Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Year's resolution

My 2009 New Year's resolution was to become more social with respect to people from my past. As a happy and very social Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast innkeeper, not many would suspect that I have not always been social. My family history, small town upbringing, and personal early antisocial behavior helped define a very introverted character. So, in an effort to effect a continuing transition, I have created a blog for Donna and I to stay in touch with our guests, friends and family, a facebook account to reach out to classmates from Cody wyoming, my university, Northern Arizona University and to the younger crowd that populates these type of social sites. I believe this exercise is really a look forward to a time in 10 years or so when Donna and I will not be innkeepers, but happily retired and looking forward to visiting places and people from our past. Building and enhancing relationships.

TEASER : Below the fold is a quote from Alexander Hamilton. The lesson I take is twofold: we are incredibly simplistic and non creative when describing those we do not like today and the cause of that is likely to be our reliance on technology that enables quick, short, and non thoughtful communication and secondly, a reminder that without this level of skill I am much better off thinking well of everyone!!


Alexander Hamilton on John Adams

This scrutiny [of some of Adams's writings] enhanced my esteem in the main for his [Adams's] moral qualifications, but lessened my respect for his intellectual endowments. I then adopted an opinion, which all my subsequent experience has confirmed, that he is a man of an imagination sublimated and eccentric; propitious neither to the regular display of sound judgment, nor to steady perseverance in a systematic plan of conduct; and I began to perceive what has been since too manifest, that to this defect are added the unfortunate foibles of a vanity without bounds, and a jealousy capable of discoloring every object.

Do a google search for "Best Insults" and one can easily speculate about the qualities that technology and quick communication have brought us.


Happy New year to all and may your lives be blessed with good music. I watched part of VH1's reporting of the Top 100 Hard Rock songs ever and thought I would try to put mine together. What a mine field. Will be very interested in people's comments.

You know things are quiet at Brewster By The Sea and on Cape Cod when I spend valuable time reliving the past. It would be fun to get all of these "top 100's" (pop, rock, hard rock, etc), on video and watch them on a quiet winter day as part of your Bed and Breakfast getaway special

I think the numbering is impossible to do from an individual point of view and derives mostly from the VH1 poll type ranking as well as two other people's rankings. The second person added King Crimson and that surely dates them into the same era as myself and for that, a big thank you. A lot of the songs past 120 are too modern for me and I did not really know.

Cheers, Byron

1 Welcome to the Jungle Guns N' Roses
2 Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
3 Paranoid Black Sabbath
4 Enter Sandman Metallica
5 Aqualung Jethro Tull
6 Won't Get Fooled Again The Who
7 Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
8 Walk this Way Aerosmith
9 Runnin' with the Devil Van Halen
10 Ace of Spades Motorhead
11 Sweet Child O' Mine Guns N' Roses
12 Smoke on the Water Deep Purple
13 Breaking the Law Judas Priest
14 La Grange ZZ Top
15 Photograph Def Leppard
16 Run to the Hills Iron Maiden
17 Dr Feelgood Motley Crue
18 Rock and Roll All Nite KISS
19 Rock You Like a Hurricane Scorpions _DELETE
20 Tom Sawyer Rush
21 Kashmir Led Zeppelin
22 Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne
23 In A Gadda Da Vida Iron Butterfly
24 Blitzkrieg Bob Ramones
25 Bad To The Bone George Thorogood
26 Freebird Lynyrd Skynyrd
27 Radar Love Golden Earring
28 Bad Reputation Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
29 21st Century Schizoid man King Crimson
30 Even Flow Pearl Jam
31 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap AC/DC
32 Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent
33 Barracuda Heart
34 School's Out Alice Cooper
35 Hot for Teacher Van Halen
36 My Generation The Who
37 Another Brick in The Wall part 2 Pink Floyd
38 Cum on Feel the Noize Quiet Riot
39 Should I Stay or Should I Go The Clash
40 Sunshine of Your Love Cream
41 Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf
42 You Got Another Thing Coming Judas Priest
43 Don't Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult
44 Alright Now Free
45 Tush ZZ Top
46 Mississippi Queen Mountain
47 Bad to the Bone George Thoroggod
48 Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
49 Aqualung Jethro Tull
50 Shine Collective Soul
51 Back In Black AC/DC
52 Nirvana All Apologies
53 Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers ZZ Top
54 I Wanna Rock Twisted Sister
55 Space Trucking Deep Purple
56 Ballroom Blitz Sweet
57 Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix Experience
58 Everlong Foo Fighters
59 Sunshine of Your Love Cream
60 Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? Frank Zappa
61 Basket Case Green Day
62 Stone Cold Crazy Queen
63 Talk Dirty to Me Poison
64 Yankee Rose David Lee Roth
65 Holy Diver Dio
66 Bridge of Sighs Robin Trower
67 Give It Away Red hot Chili Peppers
68 Her Strut Bob Segar
69 Peace Sells Megadeth
70 Working Man Rush
71 You Really Got Me The Kinks
72 18 and Life Skid Row
73 Paradise By The Dashboard Light Meat Loaf
74 Innuendo Queen
75 Red King Crimson
76 Heartbreaker Pat Benatar
77 Smoking in the Boys Room Brownsville Station
78 Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll Blue Oyster Cult
79 Pump It Up Elvis Costello
80 Rebel Yell Billy Idol
81 Heaven and Hell Black Sabbath
82 Who Do You Love? George Thorogood
83 Are You Gonna go my way Lenny Kravitz
84 Aces High Iron Maiden
85 Invincible Pat Benatar
86 Locomotive Breath Jethro Tull
87 Sunday Bloody Sunday U2
88 Police Truck Dead Kennedys
89 Sympathy for the Devil Rolling Stones
90 Higher Creed
91 We're an American Band Grand Funk Railroad
92 I Can't Drive 55 Sammy Hagar
93 Helter Skelter The Beatles
94 You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi
95 Carry On Wayward Son Kansas
96 Still of the Night Whitesnake
97 More Than a Feeling Boston
98 Slow Ride Foghat
99 Madhouse Anthrax
100 Bawidabata Kid Rock
101 Search and Destroy Iggy Pop and the Stooges
102 Interstate Love Song Stone Temple Pilots
103 The Stroke Billy Squier
104 Round and Round RATT
105 Breaking the Chains Dokken
106 Hot Blooded Foreigner
107 Mountain Song Jane's Addiction
108 Jailbreak Thin Lizzy
109 Kiss Me Deadly Lita Ford
110 Any Way You Want It Journey
111 Slither Velvet Revolver
112 Bullet With Butterfly Wings Smashing Pumpkins
113 Carry on My Wayward Son Kansas
114 Frankenstein Edgar Winter
115 Freak on a Leash KoRn
116 Cherry Bomb The Runaways
117 Epic Faith No More
118 Cherry Pie Warrant
119 Liar Rollin's Band
120 Kick Out the Jams MC5
121 The Final Countdown Europe
122 More Human Than Human White Zombie
123 Cult of Personality Living Colour
124 Love Removal Machine The Cult
125 Seven Nation Army White Stripes
126 Black Hole Sun Soundgarden
127 Since You've Been Gone Rainbow
128 Bring Me Back to Life Evanescence
129 I Wanna Be Somebody W
130 The Beautiful People Marilyn Manson
131 Seventeen Winger
132 Would? Alice In Chains
133 Party Hard Andrew W
134 Don't Tell Me You Love Me Night Ranger
135 Turn Up the Radio Autograph
136 I Believe In a Thing Called Loved The Darkness
137 Lit Up Buckcherry
138 Break on Through The Doors
140 Working Man Rush
141 Fox on The Run Sweet
142 Children of The Grave Black Sabbath
143 Veteran Of The Psychic Wars Blue Oyster Cult
144 Wynona's Big Brown Beaver Primus
145 Foreplay/Long Time Boston
146 Rock and Roll Led Zeppelin
147 Princess of The Night Saxon
148 No One Like You Scorpions
149 Eye of The Tiger Survivor
150 Stranglehold Ted Nugent
151 Rock Bottom UFO
152 Panama Van Halen
153 Bad Company Bad Company
154 Holy Diver Dio
156 Kool Thing Sonic Youth
157 Problems Sex Pistols
158 Freak on A Leash Korn
159 Symphony of Destruction Megadeth
160 More Than A Feeling Boston
161 Mr Guns N' Roses
162 Am I Evil? Diamond Head
163 Breaking The Silence Queesnryche
164 Jeremy Pearl Jam
165 Falling To Pieces Faith No More
166 Flirtin with Disaster Molly Hatchet
167 Slow Ride Foghat
168 Barracuda Heart
169 The Final Countdown Europe
170 Overkill Motorhead
171 Come As You Are Nirvana
172 Perry Mason Ozzy Osbourne
173 Cowboys from Hell Pantera
174 Foolin Def Leppard
175 Tomorrow Silverchair
176 Mother Danzig
177 Holy Diver Dio
178 Godzilla Blue Oyster Cult
179 Stillborn Black Label Society
180 Fast As A Shark Accept
181 Down with the Sickness Disturbed
182 Shout At The Devil Motley Crue
183 Proud Mary CCR
184 Seek and Destroy Metallica
186 Wait White Lion
187 Ziggy Stardust David Bowie
188 Whatever Godsmack
189 Here I Go Again Whitesnake
190 Cherry Pie Warrant
191 Rock n Roll(Crazy Nights) Loudness
192 Hot for Teacher Van Halen
193 Sweet Emotion Aerosmith
194 Vertigo U2
195 Tommy the Cat Primus
196 You Got Another Thing Coming Judas Priest
197 Detroit Rock City KISS
198 Kashmir Led Zeppelin
199 White Wedding Billy Idol
200 Type Living Colour
201 Cliffs of Dover Eric Johnson
202 High Speed Dirt Megadeth
203 Frankenstein Edgar Winter
204 Wheels Of Steel Saxon
205 Eye of the Tiger Survivor
206 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet BTO
207 I Can't Drive 55 Sammy Hagar
208 The Ocean Led Zeppelin
209 Tom Sawyer Rush
210 Search and Destroy Stooges
211 Dead Reckoning RATT
212 Heavy Metal Sammy Hagar
213 Amerika Rammstein
214 Come Out and Play The Offspring
215 Metal Health Quiet Riot
216 Living Colour Cult of Personality
217 The Lumberjack Jackyl
219 Unconscious Power Iron Butterfly
220 Future World Helloween
221 Killing In The Name Of RATM
222 We Care A Lot Faith No More
223 Portrait Kansas
224 Creep Radiohead
225 Feel Like Makin' Love Bad Company
226 Into The Void Black Sabbath
227 Seven Mary Three Cumbersome
228 Them Bones Alice In Chains
229 For Those About To Rock AC/DC
230 Bad Reputation Thin Lizzy
231 Be Crool to Your Scuel Twisted Sister
232 Brain Stew Green Day
233 Avalancha Heroes Del Silencio
234 Fire Jimi Hendrix
235 Stone Temple Pilots Sex Type Thing
236 Mama weer all Crazee Now Slade

238 Fire Woman The Cult
239 High N' Dry Def Leppard
240 Fell on Black days Soundgarden
241 Jerry Was A Racecar Driver Primus
242 The Pot Tool
243 My Own Prison Creed
244 AIR Anthrax
245 Slither Velvet Revolver
246 Black Sunshine White Zombie
247 Toadies Possum Kingdom
248 Three Lock Box Sammy Hagar
249 Last Child Aerosmith
250 Everything Zen Bush