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September 2009

9/18/09

I haven’t had a working computer/Internet for quite some time now….but since I’ve hijacked computers for hours all over campus, seemed like a good idea to take a minute to share a song.

I came across Irish import pop rock trio The Script somewhere along the radio waves, and then I found their single ‘Break Even’ in a British compilation playlist. I love the vocals on this track soooo much….there’s so fluid, so smooth and it’s just a deliciousy heart-breaking-without-being-depressing kind of melody. While it’s not the most complicated bit of theory I’ve ever heard, I do appreciate the choice to with the solo guitar in the first verse, and pick up the rest as they go. Whatever, I’m full of shit, pretty song though!

9/12/09

That fuckin Kings of Leon song, ‘Use Somebody,’ I can’t tell you how much I love it. It’s such a good song. In the way that Snow Patrol and Sigur Ros and Coldplay are good, that kind of patient tension building quality. Loveeee. Heard a couple covers and remixes, some I could take or leave but some are really great.

The more I check out music videos on YouTube, by searching for certain popular songs and whatnot, the more I realize how manyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy people put up videos of themselves playing. This is a question no one seems to have a real answer for, other than “They’re all trying to get famous.” But are they really? What defines famous? Lots of hits? Lots of ‘net friends? A record deal? Or is just because you can, you can put yourself out there and do your music with relatively few consequences and expenses. It’s a free expression community park, somewhere on the virtual plane between the MySpace ghettos and the Facebook towers.

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