Tuesday, August 17, 2010

S02 E29: The Itch

We here at Awkward Silences are clever people, but only clever enough to land half of the witty jabs we throw. Case in point: The Itch is a good episode title this week, since we deal with guilty pleasures, those songs that lurk in the recesses of your brain, urging you to indulge in them, even though you shouldn't. Hardy-har!

Oh, but had we managed to work in the detail that Tyler developed a rash from poison ivy over the weekend, well, that would have been brilliant, no? In any case, if there's one thing we excel at unfailingly, it's laziness, so the title stays. Deal with it... and enjoy!


Little known fact: Babs and Barry were born as Siamese twins, joined at the beard.

GUILTY PLEASURES PLAYLIST

Paula Cole - I Don't Want To Wait
Terry Bush - Maybe Tomorrow (The Littlest Hobo Theme Song)

Filter - Take A Picture

Eve 6 - Beautiful Oblivion
Tal Bachman - She's So High
Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom

Limp Bizkit - Nookie
Good Charlotte - Seasons

Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever


LINKS

A rather admirable mash-up of The Littlest Hobo Theme Song and one of Lily Allen's songs.
Neil Patrick Harris on the Kevin Pollak Chat Show

2 comments:

Otherwise Known as "Miss" said...

Hey PJs!
Oh, the guilty pleasures are back! This makes me glad, in a cringeworthy kind of way.

And by THE MOST HORRIBLE SONG IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD, I mean "The Littlest Hobo Theme Song". Just sitting here listening to it makes me want to crawl under the desk and rock back and forth in the fetal position. "That's hobo style"?! COME ON. Ughhhhhh.

Speaking of hobos,... I just came across a quote of the day in my journal from a few months back that I thought I would share with you. It was something one of my students wrote in an assignment:

"What is wrong with them? This way of life is too strange for me or even anyone else... well, unless you're a hobo then that would be paradise. That's the only positive side."

HA! Classic.

Oh, D'Arcy... providing angsty teenage girls rolemodeldom via "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" album art since 1995. ("There was something so poignant about the d├ęcoupage...")

Alright, I will share some HONEST guilty pleasures.

The Winner Takes It All- ABBA
Don't Matter- Akon
More, More, More- Andrea True Connection
Drinking in L.A- Bran Van 3000
If I Could Turn Back Time- Cher
Jar of Hearts- Christina Perri

...yielded from a brief alphabetical search through my media player. And that's just A-C. I suspect the really bad ones are lurking further down.

...is loving showtunes a guilty pleasure?

Agh, have to go clean my apartment. Will do so to the tune of "I Love You Always Forever".

Cheers!

K

Brutus said...

But remember, you asked for it:

By decade:

60's
Crystal Blue Persuasion by Tommy James and the Shondells
Love is Blue - Paul Mariat Orchestra
Get Together - the Youngbloods

70's
What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Ole Oak Tree - Tony Orlando and Dawn (Yes, its true!)
Make It With You - Bread
Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes
Tonight is a Wonderful Night to Fall in Love - April Wine
One of These Nights - Eagles
Fly At Dawn - Chilliwack
Dr. Tar and Professor Feather - Alan Parsons Project
Turn of a Friendly Card - Alan Parsons Project

80's (The Family Brainwashing Era)
Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol
Running in the Family - Level 42
When Smokey Sings - ABC
Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House

90's
You Get What You Give - The New Radicals
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

Thankfully, many of these little ditties have never been heard by the brave hosts and loyal listeners of ASR. Many I still enjoy.

Finally I must come to the defence of The Littlest Hobo. To a seven year old when the show first aired on television, it was the coolest theme song!! It even beat the Gilligan's Island Theme ("Just sit right back, and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful ship,...")


Your musical reviews and overviews are great fun! Thanks!

Brutus