Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Guilty Pleasures

I'd like to start a little dialogue with the few of you out there that actually read my little musings on the world. Today's topic is...

Guilty Pleasures

We all have them. That one thing (or things) we do or have done that made us happy but were a little embarrassed to admit. Now in saying that, it could be one of a million things so let me try to narrow down the field a bit.

Music

What is that one album you have that you would be mortified to admit to your friends that you have and still listen to on occasion. I'll start.

This album is so not me. I tend to go for the acoustic singer/songwriter genre. But the first time I saw the video for the lead single Pop I was hooked, maybe even a little obsessed. The boys in the band grew up a bit, started to show a bit of attitude and I became intrigued. Now I can't admit to actually running out and purchasing this CD, but a friend of mine was aware of my 'interest' and gave it to me that Christmas. I listened to it allllll day.

Now, it's your turn.

8 comments:

D J & E Huber said...

Hmmm. Basically anything that I still own that's on cassette...

Cursed Tea said...

Crash Test Dummies - I'm a sucker for a bass singer!! (Dazza HATES them so I very very rarely get to listen and swoon) sshhhh don't tell anyone!! ;)

Kirsty

TPE said...

Take That.

I don't actually own any of their CD's (yes I do) and it's not as if I actively choose to listen to them (not strictly true) - but I remain partial to this particular boy band and their lovely harmonies.

I feel emboldened to mention this affliction only because your own choice is so shocking in its awfulness - not, of course, that I would know what that particular band sounded like. No.

Kind regards etc...

(sorry I couldn't narrow it down to one album - all of them are gruesomely embarrassing, really, and I will throw them out really soon and start to get on with my life)

Chris said...
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Chris said...

Dezene - you aren't playing by the rules. You need to tell us who is on those cassettes.

Hiya Kirsty - CTD, nice Canadian band. Did you ever hear Weird Al Yankovic's spoof of the Mmm song?

TPE - I've just been introduced to Take That as they didn't really make it across the pond. I notice they've made a come back album (- Robbie Williams) that doesn't sound half bad. Gadget Vicar also admits to having a soft spot for them too.

Katie said...

I left all of my CDs back in New York, but I have some songs by Wilson Phillips and Salt n' Peppa on my iPod. I also have one or two NSYNC songs on there, but I'm not ashamed - they're very catchy!

TPE (click here, Chris) said...

Hello group. My name's Jamie and I like Take That.


Chris - Katie may be right in her attitude of not being ashamed by her rank musical tastes (hello Katie, nice to see you again). I'm being serious. There is just way too much musical snobbery out there and it is all rather ridiculous, really.

Personally, I am almost exclusively to be found listening to classical music - It's just what I have always preferred. But I really don't feel any shame whatsoever - or guilt - about liking anything. I like whatever I happen to like, and that's really all there is to it.

There is no right or wrong to these things, merely personal preference.

So I have come bearing gifts. Chris, you should click on my name where it says, you know, "click here, Chris". Kind of makes sense when you think about it. But yes, please do enjoy (feverishly, if you must) the musical treat you will be led to.

Kind regards etc....


(I remember Gadget Vicar mentioning something about Take That once. Maybe twice. He is obviously a very good man)

Colleen J said...

Chris, my very first album was Shaun Cassidy, okay? That's embarrassing to admit. No, wait, my Barry Manilow fixation as a teen is more embarrassing. I don't listen to them now. Hmmm. Guilty pleasure. Moxy Fruvous? Lord of the Rings' Gollum's Song? I love it allllllllll! Ceej ;O)