Monday, January 02, 2006

On Being Indecisive...

People Magazine recently mailed me something offering me their student rate plus 3 free iTunes downloads if I resubscribed. Being a complete sucker for celebrity gossip, I went for it. Now, if you know me at all, you know how indecisive I am. I hate shopping in general, but I really hate doing it by myself because I need someone with me to tell me what to buy. I put off choosing my songs because I knew it would take me over an hour to do it. It had to fit a bunch of criteria: it had to be a song I like, but one that I wouldn't be willing to buy a whole album just to listen to. It also had to be a song that I won't get sick of quickly and one I don't hear on the radio all the time, as well as a song that I don't already own or have downloaded (legally, of course).

I came across an iMix called Cool Cheese 80s. I already own most of these songs, and I resent my music taste being called cheesy. There was also a Boys' Night Out iMix. I knew that I like a lot of gay man music, but I didn't realize just how much. The first clue should have been a couple years ago when one of my gay coworkers used to make me mixed CDs all the time.

After over an hour of browsing, searching, getting pissed at the store's layout, and listening to clips I'm all ready to check out when I realize I have 5 free downloads, not 3. Most people would be happy about this, but I got stressed out.

Here's what I got:

Yazoo - Only You -A prime example of my love of gay man music. This was the song that was playing when Tim and Dawn got together in the British version of The Office. Vince Clark left Depeche Mode in '81 to form Yazoo and this song was originally meant for DM. Vince later joined Erasure, another group that I like.

Gwen Stefani - Luxurious - I loathe Gwen Stefani which makes it really hard for me to accept the fact that I like this song. It's actually good though! I can justify it by reminding myself it was a free download and that I didn't give any money towards Gwen and Gavin, their loveless marriage, and their fetus.

The New Kids on the Block - My Favorite Girl - I was the biggest NKOTB fan back in the day and their songs still bring the nostalgia. When most people think of NKOTB, they automatically think of Hangin' Tough or The Right Stuff. Those people are just posers. I would argue that My Favorite is one of the best in the NKOTB discography. How can you not love a song that has Nintendo-esque noises in the bridge?

The Cure - Just Like Heaven - This is one of my favorite Cure songs, and the only versions I own are a remix and a live version so I figured I should have the original. As much as I love The Cure, I don't have any plans to complete my collection in the near future, so that justified this selection.

Toto - Hold the Line - I got this song because I'm a loser.


Blogger Dim said...

There are few lines written in the history of blogdom that rule more than this:

I got this song because I'm a loser.

Not that I agree with you, mind you, but this is a fantabulous line.

- D.

1/02/2006 5:25 PM  
Blogger Dim said...

Oh, and the Cure rules. But you already knew that.

- D.

1/02/2006 5:31 PM  
Blogger defiant goddess said...

You are so funny. Gay man music? lol

1/03/2006 9:39 AM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Dim: You'll always find self deprecation here! And yes, The Cure kicks ass.

Goddess: Yes, gay man music :)

1/03/2006 6:44 PM  

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