It's Saturday afternoon and somehow I've been tasked with the mission of waiting for the Time Warner Cable guy to come and install (for free, I'm continually reminded) our new digital home phone package. They were supposed to come on Thursday, but there was a scheduling fuck-up. They came when there was no one here and turned off our existing landline (yeah, great!). In any case, I'm here now waiting for them while Peg and the kids are out enjoying the beautiful fall weather.
There are a pile of practical things I could be doing right now, like paying some bills and/or composing some content for DadWagon (for whom I'll be guest-blogging this week ... eeek!) Instead, I'm wasting time watching antiquated videos on YouTube (of course). After a spree of vintage Clash clips, I started ruminating on bands who've had the audacity to sample the band's work. Some of pulled it off with tasteful and innovative aplomb. Others not so much. For no other reason that it's a great excuse to post the above photo by Bob Gruen, herewith the top five Clash-sampling songs that sprang to mind. Some are awesome. Some are awful. I'll let you decide which is which. Also, can you cite any others?