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When You Grow Up #1

There are only 2 kinds of people in the world… AND I’M 3 OF THEM!!  We all know this is, of course, a lie.  There are billions of kinds of people in the world: short ones, stout ones… ones that wear socks AND sandals (come on guys)… ones who cite overused cliches (come on me)…. ones who are REDUNDANT (“overused cliche” is redundant… come on people, stay with me).

Now in the modern world there are just so many options for what kind of person to be.  When you were a kid, I’ll bet you had a pretty good idea of what you wanted to be when you grew up: a fireman, a veterinarian, even a princess (for some of the guys who are reading this).  Well you were young, and things have changed, now you’re not so sure.  Well LET ME HELP YOU OUT.

Every now and then I’ll be picking out a few of my favorite songs and reviewing them here.  I will then group these by what kind of person would like them.  Listen, read, and if you like 2/2 songs, I’ll suggest what you should be when you grow up.

The Songs:

“Harder Better Faster Stronger” – Daft Punk.  Yes this was a song before Kanye West got his bespectacled hands all over it.  In fact it was a really good song… This song certainly has enough of a beat to classify it as a “dance” song, but this isn’t really a get out of your chair and boogie kind of jam.  The focus is really more on the melodie, which if you hadn’t noticed, is really catchy.  For the most part, the tune is carried out by a vocoder… which almost makes you want to rise up against your human overlords, who have let you carry out all the work while they all sit on a yacht in Bill Gates swimming pool (i.e. the Bering Sea). \”Harder Better Faster Stronger\” – Daft Punk

“Heartbroken” – Meaghan Smith.  I just heard this song for the first time a few days ago and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since.  This song, “heartbroken” is the kind of song that fills your heart with whimsy like the first time you had eggnog when you were a kid.  The interesting thing about this song is that the tune is so happy and upbeat, but the message is so downtrodden… So really, it’s like the first time you drank beer when you were a kid, you’re happy but you don’t have any reason to be happy.  Listen to the song on her myspace.

Did you like those?  SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?  What could these songs possibly have in common?  Well, I think that based upon your tastes, when you grow up you should be: “AN OLD FART WHO REFUSES TO ACCEPT NEW TECHNOLOGIES”.  Why?  Well if you listen close enough to each song you can hear there is that faint crackling sound that can only come from vinyl being scratched by a needle.  This sound is, of course, intentional in both songs, but come on dude… get with the times.  It’s the 21st century.  We currently have phones that allow you to browse the web to search for other phones.  We have robots that can… err… carry old people places.  Even still, there is something to be said about the faint warm crackle of an old phonograph, even if Daft Punk is throwing it through 12.2 billion filters.

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