• Can music be SO bad it's GOOD?

    13 Dic 2006, 19:33

    Now that there is a serious question. And yes. It seems it is possible.
    Case in point: David Bowie - Wild is the Wind. Oh man. This is such a gem. I generally like Bowie. Like him because his music is GOOD.
    But this. This is one of those heart wrenching ballads. And the lyrics are TOO MUCH. Even the song title is cheeee-seeey.
    And I... I can't stop listening to it. I love it the same way I love Plan 9 from Outer Space.
    Is that wrong? Maybe 'so bad it's good' ultimately equals GOOD. And though I love it for the wrong reasons, I love it nonetheless. (Awww... isn't that sweet?)
    This ever happen to anyone else? Or am I alone here?

    (On a side note - starting sentences with conjunctions is so wrong it HAS to be right!)
  • Yay! Internet Games! Durr... (or Oh Man Was I Ever Bored On a Sunday Night)

    5 Nov 2006, 23:57

    yes yes... if you can't beat them...

    anyway this provided enough entertainment to keep me awake at 1a.m. in the morning.

    hit the shuffle button on your player of choice and let's plaaay.
    (basically you just answer the questions with the titles of the songs that randomly come up. blah blah. you get it.)


    How does the world see me?
    Vene Qua - Crime in Choir
    I think that means 'come here'. well at least they seem to want me...

    Will I have a happy life?
    Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps - Cake
    oh really.

    What do my friends really think of me?
    I Am the Center of Your World - Xiu Xiu

    Do people secretly lust after me?
    Sooner Than Soon - Architecture in Helsinki
    well... that's basically still a no.

    How can I make myself happy?
    Asthma Attack - The Fiery Furnaces
    ... or not.

    What should I do with my life?
    Saturn - Xiu Xiu
    because Mars is SO overrated.

    Why should life be so much pain?
    Six Different Ways - The Cure
    i asked why not how...

    Will I ever have children?
    Kingsport Town - Cat Power
    um... okaay... do they sell them in bulk there?

    Will I die happy?
    Heaven or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins
    personally I'm hoping for Vegas...

    What is some good advice for me?
    Handshake Drugs - Wilco heard the man.

    What is happiness?
    Hotel lounge (Be the Death of Me) - dEUS
    that's a new one.

    What is my favourite fetish?
    Girl Afraid - The Smiths
    weeeell... come to think of it...

    How will I be remembered?
    Reformat (Live) - Les Savy Fav

    now wasn't that fun?

    yeah I know.
    'meh' is a good word.

    well... school starts in less than 6 hours.
    better get a-sleepin'!
  • the beat's. on. repeat.

    2 Nov 2006, 17:15

    Sometimes I get the overwhelming urge to play tracks on repeat and listen to them for hours.
    I'm used to that. But this week there were a couple of days when I couldn't stand listening to anything but Bauhaus - In the Flat Field and Modest Mouse - Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe In (Positive Negative).
    Why I would choose a song about being bored out of your mind and desperate to get away from it all and a song about voluntary seclusion from the world and doing absolutely nothing all day is beyond me.
    Thinking about the contrast between them is... well... unsettling.
    I wonder what this says about me. Anyone have any input on this? Analyze at will!
    This is just me cracking my skull open and picking at my brain. I'm also trying to find out if anybody reads these goddamned things or maybe I'm just talking to the magical machine elves.