Nov 13, 2008
As I've mentioned before, I'm a big Emm Gryner fan, and through 10 years of fandom, I've never
had the opportunity to see her live. She's the last artist on my
(nonexistant) list of artists I have to see live, now that I've seen Radiohead. Well, next week, I am FINALLY going to get to see Emm Gryner
live. I knew living in socal would pay off eventually. When I saw the
show announcement, my brain shut down for 20 minutes easily. The news
was very unexpected since she's not really touring right now. But i'm
definitely excited. I have no idea what to expect, I have no frame of
reference for what songs she might play. My dream setlist would look
something like this....
Queen of the Boys
The Good You Make
Your Sort of Human Being
Case of Tornados
For What Reason
Straight to You
Nov 2, 2008
Time changes make me particularly lazy. I find that when you don't know what time it is, it's better just to do nothing.
Nothing particularly new or interesting came from listening to This is Hardcore for a month. Before These Crowded Streets
on the other hand...some days those songs bugged me and I just couldn't
listen to them. Listening to the album as a whole was much better,
although I think the song "Halloween" is awful and ruins the momentum
of the album. It's one of those songs best left to the end of the album
where it can be easily ignored. I still think "Crush" is the best song
on the album, and Alanis Morrisette's background vocals I still enjoy
as well. but I won't be listening to this album again anytime soon. However, i may listen to Crash sometime.
This month is
the last 2 album month, as I will be spending December listening to
albums that actually came out this year and trying to compile a best of
the year list.
Autour de Lucie- Immobile
is an album entirely in French. I don't speak French. not even a little
bit. But when I first heard the song "Chanson Sans Issue", I instantly
loved it and listened to it over and over and over (and over). Despite
not knowing what any of the songs are about, I enjoy the album quite a
bit. It's really just poppy/mellow music in French. and at the time I
was just starting to broaden my musical horizons and listen to bands
and artists no one had ever heard of. So I was a sponge to all things
new and different.
New Radicals- Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
the other side of the coin, you have the New Radicals who were pretty
mainstream for the 5 minutes they were around. And while I have been
mocked in my own household for owning this album, there are actually a
number of good songs on it. Although I will say that overall, it's
probably not that great of an album, so it was never something I
listened to a lot. But a good pop song is a good pop song. And there
are plenty of successful bands who are only good for a few good songs
per album (namely, the singles) and the rest is just crap.