Uh, what the heck?
Uh, what the heck?
Do you ever play a song over and over? You play it so much, that it is to the point that when someone is listening with you, you accidentally pretend like it started over once its over, and suddenly feel uncomfortable when another song starts playing?
A lot of people felt this way about PSY’s new song, which almost has half a million views on Youtube, many probably from repeat viewers/listeners:
See, we have THREE basic moods when we approach music.
You skip every single song, because no song really fits the mood. Too gangsta’, too soft, too hardcore, too sexual, too girly, too loud, too boring, dumb lyrics, I-just-found-out-what-the-real-lyrics-are-so-nevermind, or too annoying. Its usually when we keep changing the radio station, or pressing the skip button on our iPods over and over.
You don’t even pay attention to the music, or find the magical ability to sing along to just about anything that comes on. These are the times when you leave the radio station alone, or keep your mp3 on shuffle without interruptions.
You find one song that you like, and play it. Again, and one more time. Then, just when you think its getting old and you don’t want to play it again.. it comes around one more time. It can be such an awesome feeling to find that one song that you can play on repeat; almost like you have found the perfect partner. You like what they say, how they express themselves, and how they make you feel …until they get annoying. Then you can’t stand
her it anymore.
What song do you currently have on repeat?
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135. When someone sucks at karaoke and you’re all embarrassed for them
How many of you like karaoke? Its an interesting thing, don’t you think?
A long time ago, some Japanese dudes were like “Yo, I don’t like the way this dude sings, so I’m gonna sing it instead” and BAM it went around the world and now we sing music while we’re half drunk sitting on the lap of a Santa Claus in a bar in Downtown Los Angeles in July.
Whenever I go to a Filipino home, it is THE thing to do, it is only second in awesomeness to being able to freely eat with our hands.
1. You go up to the guy
2. You tell him what song you want to sing and he looks it up.
3. Wait your turn and SING for the audience!
Every once in a while though, someone goes up to the microphone and begins singing a very difficult song –badly. I don’t mean to be mean but sometimes they don’t follow the music, and sometimes they change the melody of it completely. Depending on the inebriation level of the audience, they will either sing with him or her, or clap, cheer and dance! That’s what is so cool about it: there is no downside.
You can go up there and completely fail at singing Disney’s A Whole New World and people would still love you for it.
It does get a little awkward when people embarrass themselves in front of others though. Fortunately there is a way to get rid of the awkwardness, and that is to actually turn to the drunk people and follow their example. That’s right, we cheer them on!
Happy Monday everyone!
132. When your ringtone makes the situation awkward.
I always like to joke about that iPhone alert sound that everybody has. I hear it everywhere. On the bus, on the train, in the restrooms at TGI Friday’s even over the sound of some dude throwing up in the urinals, I hear it in the library, and in my sleep. Even my phone does it sometimes, and the tone was the first thing I changed on it. Freakin’ Siri.
One of my friends, Mike, from college always had a thing for hardcore rap music.. and his ringtone was some song that started with the F word and the N word and well, you guys get the point. When he would get a text message it would yell out a bunch of curse words. It was funny at first, until it went off in class. Then during a meeting. His phone would just start screaming these things at maximum volume.
Sometimes I hear Mexican music, the kind that speaks of drugs, money, and violence and the owner of the cell phone feels a little embarrassed by it when it rings. Well if you’re going to be embarrassed by it, why do you have it? My ringtone is Island in the Sun by Weezer and I love it. It rings and I just let it fill the room. I pretend that I have super slow reflexes or that I can’t find the “shut up” volume on my phone. It’s awesome! Well except when I miss the phone call for waiting too long to pick up.
See, your ringtone says a lot about you and you only get ONE song to prove yourself to others. Will you have some Metallica, or Britney Spears? It shows what you’re like and how you feel (or felt when you chose it).
We have to think about these things. Because the situation goes from normal to awkward in .8 seconds based on it. Two scenarios:
*The Laughing Baby Ringtone comes on
..followed by an awkward silence.
What’s YOUR ringtone?
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