1000 Minutes: Dave #38

Like Andy mentioned, we are close to beginning our year-end lists so we are desisting with our 1K’s and other regularly scheduled programming for a bit. This will be my last edition until the new year. If you have no clue what I am speaking of, here is what I have done so far.

77. The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup (mp3) from The Very Best Of The Foundations (3:00) [Time Remaining: 680:47]

This is just a happy (sounding) song with some fairly sad lyrics that I can always sing along with. I think someone told me about, or forced me to listen to, some cover of this song but I don’t believe it’s possible to top this.

78. The Strokes – New York City Cops (mp3) from Is This It? (3:38) [Time Remaining: 677:09]

This song and album started getting big during my sophomore year of college. I was using audiogalaxy as the program of choice for my downloads and I got this album as it was originally intended. This particular song was attached to the effort along with some supposedly too-sexy album art. Then terrorists decided to attack NYC and the group denigrated in this song were forced to become heroes and a national rallying point behind the horror. Naturally, another song was added to replace this song on the U.S. release, as it should have been. But it’s too bad about the timing, because this is my favorite off the record.