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Embarrassment

So I expect that most of you have noticed that my journal tends to focus on event announcements/reviews and my current obsession with my music collection (which will subside back to its normal level once I've got it completely ripped and cataloged--unless I decide to re-rip everything as AAC to recover some space).

But anyway, I'm ripping a bunch of CDs I skipped on my first pass, and I've reached a rather... embarrassing... range of CDs.

"Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off"

Kenny G.

and... well, you can read the "Music" listing at the bottom of this journal entry (and the other 3 volumes are sitting right in front of me too).

Let's see if we can start a meme. Post the following quote in your journal, and respond to it:

What is the most embarrassing CD you have in your collection, and why? Why what? Why do you have it? Why is it embarrassing?

I can't really claim the Neil Norman discs myself; kproche bought those. Even if disco-oid versions of "Close Encounters" and "Space: 1999" are pretty bad.

I haven't got that many CDs I consider embarrassing. I avoid most of the trendy buys that start stinking like a week-old fish by being a cheap bastard -- I buy used, so I'm not swept up in the spirit of the moment.

Kenny G - "Breathless" is tempting, and I did buy it, back when Mr. G was the darling of the light jazz set, but it's not the worst.

"The Symphonic Music of Yes" is probably it. Now I really like Yes. I'm a big fan of progressive rock, and Yes does/did the sort of lush orchestral rock that one would expect to translate well to a symphony orchestra. Unfortunately, this album should have been titled "The Elevator Music of Yes." The worst thing is I bought two copies by accident when I was shuffling a stack of CDs at a used record store. Double the suckage.

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kproche
Aug. 30th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC)
Hey! Don't go taking credit for my Golden Throats CD
Except I actually had a reason to buy it.

I was entering as Miss Debra Taunt in a "Mad Hatter's" contest show, wearing the now INFAMOUS "Cyclone Hat" (the one that features a 2 foot tall tornado tearing through a miniature "Rainbow Trailer Park").

And I had to do a lipsynch performance.

So I did Twist and Shout.

as performed by Mae West.

'Nuf Said.

Kevin
(except for the unfortunate bonus that the same CD includes Bill Shatner's "Mr Tambourine Man" and Leonard Nimoy's "Proud Mary".
Could be worse.
Could have ANYTHING by Tim Russ.)
johno
Aug. 30th, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey! Don't go taking credit for my Golden Throats CD
No the worst song on Golden Throats is Jack Webb "demanding" that you "Try a little tenderness."
kproche
Aug. 30th, 2004 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey! Don't go taking credit for my Golden Throats CD
Sorry, let me clarify.

I hadn't heard any Trek actor surpass Shatner for stomach-churning un-tuneliness until Tim Russ (Tuvok) and his band played at Baycon.

The little voices told me not to play the Jack Webb track.
johno
Aug. 30th, 2004 05:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey! Don't go taking credit for my Golden Throats CD
You could hear Tim Russ at Baycon???

We went to the concert and couldn't hear him over the din of the "music"

I even asked at the sound desk and the reply was "That's the way they want it."


Oooookay.
bovil
Aug. 30th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey! Don't go taking credit for my Golden Throats CD
Eh... it just happens that the "G" range is pretty bad. Kenny G, "Golden Throats," "Greatest Science Fiction Hits" (tho that should probably be under "N" for Norman since it's not really an anthology disc), "Gotham's Greatest"
nolly
Aug. 30th, 2004 10:41 pm (UTC)
I started to say Ace of Base "Greatest Hits", but then I remembered....tthere was this song. Kids on my school bus used to sing bits of it. It wormed its way into my subconscious. About 5 years ago, with some google-fu, I tracked down the name and performers and ordered the CD, used. And the song I remembered from junior high was the best song on the disc.

The song? "Cars that Go Boom", by L'Trimm.

We like the cars, the cars that go boom, we're Tigra, and Bunny, and we like the cars.

Yeah.

That definitely qualifies.
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