So looking at the date of my last blog post made me feel guilty about not posting. I miss you guys. Oaktree Media, our parent company, has been getting quite busy, but I really shouldn’t make excuses. When I realized that I hadn’t posted anything in two weeks exactly the phrase that went through my head was, “I has been 14 days since my last confession”. I wasn’t raised and have never been Catholic. I’ve never confessed. Until now. I might get into some actual sins, but for the most part I’ll just be talking about music I feel guilty for liking.
Fictitious band or not I still love these guys. When I first moved out of the hicks and into a city that had cable television I watched them everyday on Much Music. It was summer holidays. I’m pretty sure they played a few episodes every morning. At least in my mind they did. I bought one of their albums on vinyl from the local flea market with my own money. It was the first time I’d ever done this, and an obsession was born.
Some times a group puts out an album that just does it for you. Significant Other was one of those albums for me. I could justify this pick several different ways. What needs to be explained though is that MY first music, meaning not my Father‘s music, was rap and metal. Public Enemy & Anthrax‘s collaboration on Bring The Noize is still one of my Top 25 Songs. Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, Guns & Roses, Motley Crue. I loved them all all equally. My Father hated them with a passion. I know, sounds like Father issues. I’ll fully admit that. I was a teenager. He was a Dad. It’s all good now. That being said I’m not fully surprised that I got into this album, even though I was well into my 20’s when it came out. When I listen to the record now, it seems childish, but I still like it.
Hall & Oates
These guys write great pop songs. I don’t expect much from pop music so it’s really easy to get into them. Funky bass line. Sing-a-long chorus. That’s pretty much all you need. I probably would still be in the closet about Hall & Oates if it wasn’t for 500 Days Of Summer. The one scene in the movie brought a flood of Hall & Oates fans back from the brink of forgetting about them. Nicely done Joseph Gordon-Levitt . There is nothing a great dance sequence can’t do.
Burden In My Hand
I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted! Maybe on this series of posts we can start a virtual support group for each other in the comments section. You should never have to carry the burden of liking questionable music alone. I’m here for you. I can absolve you of your musical sins. I’m qualified, I’ve been listening to Katy Perry’s Unplugged album the whole time I’ve been writing this post.