yup i got caught up by that whole myday mystery thing and thus you havent heard from me in like 24 hours or something that’s quite long for me to not talk 🙂 it actually all got way too complicated and though i am still following how it all developes, i cant keep including it here because you would just have huge posts filled with seemingly nonsensical information, it is however a brilliant adventure and i have learnt loads of random pieces of information 🙂
so instead i shall fill you in the latest heated discussion we are all having, and i will say before i start that i do appreciate i may be a little rigid on this matter but heck i love our little differences 🙂 i propose that unless someone has an absolutely unique or outstanding voice they really shouldnt sing, and some people should be made to not sing and others who still insist on it should be taken out and shot. to make it more simple i love some singers who have a unique voice captain beefheart for example
or janis joplin, or perhaps there are times when i will consider listening because the music itself is so good it helps cover the fact that the singer is not, in the case of led zeppelin, or the doors, although it has to be said i cannot listen; unless it is a something of a gem, you will never find me listening to a whole album of anyone, but odd tracks that come under the label of excellence i will listen to;
sometimes it is the occasion that is of uniqueness or excellence such as when two legends meet , i was going to include an excellent example here of when bb king met les paul and they did this great little jamming session and i saw it on tv, and it was amazing made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck, but in looking for it, i was bogged down in the swamp of eternal middle aged men/ long haired greasy teenage boys all of whom think they can play guitar and unfortunately for us put every damn video of them doing it on youtube! by the end of page three of such utter bilge i lost the will to live and gave up, alls i can tell you is it was superfab in every sense of the word!
now sometimes, i can get into what might be termed as more gentle on the ear music, growing up in the 70/80’s was very lucky in a musical sense there was a very wide range of music available and my political side was fully encompassed within the punk movement, and i still have fond memories of hammered out chants that involved the word anarchy a lot, but being a little bit discerning even back then i was drawn more to groups that had more to them than simply bashing the establishment,
but again it has to have something about it, something to say, something that stood out , what i cant do, not now, not ever, is ‘pop’ i cannot sit, even for one minute, and listen to anything remotely described as middle of the road, and my eyes glaze over at anything that is merely sung because it can be, i really cannot get into many of the singers around right now much as i try, and i detest shows like x factor or britains got talent, for the most part they really do not at all have talent, and at best they warble offensively through an old classic and i have to leave the room before i put an axe through the tv,
my life, no matter how long ,even when i hit 880, yup that really is 880, is still not long enough to include the likes of jessie j and -please shoot me before i ever listen to-britney spiers or and this really is the worst folks- i have said it before and i will say it again – coldplay is the musical equivalent of a pot noodle – i really will consider being rickrolled many times before coldplay get anywhere near offending my poor ears ever ,
now of course this does not sit well with some people, hubby especially, seems to quite like a lot songs and bands that i just wont let my world include, the poor thing tries to ‘educate’ me as to some of the music he likes and yesterday played a track which i forced myself to listen right through to the end of the track, longest two minutes in history, but at the end, through my least grimaced face i managed to ask which country and western person was this he was subjecting me to, and his face went so dark, his teeth got all kinda clenched, as he explained it was something called katzenjammer hmm well they sounded like dolly parton to me and thus will go in the same mental cleansing box in my mind as she does, so there you have it folks i will not tolerate singing or playing for that matter just because you can, i will only permit excellence in either field so please dont come to me with any of dire straits of music (did you see what i did there 🙂 )