August 29, 2002

A few days ago I downloaded Lifter Puller's "To Live and Die in LBI" from my funky friend Neight, and GODDAMN if I haven't been firing that shit up every time I open my mp3 folder. The song mentions two places that are near and dear to my heart -- Brooklyn Heights (where I live) and New Jersey (where I've spent a lotta time). I guess the "LBI" in question is Long Beach Island, and it surprises me that a bunch of Minnesota boys would namecheck a locale that's virtually unheard of outside of NJ beach-culture. Weird-ass song; the riff says Steppenwolf, and the chorus says Jonathan Fire*Eater. You wouldn't think that would work, but hey, they all laughed at Christopher Columbus.