Jan 18 2013

The Music with Talking Thing has to end

Published by at 4:02 PM under Weird,WTF?

I listen to a lot of ambient music during the day while I work — I’ve always listened to something in the background while writing — generally instrumental stuff streamed through Last.fm which I can tune out but which gets rid of the bleak silence of my office  hereon the Cape or in Manhattan. I’ve noticed over the last six months a lot of music incorporates people speaking  — not singing — fragments of everyday conversations over the music. This is not singing. This is talking. Thank god Last.fm has a “ban” button so I can banish this stuff forever. But I swear there’s more of it and it keeps coming.

I give you “Little Fluffy Clouds” by The Orb.

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And finally, “Close Your Eyes and Daydream” by Obfusc. This one was the last straw and forced this rant out of me.

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3 responses so far

3 Responses to “The Music with Talking Thing has to end”

  1. Mike Aon 18 Jan 2013 at 7:29 PM

    I do like it when you go on a rant. Where’s the post on the baseball Hall of Fame selections (or lack thereof)?

  2. Jay Son 20 Jan 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Everyone’s trying to be a modern day Pink Floyd – The Wall. I do give a pass to Public Service Broadcasting’s “The War Room” though. Old WWII correspondent style reports woven into instrumentals — I think it’s done really well.

  3. Larry Hearton 12 Feb 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Oh, I’ve got the same pet peeve.
    There’re a couple of songs with a nice soft speech, which is pleasant to listen to. Yes, those clouds are must-ban…

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