Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Obscure music trivia!

Because I have nothing else to write about today, here's a factoid about me. You know, just in case you're on a trivia game show one day and the subject is me, Famous Person.

*cue drumroll* I have listened to the Concrete Blonde album Bloodletting more times than anyone in the whole world, ever in history, possibly forever.

And I know that because for several years back in my 20s, almost every night when I went to bed I'd put the CD on and turn the sound way down, so that it was just loud enough to listen to without straining but not so loud it kept me awake. I'd listen to the album as I fell asleep. Sometimes I'd hear the whole thing, sometimes just a few songs.

It wasn't a compulsion or anything, or even a way to keep insomnia at bay. (Despite my frequent complaints, I'm very seldom prey to insomnia; when I am, it's almost always due to caffeine.) I just really liked the album. I still do. And I still have that same beat-up, scratched-up Bloodletting CD, too, but if I try and listen to it during the day it makes me feel sleepy....

6 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Oh dear I've never even heard of Concrete Blonde (I am so uncool), though I have probably listened to Britney Spears more than anyone ever should. :(

K.C. Shaw said...

*jaw drops* No way! You've never heard of them? They're very, very cool. I recommend the Bloodletting CD.

I bet you've heard some of their songs. One of the songs from Bloodletting was something of a hit, "Joey." Also the last song on that CD, "Tomorrow Wendy," got some airplay--although it's been a while.

Jeremy Kelly said...

I used to fall asleep listening to Peter Gabriel and making up stories about the song.

K.C. Shaw said...

Oh, I like Peter Gabriel. Good falling-asleep-thinking music. :)

Catherine J Gardner said...

I think I'm going to have to You Tube them - perhaps they never made it over to the UK.

*Ducks in case anyone throws anthing at her.

K.C. Shaw said...

Here's a good one if you haven't already found it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIIlUHBNkEc

That's "Joey" from (yes) the Bloodletting album.