Thursday, January 08, 2009

But, I like the bagpipes

Caught this story on NPR during the holiday break and felt inspired to make sushi rolls for my family's New Year's Day brunch.

This particular story focused on an online poll conducted in the '90s and three dudes quest to create the most annoying song ever. "After gathering data about people's least favorite music and lyrical subjects, they did the unthinkable: they combined them into a single monstrosity, specifically engineered to sound unpleasant to the maximum percentage of listeners."You can read the Wired.com article from April '08 here, as well as listen to a stream of the "most unwanted song" in it's entirety.

See (or listen rather) if any of your favorite (or least favorite) song elements are included.

Here's a link to the composer's website where you may be so inclined to order the CD's of both the Most Wanted Music (boring, generic, soulless), and the Most Unwanted Music (genius, has a good beat, easy to dance to).

So, how pray tell does the hunt and production of the most Unwanted Music composition make me want to roll some sushi rolls for my brood?

Think about the last time you had sushi rolls and what strange, wonderful, and utterly foreign foodstuffs were contained therein. Yet when combined with sweet sushi rice, a sprinkling of sesame seeds, some farm raised and dried seaweed sheets and a healthy dipping of soy sauce and wasabi, becomes a melody of tempting taste and texture in your mouth.

Or gag food, depending on the adventure level of your taste buds.

1 comment:

T.R. said...

Found your blog through Okiedoke awards after the wife mentioned it. S and I had a great time in Fort Worth - even though no ghosts to report. Thanks for thinking of me as an appropriate escort. Fantastic blog. I've been at it for about a year and half myself. Best to all of you. See you at the Oklahoma Blog awards.