Sunday, July 16, 2006

Where I Write of Which I Know Nothing

Look! Another post from me! In less than a week! It's a blogging miracle. Or just the fact that the husband is away with the 2 older children for a couple of days and I'm slacking off on my mom/wifely duties. Whatever.

So what great thrilling creative funny interesting thing am I going to blather on about today?

Music. Yes, I know. You hardly ever hear anything about music from me unless it is about OLD music that brings me back to those embarrassing 80's...
BTW, tangent here, what is with the 80's styles coming back? Skinny jeans? Leggings under skirts? GAH! Wasn't the first time proof that those styles should die a painful and horrible death? It's like looking at my high school yearbook. I am officially OLD.
Anyway, back to music talk. Where was I? Ah, my usual music talk vs today. Not that interesting.

But today, TODAY! I have some newish music you MUST listen to. You know, if you like the same type of music I do. Which, my tastes are fairly eclectic. No, no opera. No country. No bubble gum pop. A few songs here and there penetrate my mostly off center listening tastes. So give it all a try and you may decide you like it. Or at least some of it.

First, you must try listening to a band that has been around since 2002 and hit it big in 2005 - Arctic Monkeys. Yes, I know, you've probably already heard of them. But if you're not listening? Start. Try their album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. It's fun, upbeat - great to dance around the kitchen while washing dishes. Not that I do. ehm.

Other music you should be listening to? Citizen Cope. Really, download the CD, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings. It's totally worth it. A bit more mellow than the Arctic Monkeys but really nice. He has another album from 2002, Citizen Cope, but I haven't heard it... yet.

What else have I been downloading over my slacker weekend?
Eyes Closed & Final Straw by Snow Patrol (favorite songs: Hands Open, Open Your Eyes & Chocolate)
St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley (favorite song: Crazy).

All of the above are quite different from each other so if you don't like one, give another a try. Also, I realize I have not given great descriptions of each. Just know, my musical prowess is nonexistent. I know nothing other than I like it or I don't. I have no talent for analyzing it.

Now, listen. Then go forth and download. It shall make you happy.

Oh, and tell me what you're listening to.


The Queen Mama said...

I have nothing to report about what I'm listening to. I'm so far out of the loop in that respect that I don't even try. But I totally hear you on the the skinny-leg jeans thing. NOBODY looks good in those! But I pray that straight-leg capris never go out of style...

Anonymous said...

Wanted to add a couple more bands that, admittedly aren't new but do not get enough exposure in any format I know of:

Dropkick Murphys
The Samples
Reverend Horton Heat
Eels (they're on the Holes Soundtrack, but still there is MUCH more of them out there that rocks!)

Adrienne said...

If you use iTunes, check out the iMixes for Grey's Anatomy. Even if you don't watch the show, the music is fantastic!

Carmi said...

Tom Jones.

No, seriously. He teamed up with trance band Chicane for a song called Stoned In Love...and it's just catchy enough to be an amazing driver's tune. It's what I listened to while driving to the studio for an early morning television interview last week.

I was nervous as heck - live national TV does that to me - but singing along to Tom Jones with the sunroof open in the pre-dawn darkness was somewhat comforting.

It's good to read you, Heidi.

cursingmama said...

I'm listening to this darn Gnarls Barkly song on the radio that I liked last week - but am quickly growing sick and tired of it. It is Crazy!

and oh yeah some drip in my office tapping his wedding ring on his desk stacato like...grrrrrr

Anonymous said...

I know Heidi likes the Dropkick Murphys... :)

The 80's are coming back? Oh, no.

We have an 80's retro station here's sort of disturbing, and yet I enjoy it (I confess).

Sharon said...

Heidi, that was me. I hit Publish too quickly. *she said sheepishly*