Sunday, June 5, 2011

I feel dumber just listening.

Many things about my job make me want to scream, but lately our music is getting on my nerves more and more. Between the front and back of house radios, I think I hear Katy Perry every five minutes. I know every word to that stupid Firework song, and that even more idiotic California Gurls song.

Every fifth song is Michael Jackson, which would be fine if it weren't Billy Jean most of the time.

There's some weird song about “I'd jump in front of a train for ya” that I know all the words to but don't know who sings it, despite it being stuck in my head non-stop.

But by far the worst is Ke$ha. Her songs makes me feel stupider just by hearing them, and they are on all the fucking time. I feel like I need to scrub my brain, because I know all the words to at least five of her songs. And I think the thing that pisses me off the most is that every one of her songs has one part that's really catchy and possibly cool, and then the rest of the song just sucks so hard! But I fall for it every time, bopping my head and getting into the song for a few seconds before I realize exactly which talentless skank I'm being forced to listen to yet again and I want to puke.

And that's not even addressing the fact that we're supposed to be a family restaurant, and I don't think a song about brushing your teeth with a bottle of Jack is exactly child-friendly.


The Blog Whore said...

The jump in front of a train song is Grenade by Bruno Mars. I kind of like him. He's has a few decent tunes.

Ke$ha? Ugh. The worst! But I agree about the small catchy parts.

I think all radio stations do the same thing and play the same 20 songs on a loop. Seems like it's always been that way.

Oh, by the way "Hi" ...don't think I've commented before but I've been reading for a while.

Rachel said...

I liked 'Grenade' when it first came out. It was kind of cute...but then they had to go and play it every fifteen minutes. 'Just the Way You Are' (Bruno Mars' other hit), I never was just over-the top sappy from the start, and they overplayed it more than 'Grenade'.

Ke$ha annoys me...but at least her songs have one catchy part. Katy Perry just pisses me off, simply because I don't even know WHY I am listening to her. That bitch has NO talent, her songs are NOT unique, and remind me of the crappy music I had to listen to in high school when NSync, the Backstreet Boys, and Brittany were 'good' music. So why is it, when there are plenty of talented and unique artists out there on the airways...this talentless, monotonous, generic twat is EVERYWHERE?

fuckmytable said...

To make Grenade more fun, go look up my parody lyrics to that tune. :)

I know the continual shitty music sucks. That's how it was at Chili's for me. Ugh.

Historically Crazy said...

I'm forced to listen to a radio station that used to bill itself as "Mix - A mix of the 80s 90s and now!" which basically meant, "oh hey, how many times can we play Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift in an hour?" (consequently, I can't stand any of them.) Now the station is "UP! The upbeat music station!" It changed last week and I haven't worked and therefore not heard it, but I seriously doubt it's any better than it was before.
Ke$ha doesn't seem like the type of thing you'd allow in a family restaurant... I work in a pharmacy and we only keep it on this stupid "UP!" because everything else is Ke$ha and her ilk or classic rock, which I seem to be the only enjoyer of it in the pharmacy.
Music at work SUCKS.

Anonymous said...

the music at my work is horrible.. They play that Katy Perry song that's like "you're an Alien" WTF?? and then they play Shakira "Hips Don't Lie" like 5 times a shift.

aneducatedserver said...

Because I work in a Caribbean-themed restaurant, we play a mix of more world music. Recently, we've noticed that they've sprinkled a few current hits in, but mainly it's a lot of older reggae songs. There's one song that I LOVE to hear at work though. It's called "Better Things" by Sharon Jones. I think I love it most because it has NOTHING to do with the Caribbean and it just doesn't seem to fit the environment. She's basically talking about having better things to do than remember a guy she used to date ("I got better things to do than remember you"). It just puts a smile on my face.

Another song that also makes us laugh is one that has no business in a "family" restaurant. The word "bitch" is used about 15 times, and we all laugh because the songs plays at least twice a day, and people just continue to eat and socialize, not even hearing the lyrics...

But, I do get tired of the music at times...that's when I either make up my own songs, or I'll just hum another song in my head.