Tuesday, May 11, 2010

once and dunce

thanks to the impending disappearance of a certain streaming music site, i have thrown all care aside and begun a wild pattern of streaming albums for the first and only time. so far, i have focused on the past, verifying facts such as the talents of allison krauss or kruder and dorfmeister. i have also listened to:

the new josh ritter album
this was good, enjoyable, seemed to refer back to a few surprisingly classic songs/stories, and i wouldn't imagine buying it. the fact is that i have things like a grizzly bear album languishing in the forgotten reaches of my music collection. there are also exciting shiny toys like the latest neko case, which i haven't gotten around to. i can't buy things that are merely good.

white rabbits
i actually listened to a couple of their albums back a month or two ago. i was highly impressed with that first listen. nevertheless, i remain unable to purchase things just because they are highly impressive.

the hold steady - boys and girls in america
fun album; the sort of music i wouldn't mind acquiring through marriage. is that like a secret benefit of getting hitched? ok, honestly, secretly i don't care if i marry someone with impressive musical taste. that's a secret, right? because people have probably forgotten that and assumed the opposite even if i've told them. but anyway, i respect and enjoy the hold steady. i've seen them live; they were excellent; it was a great memory. thanks to rhett miller for opening, since i wouldn't have gone otherwise.

4 comments:

SJ said...

You will be so jealous, jealous you will, of all the good music a coming to the SLC this Summer.

mj said...

Or maybe you'll marry somebody that is kind of so-so on musical taste but somehow they eventually take over the musical research department for the family until they're telling you what's the best new stuff and then you're the one left kind of clueless. I'm just saying it's possible.

seth said...

yes, i was jealous of last year's slc summer music so this does not surprise me

seth said...

as for becoming clueless, i'd say at the moment i am a little more clueless than usual. or just apathetic. i guess it doesn't matter who picks the music as long as i'm happy with it.

i was reading this david gates story about an uncle temporarily raising his 7-yr old nephew and struggling to keep his classical music habit while meeting the boy's needs. this made me a little fearful. kids don't need 'kids music' per se right? i mean, in the story the guy mostly finds classical stuff that works for the kid. anyway, the story made me unnecessarily concerned about something that's way way irrelevant to my current life.