Monday, December 03, 2007

The Marriott-Manilow Massacre

Why would anyone pay $10 for ethernet in their room when wireless is free in the lobby of the Marriott, in this case Littleton, Colorado? Answer: They've been playing the same Barry Manilow CD since I first logged on at 7 a.m. and going strong at 8:38 p.m. M.S.T. Granted I've not been here all day to see if they decided to provide some other torture such as Amy Grant or Toby Keith doing their yuletide greetings. Not that I've checked recently, but isn't Manilow Jewish?

UPDATE: Tuesday a.m. and I'm about to head of to "the Springs" and am checking email before hitting the 25. They're playing Bob Marley which doesn't seem to be resonating with the direct marketing convention participants and business men in tight Wranglers and Stetsons. Damn, but they're intent to get that $9.99 from people's rooms. I have the lobby to myself, and the cute Czech business men sitting across from me yesterday babbling into their cell phones seem to have left.

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At 8:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chosen People sing the best Christmas carols. Let's not forget Barbra Streisand (as much as we might wish to).


At 1:37 AM, Blogger WAT said...

All that Xmas musak drives me insane. Manilow is not Jewish. He's just gay. LMAO!

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At 4:12 AM, Blogger kimy said...

anonymous' observation is right on.

quick, quick if you come to cleveland next week you can catch barry outside of his usual venue - he does have the new christmas cd to promote! tickets range from 19 bucks to 500! sorry I can't accompany you, I have tickets that night for a michelle shocked concert. I don't expect any schmaltzy christmas music at this show!

so what's with barry's face these days.... looking a bit tight!

At 5:31 AM, Blogger Salty Miss Jill said...

A paradox:

Barry Manilow is good.

Xmas songs are good.

Barry Manilow singing Xmas songs is NOT good.

At 6:57 AM, Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Huntington - Yes, I'll give Babs credit that she did a fair job with them before going off the deep end.

WAT - What! Next thing and you'll claim Liberace was too. There are no gay people in Vegas, dude.

Crescenet - Yo interessante? Gracias!

Kimy - When I buy stuff at the Virgin Megastore, the 20 something goths hand me a coupon and say that I can go online to win two tickets to see Barry in Vegas live and then roll their eyes. I think they feel even I am not old enough to dig him.

Salty - Barry is good? Oh, dear, we need to talk

At 11:00 AM, Blogger marxsny said...

Sometime in 1976, before I even knew what a gay boy was, I begged my mother to buy me the sheet music for Weekend in New England. I took it to my piano lessons and practiced it over and over until I played it in the 6th grade talent show. I played the hell out of that.

At 7:28 AM, Blogger Male Nurse Dave said...

Come on, even Colorado businessmen have to love the Marley.

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Salty Miss Jill said...

Barry is pure unaploagetic schmaltz of the many ways in which I define 'good'.
I knew that controversial statement would provoke a reaction!

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Scot said...

All the Jews make Christmas albums. There's money to be made there. Neil Diamond even wrote a Christmas song. And what holiday music collection is complete without Bette's "white Christmas"?

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Scot said...

Oh, and as is impossible to miss on KCTW, What Christmas (and Easter Parade) were written by Irving Berlin....
Oh, I also heard tale today of a song called "Jesus Was A Dradle Spinner." I need to search for that.


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