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October 2, 2007 12:32 PM   Subscribe

How about 829 for fuck's sake?
posted by OmieWise at 1:01 PM on October 2, 2007

How about 829 for fuck's sake?
It's in progress, that's why.
posted by SPUTNIK at 1:09 PM on October 2, 2007

Just the right amount of cowbell.

But most of my memorable WXPN musical moments come from Kid's Corner, e.g. TFiA.
posted by MtDewd at 1:12 PM on October 2, 2007

So this is a list of 885 of some Philadelphia radio station's songs? Why are they memorable? Why do I care? I don't remember!!!
posted by yhbc at 1:14 PM on October 2, 2007

(1) Canvas radio station personnel for any music-related moment that they remember. Combine every single suggestion into a huge, arbitrarily-arranged list.

(2) Liberally swipe content from YouTube and Wikipedia.

(3) ???

(4) Profit!
posted by googly at 1:15 PM on October 2, 2007

I don't remember the time The Flaming Lips were on 90210, but I do remember the time the Violent Fems were on Sabrina the Teenage Witch...
posted by SweetJesus at 1:19 PM on October 2, 2007

It's in progress, that's why.

Yeah, I know. I think it's a good post, if a bit overwhelming. I was just funning.
posted by OmieWise at 1:19 PM on October 2, 2007

Amazing. I once worked out exactly how memorable Judas Priest's "Living After Midnight" was, but I came up with 872. Damn it. So close.

Why can't I ever get anything right?
posted by Wolfdog at 1:20 PM on October 2, 2007

Arbitrary and Philadelphian be damned - that Fugazi clip is the coolest fucking thing I've seen in months.

I miss Fugazi. And 90210. In that order, but with at least 885 things in between.
posted by gompa at 1:22 PM on October 2, 2007

I can't say that I'll be checking this site for updates, but if it doesn't end up listing the Violent Femmes' bizarre guest appearance on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch it will have totally fucked up.
posted by Bizurke at 1:22 PM on October 2, 2007

It would, incidentally, be far more impressive to compile a list of the 885 most forgettable musical moments. Because if they really belonged on there, you couldn't remember them. A nearly Russellian difficulty.
posted by Wolfdog at 1:25 PM on October 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

wow, i should really read ALL the comments before posting.
posted by Bizurke at 1:27 PM on October 2, 2007

This post is definitely in my top three favorite Metafilter posts about the XPN 885 list.

Regardless of which, anybody remember that time that VF was on Sabrina?
posted by cortex at 1:28 PM on October 2, 2007 [2 favorites]

This one time...man, this was years ago...but for whatever reason I happened to be watching "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and -- whoa! The Violent Femmes! That was, I mean, that was kind of...


Oh. Uh, yeah, well. Okay. Moving on.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 1:39 PM on October 2, 2007

Cortex, this is different. It's moments vs songs vs albums. And this one has YouTubery and commentary! Sheesh, pay attention.
posted by desuetude at 1:43 PM on October 2, 2007

Remember when the Beatles were in Help? Man, who expected that?
posted by maxwelton at 2:00 PM on October 2, 2007

"Bow bow bow...Have you ever heard of a wish sandwich? a wish sandwich is the kind of a sandwich where you have two slices of bread and you, hee hee hee, wish you had some meat... Bow bow bow... Ummm... the other day I had a ricochet biscuit. a ricochet biscuit is the kind of a biscuit thats supposed to bounce back off the wall into your mouth. if it dont bounce back... you go hungry! Bow bow bow... Umm, umm, umm... the other day I had a cool water sandwich and a sunday-go-to-meetin bun... Bow bow bow... Hee hee hee hee... what da ya want for nothing? ... a rubber biscuit?"
posted by miss lynnster at 2:04 PM on October 2, 2007

Man remember when Devo were on Square Pegs?

Uh, I mean The Violet Flames were on uh, Samantha the Teen Witch?
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 2:06 PM on October 2, 2007 [2 favorites]

A random selection from my personal 332 most memorable* moments in music:

145. King Tubby nods approvingly at Scientist.

164. Syd Barrett pours an entire jar of Dippity-Do on his cranium. This event inspires George Roger Waters to pen his triumphant rock opera, "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking in the Midwest During the Fall and Winter Months."

214. Carl Perkins defeats Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis at thumb wrestling matches at Sun Record Studios in 1956. Forty years later, he dies of cancer.

*"memory" is used here in a purely subjective context
posted by Dr-Baa at 2:11 PM on October 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

223. John Zorn tells Madeline Albright to "Shut the fuck up and listen to the music".
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 2:21 PM on October 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

I personally rate "the day I realized I could make a dependable barre chord without the strings buzzing" as #15 at least.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 2:37 PM on October 2, 2007

886 - Motorhead runs a train on Hannah Montana
posted by 2sheets at 3:56 PM on October 2, 2007

Point well taken, miss lynnster.
posted by SPUTNIK at 5:43 PM on October 2, 2007

Re: Fugazi, this one rocks too. Someone should do an FPP.
posted by Mid at 7:25 PM on October 2, 2007

New Order on Baywatch beach. Ian Curtis reconstituted his ashes just long enough to spin like a top.
posted by bunnytricks at 3:56 PM on October 3, 2007

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