Tuesday, December 7

Music As Heaven/Hell

I'm easily distracted. That's why while I work, I like to listen to soothing instrumental music, sometimes called Spa music. Some of the names of the album titles are quite clearly aimed at communicating the idea of soothing and calm. The naming options seem limited, so the same sorts of names keep popping up. The opposite music may be Heavy Metal, and again there, the names seem limited.

So, in the spirit of celebrating cliches, I have a little test for you. Here is a alphabetical list of sixteen sixteen Spa and Heavy Metal album titles. See if you can tell which is which. Make two lists: one of the numbers for Spa, and one for the numbers of Heavy Metal. The answer will appear in a later post.

 1. Dawn Of A New Century
 2. East Of The Full Moon
 3. Filth Hounds Of Hades
 4. Fire Down Under
 5. Iron Fist
 6. Jeweled Space
 7. Liquid Crystal Love
 8. Kill 'Em All
 9. Ocean Memories
10. Piece Of Mind
11. Roses And Solitude
12. Screaming For Vengeance
13. Sirens
14. Throne Realms
15. Tranquility
16. Welcome To Hell


Anonymous said...

Love the cartoon and story today.

Meghan said...

Here is my guess:

Heavy Metal: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16

Spa: 2, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15

I'm hoping "Piece of Mind" is the puny Heavy Metal version of "Bits of Brain," and that "Throne Realms" is is a Spa-music attempt to make the listener feel relaxed and royal.

p.s. word verification for this comment is "faust." Very dark....

Richard Fay said...

Hmmm ... we'll see. I'll post the answers Monday morning.