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Never did I expect this day would come, nor did I anticipate grieving with such sweet sorrow. You can bet that tonight I’m going to dim the lights and play Memory Motel. “She drove a pick-up truck/painted green and blue…” So true…

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The Count.

The Count.

As a corollary to our shows about numbers and years, we had to devote a show to addresses, ages, dates, and times. Are we geeks yet?

Rules? Well, just giving street names is a different mix. On the other hand, knowing that Heartbreak Hotel is on the end on Lonely Street is probably enough information to find it on a map of Miseryville. We’d also include “53rd and 3rd”—enough to let you know which subway stop is closest to the Ramones.

Download and get really specific with your listening.

Other shows that require an abacus:

Data is elastic.

Data is elastic.

Here’s what we have for phone numbers so far:

  • 867-5309, Jenny (Tommy Tutone)
  • 853-5937 (Squeeze)
  • 834-5789 (Wilson Pickett)
  • 911 Is A Joke (Public Enemy)
  • 777-9311 (The Time)
  • Beechwood 4-5789 (The Marvelettes)
  • Promised Land (Chuck Berry)… unless we find the Meatloaf version
  • …and did you know that AC/DC’s phone number is 362436? Presumably that needs an Australian country code to work. Why not give AC/DC a call? They have a good offer on dirty deeds.

Early results for dates and addresses are less encyclopedic.

Freelance rock scholars, unite in the name of research sharing! Here’s the show on MP3.

Tentative title: Songs with Data.

Other shows include: