|What you're about to read is a collection of pointers to some of the music I've discovered on the iTunes Music Store, music I like enough that I want to share it. If you're an iPod owner and an iTunes fan (and if you aren't, what are you doing here?), maybe you'll find something new. Click on any of the CD covers to bounce over to the store and sample a few tracks. And then maybe stop by my other blog for a few well chosen words (and maybe a random snark or two).|
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Mon, 07 May 2007
|Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection / The Corrs|
Back around the end of the dotcom bubble, I found myself working with
the classic Ugly European. Not that I mean he was literally ugly; he
was, don't get me wrong, not that I've been turning down modeling
contracts myself. No, I mean ugly in the sense of The Ugly American:
deriding anything that wasn't the way he had it at home. Which was
England, although Ugly Brit doesn't trip off the tongue nearly so
Anyway, one of his many examples of American inferiority, which included our unwillingness to buy new cell phones every six months, the rarity of multiformat VCRs and our lack of understanding of Brown Sauce, was the fact that The Corrs hadn't caught on here. Which comment didn't exactly impress me. I mean, I like The Corrs. Heck, what's not to like? Three incredible looking women, and their brother (if you care about that sort of thing) sing easily accessible original and cover songs with sweet voices, nice harmonies and an Irish influence that goes from subtle to in your face from one track to another. It's hardly a sign of sophistication to enjoy The Corrs' performances. And the fact they hadn't taken America by storm (yet, anyway) didn't say anything at all about music buyers on this side of the Atlantic.
Well, maybe it did. But with this clown, I wasn't about to give him the slightest credit, know what I mean? It would only encourage him.
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