Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I'm here because i love you and i don't want to see you screw up your life, cd stores...

Look, cd stores, we need to talk.

I am very much a label and classification person. I catalog my books, and my music, and my commerce. I appreciate a fine organizational system, and you started off so well, cd stores. You have your sections and your small cards that tell me what bands you have, and are supposed to have, and you put nice dayglow orange stickers on your used cds so I can see them right away. I really appreciate all that. But you seem to have, somewhere along the way come across an idea that has messed with this idyllic system. You seem to think that Electronic and Dance mean the same thing.

They don’t.

There is just no gentle way to put it. And I know, you are going to say, “But Danielle, you can dance to almost anything!”, and you know what, I will give you that. I have often found myself dancing around like a total fool to all kinds of music, but I have conducted a little dance research and this, is simply not danceable. It is possibly the least danceable music I own. So it shouldn’t be in the Dance section.

I’m really sorry, I tell you this because I adore you so. And because I’m completely anal-retentive.

…I at least understand why you wouldn’t put that in the Hip-hop section, it would get its ass kicked by the other cds.

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