Wednesday, July 21, 2010

find your own music taste, not the top ten.

dontcha just hate when everyone on facebook is quoting lyrics from the same popular song? usually a song that wouldn't make it out of the recording studio if it weren't for Money and today's ignorant and ill-tasted music audience. seriously after i've seen that song about pretending airplanes are shooting stars quoted 40 times and i've seen another one quoted at least a million- it gets old. i don't like what is happening to modern music. it's rotting at the seams.
real music, you ask?
i'd be happy to oblige.
a great way to find real music is to open your ears to something other than a pre-programmed radio. go to a record store and preview every CD until you find soemthing that takes meaning to you right away.
sometimes go after a band you already know about. an example is my love affair with Panic at the Disco. i had first heard their song "nine in the afternoon" a few years ago from somewhere (i'm not sure) but when i was sneaking through my sister's iPod one day, i heard the song- beautiful lyrics, a strange sense of nostalgia, and that voice!- i had to get this song. less than a year after i had gotten 'Nine in the Afternoon' (using limewire, a great tool for any music lover who has no money.), i saw a Panic at the Disco album in a local Dollar Tree, going for just a dollar. the album name was 'Pretty. Odd.' in addition to the song i already had (nine in the afternoon), it had several other songs. i decided to buy it and i was amazed. Panic at the Disco is now my favorite band.
another way to find great music is to actually be aware of your music surroundings. songs in commercials can be ignored because, you know, icky advertissy!, but the full song can be quite awesome. also listen up on TV shows, and if a musically inclined friend is humming a tune, ask about it.
I've also used Pandora Radio. if you already have a few good favorite artists you like, tell the Pandora Radio and it'll play songs you may like by other artists. it's pretty smart. it's also responsible for my introduction to smash mouth.
If you like a theme tune for a show or something, don't be afraid to put it on your iPod and jam out to it. if you like the show, its theme should mean something to you. i have the Fringe theme and the Teen Titans theme on my iPod, as well as VIDEO GAME THEMES!!! lol
if you have a friend who you can talk to who you trust, ask what they listen to. they may introduce you to something new you like.
also nostalgia is never a bad thing. download some disco from the 70's.
i like the Beatles and the Beach boys sometimes.
i also like Eye of the Tiger (but that's because of Rocky.. LOL)
if you wanna try some of my stuff, get these songs: (song title- artist)
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Shiver - Coldplay
Violet Hill - Coldplay
Nine in the Afternoon - Panic at the Disco
Northern Downpour - Panic at the Disco
Time to Dance - Panic at the Disco
Dashboard - Modest Mouse
Float On- Modest Mouse
World at Large - Modest Mouse
Wake Up- Arcade Fire
This must be the Place- Arcade Fire
Hang Me Up to Dry- Cold War Kids
Hospital Beds- Cold War Kids
Tell me in the Morning- Cold War Kids
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger- Daft Punk
Digital Love- Daft Punk
Disco Infiltrator- LCD soundsystem
Big ideas- LCD soundsystem
The Weather- Built to Spill
The Underdog- Spoon
Your Touch- The Black Keys
Music is my Boyfriend- CSS*
Japandroids- Young Hearts Spark Fire
Sound of Settling- Death Cab for Cutie
Dancing in a Minefield- Plushgun

also go get limewire. paying for music is senseless. artists make money from concerts. most just enjoy their craft (unless they're the big top-ten artists.)

*on limewire and in other places it is labeled "music is my hot hot s#x" which i don't like but oh well..

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