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Chase Jackson’s Top 25 Albums of 2008, Pt. 1

Here is the first in what we hope will be a series of end of the year guest lists.  This one comes from Chase Jackson, talented soul responsible for the Silence in Architecture-approved Death Knelly.  There are already a few best-of-’08 lists floating out there in cyberspace, but this is probably the best I’ve seen so far. 

Be sure to check out Death Knelly’s air-tight, fly-as-a-kite cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Over and Over“.  

Editor’s Note: The picks are by Chase…the extra videos were chosen by me, so keep in mind they don’t necessarily reflect Mr. Jackson’s favorite songs off of the accompanying album.   

25. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III







24. Times New Viking – Rip It Off







23. Ratatat – LP3

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22. High Places – High Places 03/07-09/07







21. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles





20. The Magnetic Fields – Distortion







19. Lykke Li – Youth Novels







18. Stereolab – Chemical Chords

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17. Sebastian Tellier – Sexuality







16. The Breeders – Mountain Battles






15. Glass Candy – Deep Gems (A Collection of Singles, B-Sides and Rareties)







Lil’ Wayne: The Man of My Dreams

Image: John Rosenthal, 1994 

Hearing someone recount their “totally weird, man” dream is usually about as interesting as looking through a complete stranger’s stamp collection.  If the all stamps were illustrations of Franklin Pierce and Rutherford B. Hayes. 

Thus, in explaining the dream that I had two nights ago, I’ll try to present you with only the barest schematics of the thing.  Because, trust me, the rest of it was totally weird, man.  And then I’ll post the link to a video to reward your patience.  We are the Sesame Street of blogs.

Basically, the dream consisted of me and Lauren getting ready to go on a long weekend road trip…to Konawa, Oklahoma, which in some miracle of Dreamland had managed to morph into a Branson/Hot Springs hybrid.  This may seem kind of lame, but in reality is quite an upgrade from a Sonic Drive-Thru. 

Anyway, upon arrival we visit a modest RV to meet up with some friends.  Apparently my “friends” consist primarily of Lil’ Wayne.  And he owns an RV furnished almost exactly like the camping trailer owned by my grandparents.  Complete with 6″ black and white TV.  Lil’ Wayne was sitting on his couch, surrounded by whimsical little drawings and scraps of his poetry.  I can’t remember any concrete details of the poems, but I recall them being every bit as witty as his mixtape verse.  My Freudian subconscious was suitably impressed.

Then we go outside to find that I have rented a paddle boat, which I must pull down from the ceiling of a garage.  But this paddle boat has been double-booked (damn you Priceline!), for a very large snake is already in the boat.  Lil’ Wayne helps kill the snake, which has wrapped itself around my neck.  Then, with “The Greatest Rapper and Snake Killer Alive” in tow, we all set off on our merry way, a joyful day of paddle-boating ahead of us.

My new friend and his new video: