Tuesday, March 18, 2008

45 du jour



smith, baby, it's you (off of a band called smith)

how is it that i've never heard this version of the bacharach/david classic? it sounds like an outtake from dusty in memphis. AND i have to suffer the indignity of finding out quentin friggin tarantino put it on the soundtrack of grindhouse (i saw 10 minutes of it-- AWFUL). this is for all my fellow bloggers listening to american idol mp3s. hey, there's this other stuff available, it's called "fake tv". oh bayonne mike, i love it when we join forces!

this may be the dumbest amateur video going, but i refuse to show the qt version. yeah yeah, pulp fiction was great, but WHO FUCKING CARES at this point????

12 comments:

BayonneMike said...

Nice find, GIHYB. I'm glad to hear I've got company in the American Idol is Crap camp. Actually, that post was just a ploy to get Xmastime to defend American Idol (although now it looks like he may be coming to his senses). More ammunition for our next argument over music (it's right up there with his defense of Meatloaf).

godihateyourband said...
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godihateyourband said...

i do have to give xmas props for his "paradise dashboard" as music history milestone argument. money quote: "it's like three songs in one" ... or as sociologists term it, the triple cheeseburger theory

Xmastime said...

my point isnt to defend Idol itself but to rebuke your insidious claim that it is somehow responsible for the death of popular music. maybe I should repeat this 4 or 5 more times?

BayonneMike said...

How is it helping then? Doesn't it follow that if the music featured on American Idol becomes more popular, we'll be hearing more like it? I still don't understand your "it's just show with singers on it," it doesn't have an impact at all line.

Actually, this is the very same argument you were making against Will Ferrell movies. As long as they rake in the money, we'll be seeing more like them.

Xmastime said...

why does it have to "help"? by the time AI started we were a half decade into britney/boy bands etc etc. whats done more to destroy music, MTV or AI? not even close. and what music on AI is gonna become popular? Beatles covers? Bryan Adams covers? Really? we're gonna get overrun with Lionel Ritchie covers now? Hell no. But the next time Aerosmith or the Foo Fighters out out a record the stampede begins. camon. get over your Idol hatred. let it go. again, it's not keeping the remastered Sandinista off the airwaves. or, of course, your soft rock.

godihateyourband said...

you two have to go home now

BayonneMike said...

Well, AI is certainly giving MTV a run for the money these days. Don't the winners from AI go on to record their own bland music after the show is over? And haven't a few of those artists been very successful?

I knew my defense of soft rock (I prefer the term "yacht rock") would continue to haunt me, but one day you'll discover the joys of Bread and you'll thank me.

godihateyourband said...

alright, "yacht rock" was pretty funny. i'm a boz scaggs/silk degrees man myself

Xmastime said...

a few have had succssful careers. most are quickly dropped as nobody cares about buying their records. im the perfect example: obssessed with the show, immediately forget every face the day after its over. dont care. i wouldnt know if Taylor Hicks was playing in my living room right now. and prolly about 95% of Idol fans are closer to me in that regard than anything else. a few get lucky with acting careers. if you add up both acting and music, ill be VERY liberal and say maybe 10 success stories. MAYBE. Underwood/Daughtry/Clarkson/Hudson/Aiken are about it that come to mind. compare that to the number of shit acts MTV and radio has given us. please.

BayonneMike said...

You ticked off those names pretty quickly for a guy who claims to forget every face the day after it's over. All I could remember was Reuben Studdard and Clay Aiken. Because they're funny looking ;)

Xmastime said...

and Reuben got dropped cause nobody cared to buy the records. tho they did name a sandwich after him hiyyoooooobeeeep.