||[Jun. 16th, 2008|07:08 am]
Well, the Clutch show was not as miserable an experience as I'd expected. I'm not rushing out to buy all their CDs and t-shirts, but...they put on a decent show. They're quite an enthusiastic rock and roll combo, these young people. Not that I have any idea what they played. There must have been a few of their top-100-smash hits in there, because now and then the crowd would get agitated and start whooping during the first few notes. Those songs didn't seem any more or less memorable than the others, but who am I to argue with the musical wisdom of a hairy mob. And it was hairy. Literally, not metaphorically. |
So anyway...music. I'm woefully out of touch. For a long long while, I've been subsisting on my existing collection, which stopped growing in any significant way when I got out of college. Other than that, it's mostly just listening to some freeform radio stations. I've held out on an ipod because a) to hell with proprietary DRM-crippled formats, and b) iTunes seems to infest your PC almost as badly as RealPlayer. And now I learn that drm-free mp3s are actually easy to get. Thank you Amazon.
And now I'm making up for lost time, and this is where I need to harness the awesome might of YOU, the internet. Give me new music. Some of the stuff I've come across lately that I'm enjoying: The Decemberists. The New Pornographers. Arcade Fire.
I have no idea if it's embarrassing to admit in polite company that you listen to this stuff, but that's what I'm enjoying right now. Give me more.
Also, it may be time to break down and get a portable mp3 jukebox. I know everyone just gets an ipod, but as long as it's easy to use, can store a lot of songs, and you can get an adapter to use it in a car, that's what I want. Tell me what I should get.
In the meantime, look at how fucken cute my baby is. Your baby will never be this cute, so probably, you should not have one: