18-VIII-2006 or Are you doing that on purpose?
by Aaron Shurtleff on August 18, 2006
I keep reading Adrirants, but she's posting them and disabling replies! How can the peanut gallery comment? Maybe that's the point... If she's reading this, you go, girl! And if you're not intending to close us out, I'm looking forward to cluttering up your blog with inane chatter like I do to everyone else! :P
Today was a total wash. I had to go to an all-day meeting on proper supervisory techniques. *yawn* I now know how to listen critically, yet empathetically (I almost typed empathically, but I think that's different. :) ). woo hoo. Now I'm a bit behind, and a couple of problems came up in my absence. Not that I could have done anything if I were there, but...
Is this just me? Every time I hear a song on the radio that drives me 100% batty, one so terrible (IMHO) that I break a finger (nearly) hitting the seek button to make it go away, that song is always by some artist that everyone else absolutely wets themselves praising? I understand that I am exaggerating, but it seems like every other song I abhor, the artist becomes "the next big thing". Nora Jones makes me want to have Kris's ear problems (not to belittle his serious problems...), but the world loves her. Nelly Furtado? "I'm like a bird" makes me wish a had a shotgun and some bird shot, but she's got a new album and is going strong. Most recently, I'm having the same problems with James Blunt (Seriously? This is what people like?!) and Gnarles Barkley (Ugh! Sorry Jackie!). I should sell myself as a bellwether. If I hate it, it's GOLD! :)
Maybe it's just that I only notice if the song goes popular... I should write down the next song I hate, and date the paper, seal in an envelope, and wait three months. That way, if the song goes nowhere, I'll know that I am deluding myself. Of course, if the song becomes famous, I'll be certain I am cursed. :(
Going back to yesterday, I make today's song "I Liked You Better (When You Hated Yourself)" by the Badlees. It's one of the only song with a spontaneous yodel in the middle that I like! Seriously. This is the kind of song that reminds you of those people you used to be tight with in high school that you meet at a reunion down the line and ask yourself, "What was I thinking?" It's got that Central Pennsylvania sound, and it's sort of the light and fluffy rock, IMO. But, the Badlees have always been good in my book, and this is one of my favorite songs. Oh! The Badlees had one "mainstream" hit that I heard on the radio a couple of times a long while back. The song was "Angeline is Coming Home", which is on the same album. Actually, I think "Fear of Falling" might have been their second actual single released, but I never heard it outside of PA. Whatever. No one is probably going to look into it. The Badlees rock!
Well, folks, I need a beer, and I'm not getting it here! See you all on Monday! Be good, and don't do anything I wouldn't do!
That's a lot of leeway. :(
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