Saturday, March 3, 2018
A CRANKY OPINION
A CRANKY OPINION
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
I believe that Donald Trump…no, I don’t think so, regardless of where I go with that, a lot of people will get pissed off and hate me.
The answer to ending violence in schools is…no, I don’t think so, the only people angrier than Trump haters are gun lovers.
The problem with instant replay in sports is…no way, that will cost me seventy percent of my readers.
This years OSCAR winners should be…no, that even bores me, as in who gives a crap.
Well this is horrible, it is Saturday and I need to have an opinion.
OK, music…everyone likes music.
Here goes: The following is the opinion of a cranky old man who can actually sing on key about 40% of the time. Opposing opinions are welcome, and might actually be valid. As always, please, no name calling, and that means you, you big stupid-head!
I have always contended that I like all music with the possible exception of RAP, which by the way stands for Rhythm And Poetry if you ever get a ride in the Cash Cab (love that show). I even like some RAP music. How do you not love lyrics that can rhyme “fussin” with “Robotussin”? After listening to some dude yell and I mean yell with anger “Where Brooklyn at?” I even got into that lovely tune.
So yes, I love all music. I like classical, I enjoy that blind opera singer, I love rock and roll, I love it all…OK, I don’t like the music in “Musicals” where they sing all the dialog, but in all of those shows the music sounds alike and it is clearly crap. No, not “The Music Man” and “The sound of Music” and those where they go from dialog to breaking out in actual songs, I mean the musicals where EVERYTHING is put to music, or a facsimile of music. So, except for “Musicals” which are really not music, I like all music, even some RAP.
Or so I thought.
Recently Mrs. C has been tuning into a channel that replays the old Ed Sullivan Shows. Great fun, but he has on every show at least one trained vocalist singing old 1940’s/50’s big band songs. I’m sorry, but to me it is awful. Maybe 50 years ago that style was entertaining, and sure there a few songs which stand the test of time, but most are horrible.
The singers are great I am sure, but they try too hard to show off their range and power, it is just not toe tapping music, and every single one ends with the grand finally; arms out wide, carry the last note forever and sing it really loud…yuck!
So, if you are a lover of the crooning style and music of the likes of Peggy Lee, Theresa Brewer, Polly Bergan, Rosemary Clooney, Vic Damone, Della Reese, Dina Shore, and Jane Morgan don’t hate me, it is OK, knock yourself out and enjoy a CD of their greatest hits.
I bet you can’t find any.
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.