In A Shock Move...

Many many years ago, this thingie was invented called the Compact Disc. The tapes I owned were dusty, old and hey, new technology! I had to have it, and from the day I got a CD Player, I started buying CDs. Albums, Singles, Rare Releases... All mine!!

Even today, I have a cupboard that is literally overflowing with music of all kinds, all types, some great, some not-so-great, some... well, some really not good. Music has always been a part of who I am.

And then, many years later, someone created this cool thing called "File Sharing". Every song I ever wanted but never bought, available at the whim of a search engine. My music collection went from a few hundred Albums to a few thousand tracks. Yes, I was a bad person. However, over the days, weeks, months and even years, my downloading has petered off to almost nothing.

Why?

Because (and at the risk of sounding like an old codger) music today sucks ass. Every now and then, I might borrow a CD from someone and copy it, or burn some of my own music onto my computer, but in general, not much music of today catches my eye. Or my ear.

Then last night, a friend of mine mentioned the William Shatner album. I laughed. I actually have one of his tracks, a cover of Pulps Common People which I love, but the thought of him doing an actual album of music... So, I wandered the web, listening to some samples, some clips, and I realised something scary.

I was enjoying this 70-something year old guy talking his way through records. OK, he actually sang one song, but still...

Now, apparently waaay back, he released a load of Beatles covers - this is NOT that album, this is the album Has Been.

And, in a shock move, I bought it.

Yes folks, for the first time in five or six years, I parted with money for something because I appreciated it that much. A couple of the tracks are amusing, a couple are almost cringeworthy, and there is even one track on there that chocked me up so much I almost burst into tears because the lyrics hit so close to home.

So, next time you're looking for some music, hunting for something just that little bit different, have a go at the album. It's probably a "Love It Or Hate It" deal, but I love it!

Edit1 - Jo listened to the William Shatner tracks and hated them. Guess she's going to be unhappy for a while ;)
Edit2 - Updated my MP3 Collection list on the right-hand Linkage section, but for ease of updating/publication, I've put the list on my Last.fm page. You can view the list Here.


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2 Responses to “In A Shock Move...”

Stuart Wilson said...

You should listen to William Shatners "The Transformed Man" and the "Shats" rendition of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds..... Whooooooooa!

Me said...

You should get "Truck Drivin' Song" by Weird Al :D We were listening to it while riding in the RV this weekend.