You Know What Really Bugs Me?
Have you ever heard or seen something and immediately thought 'Man, that bugs me'?
Or 'I can't believe they did that'? Me, too...Besides the normal beefs with the world
today, you know...over paid athletes, boy bands, teenage divas, rock songs in commercials,
I've noticed a few others over the last couple of months where I just wanted to scream,
'Hey! That really bugs me!'
So...in no particular order...here's a few more for you to think about...
* Rising gas prices...
They've taken quite a jump in the last month. I only have one question to ask of our
government - Hey, I thought we won the war?
* Best New Artist...
I thought that Best New Artist was an award for the Best New Artist. Little did I know
that you could have been in a group for the past three years, go solo and be
considered a new artist. Are you happy now, Justin...You don't have to share the
award with anyone...
* New terrorism...
I read that there is a new form of terrorism about to hit the world right where it
hurts. In the eardrums...There is an Iraqi boy band that may soon be inundating our
airwaves and our ears...What's next? Osama Bin Laden releasing a CD of his favorite
Arab country hits...That should go over with a bang.
* Truth in advertising...
Have you seen the commercial for a major computer firm's technical support? You
know the one...Well, I called the number...Quite a few times in fact. You know what?
I never spoke to anyone who resided in the United States...Let alone had a command
of the English language. Go figure...
* Dining out...
I recently took my family out to a fast food restaurant for dinner...Complete with a
salad bar for grazing. Here's a quick rundown...I grabbed an item from the buffet,
sat down and took a big bite out of it and was greeted with blood. I don't want to
mention any names but the establishment's initials are KFC...What was the reason I was
given when I showed it to an employee? The bone must have exploded during cooking and
the blood from the marrow spilled out onto the meat...Right...That's why the meat was
* Radio stations...
Why can't radio stations play a variety..Let me rephrase that...Why can't US radio
stations play a variety of music instead of getting stuck on one or two artists and
bombasting our senses with stuff we don't want to hear...Classic rock stations who
think you want to hear Pink Floyd, the Doors and the Dead...Country stations which
constantly play Garth Brooks, Garth Brooks and Garth Brooks...There are other artists
and bands out there...Take off the blinders and look around...
* Singing along...
To all those people who like to sing along with the music and punish the rest of
us, let me ask you a question...You know why they sang that song in first place?...
No?...So you wouldn't have to...
* Hackers and viruses...
Someone wrote that the average computer user was to blame for the widespread plague
of viruses that hit the world this summer. They went on to say that if the average user
was protected they wouldn't have gotten the virus and their computers wouldn't be huge
paper weights right now...Let's see...A new virus comes out that has no security patch
for it. You open up that e-mail from your mother father aunt uncle sister brother and
your system goes into limbo and never recovers. Sure, let's not blame the nerdy little
geek who can't get any attention so he decides to let loose a malicious little bug
that spreads worldwide and damages more computers than any other virus. Of course
not...He's just misunderstood...Yeah, right...And Bill Gates will hire him as soon
as he's out on parole...
My wife and sister-in-law went to see Kiss and Aerosmith at Darien Lake a week
ago...They have one thing to say...'Hey Steve and Joe! Where the hell was the
- Richard Blaine
* Richard Blaine's views and opinions do not necessarily
reflect the views and opinions of the staff at Twin-Music.