Cutting-edge Technology Used For Non-cutting-edge Music 

utting-edge Technology Used For Non-cutting-edge Music; “I never downloaded a song by that woman, Miss Bonnie Tyler”

“I never downloaded a song by that woman, Miss Bonnie Tyler”

East Nashvillian Tommy Coker is using cutting-edge computer equipment and software for woefully non-cutting-edge music, friends say.

“I thought when he bought that new computer and CD burner, he might get a little more with it, tunes-wise,” neighbor Stephen Justi says. “But he was telling me the other night how he had used Napster to find ‘Moonlight Feels Right’ by the band Starbuck. I mean, Jeez.”

That forgettable and mostly forgotten lite-rock hit from the mid-’70s is apparently only the tip of the iceberg.

“I was over at his house, and he was playing the first CD he’d burned,” Sheila Conner, another friend, says. “There was just one crappy song after another on there. He had downloaded ‘Right Time of the Night’ by Jennifer Warnes, ‘Sentimental Lady’ by Bob Welch, ‘Sometimes When We Touch’ by Dan Hill, and ‘I’d Really Love to See You Tonight’ by England Dan and John Ford Coley.

“I asked him if he was playing it to try to drive mice from the house, and he kind of got pissed at me, but I’ve never seen such abuse of hip technology for such uncool purposes. I mean, it’s not even retro—it’s just bad.”

Reached at home last week—“Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone was clearly audible in the background—Coker refused to address directly his friends’ charges. However, he vehemently denied reports that he had used Napster to obtain a download of the widely loathed, saccharine-rock headache-producers “Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks and “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler.

“I never downloaded a song by that woman, Miss Bonnie Tyler,” he said. “If I find out who’s spreading that rumor, I’ll sue for slander. That would clearly be using good technology to aid the forces of evil.”


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