Friday, December 12, 2008

Shopping Season Music


I went shopping the other day for xmas gifts. I heard lots of xmas songs while wandering around the stores. Lots of them are old songs with a beat track added, like Bing Crosby's version of White Christmas with a fake drum beat added. I don't like it. These songs become really stale after being over played, but adding hip-hop beats doesn't make them better.

I tried to find an audio clip that I could put in my blog, but I had no luck in the 30 seconds I spent searching.

For a good example of the bad music I'm referring to, go to this link and listen to any song on the list -- wait, first put a bucket in front of you to catch the puke you're gonna spew.

7 comments:

Scorpicon said...

"I'm old and I'm not happy. Everything today is improved and I don't like it. I hate it!"

rigtenzin said...

Dear Mr. Scorpicon, (if that's your real name) we know where you fall on the music-style spectrum -- somewhere to the far left of "anything is music, even my farts deserve respect as the aural art they are."

Is that pretty accurate?

Are you coming to Trailer Trash Saturday night? I assure you they won't use a beat track. They have real musical instruments like the jingle stick, for example.

Scorpicon said...

I'm no fan of slapping on a beat and calling it cool, and I'm no fan of Christmas music either (with the notable exception of "Carol of the Bells" and Trailer Trash's repertoire), so I feel your pain (cue Clinton knuckle point). I was mostly looking for an excuse to quote Dana Carvey.

But then again, I did take a sound performance art course in college...

Trailer Trash show is up to the whims of my out of town guests, but I'm hoping to coerce them into going.

Pete said...

You're buying thermal underwear for the Mrs. this Christmas? Dang, you're a romantic fellow...

Matt_J said...

I went shopping downtown today. Crowded. The only music I heard was from a bearded man sitting on a blanket on the street. He had an accordion and was singing New Wave, and if you don't believe me come visit, you'll enjoy the trip.

rigtenzin said...

My wife looks really hot in those thermal jobbies.

Pete said...

My wife looks really hot in those thermal jobbies.

I know, she does.

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