Grant Snider, the creative and artistic mind behind one of my favorite comic blogs Incidental Comics recently updated his webcomic with an inspirational post called Some of my Best Friends are Records. You can check it out below:
Pretty cool comic right? Well, as soon as I read it I got thinking about which records of my own I would place in each category. So, I've compiled a list of said records, and will share them with you now....
Records I've Loved Since I was a Kid:
Still great after all these years...even if Mustaine supports d-bags like Rick Santorum.
|Countdown to Extinction|
Records I Haven't Heard from Since High School:
Okay, maybe I have listened to this a bit since high school, but only like twice. -The Rza, the Gza, the Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspecta Deck, U-god, Ghostface Killa and the Method Man!
|Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers|
Records That Always Want to
When I party, I karaoke party. When I karaoke, I sing Aerosmith. This album has all my hits: Cryin', Crazy, and What it Takes.
|The Very Best of Aerosmith|
Records That are Way Too Smart for Me:
This is one of those records you can find new meanings from even after hundreds of listens. Shit is DEEP bro!
Records Whose Coolness I've Tried to Imitate:
Is there anyone cooler then Johnny Cash? Fuck no. I'm not nearly as cool as Johnny, but I try. I'm definitely lacking in the "badass" department.
|When the Man Comes Around|
Records My Other Friends can't Stand:
I mostly listen to music in private, but on occasion, I'll listen to some metal while my lady is around...it doesn't go over very well. Her mock "death metal growl" is quite aggravating in a cute and hilarious way. She basically will just snarl "Death, death, die, die!" and headbang or play air guitar until I turn the music off so she'll stop.
The first time this situation happened I was listening to Deliverance.
Records That Help Me Relax:
This is where I go when I need to find my quiet place. See you on the dark side of the moon.
|Dark Side of the Moon|
Records I'm Working Up the Courage to Talk To:
Not totally sure why, but this is an Opeth album I've neglected for too long.
Every time I see them live Akerfeldt will say something like: "This next track is from the My Arms Your Hearse record", and I'll be sad 'cause it means they're about to play a song I don't know.
|My Arms Your Hearse|
So there they are. What about you intrepid Battle Hymns readers? What albums would you put into these categories?
***"Some of My Best Friends Are Records" is courtesy of Grant Snider and Incidental Comics.***