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i've spent far too much of the afternoon/evening on cdbaby. at first i was genuinely looking for some new music. now, it's simply devolved into mockery and incredulity, with a little bit of fright mixed in. what are people thinking? tacky cd covers, old school fonts, CLEARLY MISSPELLED WORDS IN TITLES ["sacrafice"?!], and, God help me: word art [*shudder*].

the most amusing aspect though, is/are the little write-ups for each album. i mean... these are so clearly written by the artists themselves. and they are, more often than not, SO bad. some have a much too lofty opinion of themselves and their works; others just can't spell. still others suffer from Overcapitalization Syndrome, As If They Don't Realize They Are No Longer Just Typing In Their Album Title. some people are clearly using adjectives they don't understand; a thesaurical smorgasboard of incongruous descriptors.

"Smooth, soothing Gospel tunes with folk & country overtones"
- for more woody/oaky overtones, try our merlot album!

"Haunting melodies, uplifting lyrics, and humor. Broadway shows meet folks tunes"
- schizophrenic's delight. and, whose folks tunes are they anyway?

"Country, Soft Rock & Beach"
- um. i have no idea.

if anyone wants to pick up some "Christian music... with an edge": from the looks of things, cdbaby is the place to be. oy vey.
Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 08:27PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments3 Comments

Reader Comments (3)

isn't cdbaby such kitsch? I love it!
Jul 31, 2005 at 09:49PM | Unregistered Commentermar
A friend once cracked me up by pointing out all you need to know to be in PR is how to use inappropriate caplitalization. [My apologies to and sincere sympathy for anyone in PR....]
Aug 1, 2005 at 09:42PM | Unregistered Commentersarah
my head is throbbing with laughter from your quaint summarages.. (is that a word... i think it should be. say it. it's fun huh?)
Aug 2, 2005 at 12:50AM | Unregistered CommenterMels

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