Monday, December 06, 2021

Musical Monday

While I am not really a music person, shouldn't I at my age be listening to Country or Western, or perhaps something classical, even opera? Nah, music bores me, until I hear something I like and the extract of a dance tune in the style of what I danced to in gay night clubs grabbed me. 

I Googled Aldi supermarket dance music television ad, and my search auto completed well before I finished typing. So I am not the only one. I kind of remember it from years ago but I've never seen the clip though.

Oh, gosh, the track was released over twenty years ago. Where have I been? 

Ignoring my constant companion Arthur Itis I just want to dance.

This is the Aldi advertisement and while I can't be certain, I think the female voice over might be actor Sigrid Thornton. As ads go, it is pretty good in my opinion. I also just looked at the British Aldi Christmas commercial and it is rather different.

The original music clip.

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  1. To my ears, that is a very monotonous piece of music! But hey, to each his own. God knows I've liked plenty of dubious dance tracks in my day. :)

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    1. Steve, I am sure it could be remixed, probably has, to something less monotonous.

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  2. Not for me. But then I am definitely NOT musical.

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    1. EC, some would suggest there is nothing musical about it.

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  3. Oh wow, I love both of those. The precise placement of clips in the first is splendid, like the fist to the back of the turkey. Brilliant both. And understated.

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    1. Strayer, it is a good ad but That and other Aldi ads are repeated so often I am getting sick of them.

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  4. Not my style but Daughter was in nightclubs in the day that played that, well, stuff.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, not your stuff at all then.

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  5. That is one ad that gets muted as soon as it appears- I like all types of music...except repetitious man made stuff. But each to their own

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    1. Cathy, even I am getting tired of Aldi ads now. Overkill.

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  6. I enjoyed the second clip of the original tune. A great storyline and the music fit. Not usually a fan of techno stuff but this was different.

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    1. Jenny, I suppose you could call it techno light.

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  7. Music is a background to my life. I am fortunate to have a son who shares my tastes so I am getting new recommendations all the time. Aldi's ads are brilliant.

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    1. Caro, that would be a little unusual about your son. Glad you like the ads.

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  8. While I'm in pretty good shape for my age--I'm a few weeks away from 60--I get nervous these days if I go up and down stairs and steps too quickly. Ironic that the young woman in the second clip should only trip when she's going forward. Granted she's on railroad tracks, which also makes me wonder why not run alongside them instead of on them.

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    1. Kirk, I just don't run up stairs anymore and I carefully descend them. Just walking on train tracks is bad enough, let alone run along them. Yes, I see there is a nice grassed area beside the tracks.

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  9. One of my favourite dance club hits.

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    1. Darude is Finnish, and I would have loved to have been here for this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db5f-A-vSyw

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    2. Good to hear James. I would have loved to be there too. What a build up.

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  10. "at my age.." ha aha. Why should age dictate what kind of music you listen to? elderly people probably prefer classical or opera because that is what was around when they were young. People my age and your age prefer the music we heard when we were young. In my case I also really like the music my kids played when they were teenagers. There are some classical tunes I like, but they're mixes from "Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers", you can find them on you tube now I guess.
    This clip you have here today is not the sort of music I would choose, but it certainly got my toes tapping. Is that what they called Techno? It isn't disco, I know that much.

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    1. River, definitely I prefer the music I knew up until I was about forty, and then I disconnected from music. Perhaps it is called house music?

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  11. I'm so behind when it comes to pop culture.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  12. I'm a Ska fan, but tend to listen to French accordion music, just for atmosphere.

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    1. Cro, I don't mind a bit of Ska.

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  13. I had never either of the adverts, but they are good and you do feel like dancing to the music. I'm not a fan of Classical music for sure and don't think I will ever be even when I'm 80!!

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    1. Sami, I don't mind some lighter classical music, and I have a couple of favourite classics.

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  14. Love music but don't have it playing all the time.
    Never seen the first ad..as you know we don't have Aldi here thank goodness..dreadful shop, been to a couple on the mainland wasn't at all impressed.

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    1. Margaret, we think we cut our shopping bill by 1/4 to a 1/3 of what it was at Coles.

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  15. The sounds of our younger days

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  16. How interesting that we finally discovered the discounts at Aldis in the Midwestern United States. Wise shopping is the only way to manage these days.

    As for club music, do you enjoy movies? I have two distinct recommendations.

    First is "Party Monster" and my second recommendation focuses on the special commentary from "American Psycho". Both films are great to watch on their own, by the way.

    Cheers!

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    1. Darla the only issue I have with Aldi is something will be available one week but then not the next week. Just annoying.

      We occasionally see a movie. I will keep your recommendations in mind.

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