Music I'm listening to at the moment, or have been impressed by recently:
Minotaur Shock - Am Dram
-really, the whole new MS album is amazing, i actually bought it from itunes i felt so good about it. released first in dec in the UK, it is called amateur dramatics. also, the website is fabulous, he has a page breaking down each song into a scale from which he determines monetary value, and it's how he priced his record. it is http://www.minotaurshock.com/
Limp Bizkit - Nookie (Disco Villains remix)
- a pre-pubescent classic is reborn
Britney Spears - Circus (Snowcone remix)
Snowcone - Dusty Dream Dub
- chinese disco-pop-electro, what's not to enjoy?
Brightblack Morning Light - Hologram Buffalo
Brightblack Morning Light - Oppressions Each
-a very very chill band. i'm seeing them live soon, update to follow.
La Roux- Quicksand
-co-ed duo fronted by a female redhead leads to questionably correct french name, but they produce very very catchy song nonetheless
This blog does not contain the usual question, so I will pose it shortly. Upon watching the grammys, which actually happened on accident, i found myself asking the question:
"Where has all the new good music gone?!"
My answer is this - Into Computers, and/or onto the Internet.
Because it is not really on TV, nor the radio.
There are some exceptions. (in atlanta, the gsu and gatech stations are both okay.) But for the most part, when i hear good music, it is on my comp. maybe mtv2 is okay, but i've never had cable so i really just don't know. but they were the first place i saw/heard modest mouse when i happened to be babysitting/watching tv.
Maybe it's because i love computers AND music, so it makes sense that the two should meet.
But I also love heels and drinks, and the two DEF do not go together, no matter how hard I try.
Anyway, i was so dissapointed by the grammys. My conclusion was that any band that had been formed for at least 5 years (mccartney, radiohead, etc) were good, but anything that was recent was really lacking. (cyrus, jonas bros).
There is an exception, which is Katy Perry, who is big enough that she could get away with descending in a large sparkly banana, whose icon was in combination with cherries on all the screens behind her. Hilaroius. She also didn't have a dance routine, which is almost unheard of for a pop singer these days. Although her voice sucked on that performance, she provided the entertainment that i craved. And I do know that on her albums she can give me what I want vocally. So that's alright. Also her song is just about scandalous enough for me to want it to be broadcasted in every TV in america, or however that goes.
Enough for now, time for bed! Going to go listen to some music i've never heard of on the radio and fall pleasantly asleep.