Friday, February 8, 2008

A Little OT: Music Funk

I know I'm supposed to be trying to keep this blog about the kiddos and family, but occasionally I want to write about some off- topic things. So I will. So there.

I've been in a music funk lately, listening to same ole stuff over and over. Caleb has satellite radio in his truck and he gets to hear the new bands much more than me, so if I want to know what's out there I usually ask him or go to some of the music reviews at EW.

That's where I came across Vampire Weekend and this review: "Imagine New Order sitting down with Paul Simon and talking about the first Talking Heads record, while Pavement plays over the cafeteria loudspeakers.''

Intriguing, right??

Oh... it is SO good it hurts. Smart, upbeat, witty, and GREAT to work out to. The whole album is the perfect length for a 40-minute eliptical course, and just the right tempo. And it's happy but not overly so to where its saccharine or pretentious. I highly recommend it. I also discovered Brooke Waggoner for anyone who is into the piano girls... I'm an old-school Tori fan and she is similar, but throw in some folky tones and there Brooke is.

So what are you listening to now? I love recommendations, and my iTunes finger is itchy...

ani
another favorite of mine...

8 comments:

Amy said...

Unfortunately I am listening to Hannah Montana and The Jonas Brothers. One day I will get my radio back...

Aardvark said...

I am impressed that you spent 40 mins on the elliptical!

Cheers as we do some Weekend Bloghopping!>

Ty's Dad said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog tonight. I tend to listen to some good lounge music while I am blog hopping. Try the new one from Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.

Karen MEG said...

Thanks for the reco. I've actually been borrowing a lot of older CD's (yes I'm so old school) from the library of solo albums released by some of my fave bands from way back (ie. Paul Weller, Morrissey, Richard Ashcroft).
I just heard of this band a little while ago...I think they're coming to town here soon. If I didn't have 2 kids and could still deal with a concert only starting after 9PM, I'd be so there ;)

Bloghoppin Hi!

Mommy Bits said...

OHHHH. Thanks for the heads up. I will def. check them out. I am a big New Order fan.

Happy Blog Hopping,
Anastasia Beaverhousin

Name: The Bryant Family said...

Funny you brought up Vampire Weekend b/c somehwere recently I saw it listed and thought, "hmmm...what is that." No new music here. One of my old favorites is the Stone Roses though. Also, somebody a bit newer, Electric Six.

Zoe's Dad said...

Singer/songwriter type--Jen Foster

Kind of hard to recommend music to someone you don't know but I didn't want to just say--hey, I'm blog hopping. But I am. But I also wanted to give you a recommendation. So there you go.

Also, if you like the Police. Check out Fiction Plane. Frontman Joe Sumner is Sting's son. sound just like him.

Zoe's Dad said...

That's sounds with an s. Sorry.

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