Tag Archives: The Eagles

That’s My Jam #5: A very special, long-distance dedication

That’s My Jam is one man’s attempt to reclaim the phrase from people who care more about Miley Cyrus grinding on a guy old enough to be her uncle than they do about any artist who can, I don’t know, actually play, sing or write music worth hearing.

A South Carolina woman recently attacked her roommate with a knife because the roommate would not stop listening to the Eagles.

While The Dude – or El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing – would appreciate the sentiment, Ms. Eagles Hater, I think he would agree that violence is not the answer, if even if you’re being forced to listen to Witchy Woman for a 11,245,365th time.

Next time, just sit back, pour yourself a White Russian and enjoy this selection from the Big Lebowski soundtrack. Let Kenny Rogers, the Coen brothers and the Dude take away all of the pain.

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Songs class rock radio needs to forget, No. 2

2. Don Henley, Dirty Laundry. Much like the Dude, I hate the fuckin’ Eagles, man. OK … hate’s a strong word. Overrated and overplayed? That’s what’s happening here, particularly when it comes to the post-Iggles solo careers of the band’s members. This track, an indictment of the fluff that passes for television news, is soooo dated. First of all, no one younger than Henley watches the evening news anymore. Second, that “Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down” break was a bad idea in 1982, and 30 years later it sounds just as bad, as well as dated. Third, it’s not much of a rock song; it’s really a pretty pedestrian pop track that doesn’t hold up against most of Henley’s other hits, let alone The Eagles’ catalogue. So next time, radio programmer, the next time you’re preparing to insert this track, stop. Try Seven Bridges Road. Try Boys of Summer. Try something not by any member of The Eagles at all. Please. Pretty, pretty please.

I can’t image anyone wants to hear this, but here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46bBWBG9r2o

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