366TAS: 3:22 – The Kinks – This Time Tomorrow

How about “This Time Yesterday?” Yeah, I’ve had to post-date a handful of posts here and there because for one reason or another, I don’t get around to posting them on the designated day. Sadly, I’ve fallen back on this more often lately. The counterintuitive bit is that I’ve had more trouble maintaining a regular posting schedule while I’ve been out of work. You would think that with a lot more free time, it would be easier to get posts up. Instead, it seems like it just means that there’s more “later” for me to put stuff off until, so I can procrastinate like a champ.

Boo-hooing aside, the Kinks were another band that didn’t make the list the first time I went through and put it together. Part of the reason for this is that on the first go-round, I tended to pick more artists who might only have one or two good songs in my library, as opposed to more prolific artists. The Kinks certainly have a lot of good material to choose from, but maybe not really any great songs that stood out above the rest and demanded to be the pick. Sure, “Lola” has the twist at the end and it’s probably their most famous track, but I’ve never been a big fan. Make no mistake, “This Time Tomorrow” is an excellent track, but my Kinks selection could have just as easily been “Dedicated Follower of Fashion,” “Strangers”, “I’m On An Island”, “Sunday Afternoon,” “Picture Book” or any of several other choices. They’re all good.

Speaking of other choices, my original 3:22 pick was Edwin Starr’s, “25 Miles.” I had decided to go with the Kinks instead and started to write up the post when I found that Edwin Starr passed away nine years ago today. Trying to work the Kinks in somewhere had already led to a case of analysis paralysis, so I didn’t switch back and kick that problem down the road, but it would have been a nice touch had I been able to work Edwin Starr in here. It would also be nice if I could start getting these posted on time more often, huh? I’d hate to be trying to catch up on the posting schedule again at this time tomorrow…

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One Response to 366TAS: 3:22 – The Kinks – This Time Tomorrow

  1. John says:

    I’ve got one from a band that was, essentially, the Beastie Boys a decade before the Beastie Boys came along: the Dictators’ “Young Fast Scientific.”

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZpuJYseCHc&w=420&h=315%5D

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