View Full Version : LWP XI: Songs of Shame

Scabrous Birdseed
25-07-2008, 20:28:22

A rather special LWP round this one. Instead of posting the songs you like that you want others to hear, this time the goal is to post songs you like that you don't want others to hear in other words songs that you're embarrassed over liking.

Entries (one per person) can be sent in in three different ways:

1) Send a high-bitrate mp3 file to my e-mail account, birdseed -at- loudmedicine -dot- net, anonymised or not anonymised.

2) If you don't know how to handle MP3s, just send the uncompressed Wav file you get when ripping a CD to the same address. OR, alternatively, just e-mail me the name of the track and I'll find it on torrent/soulseek.

3) If you absolutely know what you're doing, you can upload the song to imeem yourself. I've set up an account at http://www.imeem.com for this purpose:

e-mail: counterglowlwp@gmail.com
password: singh

Properly anonymous files only, please.

Once we're done, the feature will be available for commenting at http://cg-lwp.blogspot.com/

Deadline 2 weeks from now, August 8.

*End Is Forever*
26-07-2008, 12:31:33
Hrmm. Surely for us to be embarassed by liking a song it will by definition be reasonably well-known and recognisable?

Scabrous Birdseed
27-07-2008, 14:12:33
Not necessarily. I'm putting on a fairly obscure track I like that happens to go against a bunch of principles I've espoused on this site and elsewhere. That's embarassing.

Scabrous Birdseed
27-07-2008, 14:13:28
Or you could put on a track that has characteristics that, if people knew them, it would be considered embarassing.

27-07-2008, 15:14:52
I'm too old to be embarrassed of the music I listen too. I think I did too many really, REALLY embarrassing things in my life.

However, I could send a track I imagine people might think I should be embarrassed to listen to. Would that be sufficient?

Scabrous Birdseed
27-07-2008, 15:32:01
That's fine as well.

27-07-2008, 16:11:03
I tried to upload something but the browser crashed. Is it there? If so, do you like it?

27-07-2008, 16:19:40
I'll mail it to you

Scabrous Birdseed
27-07-2008, 19:37:31
I'll tell you once I get home from work.

Scabrous Birdseed
27-07-2008, 19:37:52
(edited out in case my joke was actually correct. God forbid.)

Scabrous Birdseed
27-07-2008, 23:14:31
Yeah, I was corrent, unfortunately. It was produced by D_____ B_____. Sorry if that spoils it.

28-07-2008, 05:09:24
but it roxx

*End Is Forever*
28-07-2008, 23:23:39
E-mail sent.

30-07-2008, 14:29:29
i gotta say the shame topic doesn't do anything for me, so i'll sit out.

Scabrous Birdseed
30-07-2008, 16:36:19
Oh come on, you can be creative if you want to.

*End Is Forever*
30-07-2008, 16:40:09
Come on KG, even I've managed to make a suggestion despite previous misgivings...

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-07-2008, 17:02:36
You could take the traditional approach of ignoring the theme, like everybody else.

*End Is Forever*
30-07-2008, 18:19:47

Mr. Bas
31-07-2008, 11:01:19
That'll probably my approach as well. I had a quick browse through the music I have available here, and I found very little that would fit the theme. Maybe I'll come up with something next week.

31-07-2008, 11:38:42
according to past comments by other posters here, I should be ashamed of liking Evanescence. But actually I'm not, I like them and I don't care what others think.

I won't be bothered to meddle with audio files tho, sorry

self biased
31-07-2008, 13:02:43

Scabrous Birdseed
31-07-2008, 14:40:02
Originally posted by MoSe
according to past comments by other posters here, I should be ashamed of liking Evanescence. But actually I'm not, I like them and I don't care what others think.

I won't be bothered to meddle with audio files tho, sorry

Just email me the title of a track and I'll find it if you can't be bothered.

Scabrous Birdseed
03-08-2008, 22:21:30
Five days left!

Scabrous Birdseed
04-08-2008, 19:25:34
Entries so far:

self biased,
*End is Forever*,
Immortal Wombat

Double that would be nice.

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-08-2008, 20:30:42
Sent one!

Resource Consumer
04-08-2008, 23:41:03
OK. I'll have a go tomorrow.

I would be ashamed of liking Vincent, though, too.:p

Scabrous Birdseed
05-08-2008, 09:13:17
Vincent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0pP--qbUeU)?

Debaser and Laz received.

05-08-2008, 10:09:03
This is a difficult theme.

*End Is Forever*
05-08-2008, 10:30:12
I agree. Just take the widest possible interpretation. Maybe your mate with a crap music taste recommended it or it reminds you of a night out when you embarassed yourself. If David Floyd was doing this, he could pick whichever song was playing at the After Dark when he threw up...

I have a couple of shameful songs in my collection but they are so well known that it'd be pretty pointless putting them into LWP. I had to be more creative...

05-08-2008, 11:32:30
I just picked a generic 'guilty pleasure' type song. I'm not at all ashamed of liking it really.

Mr. Bas
05-08-2008, 14:49:53
I'll send in something too, but I'm still undecided between a few tracks. Two of them would fit the theme to some extent, the other three don't really. Ah well, it'll be in before the end of the week.

05-08-2008, 15:37:07
Email sent.

Mr. Bas
05-08-2008, 15:41:51
Sod indecision, mine has been sent too.

Lazarus and the Gimp
05-08-2008, 15:54:36
Funko? Just submit the song that soundtracked your most brutally humiliating sexual experience.

Scabrous Birdseed
05-08-2008, 21:15:48
Got Eklektikos (piece of cake, btw) and Mr Bas.

Resource Consumer
05-08-2008, 23:19:26
Sorry - a load of probs this week and away next. I am not going to be able to participate on this one. :(

Scabrous Birdseed
05-08-2008, 23:24:55

No idea even? If you do just email me the title, like two others have done.

Provost Harrison
06-08-2008, 00:40:02
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Yeah, I was corrent, unfortunately. It was produced by D_____ B_____. Sorry if that spoils it.

David Beckham?

*End Is Forever*
06-08-2008, 10:22:36
Have you sent a song in Rich?

Scabrous Birdseed
06-08-2008, 10:59:32
Recieved Funko's as well. That's ten. Anything more now is a bonus as far as I'm concerned.

Mr. Bas
08-08-2008, 13:34:37
I've changed my mind after all, and I've sent you a mail about it, Johan. I hope you can find it.

Lurker the Second
08-08-2008, 13:59:19
If it's not too late I've got one. I'll send you an e-mail. Should be an easy song to find.

Scabrous Birdseed
08-08-2008, 14:03:53
Nah, should be okay.

Deadline is today, though, guys. Any more would have to be in by tonight.

Scabrous Birdseed
08-08-2008, 21:00:45
Last chance! Do we really want it to stay at an unlucky 11 entries?

Oh wait, that's 13 that's unlucky.

08-08-2008, 22:51:17
The whole idea is unlucky. Never mind the numbers

Scabrous Birdseed
09-08-2008, 09:58:29
Now it be CLOSED. I think it's actually 12 entries but I can't remember who I've forgotten.

*End Is Forever*
09-08-2008, 12:42:53
So what happens now...?

09-08-2008, 13:28:55
Now we dance!

Scabrous Birdseed
09-08-2008, 16:52:33
I'm working on having them all put up by tonight. Wait for the new thread.

*End Is Forever*
09-08-2008, 19:10:38
Oh okay. Good work. I wasn't being pushy, I'd just forgotten what the plan was... :)