Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Hertzies - Jan 2011 Edition

Cab driver would be a nightmare job for me. I don’t like people and like driving in traffic even less. However, I can be a highway junkie and appreciate a good road trip. I had to go to Dayton, Ohio so I filled my duffel bag with Andy Capp Hot Fries and Tab cola, grabbed my iPod and strolled to Hertz to get a car. The car had an iPod jack but unfortunately my iPod had as much energy as a three-toed sloth convention. Needless to say I got hear about three songs before being relegated to dial surfing the best of Indiana’s hot hits and syndicated nutjobs. I clearly made sure the iPod was fully charged for the return trip and after five hours in shuffle mode, I hereby present the latest edition The Hertzies.

Best Band Incorporating A Chain Saw Into Their Live Shows
The Plasmatics – Sex Junkie

Most Missed
Steve Ray Vaughan - Tighrope

Moist Rub All Time Recommendation Award
Concrete Blonde – Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man

Thanks For Reminding Me I Should Pick Up Tickets To Your Show Next Month Award
Rory Block – Crossroad Blues

Worst Cover By An Artist I Like
Keb mo – Imagine

Best Song To Give My Nissan Sentra Some Soul
Diana Ross – Love Hangover

Best Damn Song Of The Roadtrip
Joan Armatrading – Love and Affection

Best Use Of A Choir
Madonna – Like A Prayer

Best Legendary Band I Just Don’t Get
Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting On The Man

Should Have Left It Alone Award
Alicia Keys and Adam Levine – Wild Horses

I’m Ashamed Of Myself Award:
Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get Retarded

Damn That’s A Good Voice
Concrete Blonde – Someday

The Why Is This on my Ipod Award
Kasey Chambers - I Still Pray

Song I Probably Embarrassed Myself Dancing To In the 80’s But Don’t Remember:
The Church – Reptile

Song To Appear On the Drive Out And The Drive Back
Counting Crows – Mr. Jones

Song I Probably Embarrasssed Myself Dancing To In The 90’s But Don’t Remember:
Jody Watley – Some Kind Of Lover

Song That Beavis And Butthead Would Appreciate If They Were In The Backseat:
Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water

This Song Sponsored By Moist Rub
999 – Chicane Destination

Best Guitar Intro:
Pearl Jam – Yellow Ledbetter

Good Stuff I Don’t Remember Downloading So That’s Why I Shuffle Award:
Noisettes – Don’t Give Up

Best Song For Cruising A Dark Rural Highway At Night
Bruce Springsteen – The Fever

Best Cover
Holmes Brothers – Bring Me Some Weather

Reminder That I Lived In Texas 14 Years And Never Learned to Two-Step
Confederate Railroad – Queen of Memphis

Other Nominees:
Elmore James – It Hurts Me Too
Police – Every Breath You Take
REM – Driver 8
George Michael – Freedom
Van Halen – Jump
Kevin Rudolph – Let It Rock
Marty Casey – Mr. Brightside
Violent Femmes – Kiss Off
Frank Sinatra – I Get A Kick Out Of You
John Michael Montgomery – Be My Baby Tonight
Beta Band – Dry The Rain
Vinyl Room – Still Smoking
Eric Clapton – Walkin’ Blues
Greyboy w/Sharon Jones – Got To Be A Love
CSNY – Teach Your Children
Replacements – When It Begain
Exies – Kickout
Dido – Thank You
John Mellencamp – I Need A Lover
Lovehammers – Summertime In The City
Billie Holiday – Come Rain Or Come Shine
Propellerheads – History Repeating
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts
Carpenters – Close To You
Eurythmics – Would I Lie To You
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – The Damage You’ve Done
Big Audio Dynamite – The Globe
Duane Eddy – Rebel Rouser
Triumph – Lay It On The Line
Dwight Twilley Band – I’m On Fire
Drive By Truckers – This Fucking Job

At which point I found myself in a freezing rain storm in NW Indiana and switched to traffic and weather on the 8’s on newsradio WBBM 780.

Now time to update the iPod for next time.


keysunset said...

Nice list, Sid dear. I've had a technological malfunction here and need to resurrect my iPod.

How 'bout the "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Award for CSNY - "Teach Your Children." I saw them, as CSN, several years ago and it should be totally forgettable, but you know how it is with trauma sometimes. You just can't get the bees out of your brains.

I think I'll go throw on some Beta Band.

Oh, and I'm first!!

Moist Rub said...

What was Van Halen's "Jump" nominated for - the What the Hell Happened to Van Halen's Balls Award?