Pretty Weirdness

I hate to throw something like this on top of Carin’s great post about the shelter, but like they say, the show must go on. By the way, who are They? I know a million people have asked that question, but none of them have ever been able to answer it. Ok, there’s always
this guy,
but I’m not counting him since he just decided to become the answer last year in a rather creative attempt at cashing in on his 15 minutes of fame, and surely the real They have been around longer than he has, so his little publicity stunt means next to nothing in the grand scheme of things. And it’s at this point that it dawns on me once again that I sure do spend a lot of time thinking about stupid crap. I’m not sure how healthy it is, but hell if I’m stopping, it’s somehow worked for me up to now. Why tamper with marginal success I always say.

Wow, I actually had to look up at the title to remember what my point was supposed to be. Guess my fingers kind of got away from me for a minute there. And is it just me, or does that last sentence sound far more disgusting than it should?

Ok, after all that, let’s talk music!

Does that new INXS song “Pretty Vegas” weird you people out as much as it does me? I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I hear that song I always have to stop for a second and remind myself that this is 2005, that’s JD Fortune singing, and that Michael Hutchence is most certainly still dead. He might still be hanging from the hotel doorknob for all I know, but wherever he is, he ain’t singing on that song. But even though I know that, the lengths to which Hutchence 2K5 goes to sound exactly like him are extremely frightening to me. I’m so bothered by this that I can’t even enjoy Vegas for the not bad song that it is. Maybe it’s because I can’t get over the fact that I was fooled into thinking it was an old INXS song and it took me like 4 minutes to realize I was wrong when I’m usually the guy who knows that kind of thing in about 4 seconds, or maybe it’s because I can’t get the damn thing out of my head, but whatever it is, this song has started driving me nuts. It’s gotten to the point where I’m seriously considering dropping way more cash than anybody should have to for an INXS album just for the sake of hearing what the rest of it sounds like. Isn’t that sad? Ok, you don’t have to answer that. But please, somebody, tell me that I’m not alone. Or better yet, send me a copy of the album or at least hook me up with a few mp3’s so I can get a sense of whether the whole sound-alike thing is a marketing ploy designed to sell albums to idiots like me or something that should legit scare me. Whatever the answer ultimately ends up being, there needs to be one so I can finally get my mind back to a state of relative ease.

And on a final note,I’d just like to point out that about 93% of all of the Christmas music I’ve ever heard in my life is really, really bad.

More later.

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