Stupid Tuesday Questions: La Bouche Edition

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Christopher Carr

Christopher Carr does stuff and writes about stuff.

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  1. Avatar Glyph
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    1.) Why were you seeding Pandora with “The Final Countdown”? Nothing good was ever going to come from this.

    2.) I am unclear on the algorithm that led Pandora from Bon Jovi to Haddaway.

    3.) I wouldn’t say I’m a fan, necessarily, of the type of music under discussion here; but occasionally I do get a hankering for its ridiculous over-the-top-ness, and I admire its ruthlessness in structure and hook-deployment. There’s something shark-like in music so utilitarian, even if I generally prefer those dance-music variants that are shaded in more muted, minimalist colors.Report

    • Avatar Chris in reply to Glyph
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      One of my son’s first few Pandora stations was seeded with “The Final Countdown.” He was 10 or 11, I think.

      I used to get a lot of strange songs on some Pandora stations (e.g., early 80s Madonna showing up on a Pixies station), so I’m wondering if something like that happened. Maybe there’s a Pandora dimension just called “big,” and it can’t tell the difference between late-80s hair and late-90s dance anthems.Report

  2. Avatar Brandon Berg
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    For ten years I knew The Final Countdown only as Gob’s theme. I had no idea it was more than ten seconds long.Report

  3. Avatar Kazzy
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    “Pandora’s box was opened.”

    Don’t think I didn’t see what you did there…Report

  4. Avatar Burt Likko
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    It’s obvious you need help, @christopher-carr . Just a little pinprick. There’ll be no more “Aaaaaaa-aaaaa–aaah!” (though you may feel a little sick).

    So, do you want to be sedated?Report

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