with session musicians, which is kind of like him being in Toto” misstep that’s widely acknowledged as Bowie’s creative nadir, which took some doing after the Glass Spider tour. Even worse: It’s from their second album. But what can I say. This song works for me, possibly because it sounds like David Bowie is imitooting David Bowie exarctly, and that appeals to me for some mad, impetuous reason. I’ve never met anyone who likes this song as much as I do, and I don’t really expect I ever will, no matter how many of you exclaim “Thank GOD I’m not alone anymore on this” in the comment thread.

Anyway. That’s my song I like I’m pretty sure no one else does.

What’s yours?

Whoops

Thanks to accidentally overwriting an .htaccess script, I’ve introduced some errors to your viewing pleasure if you’re following old links (i.e., ones at “scalzi.com/whatever” rather than “whatever.scalzi.com”). I’m working to fix it now. Sorry.

Update: Fixed. Thanks to Ryan Boren for his help extracting me from my idiocy.

Today’s Political/Chemical Question

What is in the water in Springfield, Illinois that causes its governors to get arrested and/or indicted on corruption charges?

Honestly, Illinois, what the hell? Fund, like, Brita filters for the state capitol water fountains. Or something. This is getting silly.

A Holiday Tradition Here at Whatever

Because it’s that time of year again, let’s link back to my 2002 seasonal humor piece, “The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time.”

Those of you who have read it before will enjoy it just like you do all those Christmas specials you’ve seen dozens of times; those of you who have not read it before, well. You’re in for it now. Enjoy.