March 30, 2006

Disco Hell

Perhaps I spoke a little early about personal hells... I was brutally reminded of another just after I posted that.

I was listening to Launchcast Radio, to my personal station. If you aren't familiar with Launchcast, your personal station is based on ratings of tunes from their other stations. I spend alot of time listening to metal and alternative stations, so my station is basically just that... with a few rock bands thrown in here and there. Based on your ratings, they make suggestions, and play them, giving you the opportunity to add them to your station.

It is a very good day, really. I'm typing away, and not paying a whole lot of attention, when I hear Front Line Assembly... I'm floored. Shortly afterward, I hear "Fish Fry" by Big Black... Tesco just posted about that album. An old favorite, but I hadn't heard it in quite some time, until Tesco pointed them out. Shortly after, I hear Dry Kill Logic, and within a half an hour, I hear Snot. Heheheh... I'm wiggin' out... I've only rated two of the bands, but I love all of them.

Then, after I was stupid enough to comment about how kickass they were that day, I hear the gates of hell slide open. It took me all of maybe two seconds to realize that a mistake had been made. I quickly glanced at the genres that this new artist covered, but I didn't really need to... the bouncing basslines, and disco ball gave it away. I don't know who Yvonne Elliman is, but I do know that her song "Love Pains" should be titled "Sonic Pain."

Thank Gott that when rating tunes on Launchcast, they have a handy dandy "do not play again, or I will bust my eardrums with pencils" button.

Posted by That 1 Guy at March 30, 2006 08:27 PM

You're a few years younger than me so you didn't have the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack become the best selling album your senior year of H.S. Yvonne Elliman sang a Bee Gees tune on it "If I Can't Have You" which went to #1. She sang another Bee Gee song "Love Me" before that. She was in the original cast of "Hair" playing Mary Magdalene. I didn't know she was still singing. According to your review, maybe she's not, so much.

Let's see first the Beatles, and then a Yvonne Elliman mix. Yeah, I'll be burning you a CD of your favorites. When's your birthday? Ha Ha!

Posted by: Jerry at March 30, 2006 08:51 PM

Make that Mary Magdalene in "Jesus Christ Superstar". She sang "I Don't Know How to Love Him"

I'll take "Bad Musicals of the 60s and 70s" for $1000, Alex.

Posted by: Jerry at March 30, 2006 08:56 PM

You know, besides Yvonne Elliman, I have no idea who the other bands ARE that you mentioned!

Oh wait, I've heard of Snot...but I don't think it's a band.... :)

Maybe I'm stuck in the 70's???(Boston, .38 Special, Steve Miller Band)

Posted by: Rave at March 30, 2006 09:32 PM

My Launchcast radio is the craziest, because I do listen to EVERYTHING...

tonight in Order
Waylon Jennings
Dr. Dre
Charlie Parker
Bee Gees
Sisters of Mercy

now that will cause insanity

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at March 30, 2006 09:46 PM

The first thing that comes to mind is that old 70's classic.....

Disco, Disco Drunk......


Posted by: Tammi at March 31, 2006 06:22 AM

I'm with Rave on this one.

GIve me .38 Special, Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Blackfeet, any day of the week

Posted by: BloodSpite at March 31, 2006 09:29 AM