Today is Thursday, and Thursday is playing tonight at Warehouse Live. The few times Craig's Hlist has said this to co-workers and friends in passing, at least the ones who don't live with their heads shoved up a concert calendar's ass, they have looked at us like we are insane.
The band Thursday is touring for the 10th anniversary of 2001's, Full Collapse, which we must have bought two copies of that year and the next because we played it so much, or it was stolen by a girlfriend. Of all the emo/screamo bands going at the time, we liked Thursday the best, but now the album sort of makes us chuckle and shake our head. We sort of left that whole scene behind after the first 30 seconds of Queens of the Stone Age's Songs For the Deaf, but that doesn't mean we won't be near the front singing, er, screaming, along to "Cross Out the Eyes."
What would have been cool is if Thursday put out a self-titled album with a lead single of the same name. "Thursday! Thursday! Thursday!" the commercials would scream, like those old monster-truck ads. It was surprisingly easy to come up with a list of CHL's favorite songs about each day of the week.
Coming up with bands named after days of the week wasn't quite as simple. There was once a band called On a Friday, but you might know them better as Radiohead. The only others worth mentioning are The Happy Mondays, 'Til Tuesday, and The Sundays, and maybe Taking Back Sunday. Sheryl Crow's Tuesday Night Music Club doesn't count.
Boomtown Rats, "I Don't Like Mondays":
This Bob Geldof song was written in response to Brenda Ann Spencer who shot up a playground in 1979, who told authorities, ""I just did it for the fun of it. I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day."
Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Tuesday's Gone":
A quick way to really piss someone off in the South is to say that Metallica's version is better. One of CHL's did that in a Louisiana a bar once, and a woman slapped him in the face.
Simon & Garfunkel, "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.":
S&G remind CHL of painkillers, because they sound how they feel.
Les Savy Fav, "Blackouts on Thursday":
We wish we owned more Les Savy Fav albums. Someone get on that. Also, CHL calls Thursdays "Little Friday" because that's when the weekend starts on Washington Avenue, brah.
CHL had a nightmare when he was little that Donald Fagen was a vampire chasing him down an alley in Galveston. That will make a good lead-off question in an interview one day.
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CHL would give his right nut to write a song this catchy, and to be able to rock tartan as hardcore as the BCR.
No Doubt, "Sunday Morning":
This is not your list, sucker, so CHL can forgo Johnny Cash and the Velvet Underground for his favorite No Doubt song if we want to. Also, Gwen Stefani was super-cute in this video. Espcially when she cuts her finger on the tomato, because CHL equates pain with beauty. But that's another hlist for another day.