Friday, February 09, 2007

1001 albums, 1 million things to learn

After getting the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die, (the picture at left is the cover of the Spanish language version - how cool?) I can honestly say it's going to be a while before I can cross them all off my list, but that's okay - I'm learning so many interesting things just by reading through it!

For example, did you know that Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" was co-written by Straits mastermind Mark Knopfler and STING? Who knew?

Or that Elvis Costello and the Attractions' album Armed Forces was produced by Nick Lowe, the same year that Costello himself produced the Specials' debut album?

That's just the tip of the iceberg, trivia-wise. I think this could keep me busy for a while.

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