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Greatest Albums

This is a former state legislator admitting he is a dumbarse and that’s why he won’t be elected.  From the Chron:

Former Texas state Rep. Mike Schofield felt so confident in 2018 that the voters in his northwest Houston suburban district would give him a third term that he left about $140,000 unspent in his campaign account and dedicated much of his time to helping other Republican candidates.

He ended up losing the House District 132 seat to Democrat Gina Calanni by 113 votes in a race that he says he never anticipated to be so close.

Now Schofield is up for a rematch with Rep. Calanni. This time, he says, he and other Republicans are ready.

“I spent a good chunk of September and October last time trying to get the judges re-elected,” Schofield told the Houston Chronicle editorial board as he launched his campaign earlier this year. “The first lesson I learned was what they tell you when you get on the plane: put on your own oxygen mask first. So, I will have a Schofield-centric campaign and we will work to get everybody else across the finish line after we get there.”

What a dumbarse for sure.  How do you not campaign for yourself first? Lazy if you ask me. Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Democrats-take-aim-at-Houston-suburbs-in-bid-for-15588206.php?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=twitter.com.

Royko sent me this yesterday after my take on high voter turnout:

Don’t make the mistake that all Blacks and all Latino voters will vote for the Harris-Biden/Bernie-Antifa-AOC Socialist ticket.

There are huge defections of once loyal Black and Latino voters who have boarded the “Trump Train.”

Ok.

Rolling Stone updated their “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” recently.

Here are the ones that Commentary purchased in vinyl, 8-track, cassette, or CD over the years:

#466 Beach Boys, “Today”

#450 Paul McCartney, “Ram”

#445 Yes, “Close to the Edge”

#425 Paul Simon, “Paul Simon”

#423 Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Cosmos Factory”

#394 Diana Ross, “Diana”

#368 George Harrison, “All Things Must Pass”

#345 Bruce Springsteen, “The Wild, the Innocents and the E Street Shuffle”

#342 The Beatles, “Let It Be”

#334 Santana, “Abraxas”

#281 Harry Nilsson, “Nilsson Schmilsson”

#266 The Beatles, “Help!”

#263 The Beatles, “Hard Day’s Night”

#259 Janis Joplin, “Pearl”

#256 Tracy Chapman, “Tracy Chapman”

#251 Elton John, “Honky Château”

#237 Willie Nelson, “Red Headed Stranger”

#226 Derek and the Dominos, “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs”

#223 John Lennon, “Imagine”

#220 Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, “Déjà Vu”

#205 Cat Stevens, “Tea for the Tillerman”

#197 The Beatles, “Meet the Beatles!”

#194 Michael Jackson, “Bad”

#193 Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Willy and the Poor Boys”

#190 The Who, “Tommy”

#182 James Taylor, “Sweet Baby James”

#172 Simon and Garfunkel, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

#170 Cream, “Disraeli Gears”

#168 Steely Dan, “Can’t Buy a Thrill”

#163 Various Artists, “Saturday Night Fever”

#161 Crosby, Stills & Nash, “Crosby, Stills & Nash”

#112 Elton John, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”

#105 The Allman Brothers, “At Fillmore East”

#86 The Doors, “The Doors”

#85 John Lennon, “Plastic Ono Band”

#76 Curtis Mayfield, “Superfly”

#72 Neil Young, “Harvest”

#59 Stevie Wonder, “Talking Book”

#55 Pink Floyd, “The Dark Side of the Moon”

#46 Paul Simon, “Graceland”

#41 The Rolling Stones, “Let It Bleed”

#35 The Beatles, “Rubber Soul”

#30 Jimi Hendrix, “Are You Experienced”

#29 The Beatles, “White Album”

#25 Carole King, “Tapestry”

#24 The Beatles, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

#21 Bruce Springsteen, “Born to Run”

#14 The Rolling Stones, “Exile on Main Street”

#12 Michael Jackson, “Thriller”

#11 The Beatles, “Revolver”

#5 The Beatles, “Abbey Road”

#3 Joni Mitchell, “Blue”

#2 The Beach Boys, “Pet Sounds”

#1 Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On”

Now you know me.  54 out of 500.  That’s pretty good, don’t you think? 

Those that I have seen live are Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Carlos Santana, Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel, Carole King, the Rolling Stones, CCR, Willie Nelson and the Beach Boys.

I have around here a couple of boxes with some 8-tracks, beta and VHS tapes.

I also have some cassettes and shelves of vinyl and CDs.

I still have most of them.

The Astros won last night.  We need just one win to clinch a playoff spot.

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