I was thinking the other day about all the ridiculous music phases I've gone through, how they somehow all led to this very predictable "indie" thing I seem to be doing now, and what genres I've lost along the way. At various points in time my favoritest band ever (!!!1) has been (in semi chronological order): Madness, The Spin Doctors, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Tori Amos, The Violent Femmes, Sarah McLachlan, Skankin' Pickle, The Beastie Boys, Pavement, Jeff Buckley, Liz Phair, Beck, The Who, Belle and Sebastian, The Clash, Spoon, and Ted Leo. Clearly, some of these are still in the rotation. But this post is about the ones that aren't. And more specifically, if they should be let back in. You decide.