Never really thought about having a “favorite month” but today it occurred to me that it’s September. Here is one for its last day: the Replacements covering Big Star. Pretty hard to fuck up this song and they don’t even come close. I was listening to this tonight in the laundromat and it occurred to me that as a pop song “September Gurls” is perfect. It goes for a mix of joy, yearning, and heartbreak and nails it; there is no way it could be improved. I might like this version a little more than the original but this voice has been familiar to me for much longer. It comes from the live boot Shit, Shower & Shave and the whole thing is great. Recorded in 1989. I saw them on this tour at Pine Knob.
Despite the irrational love shown for baseball cards, people sure have forgotten about the second greatest of cardboard-based collectibles: The POG! Just because no one has ever really known what to do with them, doesn’t mean they should be cast aside. After all, isn’t uselessness the high point of hobbies?
That said, here are the greatest of baseball pogs:
How better to honor the memory of the Negro Leagues and its players than by poggin’ it? That’s what it’s called right, poggin’ it? [ebay]
Is there anything that says 1993 better than a pog set of Shaquille O’Neal and Ken Griffey Jr? Yes, one thing: a pog set featuring The Fly Girls from In Living Color and Bill Clinton playing the saxophone. [ebay]
What do these pogs tell us? Either their creator could travel through time or someone thought it would be a good idea to create pogs sometime after 1997. [ebay]
Expos pogs, okay? Expos pogs.There’s not even a joke here because these are Expos pogs. And that makes them the best. [ebay]
I love everything about this post. Thank you.