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Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of The Cure

February 3rd, 2008 1 comment

Rockabye Baby I stumbled upon this album of Cure songs turned lullabies today and it’s so adorable. What a great idea! If I had a baby I would totally buy this.

I had to roll my eyes at the one reviewer who complained how the songs weren’t as good as their originals. Duh! This isn’t meant for adults, it’s meant for adult Cure fans who have young children.

Although truth be told, I’d be tempted to buy the album for myself because the songs are nice and relaxing. That is how deep my love for this band runs.

And how appropriate that The Cure’s song, Lullaby, is on this album? Too cute! It almost makes me want to have a baby. Almost. ;)

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NKTOB

December 14th, 2007 6 comments

Try not to laugh too hard at me for downloading three New Kids On The Block songs tonight. I couldn’t help myself; I’m a sucker for mixes and you may recall No More Games – The Remix Album from, holy shit, 20 fucking years ago. Jeez, has it been that long?

Anyway, it was my favorite New Kids album. My boss and I were talking about NKOTB today and she downloaded some songs from Rhapsody while she sang Step By Step. Haha.

When I got home I pulled out my CDs but I only have Step by Step and their Merry Merry Christmas album (talk about total cheese). I was bummed because I wanted the remixes. But hey, that’s what the internet is for, right? Two of the songs were remixed by C&C Music Factory, another blast from the past. I think I still own that CD too. Quite frankly, I can’t believe I got rid of my Tommy Page CD. Sure, it’s totally cheesy now, but it’s fun to relive your youth by listening to these songs. Let that be a lesson to you – hold onto that music!

If you’re not too embarrassed, tell me what old songs you like from your teenage years. I promise not to laugh. At least not to your face. ;)

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Who still owns audio cassettes?

December 2nd, 2007 2 comments

I do. They’ve been gathering dust in the closet because I can’t bear to part with them. The reason? They contain songs I like but don’t own in any other format. Don’t get me wrong, I do own some of them on CD, most notably all my Cure and Depeche Mode albums, but that’s about it.

Quite frankly the idea of getting rid of my Cure cassette collection makes me break out in a sweat. It’s illogical, I know – I own every last cassette, and then some, on CD, but for some reason I feel they hold more value than the CDs because The Cure was the first band I really got into and had to own everything they ever released. Buying just one cassette was so exciting to me. And the year I got four albums for Christmas? Best year ever!

Anyway, most of the cassettes I own contain only one or two songs I enjoy so I don’t feel it’s worth the expense of buying the full album on CD. While I haven’t listened to these songs in years, I don’t want to part with them for good.

In addition to albums and singles, I also have two cassettes of some of my favorite songs recorded off the radio sometime between 1998-1992. The problem is I’m not sure I documented the titles correctly because I can’t find many of them online. In addition, there’s an adaptation of The Devil Went Down To Georgia called The Devil Came Up To Chicago that even Google has minimal information on.

I guess I need to figure out an inexpensive way to get these cassettes digitized. I’ll have to put this on my list of projects. If you have any suggestions, let me know.

And before you suggest iTunes, please don’t. I dislike how they won’t let you convert the songs to MP3. I realize that option exists but every single time I choose it I’m told the song is copyrighted and I cannot do it, so what’s the point? It’s like they hold the stuff you buy hostage. I prefer listening to my music using Winamp anyway and don’t enjoy being forced to use iTunes. Plus it runs hella slow on my computer.

All other suggestions are welcome, however.

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