Thursday, June 27, 2013

30 Day Song Challenge (The Sequel), Day 27: A Song You Think Would Be An Effective Instrument Of Torture

I'm playing catch-up right now because my dearest friend, Adriel Trott (featured in the post for Day 15 of this 30 Day Song Challenge), has been visiting me here in Memphis for the last several days.  I had every intention of trying to keep up with the Challenge while she and her husband Jeff were in town, thinking that I may be able to steal away for the 30 minutes or so that it takes me to write these posts every day, but, well ...

I clearly underestimated the force of our friendship.  And by "force" I mean the absolutely irresistible compulsion to party hard and late and loudly for every single minute of the time Trott and I find ourselves in the same location.

It was a great few days, but that's a story for another post.  (Actually, that's a story that will never see the light of day, most likely.)  Anyway, today's Challenge-prompt calls for a song that I think would be "an effective instrument of torture," and I didn't have to think about this one at all.  I knew, immediately, that my choice would be something by the truly tortuous band Creed, which is not only the worst band of my lifetime but may even qualify as one of the worst bands in the history of humanity.  Really, anything by Creed would suffice, and since their music is soooo tortuous that I couldn't subject myself to listening to it long enough to make an informed selection, I've just chosen their most "popular" song.   Here it is, if you can stand it, the whining, droning, melodramatic, and absolutely insufferable "Arms Wide Open":



I'm sorry I just did that to you.  Please don't hold it against me.  There are rules to this Challenge, and I'm just trying to follow them.  (Why do I suddenly feel like Eichmann?)  At least the video is monumentally bad in a way that you can laugh at, even if the song is still monumentally bad in the way that makes you willing to confess to being the third shooter on the grassy knoll.

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Nostalgic?  Check out my entry on Day 27 of the 2011 version of the 30 Day Song Challenge.

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