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Options June 2, 2015: 2015 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

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Tonight: I Love Rock And/Or Roll!
The things I do so you don't have to... Saturday night, over at Chez Jones in Asbury Park, my wife, myself, Glen and his special lady, Gina, sat down and watched the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony on HBO. Ho boy. I've been watching these induction shows for years and this was one of the most underwhelming in recent memory. What redeemed the night were the non-stop wisecracks, the beer, spilled bourbon, pizza and left-handed cigarettes.

Tonight, I'll share some of my high and lowlights of the show and remind you once again why God created fast-forward. I'll also invite you to call and induct whomever you'd like into the WFMU Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. I'll give you plenty of reverb and crowd sounds so it's like YOU ARE THERE. Call 201-209-9368 between six and seven PM and LET IT ROCK.
Last Week: You're (Not) Welcome!
Last week's show started out with the best of intentions, an examination of bigotry in the town where I grew up. I was going to use the topic as a springboard to a discussion of times you felt less-than-welcome. How ironic, then, that I should be the less-than-welcoming host when I thought I detected a prank caller via a "fake" Southern accent and hung up on the guy. That unleashed a torrent of calls and playlist comments (see below) excoriating me for my fake-accent detection skills. Eventually, all was made right but not before the whole scandal ran the show off the road. Some of my favorite shows have been the ones that landed in the ditch.
  • Although we actually got an anonymous hate letter because we weren't keeping the house up to the standards of the previous owners. Amazing.
  • There are two areas I realized had hardcore racists in NYC growing up: Long Island and Greenpoint.
  • Just what we need...someone from the East Coast judging accents. We all lose.
  • I lived outside Asheville, NC for several years, as a child. My mom, a speech therapist, taught me to get rid of the accent before we moved to California. She didn't want people to treat me differently, just because of the way I talked. One of my first life lessons in cynicism.
  • You made the right call, Chris. Go with your gut. you are in control.
  • As bad as that letter in Lindenhurst is, I think it pales in comparison to what is happening in the Middle East, Nigeria, the Sudan, Burundi, etc. Lots of innocent people are paying a high price for the intolerance of others.
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Got fired today
much sooner than I thought.
It happened so quickly.
the boss lady was scolding me,
draped in a pink velvet Chanel suit
with an Hermes scarf
and Italian shoes.
All very expensive.
She has lots of money.
I don’t know where it comes from
but the family also has harness horses,
trotters -
the ones at Yonkers.
I heard the old man say today
We only have one now.
It’s a lot of work to take care of one.
to the Program Director,
a strange character.
Short.
Bald.
Wiry.
Deep radio voice,
even when he’s saying
Chris, it’s like this ALL the time
around here.
He sounds like he’s about to sell you
a mattress.
Then there’s the hockey playing salesman,
the one who looks about to pop,
the one with issues
with the Fat Cunt From Hell
as he calls her,
the one who stinks
of too much makeup
and onions.
A yard across the hips.
He says
She’s in need of a stiff cock
and there’s no one blind enough
to give it to her.
She has it out for me,
hockey player says,
sharing a piss.
I’m in the stall,
he’s at the urinal -
we talk through the metal.
Fucking CUNT!
What’s WRONG with her?!
Tell me about it,
tell me about it.
She’s had it in for me
since I stepped in here
She hates anything
with a dick.
I piss,
still seething
from the scene
moments before
when I was fired.
It happened because
the makeup and onions woman
bitched me out again
for not printing enough
shiny pieces of paper
quickly enough.
That printer
prints one page
in four minutes.
I can’t make it go any faster.
I tell her.
She’s exasperated.
I stand between her
and success.
To her I am a peon,
a worthless piece of shit.
Why aren’t these on
the NICE paper?!
Why are using
THIS paper?!
As if the choice of paper
keeps a prospective client
from throwing the colored
bits of paper
in the fucking trash.
She’s huge
and the bags under the eyes
and the sagging jowls
look like a movie effect.
Industrial Light and Tragic.
What the hell WAS she?
I think
What the HELL was this woman?
Is she even HUMAN?
and in my mind I hear
DIE SCREAMING!!!
Out loud I say
What would you like me to do?
and
I’m doing the best I can.
and all the mealy-mouthed shit
you think of
because you need the job,
the first full-timer
in quite awhile
and the first job with medical
in years.
Why is that?
Where’s this great economy
I keep hearing about?
I can’t be the only one I know
making the same salary
I was in ‘95.
Why is that?
Am I just not smart enough?
Is that it?
Maybe I didn’t finish college
but I’m not stupid.
I’m well-spoken.
I can write.
Fuck them.
I think I’m just not
ambitious.
I never really was.
I always thought
Do what you love,
try to get paid for it,
was an approach that would me happy.
I might’ve been wrong.
Money buys Happiness.
The rich are much happier
than you or I,
no matter what the fuck
they tell you otherwise.
Money buys happiness.
But then there’s poor
JFK Junior
him and his pretty
blonde wife
under all that water.
I hope they didn’t suffer
At least they’ll never
grow old.
As opposed to me.
I’ll grow old enough
to piss on
your grave.
That’s what I’m screaming in my mind
as she whines about
fucking paper
because she’s menopausal
and stinks like hell.
And it’s MY fault
Somehow.
And here comes the boss lady
pink velvet suit,
red hair,
like Rita Hayworth.
It’s time for her big performance.
Chris! she pleads.
Chris! Come on!
You mean to tell me
you can’t hook another printer
up to that machine?!
Come on, Chris.
You’re a smart person.
Why aren’t you working
on those sales kits
all the time?!
Have you seen this?
She shoves it under my nose.
Radio listenership is down!
People aren’t listening
It’s a fax newsletter
she’s shaking under my nose
from a Washington
law firm -
FCC lawyers -
some of the most expensive
in the world.
They had a chart,
first page -
radio listenership
down.
She poked her painted fingernail
at the page.
See! People aren’t LISTENING!
See that Chris!
Now come on!
You’re smart!
I can tell you’re smart!
And I hear her
but I also hear this
Fucking crazy fucking BITCH!
What the FUCK is WRONG with you?!
Are you on some huge DIET PILLS?!
Why are you always bouncing of the walls?
What’s with the short skirts?
You’re pushing seventy, lady
why not dress with DIGNITY!
And she whines
Chris!
You’re smart.
I know you’re smart.
Why aren’t you working on SALES?!
You should be doing
SALES
SALES
SALES!
You should go to the SALES department
and say
Can I help you SELL anything?
Chris!
And the other voice says
Crazy fucking BITCH!
More money than BRAINS!
Get a HOBBY.
Stop driving people CRAZY.
Chris!
Come on!
What are you working on RIGHT NOW?!
She sees the phone bill
on my desk
Are you still working on THAT?!
Is that THE LIST for my husband?
The husband appears
he can’t piss anymore
without pain
he’s fat
diabetic,
likable enough.
I never said to make
a PROJECT of it, he says
and lumbers off
in search of a painless piss.
Poor bastard
with the shrew of a wife
all fucked up
on amphetamine,
going a million miles an hour,
her sons all doctors,
probably writing her scripts
for JET FUEL.
Either that
or she’s like that NATURALLY
which would make her a mutant.
She says to me -
boss lady,
dragon lady -
WHY ARE YOU WORKING ON THAT
CHRIS?!
I ask her a simple question:
Should I get the feeling
you’d like me to leave?
She LOSES it.
What did you SAY?
Did you say you want to LEAVE?
Go ahead.
Goodbye!
Come on,
pack up your things
let’s go.
Show my husband
how to do the computer stuff.
The husband,
lumbering back,
barks,
Write it down
What am I,
supposed to learn
THIS now?
I’m supposed to learn the computer?
My forehead is hot
I feel nauseous
I blink several times
my jaw drops open.
Are you firing me?
I ask
You said you should leave -
so leave!
Goodbye!
But before you go
she says
as I pack my bag
with my few things
not sure what I’ll
do to survive through
the holidays,
Show my husband
how to do those things.
What things?!
What are you TALKING about?!
You goofy fucking BITCH
all hopped-up
on prescription speed.
That’s my theory
what else could explain
her behavior?
I’m packing my bag
with my radio
magazines,
books,
things I was working on
for myself
after hours,
early in the morning.
Dragon Lady says
Stay to the end of the day
Stay to the end of the day
then we’ll talk
What the fuck?
I say to myself
Didn’t she tell me to clear out?
I say to her
I have to go for a walk
I’m a little upset right now.
and I grab the bathroom key,
storm out,
run into the hockey player
in the hallway.
We walk along,
cursing.
What the FUCK is wrong with those two?
Tell me about it.
She fucking hates me.
I have a cock.
She hates anything with a cock.
Then we’re in the bathroom,
me in stall,
he’s at the urinal.
This place is CRAZY!
Tell me about it.
I AM telling you about it,
you crazy bastard!
I yell.
He laughs.
We both laugh.
Shake it off
you’ll be okay.
I’ll be okay?
I don’t know if I was fired
or not.
What the hell WAS that?
Just go back there
and everything will be okay.
She won’t even remember
what happened.
We zip up.
I burst out of the stall
startling the new guy
just coming in.
I wash my hands,
dry my hands,
follow the hockey player out,
think:
This place I work for,
the people are FUCKED UP.
And they DON’T KNOW IT.
One of the main reasons
they’re so FUCKED UP.
Hey, I’m FUCKED UP.
But I know it.
I don’t live in La-La land
like Dragon Lady
and big fat fucking
sales manager bitch.
sales sales sales
Selling futons,
rugs,
bug spray,
restaurants,
body spas,
family fun centers,
big band hits,
denture cream,
plastic surgeons,
paint stores,
bedding -
selling selling selling
the fucking public airwaves.
How do they do it?
How is it all legal?
Aren’t they PUBLIC airwaves?!
How do these flakes
get to hold us hostage
to their Popular Adult Standards
ad nauseum?
I don’t remember them
giving me any money
prior to this job.
But they rake it in
hand over fist:
a house on Long Island,
a penthouse in Miami,
another house in Dallas.
German luxury sedans.
Come on,
say it with me:
German luxury sedans.
Chanel.
Hermes.
Facelifts.
All from ad revenue.
It’s the ads that matter -
the music is filler.
It comes out of a machine.
It’s an extrusion.
The machine spits the music
into the wires,
out via satellite,
to the transmitter in
northwestern New Jersey,
Where the ground is
set in motion -
amplitude modulation -
creating waves
to bring all that
shit
to your ears.
But the old folks
love it.
Can you thank
Bill
(the morning DJ)
for playing
Jimmy Roselli?
the caller hacks into the phone
pressed to my ear
the second day I was there.
I love that ‘Wedding Ring’ song.
How many cigarettes,
how much gin
for a voice like that
lady?
Holy shit.
She calls again
as I sit brooding
I missed my chance
I think
I could’ve gotten out
it would’ve been tough
but I have friends.
I’ve been down on my luck
Before.
Feast or Famine
with me.
I would’ve driven to
Unemployment
in Jersey City
straight from there,
filed my claim,
wait for the big money
to roll in.
Those government checks:
what a lofty lifestyle on those.
You almost never want to work
again.
And I’m upset with myself.
Maybe that was my exit
Maybe that was the way out
of this hopeless situation
that can never get better
unless the two of them die
in some grisly car crash.
My luck doesn’t run that way.
I know it when she comes over,
pink velvet hair,
says
What if you re-did
the sales kit?
Does it have to use so much paper?
I suggested that weeks ago
Well, why don’t you just do that
for the rest of the day?
And you don’t have to answer the phones
(Shit, I didn’t really want anyone to know that
I answer the fucking phones.)
Not anymore.
They’ve given that duty
to the poor old woman
who mumbles constantly
under her breath:
They’re crazy
they’re all crazy.
and you know
you’re not alone.
I can re-do
the sales kit.
I say.
Not believing
I’ve used the words
“sales kit”.
Can you?
I know you can!
Come on!
You’re smart!
I can TELL you’re smart!
I sit
I turn
I begin working,
Thinking:
Shit.
If I was rich
and famous
I could tell you all
to suck my dick.
But I’m not
rich or famous
or even good-looking -
or even smart
or I’d be miles from here
getting blown.
Now kiss my fat hairy ass.
And I think this all day
even through the free lunch
courtesy of
the management firm
of the office building.
Down in the lobby,
a turkey sandwich,
Russian dressing,
roast beef,
mayo,
a pickle,
pasta salad,
slice of cake.
Look at her -
the Amazon,
the men around
making sly jokes.
You sure are tall!
Look at those heels!
I wouldn’t let my daughter
wear such high heels!
And back upstairs
with my plate of food
dragon lady asks
How is it?
Trying to initiate conversation.
An hour later she comes over
says
I think you handled that crisis
very well.
Thank you.
I say.
Inside,
I say
What CRISIS? The one you INVENTED?!
An hour later she’s back
So you’ll stay?
I’m so glad you’re staying!
What the FUCK?
I thought I was FIRED!
I missed it.
I missed my chance.
An hour later
she says
I hope you’ll stay
forever.
Holy shit.
I still have my job.
The next day
it was like nothing happened
the Dragon Lady,
in black leather skirt,
tight black top,
told me how glad she was
I’d be staying forever.
She even said she was sorry -
at least I think she did
who the hell knows?
She’s loopy as hell.
She flits around all day
annoying the living shit out of us all.
Today, before I left
I went in to say goodnight to her.
She was in the accounting office,
files spread out on the accountant’s desk
(He comes in Mondays.)
She smiled at me,
said
I’m so glad you’re staying
and forget about all that yesterday.
I smiled back
said What thing yesterday?
her smile widened
That’s right! she said
Good night I repeated
and was almost out the door
when she stopped me
grabbed me by the arm
You know, my husband’s not feeling well.
He’s very upset.
We’re losing a hundred thousand dollars a month.
We’ve lost eighteen million already!
The information burst out of her.
She was dying to tell me.
why?
What do you think?
Why don’t we have more car dealerships?
We should have ALL the car dealerships!
I don’t understand.
I nodded, shook my head
at the right moments,
thinking
This radio station is shit
from bottom to top
tear it down and begin again.
I say
I’m so sorry to hear this,
wondering if they’ll go under soon
if they’re trying to sell the place
out from under us.
My son doesn’t want to be here
he’s a very good doctor
he really worked hard in school
he gave up half his shifts
just to help us out.
I wondered what was up
with the good Doctor
I actually like him
he’s got a good sense of humor,
seems caught up in it all,
not really sure how to get
this thing to fly
What do we do?
she says to me.
You’re smart -
what do you think?
Why aren’t we making money?
I think,
weigh my words,
Well, that’s a tough question
requiring an elaborate answer.
I’m not sure how to answer it.
She goads me some more
No, go ahead - tell me what you think
it’s okay, really...
Yeah?
Maybe it’s the demographic
maybe the old folks aren’t where
the money is.
She visibly recoils at the word
old.
Shit. I hem and haw.
I thought it was the young people who
had the money.
I could be wrong.
So what should we do?
she pleads.
I’m not the program director
I remind her.
She waves her hand at the office
next door
 - the program director’s office.
I continue
I try a new tack:
What would I do if I had a radio station?
I don’t know - American Music?
Great American Music
from every era.
She squints at me,
trying to hard to understand
just what the hell I’m saying.
American music?
Well, maybe folk music -
indigenous music.
But we’re an AM station
she reminds me.
Would kids listen to AM?
If it was done right,
I answer
If you opened the doors,
let the kids in,
tried something new,
innovative.
You could create a ripple.
She still looks like someone
not comprehending.
She wants to know
how to sign up
more car dealers
not how to make
a good radio station.
I have to go,
I say,
looking at my watch.
Will you talk with me
about this
some other time?
Monday?
Sure
I put on my coat
We’ll talk Monday.
 
The Mermaid Parade Is Almost Here!
Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson, King Neptune & Queen Mermaid of the 2010 Mermaid Parade.
Saturday, June 20
The Mermaid Parade is 18 days away! HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN?!

The parade begins at 1 PM and all the info can be found at coneyisland.com. See you there!
2010 Mermaid Parade Banners
Marie Roberts painted these 2010 Mermaid Parade Banners.
Obligatory Throwback Pic
Chris T. & Les Paul
Circa 1985, Me & Les Paul at Fat Tuesdays.
Next week is Les Paul's 100th birthday & I'll be celebrating on air.
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:01pm Greg from Bloomfield:

DAMN YOU CD PLAYER 1!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:01pm chris:

I love TRAKTOR, or broken CD player?
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:03pm P-90:

Let me have it, Chris! -and glad to see Aerial You on the summer schedule!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:07pm Mike East:

I just got hbo for the first time and was actually flipping around sunday but decided against even stopping on the R&R hall of fame ceremony. I had a feeling it would just upset me.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:07pm Listener 102365:

It's bogus. I was tired of Jann Wenner years ago.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:08pm Gee Lampa:

The fact that Rundgren hasn't been inducted yet is reason enough to reject it altogether.
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:09pm Fuzzy:

Awards shows in general are mostly lame.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:11pm LES:

Good that Aerial View will be back. ChrisT got a hardcore look on the world that i get.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:12pm dale:

chris' guitar sounds like a creepy pedophile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:13pm Mike East:

though if I was hangin' with Jonesy, I would absolutely watch it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:13pm common:

pretty much, chris.
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:13pm Fuzzy:

Put your guitar on a stand in your living room or on a wallhook so it's easily accessible and caressable!
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:14pm P-90:

I like your "if my guitar had a voice" voice, Chris.
AND it's a Filter-Tron on the Gretsch
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:16pm Mike Sin:

Being rock 'n' roll music geek, I love the idea of a rock 'n' roll museum, but I have no real interest in a rock 'n' roll hall of fame.
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:18pm JakeGould:

His crest has fallen… AND IT CAN’T GET UP! AMIRITE?
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:18pm Listener 102365:

Ritchie Blackmore's Strat (not in, I know) looks like anybody else's Strat.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:22pm Gee Lampa:

Are Talking Heads in?
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:22pm Gee Lampa:

That's Geddy.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:23pm P-90:

MC5 should have been in one of the first round of inductions. Shows you what bullshit this is. And Yes fans are still waiting. You don't induct Rush first, then Yes, who knows how long afterward......
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:24pm Listener 102365:

Sonics.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:25pm Gee Lampa:

No Flo and Eddie?
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:25pm LES:

Never heard that. I don't hate Rush so much now
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:25pm Fuzzy:

13th Floor Elevators.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:26pm Gee Lampa:

I'm guessing there's a LOT this guy doesn't get.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:28pm Listener 102365:

An old GF saw Ringo w/Entwistle on bass & Rundgren on guitar.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:28pm Gee Lampa:

LOU! Forever Lou.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:28pm Gee Lampa:

Follow the leadernananananana now now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:29pm Andrew Waterloo:

Never understood the hatred Joan Jett gets.
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:29pm Fuzzy:

Nice Lou plugs! I like the Spazz's Phyllis Diller plug.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:30pm Gee Lampa:

@Andrew you gotta be an airtight punker to really feel Joan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:31pm common:

love joan jett!
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:31pm Gee Lampa:

I feel like Joan kept the Dolls school torch burning.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:31pm Listener 102365:

Joan gets no hate from me, but damn, she's in and no Sonics? Bollocks.
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:32pm Marcel M:

Eyyyyy FAHgaHZI!
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:32pm Paul D:

Joan is a bad ass. I think he speech is due to work she had done on her face.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:33pm P-90:

Oh, I'm sure the Blackhearts were THRILLED to hear they would be inducted by Miley Cyrus. Yuck.
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:34pm Marcel M:

I thought the dentistry thing was an allegory
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:34pm Gee Lampa:

Thanks, Daddy.
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:35pm JakeGould:

Is the voice of Geddy Lee stored in a jar in the rock and roll hall of fame?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:36pm chris:

they, tried, Jake, it keeps breaking the glass and escaping
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:36pm common:

ha! jake and chris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:36pm dale:

yeah, when did miley become a leader or legend in the music industry? as long as gene pitney made it i don;t give a crap about anyone else.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:36pm Gee Lampa:

Rundgren just dropped a thing (w/ Two Norwegian artists) called "Runddans". It's like a 1974 trip-fest.

Highly recommended.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:36pm Andrew Waterloo:

Well, you know, Myrus took her clothes off once so now she's considered edgy.
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:37pm Fuzzy:

lol
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:37pm Paul D:

Wendy O. Williams should be in the Rock n Roll hall of fame.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:38pm Gee Lampa:

No Devo?

Booooooooooo.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:39pm Gee Lampa:

No King Crimson?!?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:39pm Andrew Waterloo:

No Ozzy!!
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:40pm P-90:

Dick Dale shoulda been in before a lot if these clowns. And NWA is great, but: are they "Rock 'n' Roll"? Really?
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:40pm Fuzzy:

51 and you don't know Deep Purple -- step into my office, because you're fired!
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:40pm Gee Lampa:

There's a band called "Some Stupid With A Flare Gun".
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:41pm chud:

sounded like cat scratch fever
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:41pm Marcel M:

Will listen on the archive gotta run. Goodbye my son.

Also, Marcel M would like to make a correction to last weeks playlist: it IS brown recluse! Sorry Chris! I think I was looking on the Brooklyn web and not the World Wide Web.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:42pm Andrew Waterloo:

I must be gone too.. it was a good show Chris.
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:42pm Fuzzy:

"Strawberry Fields" is a better example.
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:42pm JohnEBGood:

How is Chicago not in ?????????
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:42pm Gee Lampa:

The drums on "Baby You're A Rich Man" and "Tomorrow Never Knows" are exhibits 1 and 2.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:42pm P-90:

There should be a clinical name for the syndrome where "Theme from Diff'rent Strokes" goes through your head for days but you don't know what it is...
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:43pm Paul D:

is abba in the hall of fame
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:43pm Gee Lampa:

Ick.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:44pm Gee Lampa:

ELP Blechhhhhh
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:44pm chris:

are there published criteria for who gets chosen to be in the rock-n-roll hall of fame, or is it just a bunch of old media dickheads sittin' around deciding this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:44pm dale:

wheel in the sky ROCKS!!!
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:44pm Chud:

Uhhhh... SLAYER?
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:44pm Fuzzy:

No Cheap Trick: fuck your Hall of Fame!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:44pm dale:

NO MOODY BLUES? NOT EVEN DENNY LAINE ERA MOODIES?
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:45pm Fuzzy:

No Cars: don't make me say it again!
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:45pm Paul D:

most importantly are stryper or krokus in the hall of fame
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:45pm Gee Lampa:

Benatar deserves it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:45pm Polyus:

Nugent claims he's not in the Hall because of anti-gun bias among the board of directors.
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:45pm JakeGould:

Brian Eno got into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” because of the Windows 95 startup sound. www.youtube.com...
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:46pm Paul D:

the go gos should be up in there
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:46pm Gee Lampa:

No Fun Boy Three?
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:46pm Paul D:

is prince?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:47pm dale:

how about barnes and barnes?
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:47pm JakeGould:

XTC should not be in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” because if they were then that would negate XTC’s biggest claim to fame: Nobody cares about them.
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:48pm Paul D:

Ummmm Cher should be in there.
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:48pm Fuzzy:

No Weird Al? Time for us to bug out!
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:48pm LES:

P-90 that is called Acute Earworm. They got a pill for it I think.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:48pm Arthur Lee:

I'm not in this fucker. Fuck You Posers
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:48pm Paul D:

is negative approach in the hall?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:48pm dale:

should be several hall of fames. rock & roll, prog, disco, soul, punk, blah blah....
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:49pm John Arthur:

What do you think they would serve at a Jimmy Buffet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:49pm steve:

the purpose of the R&R Hall of Fame is to perpetuate of the R&R Hall of Fame.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:49pm Gee Lampa:

Misfits FOREVERRRRR
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:49pm Fuzzy:

Cheeseburgers.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:50pm Gee Lampa:

Orleans.
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:50pm Paul D:

gotta say this is a really good topic
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:50pm Paul D:

Fleetwood Mac is in right?
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:50pm P-90:

Glad to hear YLT beat Ted Nugent!
...and what about the Plasmatics?!
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:51pm iris:

The Hall of Fame couch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:51pm steve:

did i seriously hear The Fall in there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:51pm dale:

when i worked in advertising i realized all the award shows were really created by party planners and hotel bookers and caterers. rubber chicken luncheons at a high table price.
Avatar Tue. 6/2/15 6:52pm Paul D:

plasmatics should be in but wendy would prob be anti if she were alive. fuckin love her
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:52pm Listener 102365:

Musical excellence? I thought we were talking about rock & roll.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:53pm Gee Lampa:

I heard Lou say, "Yeah, sure. I'd like to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. Heh. But look at the album I'd have to make to get it!"
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:54pm Gee Lampa:

Smiths deserve it.
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:54pm JakeGould:

Yeah the Smiths! Ride, Lush, My Bloody Valentine, Pavement and all that jazz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:55pm dale:

how about sinatra or bing crosby? they paved the way for rock and roll
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:56pm iris:

Nina Hagen! The mother of punk!
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:56pm Fuzzy:

I'd rather visit a Rock and Roll Museum than a Hall of Fame.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:56pm LES:

Good show ChrisT
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:56pm dale:

IT'S NOT ALL ROCK AND ROLL! carly simon?
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:56pm iris:

Are the Pretenders in there?
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:56pm John Arthur:

Haha "anybody can play blues," so awesomely dismissive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:56pm dale:

x?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/2/15 6:57pm Polyus:

Carole King as a songwriter alone seems like a shoe-in.
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:57pm Gee Lampa:

Is Steely Dan in?
Avatar    Tue. 6/2/15 6:58pm JakeGould:

I bet the nomination process is a chain letter thing: One band gets nominated and then recommends other groups and all that jazz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/2/15 6:59pm dale:

nothing says rock like helen reddy - is she in?
  Tue. 6/2/15 6:59pm P-90:

Thanks, Chris!
  Tue. 6/2/15 7:00pm Todd:

Randy Bachman was IN a band with Neil Young and Rick James
  Mon. 6/8/15 7:31pm Chris T.:

Hey Fuzzy: I'm actually the one who got those Phyllis Diller plugs for Spazz!
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