More than a few people out there don’t know that “Gold Soundz” is a Pavement song. It ain’t right; “Gold Soundz” is an amazing song (e.g. “So drunk in the August sun and you’re the kind of girl that I like — ’cause you’re empty and I’m empty.”). Just so y’all know, I did NOT try to make the title of my stupid book cool by pluralizing it with a “z” instead of an “s” — that’s just wrong and ugly. But I fully realize the problem(z) that the title brings — I will try to change it. Suggestions?


The Rolling Stone list of the best 500 singles of all-time was a fucking joke. I liked that a few alternative bands were represented (like the Pixies, the Smiths, Pavement and the Cure), but there wasn’t a diverse enough group of musicians involved in the voting. They enlisted two members of ZZ Top but ZERO members of Belle and Sebastian or The Shins or the Cure or Teenage Fanclub or Happy Mondays or New Order or Yo La Tengo or Sebadoh or Dinosaur Jr. or, um, School of Fish. Bah! Anyway, the best single of all time is “How Soon Is Now?” by the Smiths, and anyone who says differently is a stupid monkey-butt.