Monday, February 11, 2008

Weddings and catchy but bad songs

My best friend Mike was married this weekend. I was the Best man, and therefore did a speech in honour of him.
When you're writing a speech about someone you've known for so long, it is very easy to write plenty of material. After about two pages, my hand was cramped from writing so quickly, and I decided to cut it back a little. I wanted to avoid the inside jokes, and opted for the "from the heart" type of speech. He's like an older brother to me, so I thought it was fitting to try to make him cry....

The wedding was good. A nice ceremony, followed by a good sized reception. It was pretty neat to see both sides of the family mingle so well. Most weddings I have gone to keep the two sides seperated for most of the night, until the drinks get flowing. Luckily, the Groom's family are huggers.

I like to think that I have a good taste in music. Once in a while, there is that odd song that comes on the radio, and I want to punch out my own eardrums because they are so terrible. Since they are on all of the top 40 radio stations, they are played every ten minutes for the next 6 weeks. After a while, I give up trying to turn the station, because I'd likely get blindsided by Nickelback or Good Charlotte (both of whom I hate) so I leave it. I regret to admit that I slowly start to like the songs, and before you know it, I'm actually hoping to hear it. Let's get one thing straight though, it's usually not the entire song that I enjoy, it's a few lines, or the way the beat picks up halfway through a song. That's how I can justify liking that Paris Hilton song that came out a few years hurts me to type that.
Anyway, this week's choice stinker song the I've grown to like is Miley Cyrus "See you again".

Don't laugh, it won't be me downloading this song. I'll leave that to Ali, so I don't feel completely like a 13 year old girl. I'll just be sure to slip it into my other better music when I make my next CD.

There, now you know one of my best kept secrets. Please don't think less of me.....


Rock Chef said...

Mylie Cyrus - my daughter plays a lot of her songs in her bedroom so I listen to them whether I want to or not!

Nickleback - their new one "Rock Star" is growing on me, but generally not for me.

Good Charlotte - Sophie's favourite band, she loved them, so they are still a bit special for us, but not really for the music.

mr zig said...

I won't think less of you, but I will pretend I never read that comment about the paris hilton song... :)

Chris said...

John - I never knew we had such similar tastes in music ;)

Zig - play "Stars are blind" and tell me you don't want to go lounge on a beach....;0

Ali said...

Mylie Cyrus is a's bad enough that I'M singing along, let alone YOU.

You are such a nerd...OH, what a nerd :)

Rock Chef said...

I forgot to ask - did you make him cry?