Monday, February 27, 2012
I generally don't listen to new music - I listen to old music. Mostly popular oldies of country and of rock persuasion but in my music folder you'd find everything from Leadbelly to Led Zepplin, a lot of Beatles and a smattering of classical. And one opera tune, The Phantom of the Opera (by Sarah Brightman and some guy). There's also O' Holy Night by The DiGiallonardo Sisters, who I'm sure you've never heard of but would challenge you to hear their version and not buy it.
Anyway, I'm vacuuming the carpet today listening to a shuffle of songs when up comes MacArthur Park (by Richard Harris) which humorist Dave Barry includes in his Book of Bad Songs. I can think of no reason to disagree but I really do like the song. When I started writing this entry I really intended to examine the lyrics in detail but have suddenly decided to go have a piece of cake.