Sunday, November 28, 2004
Plenty of fairly intelligent people voted for Bush, sure. Using the TV debates as a justification, though, is kind of like saying 'Oh yeah, I bought the Milli Vanilli album back in the early 90's, but I did it because the lyrics really spoke to me'.
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
This one comes to us from Channel 4 in England, where they take their pop music a lot more seriously than we do in the US (the notable exception being rap, where people shoot each other over it and stuff).
It's not a bad list, but a lot of the records weren't big here in the US, and there are definitely some records that should be listed, but aren't:
- Puff Daddy and The Family - 'I'll be missing you' (I might get shot for that one)
- Rupert Holmes - 'Pina Colada (The Escape Song)'
- America - 'Horse With No Name'
- R Kelly - 'I believe I can fly'
- That 'Y'all Ready For This?' song from the 'Air Bud' movies
Here's a fun experiment: take this list and pick 100 songs from Rolling Stone's List of the 500 best songs of all time, give somebody both lists, and see if he/she can identify which is which.
Monday, November 15, 2004
ITunes, for example, allows me to buy all kinds of chee-zee 70's Hits that are guilty pleasures for me. See, for example, this recent purchase:
Robert Palmer - Looking for Clues
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Boz Scaggs (Boz f*&*in Scaggs) - Lowdown
Marvin Gaye - Got to Give It Up
Marvin Gaye wouldn't fall in this category, but when they used that song for the 'everybody get funky and bust a move' scene in 'Barbershop', they pretty much raped Gaye's carcass and cheesified that song beyond repair.
It's still a good song, though.