Thursday, April 3, 2008

And get off my lawn, you damn kids

Here's a random thing that really annoys the hell out of me: When an artist releases a track or record, and music writers use the word "drop" where "release" belongs.

e.g.: "Jason Mraz has decided to drop this year's summer anthem early."

That's an actual sentence I read today. That "drop" is used in context with Jason Mraz makes it particularly lame. Mraz doesn't really strike me as an artist that drops tracks. That's more of a hip-hop thing. But even then it sounds stupid.

I am waiting for music writers to start using other inappropriate verbs: "Van Morrison expectorated his latest album, 'Keep It Simple,' on March 11."

5 comments:

Dafydd said...

Dropping a track sounds a bit careless, but maybe not as careless as losing your new album. (backups anyone?)

I just got an inappropriate captcha.. clitcam. (honestly)

heatherfeather said...

Hey, at least they aren't saying ejaculate.

Tiffany Anne said...

expectorating a whole album...now that would be difficult.

Crystal said...

some of the music i have been hearing lately could qualify for "defacate" or "regurgitate".

and i probably spelled those wrong.

a. fortis said...

When I hear "dropping a new track" it makes me think of that scene in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, with the Catholic mom...