I like Spotify; I listen to it a lot when I’m too cheap to buy albums on iTunes. And I didn’t connect my Facebook account to it, so no one has to know that I listened to Adele 10 times in a row. It all works out.
Music, I’d like to think, makes me a more productive person, but some just make me stop in my tracks. It’s no secret that I have a deep-seeded hatred for people who just cover others’ songs without putting their own spin on them. Case in point: Michael Bublé. He got big covering Frank Sinatra and he just needs to back up off. He proved how sucky he was with his “original” songs which are pretty awful. No blogger is going to get mad when, in 50 years, another dicey up-and-comer covers “Haven’t met you yet” or “Feeling Good”. They might wonder where these cheese-filled lyrics are coming from sure, but no one really cares when mediocre songs are butchered by someone who has never met their creator.
Anyway, I digress. I had meant this blog post to be about KidzBop and I totally went on a tangent about Michael Sucklé instead. KidzBop is this overly bright website and music production company that has kids cover recent hits. They release a new CD every year and are now on #21.
Here’s a really annoying one from last year. I like when the girl has to say “ghetto games”.
If my kid (bless his/her soul whenever I have one) wants to listen to ‘Say Hey’ or ‘Edge of Glory’, I’m going to pop in the real thing. Not this crappy “talking lyrics” crap. And, the lyrics aren’t even cleaned up. Brat said “ghetto games”. (Not that I care if my kid says “ghetto games”. In fact, I would probably laugh quite a lot if they did so.)
Anyway, to parents that think they are doing their kids a favor by buying Michael Sucklé or KidzBop instead of the real thing: YOU are what is wrong with the music industry today.