We all have them. Whether it's eating a pint of ice cream in the middle of the night or watching an old "B" movie in the middle of the day, there are some things we enjoy in spite of the fact that usually they are either A) a waste of calories or B) a waste of time.
Then there are the musical guilty pleasures, and that's where we will go today. A single song, or maybe a band which is so outside your normal range of enjoyment and yet...you love it. The song that if you're old enough to remember, you would have purchased the 45 rpm, but never the album. These days downloading makes everything a world of singles...but I digress.
So, today we start another new feature that we will visit from time to time...Guilty Pleasures. Let's start with one of mine.
For the most part, I hate techno music. I am an old school rocker who loves to get buried in the blues. I am not into the "beats" or electronics made to sound like real instruments...like, what the hell is the point? But just like on the Life blog when I posted an example of my writing when I was a kid (147 years ago), I will now embarrass myself on the Music blog by posting my Guilty Pleasure.
Howard Jones. There, I've said it.
It was the 80s and I was young(er). Having lived through the British Invasion, Hard Rock, Country Rock, Metal...etc, now we had Techno-Pop. ugh. I know nothing about Howard Jones and have no desire to even look him up on Wikipedia. Knock yourself out if you have the desire. However, there are two songs by Howard Jones which make me happy. They are my guilty pleasures.
"No One Is To Blame"
"Things Can Only Get Better"
Ok, I've shown mine, let's see yours. Leave a comment or send me an email...yours might be the next guilty pleasure we highlight.