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Monday (8/22/11) 8:52am - ... wherein Peter posts a song that he used to love but now hates.

Day 16:  A song that you used to love but now hate.

Sting, "Moon Over Bourbon Street"

The song is the same; it's just the world that's changed.  Since then, I've learned that this is based on Anne Rice novels, which I've discovered I hate.  Since then, I've gotten so. damned. tired. of vampires in general.  And Sting's (ubiquitous) self-importance while he sings this vampire's lament is just wearying at this point.  Even Branford Marsalis can't save the tune.

(Side note:  it's interesting to me that, for me, The Soul Cages still holds up -- even though it's every bit as over-the-top as anything on The Dream of the Blue Turtles.  I think the bottom line is that the third album's ruminations on death and religion feel much more genuine to me than this "imma pretend to be Lestat" bit of play-acting.)

[This entry is part of the 30 Day Song ChallengeClick here to see all the entries I've posted so far.]

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