Monday, July 21, 2008

Adding Music to the Blog

I really thought adding music to my blog was a great idea. I did my due diligence. I checked into it and then found out I had to use songs from 'their' list. Okay. How bad could their list be?

I don't really like to compromise. Maybe that didn't come out right. Between people, compromise is a great thing, but when you're trying to be creative, compromise is not a good thing. It's like compromising on your conscience. I decided to go in reverse. I made a list of fifty songs that I'd be delighted to have people hear when they tuned in to my blog. They were not mainstream songs, I'll admit, but were all songs that would give a person a glimpse into the quirky world of Kathleen's mind. 

With list in hand, I went to see how many of my songs were available on their list. Zero. 

Alright, so I really didn't expect to see Egged Bus Rag on their list. Unfortunately there aren't enough Marcel Dadi fans in the world. That didn't mitigate my disappointment, though. and I'd like to have included three songs from the Ringling 5, Sheep Dog Rap, Grandpa's Barn, and If Jesus Had Been Norwegian. People need these songs. Not according to their list they don't.

Alright, then, let's get more mainstream. Whatever happened to Weird Al? He's mainstream, isn't he? I'm not the only person in the world who plays the accordion. How about Good Enough for Now, or I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead? I even had The Check's in the Mail on my list. No such luck. 

But I was really crushed when I didn't find Anticipation Blues among their songs. That one most certainly should have been there! Poor old Tennessee Ernie Ford wrote that song in honor of every nervous expectant father in the world, and they deserve to hear it often. Besides, it's very funny, and I laugh every time I hear it. I deserve to have it on my blog site. 

No, I guess I don't. It's not on the list.


Ben said...

Even if you could get whatever song you want, it's probably not the best idea. There are several reasons why all the best websites have no sound on them...

Chiefly, it gets old. Quickly.

Plus, what if someone opens up two different websites at the same time, each of which plays sound? That never ends well.

Ben said...

... and so sorry to disappoint, but Weird Al, no matter how entertaining, is definitely *not* mainstream.