Friday, March 27, 2009

Lazy narcissist in self-indulgent blog shocker

I'll be honest, I sat down in front of the computer, and decided to blog, which isn't exactly how I normally do things, and since I'm too lazy to gestate anything from the ol' 'Blog Ideas' file that teases me with good ideas that require effort, I've decided to subject you to a great big heaping of narcissistically-fuelled drivel, the kind of banal author-triva that abounds on blogs I generally deride.

Today, friends, I shall bore you with my musical milestones:

First song I ever fell in love with:

Back in Time - Huey Lewis and the News (1985)



I have no idea what age I was when I discovered how to use the home stereo, but I recall going through dozens of my parents' CDs, skimming through tracks until I found this song. My propensity to sing along to this one song for hours led to my mother telling me that using the repeat feature ruined the disks.

First CD purchase:

Boom Boom Boom - Outhere Brothers (1995)



Thanks to the impressive string of clever euphemisms in the lyrics, I never did quite know the specific machinations of what the song was talking about...
Bend you over
Grab your shoulder
Slip my peter inside your folder
Make you sweat-a
Get you wet-a
Pump it faster to make it better
Dim the the lights then lock the room
Cos now it's time for me to hit that boom

... but I thoroughly enjoyed singing along all the same, making sure to skip the remix of 'Fuk U in the Ass', lest my protective mother feel the need to deprive her 8 year old son of a great source of pleasure.

First Tape purchase:

How Bizarre - OMC (1996)



You'll surely forgive the anachronistic order in which I made my purchases, as 9 year olds generally aren't too pushed about the fidelity or convenience of their music mediums. After spending so long in the dining room on the CD player, I appreciated being able to use my brother's walkman and listen without disturbing the peace or being called a stupid fatass retard for singling along and never getting the lyrics right, despite a solid Saturday morning of practice. (Sigh)

First Album:

Spice - Spice Girls (1996)



For Christmas of 1996 I got a CD player and a copy of Spice, like a million other sheep-children in the country. Took about four years before I learnt that "zig-a-zig-ahhh" was pure gibberish, and not, in fact, the grotesque sexual act I assumed it meant.

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For the sake of brevity, I'm about to jump forward thirteen years or so, but there are two milestones that I feel I should mention - Blink 182 was the first band I was ever truly a 'fan' of, and Broken Social Scene deserve a mention as my current favourite act, despite my initial dislike for the CD I had been given for Christmas. As of 26/03/09, I consider this to be the most beautiful song I've ever heard:



First iTunes Purchase:

Don't Worry About the World - Monster-0

Amazingly enough, my first iTunes purchase was last Monday - and whilst I begrudge the slight hassle I'll eventually have to go through to remove the DRM, I was impressed with the ease and speed of getting hold of an indie album. You heard it here first - this iTunes doohickey is the future!

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Blog-etiquette mandates that I ask you, dear reader, to proffer your insight - do you have any particularly vivid memories of your early experiences with music, and are you as eager to dismiss your past musical-tastes as mere childishness?

1 comment:

Yes, I'm embarrassed of my blog. said...

We listened to Queen on Sundays as my parents dissected the newspaper. I remember being enamored with the Alvin and The Chipmunks' Christmas album on vinyl as a child. My father was/is a huge Black Sabbath fan, my brother always the metal head, and my mother was a modern disco queen, so you can imagine the odd variations of music tastes I have.

As of late, I'm knee-deep in alternative hip hop and artists like Madlib, MF Doom, and the more notable Mos Def. I'm so white. Good day to you! --Priscilla.