Saturday, May 22, 2010


The Music Scene. What's hot. What's not. And what I like.


Today Carly and I had a brief but interesting discussion about music. It left me inspired. And when I say "inspired", I mean ready to create another blog entry.


What's "HOT":


Mystical Indie: Forget Jenny Lewis-her time has come and gone. The new Indie is as follows-unknown artist that uses only wind chimes or fake instruments from places like Tibet or Nepal. And when I say "fake instruments" I mean just the sound of wind or maybe a running dryer. If someone has heard of the band you are listening to, it's not cool anymore.


Guilty Pleasure Towne: Gaga. Beyonce. The soundtrack to Glee Season 1. Pick one or two (any more is unacceptable). If you are listening to your Guilty Pleasure artist on the way to your friend's house, make sure to turn the dial before you get out of your car. It's always embarrassing when your friend gets in and hears "Bad Romance", even though he/she probably knows all the lyrics.


What's "NOT":


Anything on 97.1: Except for the Z Morning Zoo and your Guilty Pleasure, of course.


Owl City: WT. This is the worst band evsies.


Vampire Weekend: The Scene would have you believe that they "sold out".


What I Like:


Go to Pandora. Type in Bryan Adams. BINGO. You just found the best playlist ever. I'm so INTO Bryan Adams right now (and other artists that have the same genome). If you don't understand why, here's your answer.


Go to Pandora. Type in Judy Garland and slam dunk the funk.


Go to Pandora. Type in Regina Spektor. Note: this radio station is best on days where it is raining or in some other way whimsical.


I love the 90's. I just LOVE the 90's.


Love, Cath

9 comments:

taryn said...

okay, thank you. are there not one hundred other bands that sound just like owl city, only better, and they were popular like five years ago?

becca said...

wow, you got owned by the comment above mine.

i hate vampire weekend.

taryn said...

I think you understood but just in case, i'm agreeing with you not owning you, with that comment above.

Joyce said...

haha don't worry taryn. there was a weird comment between yours and becca's that i deleted. you know. one of those ones from like a nigerian prince asking for money. it was like twenty pages long-that's why i got owned. smiley face.

Andrea said...

can mariah carey be in the guilty pleasure town? i also hate owl city. but....sorry i like vampire weekend. am i so totally uncool now? and i would like to add lily allen to the pandora play list.

cat.janer said...

Dear Andrea: The list of "what's hot" and "what's not" does not neccessarily conicide with what I believe to be true. It's just what The Scene wants. THE SCENE.

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Leandra said...

jovan likes your blog.

Sorry I like Owl City- stop everyone. stop. I like them because they're mostly happy and not pissed like the rest of the world.

And I did take your suggestion and put Regina into Pandora- best day of my life.

Carly said...

this is the best blog post ever?

Is that a kitchen appliance in the background?...ha ha ha...love it.