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Soaking up the sun

March 11, 2010 - Keith Frederick

Just a few quick thoughts today while wondering if I could call off "well" and take advantage of the nice day:

  • A few shows I'm currently addicted to: "The Big Bang Theory," "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," "WWE NXT," "History's Mysteries" and "The Mentalist." An eclectic mix, I'll grant you. Somehow, though, my DVR keeps missing "The Mentalist"; I need to check that. 
  • Will Daylight Savings Time give me enough breathing room to watch the new movies that have piled up on my entertainment stand? I realize I'm a little late on "The Hurt Locker" now, but I've been pretty desperate to watch it. So far, though, starting it at 11:30 at night hasn't been an option.
  • Is the beginning of the year a dead time for entertainment or what? The new movies look terrible — although I'm intrigued by "Shutter Island" — and the radio is filled with crap.
  • Looking beyond the radio, though, I'm planning on picking up the new Them Crooked Vultures album in the next week. Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones and Josh Homme? Now that's a supergroup I can get behind. Check out their "SNL" performances on Hulu and tell me that's not fantastic.

Also, in honor of the reappearance on the sun and weather that doesn't need a depth gauge, I present my top songs to blast with the windows down:


  1. "Sweet Child of Mine," Guns 'N' Roses. Actually most of G'N'R's catalog sounds better blasting out of a car window.
  2. "One," Metallica. The battle noises at the beginning might make your ears ring a bit, but it's worth it.
  3. "Can I Get A...," "99 Problems," "Renegade" and "D.O.A.," Jay-Z. Really, any Jay song works pretty well. Stay away from the "Kingdom Come" album, though. Hey, even the greatest hitter strikes out sometimes.
  4. "Free Bird," Lynyrd Skynyrd. Careful with this one while driving. As an aside, if you aren't beating on your steering wheel by the end, it's not loud enough.
  5.  "California Love," 2Pac. Just one of the many West Coast rap songs from the 90s that sound great with the bass bumping you up and down. 

One cautionary note, however: If you get pulled over by the cops, don't be blasting "F*** Tha Police." As Chris Rock said, "That's just ig'nant."

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