Dante was onto something when he made the 9th circle of hell out of ice. Perhaps the weather is punishment for our sins, but right now I feel like we are frozen in a block of ice. To be honest, -7F is not THAT cold by Minnesota standards, so I feel like a Wussy complaining about it. And yet, complain I do.
I have found that I am not alone in the sentiment that the older I get the less I like winter. When I was a child it was my favorite season. I used to cry when it wasn’t cold enough to snow, or sulk for days when our snow turned to rain and melted away. Silly me.
So let’s keep the blues at bay with another night of 20 Prospect Radio!
Come along with me as I journey back to the mid 90’s. I am 20 something years old, and sitting home on a Saturday night while the future Mrs. 20 Prospect is working a night shift at the hospital. It’s a muggy summer night in St. Paul, and the open windows, and whirring fan are doing nothing to make it any more bearable. I turn off the lights in my little smelly one bedroom apartment, and go to the fridge for a cold beer. Beads of condensation run down the sides of the bottle, as I pick up the remote, and turn on the radio…
Breeders – Divine Hammer
Matthew Sweet – Divine Intervention
Liz Phair – F@ck and Run
Belly – Slow Dog
Juliana Hatfield – Ugly
Built to Spill – Big Dipper
Guided by Voices – I am a Scientist
Jack Logan – Female Jesus
Drivin’ n Cryin – Honeysuckle Blue
Cracker – Sweet Potato
Reverend Horton Heat – Wiggle Stick
BR5-49 – Cherokee Boogie
Dinosaur Junior – The Wagon
Sebadoh – Rebound
Fugazi – Waiting Room
P.J. Harvey – Sheela-na-gig
Screaming Trees – I nearly lost you
Sonic Youth – Dirty Boots