Monday, March 30, 2009

Musical Abuse (I just don't argue any more.)

Sometimes "Music Monday" is about obsession.

Several weeks ago, Fosco had some fun at the expense of singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. However, even writing the title of Vega's song "Luka" was enough to remind Fosco how much he loved listening to that song on the radio in 1987. Well, now "Luka" has had Vega's revenge on Fosco. Last Thursday, Fosco found himself jonesing for the song and had to download it. As of this writing, Fosco has already listened to the song thirty-five times. It's just so good.

Being totally obsessed with a song is not always (or even usually) a pleasant feeling. What makes this worse is that Fosco completely loathes "issue songs" like this. Each of the thirty-five times he has listened to "Luka," he has thought to himself: "Why did this song have to be about child abuse? Why would you write a song about child abuse?" Seriously, I really don't want to be listening over and over to a stupid song about child abuse. But there's just something about the god-damned music and her god-damned voice. And that god-damned mandolin line at the end. Help!

Even worse: an "issue video" to accompany it. Think you can resist it?

I think not.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I always found quite amusing how people made a happy smile while listening or humming to that song oblivious to the boy's drama. There is a similar case with 'Patches' by Clarence Carter: everybody danced happily while he sang his life misery...