Tinnitus and Cacophony (sadchild's music thread)

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"She Blinded Me With Science"

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Had an epiphany this morning. I think I understand better what this song is actually about.

The last line of each chorus is different:

She blinded me with science!
Failed me in biology
She blinded me with science!
Failed me in geometry
She blinded me with science!
And hit me with technology

The line “she blinded me with science” is about how the pheromones are making him horny but he’s so charged up he can’t even think (or see) straight.

“Failed me in biology” means he was fumbling about and had trouble finding exactly where to stick it (like Eddie Murphy talks about in Delirious: “You got a shoe horn, baby?”).

“Failed me in geometry” means he couldn’t get the angle right to access her g-spot.

“Hit me with technology” means she had to get out the vibrator to be satisfied.
 
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We need another emoticon choice when you mouse over the Like button...

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...for "I don't understand"
Hectic thinks your rationale is suspect. However, I think you're spot-on. Dolby is a bright, witty guy, and I'm sure he planned those innuendos. After all, the guy invented the Motorola ringtone. And The Golden Age of Wireless is a brilliant album.
 

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I emailed a fellow music nerd about my "Science" interpretation and he basically said he thinks I'm on to something, but often listeners read more into lyrics than the artists do. When I told him my interpretation of "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", he said "You're prolly absolutely correct on this one."

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Like most pop and rock, I believe this song has two meanings (one clean, one dirty). The first is the obvious one about asking his lover not to leave him at home alone while she goes out dancing. The other interpretation could be he doesn’t want his lover to masturbate – instead, wake him up so they can make love. He doesn’t want to get off on his own (“not planning on going solo”), he wants to be there when his lover climaxes (“when you hit that high”).

PS - I know the title was inspired by a note Andrew wrote to George, but that's not what it's about.
 

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often listeners read more into lyrics than the artists do.
And when pressed, artists will often come up with something interesting that the fans might be looking for, but isn't necessarily truthful. For example, Semisonic has famously said in interviews that "Closing Time" is about childbirth, and I think that's a fun and thought-provoking thing to say, but I don't buy it.
 
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And then sometimes even the band members disagree on what a song is about

Depeche Mode "Master And Servant"

(Martin) “…I’ve explained this a million times… it’s about domination, all kinds of domination.”
(Dave) “Yeah, but on the records it’s sexual, isn’t it?”
(Alan) “No it’s not, it’s not just about sex. Martin?”
(Dave) “On the record it is, I think that’s pretty obvious from the lyric.”
(Martin) “Alright then.”

Lyrics:

There's a new game we like to play, you see
A game with added reality
You treat me like a dog, get me down on my knees
We call it master and servant

It's a lot like life, this play between the sheets
With you on top and me underneath
Forget all about equality
Let's play master and servant

Domination's the name of the game
In bed or in life, they're both just the same
Except in one you're fulfilled at the end of the day
Let's play master and servant
 

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My number ones (and #2's that never hit #1) of 2022

01.07.22 Ministry "Disinformation"
01.14.22 Ministry "Disinformation"
01.21.22 Ministry "Disinformation"
01.28.22 Ministry "Disinformation"
02.04.22 Elvis Costello "Magnificent Hurt"
02.11.22 10 Years "Deja Vu" (Brick + Mortar "Mystery To Myself")
02.18.22 10 Years "Deja Vu"
02.25.22 10 Years "Deja Vu"
03.04.22 10 Years "Deja Vu" (Johnny Marr "Tenement Time")
03.11.22 10 Years "Deja Vu"
03.18.22 10 Years "Deja Vu" (Shinedown "Planet Zero")
03.25.22 10 Years "Deja Vu"
04.01.22 10 Years "Deja Vu"
04.08.22 Stabbing Westward "I Am Nothing"
04.15.22 Stabbing Westward "I Am Nothing"
04.22.22 Sasha Alex Sloan "WTF"
05.06.22 Sasha Alex Sloan "WTF" (Midnight Oil "At The Time Of Writing")
05.13.22 Ministry "Believe Me"
05.20.22 Ministry "Believe Me"
05.27.22 Rick Springfield "Make Your Move"
06.03.22 Royal Blood "Honeybrains" (Ministry "Sabotage Is Sex")
06.10.22 Royal Blood "Honeybrains"
06.24.22 Stabbing Westward "Ghost" (Rammstein "Zick Zack")
07.01.22 Stabbing Westward "Ghost"
07.15.22 Logic "Bleed It"
07.22.22 Logic "Bleed It"
07.29.22 Carpenter Brut "Imaginary Fire"
08.05.22 Carpenter Brut "Imaginary Fire"
08.12.22 Tha Dogg Pound "Whoopty Whoop"
08.19.22 Easy Life "Beeswax" (Machine Gun Kelly "Make Up Sex")
09.02.22 Carpenter Brut "The Widow Maker"
09.09.22 Carpenter Brut "The Widow Maker"
09.16.22 Saliva "Crows"
09.23.22 Saliva "Crows" (Gorillaz "Cracker Island")
09.30.22 Saliva "Crows" (Missio "Gimme A Kiss")
10.07.22 Hyro The Hero "Who's That Playing On The Radio"
10.14.22 Hyro The Hero "Who's That Playing On The Radio"
10.21.22 Hyro The Hero "Who's That Playing On The Radio"
10.28.22 Hyro The Hero "Who's That Playing On The Radio"
11.04.22 Missio "Does Anybody Love Me"
11.11.22 Hyro The Hero "Who's That Playing On The Radio"
11.18.22 10 Years "The Optimist"
12.02.22 Billy Idol "Cage"
12.02.22 Billy Idol "Cage"
12.09.22 Skindred "Gimme That Boom"
12.16.22 Skindred "Gimme That Boom"
12.23.22 Crosses "Vivien"
12.30.22 Crosses "Vivien"
 

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My most favorite songs of 2022

The bigger the title, the more likely I think people here might also like it

001 10 Years "Deja Vu"
002 Hyro The Hero "Who's That Playing On The Radio"
003 Skindred "Gimme That Boom"

004 Sasha Alex Sloan "WTF"
005 Stabbing Westward "I Am Nothing"
006 10 Years "The Optimist"
007 Stabbing Westward "Ghost"

008 Royal Blood "Honeybrains"
009 Carpenter Brut "The Widow Maker"
010 Shinedown "Planet Zero"

011 Johnny Marr "Night And Day"
012 Billy Idol "Cage"
013 Midnight Oil "At The Time Of Writing"

014 Crosses "Vivien"
015 Johnny Marr "Tenement Time"
016 Carpenter Brut "Imaginary Fire"
017 Turnstile "Blackout"

018 Smashing Pumpkins "Beguiled"
019 Quicksand "Giving The Past Away"
020 Cleopatrick "Scaring Me"
021 Saliva "Crows"
022 Bush "More Than Machines"
023 Missio "Does Anybody Love Me"
024 Demi Lovato "Skin Of My Teeth"
025 Sasha Alex Sloan "Adult"
026 Gorillaz "Cracker Island"
027 Ghost "Call Me Little Sunshine"
028 Architects "When We Were Young"
029 Brick + Mortar "Glamour Of A Food Stamp"
030 Nilufer Yanya "Midnight Sun"
031 Tallah "For The Recognition"

032 Rick Springfield "Make Your Move"
033 Sasha Alex Sloan "I Blame The World"
034 Ministry "Believe Me"
035 Demi Lovato "Substance"
036 Machine Gun Kelly "Make Up Sex"
037 Amber Mark "Softly"
038 Flogging Molly "These Times/Tripping Up The Stairs"
039 Lowlife "Sometimes"
040 Rammstein "Angst"

041 Disturbed "Hey You"
042 Jimmy Eat World "Something Loud"
043 Tha Dogg Pound "Whoopty Whoop"
044 Easy Life "Beeswax"
045 Missio "We Are Who We Are"
046 Motive Black "Lift Me Up"
047 Logic "Bleed It"
048 Call Me Karizma "Fire Out"

049 Big Pink "No Angels"
050 KRS-One "The Beginning"
051 Halestorm "Mine"
052 Widow7 Low Life"
053 Crook & Joell "Heatwave"
054 Brick + Mortar "Mystery To Myself"
055 Call Me Karizma "Blood"
056 Ministry "Sabotage Is Sex"
057 Projected "Hypoxia"
058 Guerrilla Warfare "CONTROL"

059 Ed Sheeran "2 Step"
060 Disturbed "Unstoppable"
061 Token "Boom"

062 Kash'd Out/Pepper "Dirty Mind"
063 Disturbed "Divisive"
064 Spoon "Wild"
065 Spiritbox "Sew Me Up"
066 Breaking In A Sequence "Leave Me Be"

067 Brkn Love "Fever Dream"
068 KRS-One "Can You Dance"
069 Architects "Tear Gas"
070 A Day To Remember "Last Chance To Dance"

071 Ozzy "Patient Number 9"
072 Hyro The Hero "5 Senses"
073 Teramaze "Battle"
074 Ubi "Orphan"

075 Devon Cole "WITCH"
076 King's X "Give It Up"
077 Parkway Drive "Glitch"
078 Eminem "The King And I"
079 Missio "Say Something"
080 Token "I Was In Hollywood"
081 Mount Westmore "Bad MFs"
082 Crobot "Electrified"
083 Skid Row "The Gang's All Here"
084 Clutch "Slaughter Beach"
085 Taipei Houston "As The Sun Sets"

086 Ed Sheeran "I Will Remember You"
087 Adam Ezra Group "Let's Get Out Of This Town"
088 Snoop "Touch Away"
089 Life Project "Dying Of The Light"

090 Black Stone Cherry "Ringing' In My Head"
091 Monster Truck "Golden Woman"
092 Eminem & Snoop Dogg "From The D 2 The LBC"
093 Missio "Gimme A Kiss"
094 Motor Sister "Can't Get High Enough"
095 Machine Gun Kelly/Willow "emo girl"
096 Method Man "King Of New York"
097 Skid Row "Tear It Down"
098 Kill the Lights "Voices"
099 Snoop "House I Built"
100 Halestorm "The Steeple"
 

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That's interesting. There are several artists on that list that fall under the category of "wow, I had no idea they were still a band, let alone putting out new music". For me, that would apply to:
Stabbing Westward
Midnight Oil
Smashing Pumpkins
Bush
Rick Springfield (?!)
Jimmy Eat World
Billy Idol (except he was mentioned elsewhere).

I'll admit that working from home limits my music discovery time. I have my SXM app set to SiriusXMU, which I like. But some of those artists above would probably show-up on either Alt Nation or The Spectrum, which I used to listen to more often, but not anymore.

Sometimes, when I have like an hour commute, I make a point of checking-in with those other channels, or with local radio. But that usually does me no good. I'll try The Spectrum, and it'll be an old Van Morrison song, then some crap from Dermot Kennedy, then a classic from Paul Simon, and then it's time for me to get out of the car. But maybe I'll look into some of those you listed.
 
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Here's the ones I know about

Stabbing Westward

Broke up in 2002 after making a more pop-rock sounding album (it's good but not SW). A couple members formed The Dreaming (meh, a couple okay songs). Then another previous SW member joined The Dreaming on stage a decade or so later to play some SW songs, leading to a reunion.

Smashing Pumpkins

They broke up circa 2000. Billy Corgan formed Zwan (not very successful). Billy did some solo stuff (I never heard it, but I heard about it). Then they re-formed (without bassist Darcy) several years later.

Rick Springfield

He got out of the music and acting biz (somewhat, he slowed down considerably) to be a family guy and raise his two kids in the late 80s into the 90s. Frankly, a lot of his 2008 onward stuff is better than his older stuff. Working Class Dog (1981) remains his best album but Venus In Overdrive (2008) is a close second.

His best 2008+ stuff

Rick Springfield - Down.mp3
Rick Springfield - I Hate Myself.mp3
Rick Springfield - In The Land Of The Blind.mp3
Rick Springfield - The Voodoo House.mp3

Rick Springfield - 01 - What's Victoria's Secret.mp3
Rick Springfield - 03 - Venus In Overdrive.mp3
Rick Springfield - 12 - Saint Sahara.mp3
 

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Holy Moley! I never posted my least favorite songs of 2022! Not sure why this just occurred to me, but here ya go:

#1 Awolnation/Taylor Hanson "Material Girl"
I despised this song when it came out. But Hanson singing makes it even worse. Mmm-barf. And Aaron, seriously WTF were you thinking?

#2 Pharrell/21 Savage/Tyler "Cash In Cash Out"
The worst of today's claptrap trap crap topped off with male vocal fry. Pharrell should go back to plagiarizing hooks.

#3 RuPaul "Smile"
A drum machine and an airhead tumbling down an endless staircase.

#4 Yuko Hara "Gudetama March"
This type of music is a mystery wrapped in an enigma inside a steaming pile of crap.

#5 Ice Spice "Munch (Feelin’ U)"
Some call this atonal mumble crap 'Brooklyn Drill' and I can see why; it makes me want to take a drill to my ears.

#6 Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul "It Hit Me"
There's an alarm going off. It's warning me this AI realized it's a bimbo and can't stop babbling.

#7 Tokischa "Delincuente"
I'm stuck in a room with an airhead who doesn't believe in punctuation.

#8 Yeule "Bites On My Neck"
Meet the next wave of singless songless snobbery.

#9 Rico Nasty "Gotsta Get Paid"
Yea yea. You're another 'that bitch' too. We get it. And you sound like you're 12.

#10 Glorilla & Hitkidd "FNF"
So you're single and hangin' with your ratchet-ass friends? I'm not even mildly surprised by this information.

#11 a-ha "I'm In"
na-uh "Go Away"

#12 Kid Rock "Never Quit"
Redneck cliches dipped in batter and served with edibles on a Confederate flag tablecloth.

#13 Smile "You Will Never Work In Television Again"
Thom Dylan. Bunga bunghole.

#14 Yung Kayo "Yeet"
In the comments: 'Perfect gym music. Gives you that push for one more rep.' 462 upvotes. Sorry but a generation pumped up by 'Yeet Trap' is a lost one.

#15 Rosalia "Hentai"
So so so so so so Sophie unplugged. I assume people watch the music video just for the camera angles.

#16 Doja Cat "Vegas"
Like Elvis needed another reason to roll over in his grave. Pass the fries.

#17 1975 "All I Need To Hear"
You ain't Robert Palmer. Stick to power pop, you pretentious plonker.

#18 Kevin Morby "This Is A Photograph"
A guy talks about photographs over a skipping hoedown record to people with 2-digit IQs.

#19 Monaleo & Flo Milli "We Not Humping (Remix)"
Two sluts talking about getting eaten out. Over an 80s synth. *puke*

#20 Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Spitting Off The Edge Of The World"
Lather rinse repeat. By lather, I mean 'be noisy, slow & annoying'. And by rinse, I mean 'be quiet, slow & boring'. It's a bad trip that ends in a coma.
 

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Holy Moley! I never posted my least favorite songs of 2022! Not sure why this just occurred to me, but here ya go:
I'm not sure how or why you're exposing yourself to so much shitty (to you) music, but I almost exclusively listen to music sources I like. So I wouldn't be able to make a list.

#13 Smile "You Will Never Work In Television Again"
Thom Dylan. Bunga bunghole.
I think you meant "The Smile" with Thom Yorke. Yeah, that song is out there. But I like their song The Smoke.

#18 Kevin Morby "This Is A Photograph"
A guy talks about photographs over a skipping hoedown record to people with 2-digit IQs.

#20 Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Spitting Off The Edge Of The World"
Lather rinse repeat. By lather, I mean 'be noisy, slow & annoying'. And by rinse, I mean 'be quiet, slow & boring'. It's a bad trip that ends in a coma.
I've probably heard the first one, but don't recognize by name. I kinda like the YYY's one. It's a nice change-up for them. And it features Perfume Genius on the chorus. It has a nice, "big" sound.
 
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If I'm out and about hear an awful (or good) song, I'll pull out an app that tells me what song it is. And sometimes I'll give an artist I don't like a shot in case they come out with something good. An old example of an artist I don't like having a good song is En Vogue "Free Your Mind". A more recent one is Lil Wayne (who I despise) with "Drop The World" (it's pretty good, not great).
 
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