Archive: Two-Minute Man

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 20: Final Edition

We've reached the end of the line for the Two-Minute Man. It was a good run, but if I hear that Jack Johnson song one more time ... well, I might actually start to like it. We'll give it a final send-off when I break out the Excel spreadsheet for...

By David Malitz | April 11, 2008; 05:58 PM ET | Comments (5)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 19: Painful New Age Edition

Look at those dashing young lads. Clearly, dedicated followers of fashion. A couple of themes run through 2MM this week. There's "You (something) Me," which accounts for the titles of three of the 10 songs. Then there's horrible new age dross that account for the bottom two slots. I...

By David Malitz | April 4, 2008; 05:17 PM ET | Comments (5)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 18: Long Awaited Return Edition

Breathe easy, Post Rockers. After a two-week hiatus, the Two-Minute Man is back. And there's even some Dylan and Neil Young to make for a nice return that not even Blues Traveler and a shockingly bad Beatles cover can ruin. 1. "Tangled Up in Blue" - Bob Dylan An...

By David Malitz | March 28, 2008; 06:30 PM ET | Comments (4)

The Two-Minute Man, Episodes 16 and 17: Supersize Edition

It's a mega-edition of the Two-Minute Man as we go 20 deep after missing last week. I think we'll probably wrap up this grand experiment after another three weeks. [How about two? -- Ed.] I just don't know how many more Tom Petty anecdotes I can come up with. Perhaps...

By David Malitz | March 7, 2008; 03:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 15: What I Like About the Globe Edition

He's got a bad desire. Five straight weeks with no Tom Petty. I guess there was no Super Bowl bump for him. I never thought the Romantics would be anywhere but the top of the list, but an unexpected nugget from the Boss relegates them to second place. 1....

By David Malitz | February 22, 2008; 02:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 14: Let Me Go On Edition

So what's that song about, Gordon? Oh really? Don't tell Grandma. An average week of Globe listening, with male domination back in full force. The Violent Femmes and the Cars are welcome additions to the list of artists, but the Stones and Green Day (and, to a certain extent,...

By David Malitz | February 15, 2008; 04:41 PM ET | Comments (5)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 13: Finally, Some Women

Nothing to get too excited about this week, although getting two (or three) new women into the mix helps make this a little bit less of a boys club. It was also an epic battle for the bottom spot. "This world is [expletive], and you shouldn't model your life on...

By David Malitz | February 8, 2008; 05:06 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 12: Heavy Hitters Edition

Tough competition this week with a whopping eight Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members on the playlist. Oh, and also Lenny Kravitz and Primitive Radio Gods. Guess who can be found in spots 9 and 10? "1. You Can't Always Get What You Want" - The Rolling Stones I'm...

By David Malitz | February 1, 2008; 05:15 PM ET | Comments (5)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 11: Predicting the Future Edition

Those fightin' Gallagher brothers sure made some magic on their first two albums. Just yesterday I listed the Doors and the Police as two bands that were missing from the first 100 songs but would certainly be heard from soon. And who did I hear this morning? That's right,...

By David Malitz | January 25, 2008; 04:00 PM ET | Comments (12)

The Two-Minute Man: First 100 Songs Breakdown

I wasn't kidding when I said I had an Excel spreadsheet. I'm not sure what good it does me, but here's an attempt at breaking down the first 100 songs featured on everyone's favorite Friday diversion (yeah, you heard me, Cillizza), The Two-Minute Man. It was a minor miracle not...

By David Malitz | January 24, 2008; 12:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 10: Best Single Album Band? Edition

Lee Mavers (far left) of the La's: One of rock's coolest recluses. Weasel owed me after last week's debacle and he came through. Lots of the usual suspects, but that's usually for the best on this station. Stay tuned next week for a John Hollinger-esque statistical breakdown of the...

By David Malitz | January 18, 2008; 04:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 9: Totally Unenthusiastic Edition

Definitely the worst week yet on the Globe. Not even close. Makes me long for the double Petty days of last week. Bad enough to make me think of switching to WOXY of KEXP for a few weeks. KEXP just played Guided By Voices and Sex Pistols back-to-back, so we...

By David Malitz | January 11, 2008; 02:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 8: Plenty of Petty (What Else Is New?) Edition

Dylan, in the 1973 movie "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." I was all set to hear U2's "New Year's Day" on Tuesday but not only did I not hear it during my brief morning jaunt, but according to the Globe's playlist log it didn't make it onto the...

By David Malitz | January 4, 2008; 02:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 7: Even Christmas Doesn't Excuse the Chipmunks Edition

Hey, I never thought that Steely Dan would claim the top spot on one of these lists either. But in a relatively weak field, "Reeling in the Years" takes top prize, barely beating out Daltrey and Townshend, who get points docked for making a mockery out of the song's most...

By David Malitz | December 28, 2007; 05:51 PM ET | Comments (4)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 6: The Boss Is The Loser (Almost) Edition

Hey, Ho! Let's Go! We continue to alternate good and bad weeks in Two-Minute Man land. After last week's clunker it's a very strong pre-Christmas batch, with only the presence of surfer dude Jack Johnson keeping The Boss out of the bottom spot on our 94.7/The Globe playlist. 1....

By David Malitz | December 21, 2007; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (6)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 5: Still With the Coldplay? Edition

There have been some terrible songs featured on previous editions of the TMM. I didn't think it could get much worse than Live's "I Alone" a few weeks ago but I wasn't counting on Weasel actually playing Sting solo material from the mid-'80s. Yikes. More bad than good this week,...

By David Malitz | December 14, 2007; 11:23 AM ET | Comments (15)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 4: Does That Make Me Sentimental? Edition

It was a pretty good week on everyone's favorite environmentally conscious, not-quite-classic-rock, terrestrial radio station. When Talking Heads can't even crack the top half of the countdown, things could be a lot worse. 1. "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley It's always a bummer when a truly fantastic song gets so overplayed...

By David Malitz | December 7, 2007; 02:46 PM ET | Comments (4)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 3: Collective Soul (?!) Edition

It wasn't the greatest week of entries for the Two-Minute Man. Why's that? Because out of the 10 songs I heard on 94.7/The Globe, two were by Collective Soul and another was by Live. Ouch. So you can have a pretty good idea of what the bottom of the list...

By David Malitz | November 30, 2007; 02:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 2

This week's installment of the Two-Minute Man isn't nearly as top heavy as last week's. No Beatles, no Stones, but we do have another completely random one-hit wonder from the '90s. And after a male-dominated debut last week, some women finally found their way onto 94.7's airwaves during my morning...

By David Malitz | November 23, 2007; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (7)

The Two-Minute Man

Welcome to Post Rock's first weekly feature. I'm not much for radio, but I tune in to 94.7 The Globe on my two-minute drives to and from Starbucks each morning. So I figured at the end of each week I'd rank the 10 songs I heard Weasel spin, offer up...

By David Malitz | November 16, 2007; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (12)

 

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