Brad’s Top 30 Albums of 2020

1. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters This was my most exciting first listen of the year by far. I waited up until it was released at midnight on April 17th (my birthday!) and then listened to it several times in a row. It was worth the 8 year wait. So many quotable lyrics…

Seinfeld: Season 4

Episode 1: “The Trip (part 1)” (41st episode overall) Original air date: August 12, 1992 Plot: Jerry and George head to L.A. to track down Kramer who is a suspect in a series of murders (yes, that is the actual plot). Characters Introduced: Ruth the cashier at Monk’s Guest Stars/Notable Characters: Corbin Bersen as himself,…

Seinfeld: Season 3

Episode 1: “The Note” (18th episode overall) Original air date: September 18, 1991 Plot: George is stressed out because he gets a massage from, God forbid, A MAN! (It may have moved.) Notable locations: Jerry has a new table, still only two chairs. Jerry has a new stereo system. Foods eaten: George eats leftover Chinese…

Seinfeld: Season 2

Season 2 (12 episodes aired, 13 filmed) Episode 1: “The Ex-Girlfriend” (episode 6 overall) Original air date: January 23, 1991 (delayed due to the start of the Gulf War) Plot: George finally breaks up with an annoying woman then Jerry dates her and realizes George was right. Notable locations: Jerry’s bathroom you can no longer…

2020 Books

Breakdown: Total completed books: 41 Author’s identified gender: Women: 22 Men: 19 By letter grades: A(+/-): 7 B(+/-): 24 C(+/-): 7 D(+/-): 3 F: 0 All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastrai (B-) Time travel bad!…or maybe good? Well, at the very least it’s unsettling. Bear Witness by Mary Gaitskill (B-) A juror examines her…

Glass Houses – Billy Joel

Jason: I have been looking forward to this one for over a year. Brad: I bet you have! I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed this album. It reminds me of Elvis Costello. Jason: Interesting. This isn’t my favorite Billy Joel album, that’d be Turnstiles, but this is a pretty good one. There are a…

At Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash

Jason: You have been to a lot of concerts but never one in prison, thankfully. What do you think of this? Brad: I think it is brilliant for someone like Johnny Cash with his outlaw image to record a live album at a prison. I appreciate this album more than I actually enjoy it.  Jason:…