Wednesday 22 January 2003

turn that down, sonny

I know I'm getting old because I have just discovered that I can actually get annoyed by a song. I don't just dislike certain songs or think "Hey, it's not my taste but I can appreciate it for its artistic merit"; I am seriously annoyed by certain songs. There is one song that goes as follows: "I've got so much love to give". Repeat. Again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again. Then just for further fun and amusement, when they recorded that one line, someone sat at the sound system and turned the volume up and down repeatedly so the song sounds like this: "I've GOT so MUCH love to GIVE". Over and over and over and over and over and over again. BBC Radio One, I can't take it anymore. I'm all for funky repetitive music (the 9 minute version of Underworld's "2 Months Off" is fantastic, and I still get jiggy to FatBoy Slim's "In Heaven"), but this song makes me wince. It's the kind of song they blast out of loudspeakers when they want to entice cult leaders to abandon their compounds.

It won't be long before I'm sitting on our front porch going, "You kids get offa mah land!"

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