I bought this guy's single a while ago, because I thought it was cool.
Unfortunately, he put this other song “Tonight, Not Again” on the single CD and after hearing that song I just can't help but picture him as a snobby, wannabe, trendy, artsy, ballbag.
It's not really anything more than his voice, and tone. But it really pisses me off.
Now when I listen to The Remedy, which I initially thought was a really cool song, when he says stuff like “I gots ta,” and when he hits those high notes, I just think “oh, you wanker.”
It's like watching someone 'over act'. They want so desperately to do it right, that they try too hard, and their desperation shines through.
He ruined his perfectly good song, by releasing another one!
The trick to performing is convincing others that you aren't.
Are you familiar with this site...
There are hundreds of songs in the archives, and most of them are actually good. Here's a few to get you started...
Cool. Thanks Stuart.
Are you familiar with this site...
I recommend the Hard Trance channel! ;)
Or if you've got *lots* of code that needs cutting, you need to go all the way to 11.
(the Hardcore channel)
Public service announcement:
Hardcore should only be used by suitably qualified personnel in the case of extreme deadline. ;)
You have to understand Stuart, I don't have a TV, I've only recently started trying to listen to the radio, I *can't stand* corny insincerity and melodrama.
Like this for example:
The intro is disgustingly corny. It'd be OK if it was just a bit corny, but it's beyond that, into insincere.
I agree though, there are some cool songs to be found over there...
Yeah, there's definitelty some dross in there, but lots of good stuff, too.
I have a relatively high sensitivity for insincerity and melodrama, too (maybe because I, too, stay away from radio and TV).
There are very few songs on there that I've had to skip outright, though. Even the ones that are mostly crap are decent enough for me to sit through once, for the most part.
Well, did my starters rate better than the Buckley track? :)
Here's a couple more I found interesting...
So you actually downloaded and installed the abacast streaming media plugin to get your hard trance? :)
> So you actually downloaded and installed the abacast streaming media plugin to get your hard trance? <
Yeah, I did. They said they didn't install spyware, so I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt..
Hey, I like the Jeff Buckley song! Feel no shame for what you love!
My complaint about melodrama and insincerity was in reference to the DJ's comments that introduced the song.
"All songs considered" sounds like a lie to me. They should call their show "all 'just outside the mainstream' easy listening songs considered."
Bob Boylan (sp?) sounds like a real knob head to me.
Weird. If it's going to sound like a computer game, could it at least be a little faster!? :)
Initial impression: I don't like it. But I could see it growing on me.
This song was OK. Just another song. Not much to write home about. Again, the DJ's introduction seriously detracts from the song. I don't like that guy.
Holy broken record! Holy bad guitar strumming! Holy bad singing!
This song is poor. I can see how its insanity might grow on you though.
Those sounds at the end are weird.
OMG. The DJ used the word *sincere* here. That fucker doesn't know what sincere is!
"I'm sorry about so much baby, but I'll know you'll understand."
It's not sincere at all. It's tacky. It's cheap. Those licking and blowing sounds she makes when she speaks are gross.
This song is no good. Although it does sound slightly better toward the very end.
The lyrics are shallow. They sound like a bullshit plea from an unfaithful woman.
WHAT THE!? This song is just bizarre.
This song starts well. But then people start whining in some language I can't understand.
I wasn't able to play this last one.
In short, Stuart, I think you listen to boring music! Do you spend much time in elevators..? ;P
Hilarious! Tell me what you really think! :)
Well that's alright; we can be mates in spite of your poor taste in music. ;)
Actually, I'm not sure how representative those tracks are of my overall musical preferences. Those are just the ones on ASC I found good or interesting enough to listen to more than a couple times.
I do have really diverse tastes in music though. The stuff I buy and listen to regularly ranges from jazz (the most seminal of my collection being Miles Davis -- Kind of Blue and John Coltrane -- A Love Supreme) to ummm... other stuff (I hate putting music in genres)... from Bjork to Velvet Underground, to Johnny Cash, Public Enemy, Radiohead, Tom Waits, White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yo-Yo Ma, Sonic Youth, etc.
Basically, if it's good, I like it. ;)
Bob Boilen may very well be a knob head. Or he may not be; I don't really know. He works for NPR; maybe that says something about him...?
Anyway, let me know if you find any favorites out on ASC. I'll break from principle, download that ActiveX control, and give your hard trance station a spin. :)
> Basically, if it's good, I like it. <
Me too! :)
Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth were impressive picks. I think those guys are awesome.
I also like to think I have a diverse taste in music.
I always have a quiet respect for people who enjoy Jazz, but personally I'd prefer to listen to something else, given the choice.
Spend a day coding with your headphones on and listening to the Hard Trance station. I bet your productivity doubles! ;)
> Bob Boilen may very well be a knob head. ... He works for NPR; <
Yeah, I was speaking to how he presents in his role as DJ (or host, or whatever he is). Obviously I don't know anything more about the guy.