(Almost) Crapfree

I’ve listened to a lot of crap music in my time, some self-inflicted, some through no choice of my own. Loud walkmans, car radios, in shops, hold music, public spaces… it can come from anywhere.

The other night reading Kathryn’s blog I read an entry where she mentioned Bon Jovi. I left an off-the-cuff jokey comment about not being able to remember a single Bon Jovi song. But I’ve thought about this long and hard since… and I really can’t remember any of them.

Oh joyous rapture! How good is that? Bon Jovi’s music and lyrics have been entirely excised from my mind! I can only hope that I’ve got those previous braincells back, and they’re being consumed by some more useful (or at least tasteful) purpose.

(And why is it the harder I try to think of a Bon Jovi song, the more I get the Bangles singing in my brain instead?)

Now, no smartarse comments reminding me of what I’m missing, thank you.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

16 replies on “(Almost) Crapfree”

I’m so lucky Miss Marita doesn’t know I had a copy of Slippery When Wet otherwise she’d mention it here and then everyone would know.

My sole defence is I was a child of my times, and place, and knew no better way back then.

The Bangles. Now you’re talking. ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’. I bought the record for my daughter – and myself. Years ago, of course. I still play it, and she rolls her eyes, as I walk like an Egyptian.

Woooooooh, we’re half way there!
WooooooOOH! Livin’ on a prayer!
Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear,
WoooooOOH! Livin’ on a prayer!

*grins* I love Bon Jovi. He’s cool. (Could be worse, I could sing A-Ha songs.)

Tony, if memory serves me, among the records I used to have was a Chris De Burgh single. I think I may have even paid real money for it. Does it get any daggier than that?

ARGH! Ren! No! [Blocks ears, shuts eyes] La la la la LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

Ah yes, a definite 80s fanatic… I recall school dances to ‘Stimulation’ by Wa Wa Nee…. and yes, every now and then when I need a fix, I bring out the old ‘Should’ve Known Better’, but none other than Richard Marx…

Daniel, you sure those brain cells are being re-used for more useful things or are they just dying off?

Happens to all of us ….why just the other day I was….ummm oh dont bother.

Shot through the heart and you’re to blame. Darling you give love a bad name. I’ve played my part now you’ve played your game

Oh, god, get it out of my head!

And what was that incredibly wanky one he did, with a little spoken bit in the middle, something like “I’ve been walking along through society’s lies. I don’t like what I see no more, sometimes I wish I was blind.”

Deep, man.

Thanks Daniel, now I’ve got all that Hair pop music that I was forced to listen throught back in High School stuck in my head.

Obviously I’m still a dag. You mention Bon Jovi and immediately I’ve got Living on a Prayer going through my head. Not a bad effort since I’m actually listing to an entirely different CD at the same time.

And then you mention The Bangles and I get Eternal Flame going – I loved that filmclip on the beach. *sigh*

is it bon jovi blogging month? i just mentioned the other day getting teased for buying suzanne vega albums when the other kids were buying slippery when wet.
but i loved bad eighties music. forget the bangles, what about bananarama? love in the first degree is a masterpiece!

thanks for making me laugh out loud! A dear friend dragged me to a Bon Jovi concert last year…..I knew all of the songs, which was frightening!! Jon did look good in the tan jeans though. AND I got to drag her to Elton John/Billy Joel, so it evened out. Daniel, you DO know the words, you are just avoiding them!

Oddly enough, right after reading this, it reminded me to start up WinAmp to put some music on. I have a huge playlist of about 2200 songs put on shuffle.

What comes up this time? Bon Jovi’s “Born To Be Your Baby”. I kid you not. I’m reading about Bon Jovi and then, all of the sudden, he’s on the stereo.

Daniel, you’re a Jinx!

Re.Bon Jovi lyrics,only remember one tune because of the Blue Angels aerobatic team footage.Very exciting.

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