Some people think their musical taste is superior to others because they like bands and artists before everyone else and before they become popular (and then when said artists become popular said person either stops liking said artist or can’t stop talking about how said person liked said artist before everyone else knew about said artist). I, however, think my musical taste is superior to others because it’s diverse.
On my iPod (er… iPhone) you’ll find country from Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban to Little Big Town and The Dixie Chicks. You’ll find electronic and dance music from DJ’s like Kaskade, Armand van Helden, Daft Punk, Girl Talk and Louis La Roche, and from groups and duos like Freemasons, La Roux, Hot Chip, Miike Snow, Cut Copy, Chromeo and Discovery. You’ll find plenty of embarrassing stuff like Celine Dion, Jessica Simpson, the Weather Girls, Rod Stewart and Salt-N-Pepa. Of course I’ve got classics covered from Michael Jackson, The Beatles, U2, Jefferson Airplane, R.E.M., Tears for Fears and Stevie Wonder. Of course mainstream gotta-have’s like Dave Matthews Bands, The Killers, Kayne West, John Mayer and Kelly Clarkson, and then maybe a handful of never-heard-of’s… Anna Vissi, Apache Beat, Le Loup, Party Ben, Takka Takka and Glasser.
Really my library probably isn’t even that diverse if you think about it. I have a little bit of classical and a little bit of international stuff (in other languages), but I’m sure there are folks out there that could claim much more diverse (where don’t I play? folk, bluegrass, gospel, jazz, to name a few). I guess my point is more that music is completely personal. People that act like music snobs (like wine snobs) drive me nuts.
List five bands and artists that make your library unique…
There are a lot of 25 things about you/what your iPod on shuffle reveals about you/wanna-be viral chain letter things floating around the interweb. I hadn’t felt compelled to participate in one until this weekend when I stumbled upon one that makes use of Photoshop. And if history is any indicator, you all know I like to tool around in Photoshop. It’s an “if you were to have a band and put out an album, what would your cd/cover art look like” sort of thing.
Anyway, I did it… here’s mine:
(In case you were wondering my band is named after Prokhor from Gorodets, a medieval Russian icon-painter, thought to have been the teacher of Andrei Rublev. The name for my debut album comes from a excerpt from Donald Trump’s brilliant book Art of the Deal. The full quote is.. “Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.”)
Just hours before polls were set to open last night, the election commission (me) learned from an unreliable source (Lindsey) that the Ford Explorer was sold on Saturday (to a cop, no less).
The good news is that Lindsey hasn’t handed the title over. Meaning, if enough votes are cast there may still be time to convince Lindsey to bail on the cop (bad karma I know, but this is important), grovel at the feet of the Freestar owner (for being so foolish and turning down the offer) and make the trade happen after all.
The polls are poll is open until 5 PM PT | 8 PM ET. Vote early and vote often. (yes, often… I never said this was a democracy.)
Yes, it’s here! The day we’ve all been waiting for (or at least since Friday when I invented it). Today is Put Your Entire Library on Shuffle and Discover Fun, Forgotten Music Day!
Your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to put your iPod, iPhone, iWhateverMusicPlayer on shuffle today (no, not just your favorite playlist, but you’re entire library). When you hear a ridiculous, memorable, forgotten, embarrassing and/or silly song, come post it here in the comments section.