It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights

Lately, Pitchfork has been doing what any sensible collective of media-obsessed opinion-slingers do in a year that ends with a nine: creating lengthy lists of the very best of the past ten years. This is naturally cause for some consternation and second-guessing (as well as appreciation, which is more rarely expressed). Their list of the “Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s” yielded a succinct and appropriate reaction from a good friend of mine and wise music observer, so I feel no need to add to the discussion.

As for the recently issued Top 50 Music Videos of the 2000s, I needed go no further than number forty-nine:

Pure joy, distilled down to just over three minutes.

My own silly countdown is poised at number thirty-six. I bring this up to force myself to write and post that tomorrow.

(Posted simultaneously to “Jelly-Town!”)