My Not-So-Guilty Pleasures

I like to pretend that I have a modicum of hipness when it comes to music. I love The Killers, I’m into They Might Be Giants. I like Ben Folds (sorry, Ms. Pru) and Rufus Wainwright and other not-so-well-known bands.

But some of my musical preferences are downright old-fashioned. Or just plain odd. Witness:

I love this man. Love. Him.

I used to sing this stuff in high school. For real, live people. And loved it.


(Sorry for the lack of an actual video here – the live versions all sucked.)

And I know this was a tv theme song, but the show was brilliant and the song even more so.

And finally:

If you ever have a chance to go see Great Big Sea, go. They are fantastic in concert. Fanfuckingtastic. (Just the other day, while I was putting things away out of one of the random boxes of junque that had yet to be unpacked, I ran across the bones I stole off the stage when I was at their show at Avalon.)

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon
    Oct 06, 2008 @ 06:31:00

    Oh, such excellent taste. I’ve been a Great Big Sea-bee for what, 11 years now? Ever since I was in a pub in Cape Breton while visiting my cousins and heard “Goin’ Up”- I made my ex go ask the DJ who it was and that was that. The only other band I’ve ever been a real travel-anywhere-within-reason-to-see groupie for was Moxy Fruvous, which coincidentally had as a member Murray Foster, the current GBS bassist. LOVED THEM. MISS THEM.Also, for more great a capella…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_8awW0lQh8I played the hell out of their “One Size Fits All” cassette.

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  2. Anonymous
    Oct 06, 2008 @ 16:58:00

    I’m old – 51 :-).I just saw The Killers for the first time on SNL this past weekend and LOVED the song Human. But I’m afraid I don’t understand the song. Would you mind explaining it? And what does he mean by dancer?http://www.musicloversgroup.com/the-killers-human-lyrics-and-video/ Thanks.

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  3. MsPrufrock
    Oct 07, 2008 @ 03:46:00

    You lost me at Rockapella and Manhattan Transferm, but I’m completely cool with Nat King Cole and Great Big Sea. As far as old-fashioned music goes, I have a fondness for big band music and 50s/60s music. There is no shame in that!

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