I will get to the album in a second, but I think some apologies and explanations are in order.
When I started this blog, I was in the United States, with no job, no real prospects, plenty of time, and I was just getting off a writing bender that produced a 25 page paper written about 10 pages of the second hardest book I've ever read. I was in the mood to slam out a couple thousand words a day, and really put a ton of work into this project. Then, I stopped, mainly because I poured out a ton of words too quickly. Pacing, my friends (especially those who have drank excessively with me) is not necessarily my strong suit, as you may be able to tell. However, I found that the people that I had gotten in touch with through the blog, and the people who had suggested albums liked it and wanted me to do more. I was preparing to dive back in, and write thousands of words about stuff that I have very little authority about, Glenn Beck style, when I got a call from the Seoul Ministry of Education, requesting that in a week, I come to Korea and start teaching.
And I said yes, in what may prove to be the third or fourth best decision of my life. However, this dashed TAP for a bit.
Many of you know that I came to Korea, and many of you don't really give a shit about my excuses, because I've been in your shoes. I know that the lamest thing that someone can do is start a blog, slam out a couple of posts, and then let it rot, sitting there never to return. Fuck, I've done it a couple of times.
What you may not know is that I had to buy a new computer to come to Korea, and therein lies the problem. I lost every piece of music that I had. When I look at my itunes right now, it is pitifully small. I have the Radiohead studio albums, the Dethalbum II, and whatever shitty sample music was on my computer. It's depressing.
However, of course, this could be an opportunity for me to get some classic albums, and rebuild my library from scratch. So there is that. So if you have a new suggestion, or something else, please post it in the comments below, or on Facebook, where I will archive and catalog them. Anyone who has posted a request, I'm working on recompiling the list of things that have been requested, to attempt to get back to where I was.
Today, though, I wanted to introduce my first request. I don't think this is necessarily my favorite album of all time, but I'll tell you more about why I picked it in the essay part of this essay. Ladies and Gentlemen (Or more likely, Gentlemen who aren't pissed at me for taking so goddamn long), I present the Return of The Album Project.