I do not watch a whole lot of tv any more. But I have watched my share.
My favourite record of all time is the Sex Pistols' "Nevermind the Bollocks". That's easy. Few have come close to matching it. Body Count's "Cop Killer", Lou Reed's "Street Hassle", DOA's "13 Flavours of Doom" and the Drive-By Truckers' "Southern Rock Opera" come close in their different ways. Picking a favourite tv show is trickier.
If it was the show I have watched most often I have a funny feeling Gilligan's Island would win the prize. I watched that dumb motherfucking show over and over when I was a kid.
Tonight I tuned into Hockey Night In Canada in time to watch Don Cherry's "Coach's Corner". I have seen Don Cherry's act so many times, his show with Ron McLean has to be considered a favourite. Tonight he said there was no difference between the motherfucking Finns and the motherfucking Swedes. He's a fucking beauty.
I have only seen one group of tv people in person before and I saw them twice in Dope City. The Kids In the Hall made me proud to be a Canadian. Same goes for the gang from CODCO except I never saw them in person. I was shown where Mary Walsh lives and walks her dog though.
These days I watch more horse racing on tv than anything with the exception of the news.
I do not think of the news as tv but that is the place to tune in to see shit explode. Squire Barnes has been reading the sports for me for quite a few years. I see the little motherfucker at the racetrack every now and then. Barnesy is my kind of guy.
It seemed impossible to pick a favourite tv show until I really thought hard about it. When I thought hard I thought of Anne Motherfucking Murray. That lady can put on a tv show! My dream is to one day see and hear Anne belt out John Cale's "Dirty Ass Rock 'n' Roll". I have not seen Anne since her and Bryan Adams sang a song to help raise money for the tsunami people over a year ago. Anne blew that little London boy off the stage.
If you are reading this Anne (like she would not be), it is time to phone your tv people to tell them you are ready to kick out the jams motherfuckers!