Archive for the 'Music' Category

What the “Lite” Classical music cable radio station is playing now

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Something really saccharine and sentimental that makes me want to take a bazooka to the digital box. Excuse me.
Update: Carl Reinecke. Whoever he is or was I hate him. Blech.

A Musical Observation

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

They have been playing the fricking worse stuff on the cable “Lite Classical” station. They just finished with something that had yodeling, for Christ’s sake. Now they are playing Bach’s “Air On a G String” (that’s the string on a cello, you pervs), but over the cello they have some tranny moaning. I swear, that’s […]

Just thought you’d like to know

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

The song that has been in my head all day is the Psychedelic Furs’ “Dumbwaiter.” No, I don’t know why, but I am thinking of visiting Walmart’s hardware section and buying an electric drill. Or digging up the old cassette tape that has the song on it (playing it about five times will cure this […]

The Day the Music Became Very Ill

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

I forgot, until today’s house-cleaning efforts reminded me, that I was going to publish a list of all the vinyl records that I had to throw out because of the Great Mold Invasion. Here is the list. I can’t believe I fitted all that into one plastic file crate; if the mold hadn’t got them […]

Millions of legs

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Can’t get the Cure’s “Caterpillar Girl” out of my head for some reason. The only way to get rid of an earworm is to listen to the song. Hm. The stereo with the turntable is behind me on the small desk, all disconnected because I never did getting around to setting it all up. I […]

Pig in a poke

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Update up here since this post is so long: ha ha ha ha ha ha! Via It Comes In Pints? Warning — not for “family” viewing, maybe.
Kathy Shaidle is having a contest. I can’t really think of anything more appropriate to offer to our extra-sensitive Muslim brothers and sisters than the lyrics to the Cure’s […]

Crash crash the horror taxi

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Children of the Damned.

Soundtrack to forget

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

Boy, music sucked in 1980. Rules here. In short, the ones I like are bolded, the faves are underlined, the ones I hated are lined through, and the ones I don’t remember/don’t care about are left alone.
The Top 100 songs of 1980:
1. Call Me, Blondie
2. Another Brick In The Wall, Pink Floyd
3. Magic, Olivia Newton-John
4. […]

Bad songs for bad people

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Things to blog about when you’re bored: ten songs you hated by bands you loved. I have two problems: I was overtaken by a general hatred of the entire pop-rock-goth genre a couple of years ago and have mostly been listening to swing and classical; and there are so many songs that qualify that I […]

Off with their heads

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Twenty years on, the burnish has finally worn off of rock star charity.
Update: Bob, Bono, and Co. really should raise their own awareness.