The Risks of Gateway Songs

Posted: July 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

I found myself listening to a Duran Duran album this afternoon.

Allow me to share my story so this tragedy does not happen to you or someone you love. It all started innocently enough while listening to Danny Barnes’ most recent album Rocket where he covers “Bang a Gong”. I was curious to listen to other covers so I searched on XBOX Music. This led me through Santana, Ministry, Blondie, Power Station then Duran Duran.

Sure, I’ll try Explore Album. It’s just a right-click; I can stop any time I want. “Hungry Like a Wolf”. Hmmm, not as bad as I remember. “Girls on Film”: kinda catchy. “Save a Prayer” I don’t think I’ve ever heard that before; better turn it up. Ah, “Rio” I remember this.

The next thing I know I’m myself dancing around the condo.

“Cherry ice-cream smile I suppose it’s very nice”

Please, make it stop! I realize the error of my ways.

“At the end of the drive, the lawmen arrive you make me feel. Alive, alive, alive”

I won’t ever let this happen again. I will show more self-control.

“And when she shines she really shows you all she can”

Okay, Okay, I understand the risks of gateway songs. I beg of you.

“Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand”

 At that point I tuned the stereo off. I admin I am no longer in control. I will leave my headphones at home despite my cross country flight tomorrow. I must go cold turkey.


My name is Scott and I’m a musicaholic.


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