leave your inhibitions at the door
UPDATE: I got some really odd comments on this post and I’m really not sure if they are real. Check out Epic Spam or Some Guys who are Really into 80s Hair Bands.
Last week’s Guilty Pleasure was a shout-out to our school’s production of Little Shop of Horrors which I had the great honor to be a part of as music director. From all accounts, it was a rocking good time – best production in years and better than many high school shows. For my part, I didn’t fuck up. At least not too noticeably.
Let’s do some math – The song I featured last week was one of the opening ensemble numbers – “Skid Row”. The song mentions the words “Skid Row” about 20 times and it was played at least twelve times in the last week, plus about 20 other times throught all the rehearsals. Add to that the number of times I went through the song in my head and how often we listened to the CD. I’m guessing the words “Skid Row” went through my head 58,394 times in the past few months. (Hey, us MBAs know all about that math shit.)
So, put yourself in my shoes – you’re a connoisseur of bad music, who went to high school and college in the 1980s, and you hear those words over and over again. What do you think comes to mind and stays there?
And Skid Row had all the makings of a bad 80s hair band:
I have to admit that lead singer Sebastian Bach is kind of cool and he’s kept pretty busy after the band’s initial fame. In addition to the obvious solo projects and reality TV shows, he also found time for critically-acclaimed lead role perfomances on Broadway – Jekyll and Hyde, Rocky Horror, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Not bad, not bad at all. My favorite project of his was the role of Gil, the guitarist for Lane’s band in one of my all-time favorite shows – Gilmore Girls.
Oh God. I can’t believe I just admitted that. Time to quit while I’m behind…