Wednesday, February 18, 2009


My pick today is an attempt to be reflective of the genre.  Honestly, when I was in junior high and high school, I mostly hated synth bands.  It's like Ben said in a comment, you never really want to admit you like it, then you sing along if nobody's there in the car.  Certain bands I hated the most.  All the lead singers were falsetto wimps in black tights and pasty faces, mostly gay, or the weird Morrisey-style I'm celibate-but maybe just tonight with you, darling...

The band I hated the most was Depress Mood.  So today's pick is one of their big hits, with the video that just makes the point for me.

The more you watch it, the more hilarious it becomes.  I mean, what are they?  Are they straight?  Women are draped all over them.  Certainly, they're dressed for a night at the Brass Rail.  So are they gay?  And why was this was appealing to so many girls in my high school???  

I don't honestly think I'll ever understand.  But, over time, I find the music is still poppy and fun. 

YOUR POLL IS UP for today, with four of your suggestions from the comments section.  Keep 'em coming and please vote for your choice to be posted tonight!


  1. Glorious moment in the Cal Neva casino in Reno last year: walking through the main floor towards the sportsbook to place doomed baseball bets, and the radio starts playing Depeche Mode's "Everything Counts" (their less than subtle song about greed).

  2. Next choice for consideration is:

    A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran