Occasionally we all do something we shouldn't do. We buy something we shouldn't buy. We say something we shouldn't say. We even, on occasion, kiss someone we shouldn't kiss. But never, ever, let that stop you from enjoying your mistake. Celebrate what you purchased. Stand up for your own words. And don't be afraid to tell that not-so-pretty-by-daylight person that you made a mistake. We're human, and our faults bind us to humanity.
Like everyone else out there, occasionally the things that end up in my shopping bag after a day of theraputic spending aren't as nice as they seemed under the fluorescent glare. My apparent thirst for new and unique musical treasures has backfired on more than one occasion. So this week, in the most celebratory of ways, I'm discussing music purchased, but not listened to.
'The Very Best of Burt Bacharach' - I'm not sure why this crept into my shopping cart. It's virtually a tribute to Dionne Warwick, and there are lots of her albums in my collection. Perhaps it was raining that day and the strong need to own 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head' came over me. Or possibly, I felt that 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'. One wonders.
'Ultimate Air Supply' - OK, I know why I bought this one. Having kissed someone I shouldn't have kissed, I thought it would be cute to make a compilation CD for him with 'Even The Nights Are Better' as the first track. Call me the King of Cheese if you must, but ( take note potential suitors ) romantic compilation CD's push my buttons. However, that certain someone acted foolishly and never received the CD from me. His loss.
'Killers: Iron Maiden' - Umm, it was either the cover, which I still like, or the fact that I wanted to be able to say I owned at least one Iron Maiden album. After listening to the first three songs I turned it off and put on Handel's Messiah while saying three Hail Mary's. I'm not even Catholic.
'UHF Soundtrack: Weird Al Yankovic' - I was drunk, I swear. After a Sunday brunch with far too many Bloody Mary's, I somehow ended up in Best Buy. This CD, along with the Heathers DVD, ended up in my hand basket. I LIVE for the Heathers DVD and watch it religiously, so there was some silver lining in that shopping trip. The CD is still shrink-wrapped.
'The Macarena: Bayside Boys' - There comes a time in everyone's life when they submit to a trend. I'm still trying to strip out the subliminal messages contained in The Macarena to determine what THE HELL made it so popular?! I've played it backwards and forwards, filtered it, and tried rearranging the words. I still have no clue why this song was a hit, but I own it because I'm a good little consumer.
E-mail me about your music faux pas. I know I'm not alone here...
With you in 4/4,