Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Rise and Fall of Me and Music.

Something crazy happened this summer. I came to the realization that I really don't listen to as much new music as I should. I've had conversations with my friend Nathan about new music. We'd say that we wouldn't stop listening to new music. Nathan hasn't, but I have. It happened by accident. Mainly because my radio broke. I guess I could listen to internet radio.

I find that I am slowly starting to become less interested in new music. I was checking out my CD collection and I noticed that I haven't bought a new CD since 2007. There is something special about buying a new CD. And I'm not talking about getting it though iTunes or another digital service.

I went to Best Buy the other day trying to find something new that I would be interested in. So what do I do? I end up buying a Bob Dylan CD. It wasn't anything recent. It was Highway 61 Revisited. For those of you that don't know about that album, it was released in 1965.

This being said, do you have any recommendations that can help me get back on track? Let me know.


At August 30, 2009 at 8:27 PM , Blogger said...

Stay away from KROQ or the other crappy pop stations, their version of *new* music is poison.

I would suggest to browse via Pandora or even to browse for new (I consider "new" to be something I haven't heard before, not just the year it was released).

Also, browsing for music at Best Buy just doesn't do it for me, I miss the middle earths of the world, you know the cool places to hang and browse, but I guess we have Itunes to blame for their death.

Good Luck Chris.

wv: reggaism

At August 30, 2009 at 8:52 PM , Blogger nathan118 said...

Kroq might have mainstream stuff...but that doesn't make it all bad. They're playing the new all-time low (who i've been listening to for the last several years).

Purevolume is another great sight with more of a rock bent. Found several good bands on there I like.

I personally want to continue to like recent music. I don't want to be old and say "I only like music from the 90's." I'm ten years out of high school and still finding "new" bands I like, so I figure that means even more stuff to listen to!

At August 30, 2009 at 9:20 PM , Blogger said...

I guess my biggest problem with the mainstream stations like KROQ is they often do play good bands you've been listening to and BEAT THEM INTO THE GROUND. I don't like wading through the crap to hear the one or two good songs.

I also don't like being stuck in the past with music but I hate that most of the stuff that gets pushed is really not that great and often only succeeds because of the big corporation with payola behind them to push.

It's sad, music should be about talent and not just who can be promoted the best/played the most.

"cuz tonight's gonna be ah good good night..." really?

wv: culante

At September 4, 2009 at 2:12 PM , Blogger said...

Hey man, I just thought of this, so sorry for the late post/reply.

If you want to get back into music or regain hope that music can get better... check out The Legion of Rock Stars:

Be sure to read the about page, they rule!


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