Friday, March 5, 2010

It's Friday and I like music.

Today I just like music. I mean, I like other stuff, but I'm just going to ramble about music because nothing else has been rocking my world lately. I've been exchanging emails with a friend who occasionally sends me cool song suggestions, which got me explaining the kind of new bands I really like. They tend to be similar and could be categorized thusly:

- Can fit in my pocket
- British (or would like to be)
- Heroin (or other drug) addiction
- Band members date similarly drug-addicted models and/or actresses
- Punk influenced
- Awesome until third album (or until Josh Homme fucks with it real bad)

For example, I like the Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines, that kind of thing. I also dig thinky bands like Modest Mouse and Franz Ferdinand and I'm supposed to like Phoenix, Kings of Leon and Arcade Fire, but I'm not sure I do. I like to sing along and I like angry more than emo, it appears. But! I also have some stuff on my iPod that would probably blow your mind and would definitely make you reconsider reading my blog. Like, I had to prove to my friend Ashley that there really is a Phil Collins song (Against All Odds) on my iPod because she didn't believe me. And when she saw what song, she was all, "Okay, I get that." There also might be an Elton John song (OKAY TWO) as well. What can I say? Sometimes I just need to be all 1984-mainstream-pensive.

And yeah, I can hear you sort of dismissing that as acceptable nostalgia, so how does that explain my obsession with Taylor Swift? No, I'm not kidding. I just have the one song but I'm seriously considering buying the whole album because there's nothing I like more than a really well-constructed pop song and "You Belong With Me" firmly falls into that category. It's simple, it's catchy, it's easy to sing to sing along with (ALONE IN YOUR CAR WITH THE WINDOWS ROLLED UP.) Plus, she's pretty! And seems to be a nice girl. God, I am a sap. Why do I tell you all these things? Happy Friday. Please don't unfriend me.


  1. It wasn't until recently that I realized Taylor Swift was a girl. All along (based on no visual evidence one way or another) I was thinking s/he was a guy - one of those American Idol people.

    Also- nothing wrong with Elton John.

  2. I think you're probably thinking of Taylor Hicks who was a dude on American Idol and was abhorrent.

    There's a lot wrong with Elton John but sometimes I enjoy the wrongness.

  3. I like Taylor Swift too. Like, as a person. The music I can take or leave.

    How's the Female Body Breakthrough working out? Broken through anything yet? I might want to borrow it when you're done, but I'm not ready to do any other plans so it could be a long time from now.