A letter to my friends.. well that and all of the Internet.

Dearest Friends,
I would like you to know that I like music. Actually I love music. While I don't like all music I have always felt a connection to music, the rhythm, the melodies, the emotions. I've been to a symphony concert and had tears rolling down my face because it was absolutely beautiful. I like classic rock, soft rock, heavy metal, classical, some country, folk, music from other countries where I don't have a clue what language it is or what they are saying but the sound is so awesome that I can't stop listening, hell I even like yodeling and polka. Okay, okay.. I think you get the point. Now the problem... I don't get out much. I listen to the radio but that is usually the only way I find new music. Which, by the way is really difficult (for me at least) to figure out what song is playing and by whom.. since the radio stations don't tell you that kind of stuff very often.. really pisses me off. I'm not much of a web surfing kind of gal. I've been doing more but still not very good at it and not sure that I care to be good at it. Internet sleuthing... not really my thing much. I get on the computer.. I check my email.. a very little bit of Hollywood gossip and that is pretty much it. So I am here now asking you all to let me know of bands you think I would like and that I should look up and listen. Hell.. even bands that have been around for a while.. that "I should know because everyone knows who The Smiths are!" And no.. I didn't know who The Smiths were until a few weeks ago.. I had no idea who Morrissey was!!! (told you I don't get out much!!) Yes I have heard some of their songs but I had never heard the band name The Smiths.
I bring this up because.. lately I keep hearing a song on the radio and I really like it. Rockin' out in my car driving down the highway. I never hear the radio idiots say what the name of the song is before it plays or by whom.. so I always wait for the song to be over and intently listen.. and then... and then... NOTHING! No song title... no band name.. nothing! Really pisses me off! Stupid radio. Lately the radio has pissed me off so much I haven't listened to it in over a week. Any way.. so my brother came to me just today telling me about a CD his wife got him and I go "hmm", you know I have heard of that band.. I have a couple of other friends that have mentioned them briefly amongst themselves and I finally thought.. well maybe I'll remember to look them up when I get home. Of course I don't look them up till..(what time is it.. ) 1:00AM! Which is the time I finally remembered to go out to the iTunes and type in their name. I pick the bands most popular song and WTF!!! THERE IS THAT DAMN SONG I HAVE CONSTANTLY WAITED FOR THE RADIO ASS-HOLES TO TELL ME WHO IT WAS THEY WERE PLAYING! So friends.. I have finally looked up Kings Of Leon. A lovely group of brothers and a cousin from Tennessee that has some pretty amazing music.
Oh.. so I should get to my point.. If you know of a band and you think I'll like it please mention it to me.. I may know a song or two without knowing the actual bands name.. and have been really frustrated in my inept ability to find music that I have heard and liked. Please please share.. because if you don't actually share that info with me I won't remember to look them up.. I am not real smart and would think.. "you know.. my friends have mentioned that band to each other... they really seem to like them.. but I don't have a clue who they are.. maybe I should look them up".. I really do need your help.. So I'm pleading with you now.. Please send me your suggestions. Please HELP ME! Make me listen!

My latest suggestion is holiday music: The Hotel Cafe Presents Winter Songs, my favorite song is called Winter Song by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson. The album is by various artist singing winter or holiday songs. Other artists on the album include Brandi Carlile, Lenka, Fiona Apple, Katy Perry, Priscilla Ahn and more. Hope you enjoy.

You can listen to the whole song and see the video here
Below is a YouTube.com video I found of them working on the song in the studio.


Jas said...

OK. More bands you need to listen to. 1) Wilco. It's alt/country with almost an industrial twist. Awesomeness for the ears. 2) The Gaslight Anthem. Answering the age-old question: What if Bruce Springsteen played punk rock?! 3) Neutral Milk Hotel. Incredibly great and all by one dude. Take the skill of Beck, double it (and then some). Apply it to The Flaming Lips, add a twist of Folk... The guy is great.

King of New York Hacks said...

I play a mean kazoo with christmas carols....but I think you'd prefer the Bare Naked Ladies Christmas album, good stuff.

mg said...

Dahnks, you're hysterical! Half the time I don't know what bands are T talks about, I thought you did! But seriously, how did you not know who Morrissey is? Maybe our age difference is just enough to be impactful.

I just sent you a link for a station on pandora that I created which is pretty amazing that you might like, very mellow, it's what I listen to in the office a lot (Feist, Frou Frou, Amie Mann, Portishead). Also, you might really like October Project. I can bring you a CD.

I love music, I don't know what I'd do without it. If you ever want to borrow my ipod to see if there is something you like, let me know.

terra said...

silly mama.
i heart kings of leon.
if you ever love a song on the radio try to remember as many lyrics as you can and google it. that is what i do, but i, unlike you, love to internet slueth.
frou frou is good...michelle is right.
i want a copy of this christmas album you speak of and i need another copy of she and him because i lost mine before i put it on the dang ipod.
dang it!
you might check out st.vincent, yael naim (only heard one song, but i love it) and paolo nutini.
i will continue to update you, all though i have been slacking.
sufjan stevens' christmas stuff is supposed to be killer too, all though i don't have any.
and mo just gave me the new walkmen, but i have not listened yet.
now get on the damn space. go to bands pages you like and see who their friends are...

have i made you listen to sigur ros yet? great for the winter...i mean they are from iceland :) i would start with their newest or takk....
ok. i am done now.

Erin is Fabulous said...

The Smiths is the best thing ever. Next to The Cure. Glad you found them. And if you wanna check out any Joy Division, New Order, Echo & The Bunnymen, Siouxsie & The Banchees, The Glove, or other Smiths-era-esque music, lemme know. I raped Mychael's CD collection and I have more new wavy, 80s pop than I can shake a stick at. I will have to lay around in the dark and cry for years to get through it all. I can't wait. Makes for good sexy time soundtrack as well. *wink* You're welcome, Eric.