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Random Music Stuff

Celine Dion first released “It’s all coming back to me now” in the summer of 1996. We were on a family vacation through the Okanogan in BC and driving through the orchards and such when it came on the radio. When it first started I swore it was a Meat Loaf song that I’d never heard (which is rare), or a new one, so I was pretty excited to say the least. But then this woman’s voice starts singing, and I remember thinking to myself, “Oh, it’s a duet.” But it wasn’t. I was just that whiny ass Celine Dion. *blech* Now I was only 13 at the time, but I was pretty pissed off that she was doing an obvious Meat Loaf song.

Years later I found it was originally intended for Meat Loaf’s Bat out of Hell 2, but “I’d do anything for love (But I won’t do that)”, which I think was a better choice, but then “It’s all coming back to me now” was slated for Bat out of Hell 3.
The problem arose when Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman had a bit of a falling out in the mid 90’s and he gave it to Celine. :p But they patched things up and it ended up being recorded for Bat out of Hell 3, on which he performs it with Marion Raven (previously of M2M fame) and a version that I find about 7 million times better than Celine Dion’s, and I feel that things are a little more right in the world.
(Bat out of Hell 3 came out a few years ago, but I thought it is important enough that I can still bring it up)

A few years back Mama Bean and I went to see a bunch of concerts, and I figured I’d buy stuff from the opening bands in case they ever got popular. Opening for The Weakthan’s or The Watchmen (I can’t remember which) was this little band called The Longest Run. I quite enjoyed them, so I bought a t-shirt. The next weekend we saw Tegan and Sara, and opening for them was this little band called Metric. I wasn’t a huge fan as their music was much less refined than it is now, and a little rockier. Not really my style, so I didn’t buy any merch. Now who’s the bigger band? lol At least I can say I saw Metric before they made it big.

I’m getting tired of music snobs. Everyone has an opinion, and they are flocking to the internet to tell everyone exactly what they think. For some reason I’ve been coming across a lot of pretentious people writing about music lately. I don’t understand the attitude of going around saying so-and-so’s music sucks and if you listen to it, then you have bad taste in music. Musical tastes, like religious beliefs, are personal beliefs, and when you insult them, you are insulting the person. When did it become acceptable to make personal attacks on people? Why is this an acceptable practice? Sure, you don’t have to like something, but just because someone else does, it doesn’t make them wrong, or a lesser person because of it. We all have our own preferences, so why does it have to be such an issue? Music snobs are assholes.

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