Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hey Pope! Keep your hands off my record collection!

I haven’t pulled any punches in my occasional criticism of the Pope and his flunkies but this time its personal.

The Vatican is treading on my turf!

According the Wall Street Journal (and dozens of other sources), the the Holy See’s official newspaper, L’ Osservatore Romano, published what it called “a semiserious guide” to the top ten rock and pop albums of all time.

Or, what I am now referring to as Pop(e) Rock.

Whether or not the Vatican has any authority on morality is one thing but there should be no question whatsoever that their reach does not extend into my record collection. That’s right, I said it, “record” collection.

Curious what the Pope jams in his Pope-mobile?

1. Revolver by the Beatles
2. If I Could Only Remember My Name by David Crosby
3. The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
4. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
5. The Nightfly by Donald Fagen
6. Thriller by Michael Jackson
7. Graceland by Paul Simon
8. Achtung Baby by U2
9. (What's the Story) Morning Glory by Oasis
10. Supernatural by Carlos Santana

Hey, it could be worse. I could fire a couple shots at each of these but considering the source, this isn’t as out-of-whack as I had hoped.

Still, a dangerous precedent don’t you think? We let him in the door with his not-bizarre CD’s and the next thing you know he’s staking out our liquor cabinets and bedrooms.

Which leads me to the title of my next record: It’s a Slippery Slope When it Comes to the Pope. In record stores soon.

1 comment:

grog said...

Surprised that MJ wasn't no. 1. You would have thought the pedophilia slant would have easily slid him into first place. . . . . . . that's right, all the way from Indo I can still stab the Vatican with its very own pedophile sword.

This is definitely some kind of plot, keep your eye on those bastards in the funny hats.