It’s going to be a rough one, folks.
By this time next year we will have elected a new President. Granted, the mudslinging has been going on for months, but once we’re in 2016 it’s really going to ramp up. We’re all going to be threatened with the end of the world if Candidate X is elected or if Candidate Y is not. We’re going to hear endless comparisons to Hitler, vows that so and so hates rich people and such and such hates poor people. Only one candidate will love America, while the rest apparently only want the job so that they can destroy the Union. And then, after spending the first 11 months of 2016 pitting us against each other, the eventual winner will call for us all to come together in the spirit of cooperation because, after all, we’re all Americans.
Yep, it’s going to be a long year.
“Year Zero,” Ghost. Best Blue Oyster Cult band since, well, Blue Oyster Cult.
“Year 1,” X. Wild Gift is a must have X album. Do you have it? You must.
“Two Years Too Late,” Anti-Pasti. Sometimes I dig through my stacks and find a nugget that I’d long forgotten about. This is one of those times.
“Five Years,” David Bowie. Not a deep cut, but you’ve probably caught onto the pattern of this week’s list by now, so you get it.
“Seven Year Blues,” The Beat Farmers. Now there you go — a truly deep cut.
“Ten Years Gone,” Led Zeppelin. One of my favorites from the mighty Zep.
“14 Years,” Guns N’ Roses. Use Your Illusion wasn’t all bad. The Izzy songs were pretty cool
“17 Year Locust,” Rob Zombie. If my opponent is elected, you’ll all be eating locusts! I am the no-locust-eating candidate!
“25 Years,” Hawklords. From the ashes of Hawkwind, the band that also brought us the late, great Lemmy.
“Sixty Years On,” Elton John. Elton at his most grandiose is a beautiful thing.
“One Hundred Years,” The Cure. Incidentally, 100 years is how long Robert Smith has been rocking the crooked lipstick.
“200 Years Old,” Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart. From the brilliant Bongo Fury album.
“100,000 Years,” KISS. This song must be 99,800 better than the previous one. Great footage of KISS in their prime, too.
“I’d Wait a Million Years,” The Grass Roots. That’s “Creed Bratton and the Grass Roots” to you.
“End of Time,” Danzig. Okay, Danzig wins.
I hope you have a nice 2016, but before you go why don’t you tell me which years I didn’t reel in? I’m listening.