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Friday, October 01, 2004

GUILTY PLEASURES

I frequently blog about music that I enjoy, and it's usually Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, or Punk, but I do have a fondness for melody. In fact my tastes in hard music tend toward the melodic; Iron Maiden with Paul Dianno over Bruce Dickenson for an example. That is not to say my tastes are limited to those genres, and to that end I'm going to wave my ass in the wind here with this astonishing and potentailly embrrassing admission. 'Guilty' the title track to the Barry Gibb produced Barbara Streisand record is one of my all time favorites. This song is a virtual jackpot of melody, and I often pull it out and drop it on the turntable after a couple of whiskey's and let the melodies wash over me. I literally tear up, wondering if I could ever produce such gorgeous music. In 1978 there was no evil greater to me than the brothers Gibb, but alas I've grown...and that's another blog.

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Barbra is tooooooooo far for me to venture (way... too many... jokes... Can't keep...), but I have to confess that after catching a Gibb Bros. unplugged docu thing a few years ago I was converted. As much as I wanted to hate them, I couldn't. They performed all of their formerly dispised hits of the 70's and 80's and they did them all extremely well. The tunes sounded great as semi acoustic numbers, but it was the pure performance of the three of them that impressed me most. Of course, I was mocked endlessly by a bunch of my family and friends for admitting this at a bar BQ or some event post, but I know what I heard and these guys are (were) good.

So, I join you on the perp walk of shame with my revelation so that you're not so lonely. Just don't mention the Barbra thing too loudly while you're in town next week. We'll keep that to ourselves and the bloggers...
 
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