Gridblog: My Top 50

That’s right, it’s back.
Here is a pretty rough version of my favourite 50 songs of my life. Depending on who you are, you likely have heard of none of the bands. Don’t worry about it. Actually, nevermind. Worry about it, and look each of them up on iTunes and buy their music.

It goes in order from least favourite to most favourite, so #50, the highlighted one, is the best one, in my eyes. My favourites from 1 to 10 are pretty concrete, not much room for moving around. Then from 11 to 40, they get pretty rough, there could be one in the high thirties that could easily be in the low teens, but that’s just how it works. Then from 41 to 50, it is pretty concrete again. It was hard, it was life changing, it was beautiful. I recommend you do this yourself, with your own music, and then listen to your playlist while sitting alone in your room. Unbelievable.

I have a few rules for the activity, which I broke numerous times:
1. Only one song per album. I was originally going to do one song per band, but that is just silly.
2. Michael Jackson should never seriously be put in your top 50.
3. The Beatles should not ever be #1.
4. Be honest.
5. Yours will not be anywhere near as good as mine. But you’d likely say the same thing.

My Best Friends: Real People

I’d like to tell you about my best friends. I have spent hours with them; sharing meals, laughing at pop culture, solving mysteries, playing pranks at the office, making out, watching football games, getting in fights on the beach. You know, regular stuff. But they’re not regular people, they are incredibly special. You can turn them on easily, they don’t talk back, they won’t ditch you for a girl, and they are always there for you. Always.

I hate to make a list of all my best friends, but here it is, in no particular order…

Seth Cohen
Summer Roberts
John Locke
Sun Kwan
Tim Riggins
Leila Garrity
Jim Halpert
Earl Hickey

These people have changed my life. If you don’t know who even one of them is, google them, I am only friends with people who are googleable.
Without fail, they are there. Sometimes they leave for periods at a time and we are apart for months. But they are always available to advise for 22 to 45 minutes.
Their friendship is so good it is usually addicting and gives headaches.
It is much easier to be friends with these people, you don’t leave your house, you don’t spend money, you don’t talk. Very rewarding.
Real people are lots of work. Real people are seriously flawed. Real people are real. But TV is a mindtrap for real people, making them not real anymore. But only for short amounts of time. And there is nothing wrong with that. I guess.

I’m in love with Tim Riggins. And Sun Kwan. And every girl on TV.
Except Oprah, the women from the View, and women on CSI. They are all seriously flawed fictional characters. Because if they are real people, the whole world is going to hell.