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Soundtrack of Shame

Posted by Job O Brother, January 21, 2008 10:47pm | Post a Comment

Hello again!

This is Job, emerging, not only from the illness you last read about, but also a grueling work week. I had a deadline for a TV project. I’ve alluded to this in the past, though only vaguely, which is how it must remain until things are (if they are) finalized. Sufficed to say that this blog is not my only writing project, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t suffering in attention as a result of the other.

Someday, when you’re older, your mommy and I will sit you down and explain everything.

In my last entry, I wanted to list some songs that were guilty pleasures. I'm gonna go ahead with that now, much to the dismay of the part of my ego in charge of making sure people like me.

My criteria has met the following stipulations:

1) I must be able to find a YouTube clip for you, so you can actually hear/see the song for yourself.
2) I must be GENUINELY EMBARRASSED that I like the song. No typical, cop-out Madonna songs and no hits by Boston or Journey (you know the ones) - that is, no things that are ridiculous, yet everyone loves. It must be a song that I enjoy when I'm alone and no one's looking, and I have second thoughts about posting on my blog.

Why am I doing this? I don't know. I think I'm being kind of mean to myself, frankly, but I can't afford a therapist to help me figure out why. Maybe I was really, really good in a past life and this is my way of correcting things.

I'll post one song every day until... well, until I stop.

Please, don't judge me. Or if you do judge me, wait until my back is turned. When we're face-to-face, pretend that you respect me - I'm naïve and will probably never catch on. Plus, that way you keep me as a viable option for borrowing money from, if the need should arise later.

To kick things off, here's a song from my LEAST FAVORITE MOVIE EVER MADE, "Pete's Dragon." This movie makes me seriously angry. I'm getting a riled now, just thinking about it. What better song to start this list than it's (literal) torch ballad, as sung by Helen Reddy? I love this song, and I HATE that I love this song. Not only is it from my least favorite movie of all time, it's unforgivably cheesy. Check out this clip - it looks like a music video from some alternate reality where Lawrence Welk gained control of MTV...

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