Working where I was in the store yesterday I was directly behind the wall o'dvds, which has 3 televisions at the top of it. These tvs are linked into the back wall tvs so they all run the same in store bullshit on a loop. The loop can't be much longer than about 15 minutes, massive list of new releases on dvd included. So I heard the same songs over and over.
The upshot of which is a bunch of songs I don't like, performed by people I couldn't name, on a rotating, 1 minute clip cycle in my head. The Lil Romeo song is always followed by a Sugarcult song. The Nora Jones song is always followed by Dashboard Confessional, which is always followed by Okay Go, which is always followed by that "Just Breath" song that was used in a car commercial and which I can't stop associating with that car commercial.
Throw in more horrible 'rap' music, a few 'punk' songs from 'bands' like New Found Glory and Good Charlotte and pepper it all with the annoying 'VJs" chats about this crap ("their second release is called "Precious", which the band assures you, it is anything but") and you've basically summed up all that I hate about pop music.
At least they stopped playing the Eminem 8 mile soundtrack so much.
OH for the days of Las Ketchup every 4th song, eh?
Heh. Looking up some of these songs in the hope that it would banish them, I found Dashboard Confessional lyrics submitted by L1mPb1zk1tLvR@yahoo.com
hehe. How amazingly HAAARDCOOOORE of them. And I've realized that they play this song in its entirety in the store. And whoever this fan is has misquoted a lot of it and mispelled even more.
( but I'm cleaning it up for your unsullied perusalCollapse )
It isn't the vapid, trite lyrics. Though those are pretty damned bad. It's the pre-adolescent whine of the lead singer.
Apparently "squeaky" = "emotional and evocative"
Fucking emo bullshit.
It reminds me of the song that Jason adopted as his theme song when I broke his heart. Again. Still, always. Whatever.
When he and I got together I told him that since I was his first big relationship, he would end up hating me. Score one for me, unfortunately.
I had a few friends around this time who were into local punk stuff (not that there's much of it) and into the sort of punk music I pretty much hate. They knew this song and if I mentioned a guy at all they'd say "the red letter day guy?" in massively mocking tones. Partly because they met him, they knew what was up, they knew who I was and how... inappropriate this song was in reference to me and the breakup.
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man I hate emo.