Sunday, August 17, 2008

Blog is near death and perhaps so am I

Y'know, I really like that new Coldplay song. I actually saw that it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 a few weeks back (a first for them) and gave it a listen. While I'm still not the biggest fan of Chris Martin and company, I must say that "Viva La Vida" really is a great track. It's nice to see that good singles still make it to the top of the charts in this day and age. Most of the junk that the scientists (?) at Billboard deem fit to occupy the upper reaches of the Hot 100 is shit that's usually forgotten very quickly. But on rare occasions they do get it right.

However this is a very sad day for music. You see, I just found out that over on the Billboard 200 (the album chart) the Soundtrack to the 'film' Mamma Mia! is actually the best selling album in this week. I can't even fathom this. Miley Cyrus I can handle, but this is simply too much. The fact that people ever liked ABBA is forgivable, after all there have been many strange chapters in music history. No problem. But the fact that someone thought it would be a good idea to take all these shitty songs and use them as the score for some God-forsaken musical production? Yikes. That was too much.

I remember when the musical was playing in Toronto a few years back. When I was downtown on occasion I would see tourist buses driving around and would comment on how they were probably idiot tourists coming in from Tonawanda to see Mamma Mia! Though I was being a bit facetious, I probably wasn't too far off. Only morons would go and see such garbage. And no, I don't have to see it to know it's garbage. I'm quite sure that my intuition is right.

Anyways, I don't know where I was going with all this. The fact that really good actors like Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan would act in something like this is also pretty disturbing. And so far as I remember the only two halfway decent ABBA songs ("Waterloo" and "Fernando") aren't even in the show. Ugh. What a mess. But so is this post. It was my attempt to get something going a couple of nights ago but I found myself really messed up midway through on a really bad trip and had to abandon ship. This is what my blog has come to. Perhaps it really is time to call it quits, especially when I'm falling apart in 'real life' as I am now.


Blogger Natmac said...

I understand the desire to want to shut this down, however, try and persevere. The sheer fact that this blog has been going for so long is a great accomplishment in and of itself.

August 20, 2008 10:14 AM  
Blogger Natmac said...

btw 'Fernando' is my personal fav ABBA track too.

August 20, 2008 10:14 AM  

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