Sunday, August 3, 2008

Music for the Now

In the last few years--OK, more like the last 15 years--I've completely lost track of the music scene. Beck, Moby, Coldplay, Eminem, I don't know, they're all the same to me. But I don't want to be caught in a time warp listening only to music from the eighties, so in an effort to branch out I've started asking friends what they're listening to. A young associate in our office gave me his iPod to scroll through, and although I initially didn't know how to turn it on (yes, it's really true), once I got the hang of it I was amazed at how much could be included on a single device. And how many names I didn't recognize.

I don't have much time for walking around with ear buds, but I need to get some music I love. Preferably with a melody. Without references to hos and bitches.

Any suggestions are welcome.

4 comments:

jkhusk said...

K--hi! Found you through Katie's blog. Great to catch up with you and the family here.

Re: music -- I can't necessarily recommend particular artists but have you played around with Pandora.com? It serves up songs based on your fave genres or artists. It's a great way to get exposure to a huge variety of tunes without much effort!

J in Savannah

500Jerk said...

Hey (big hug)!
So good to hear from you! We miss you and look forward to catching up with you sometime in Savannah. Thanks for the advice on music--Lord knows I need it. Hello to all, especially C.

Karen Dhyanchand said...

I cracked up when I read your comment about being stuck in the 80s. I did the same thing 2 years ago - asked some friends for music suggestions. My friend Sisse recommended the band CAKE and now I'm hooked. Their music is colorful and creative. I esp like Comfort Eagle and No Phone. You can borrow the CDs (yes, I still like CDs even though i own an Ipod) from the public library to see if you like them. They have fun cover art, too. Let me know what you think.

katie allison granju said...

New Pornographers
Jayhawks'
Sondre Lerche
Fountains of Wayne
Ryan Adams
The Decemberists
Dixie Chicks
A.C. Newman
Neko Case
Ben Kweller
Ben Folds

Shall I go on ;-) ?