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according to Rhiannon and this middle aged idiot boy John at work, I'm a total loser becuase I don't remember if I've ever heard the extended version of Tainted Love, where they go on to sing Baby Love.
"They like, play it on the radio ALL THE TIME.... I can't BELIEVE you've never HEARD IT."
"I don't listen to the radio"
"Why don't you listen to the radio? Everyone listens to the radio."
"Because the radio is nothing but top 40, trendy, overdone pablum that I don't feel like subjecting myself to. The most I hear of the radio is what I pick up in the early mornings before the flow team leaves and if I'm in the backroom near the player they have back there. And really... that's too much"
"I thought you were like... into music and stuff... and you don't even listen to the radio..."

When I just shrugged, they proceeded to talk about how great Madonna was in the 80s and how she's 'lost her edge'. Then about how cool Marilyn Manson is (rhiannon just claims to LOVE HIM... while at the same time loving Good Charlotte, talking up dudes about Blink 182 and sporting a Green Day AIM (and in the process they BOTH insisted at me that Mechanical Animals was a NIN album) and how great his remakes are. And then about how much ACDC rocks.

This is what passes as 'ecclectic' music taste for most people. And that's why I just say that I like "weird stuff."


While I sat in the equipment room today printing labels, Priess, the deep sexxaaaaaay voiced overnight manager guy, whistled "heart and soul."
later in the day I found myself singing "Real Love" ... the doughty version. Which is the same as the Mary J Blige version words wise, but the feel is totally different in the delivery.
Joe laughed at me.

I'm a little discombobulated at the moment. I feel like randomly spewing lyrics. I want to sing something. I *miss* singing. And I've actually got a halfway decent voice when I haven't already half shamed myself into badness.
I should just sing more.

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grimalkinrn
Jan. 1st, 2003 02:33 pm (UTC)
Don't feel bad, I get that a lot, as well. I wasn't allowed to listen to rock or anything that wasn't country or religious growing up.. I had never heard that version of "Tainted Love" until I was given a cd of dance music from GLAAD.
maddening
Jan. 1st, 2003 03:05 pm (UTC)
hehe. I don't feel bad. I found it funny that two people who've got the musical scope of "whatever they play on the local pop station" could feel united in disbelief over my not hearing *one* song.

I've a family friend who grew up not allowed to listen to anything but religious music. My brother invited him over often for Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot and playboy magazine training sessions.

The thing is.. I've probably heard that version, I just don't remember it. Soft Cell was never on my top ten favorites list of music groups.
luvrhino
Jan. 1st, 2003 08:09 pm (UTC)
luring disco dollies to a life of vice
You can always tell them that they're losers because they've never heard Sharleen Spiteri's [1] acoustical version of Tainted Love.

Or you could ask them about Soft Cell's other songs, like Sex Dwarf.

Or i guess you could just roll your eyes and vent about it in your Livejournal...


[1] Lead singer the formally excellent band Texas.
frobisher
Jan. 1st, 2003 09:11 pm (UTC)
And to wrap it all up, Marilyn Manson covered Tainted Love for the Not Another Teen Movie soundtrack.

And you've reminded me that I've never heard you sing, which is a shame as I'm sure you're quite good.
wrekehavoc
Jan. 2nd, 2003 04:22 am (UTC)
as one of the resident old people on LJ, i would like to point out that anyone worth his/her salt in the '80s loathed madonna. no, she has not lost her edge. she just got even more boring.

FWIW, eclectic musical taste is in the eye of the beholder. to me, eclectic does not consist merely of liking various types of subgenres of rock. eclectic is those wacky swings between, i dunno, say, "Man in the Box" (Alice in Chains)and a nice Gerswhin tune (i love a Gershwin tune...how about you? ;-) Throw in some Saint-Saens, a little Sondheim, some bouncy Skatalites, some Philip Glass, and then perhaps "Peaceful Easy Feeling" (Eagles), a little Louis Armstrong, the Archies, Charlie Parker, and some Black Flag for good measure, and you are ready to roll.

that, my girl, is slightly eclectic. and maybe it only begins to scratch the surface of the word. imho, of course. but then again, i am a little weird.
wrekehavoc
Jan. 2nd, 2003 04:23 am (UTC)
oh, and did i mention i like gospel music as well?
maddening
Jan. 2nd, 2003 12:45 pm (UTC)
I literally listen to every genre of music. All of them. So I totally get where you're coming from there. I don't use the word "ecclectic" anymore though becuase people who switch it up between say... Pearl Jam and Tool think they're taking huge leaps in taste and use that word quite often.

And I dug ya on all of that.
Except the Phillip Glass.
GUUUUUUH he's evil and horrid.
wrekehavoc
Jan. 2nd, 2003 01:11 pm (UTC)
actually, i loathe philip glass myself. i just thought i would put him there for illustrative purposes. it was either that or jean michel jarre, you know ;-)
kaeren
Jan. 2nd, 2003 09:20 am (UTC)
dude. i'm intrigued by doughty singing mary J!
maddening
Jan. 2nd, 2003 12:41 pm (UTC)
It's on his solo album, "Skittish."
Almost every song is just him and a simple acoustic guitar. It's a huge (and wonderful) departure from his Soul Coughing stuff.
kaeren
Jan. 2nd, 2003 01:36 pm (UTC)
Re:
*duly noted* and thanks :)
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