7. Van Halen - "Happy Trails" 6. Yes - "Leave It (A Capella version)" 5. Todd Rundgren - "Lockjaw" 4. Suzanne Vega - "Tom's Diner" 3. Cream - "Mother's Lament" 2. TV on the Radio - "Ambulance" 1. Nomeansno - "Forward to Death"
This blog is named after my last three iPods, all of which have been well-loved despite their spotty service records. Historia Sr. was a Gen 1 Shuffle with a gigabyte of flash memory and was probably purchased in early 2005. Jr., a 1 GB Gen 2 Shuffle with the (Product) coloring that they told me would cure hunger in Africa or whatever, was purchased upon the final heat death of Sr., sometime during the long hot summer of 2007. Jr. finally passed on in Mid-August of 2010. My current unit, called III of course, is one of the only-briefly-available Gen 3s, with the controls on the headphones. It proved so popular with the masses that Apple was forced to rush in with the Gen 4 after only a few months, but I like mine just fine.
All three units, of course, were named after the seminal Pussy Galore album of 1990, which itself was named after and spoofed the long-running series of Spanish record albums, the ones you always used to find in the cutout bins, if you're old enough to know what those were.
I'm in my 40's and live and work in South Florida.
Since 2000 or so I have kept a website about my extensive Houston Astro baseball card collection at http://www.astroland.net.
Back in '05, I founded The Crawfish Boxes, which became under my direction the web's leading blog about the Houston Astros baseball club.
Disgusted at the workload-to-pay ratio, and by the arrogance of sabermetricians, and close to devastated by the Mitchell report and its implications about the complicity of Houston Astros management, I left TCB at the beginning of 2008, promising my readers there that I would be starting a music blog.
This, finally, is that blog.