Monday, July 30, 2012

My Music Monday

It's My Music Monday.   Yes, mine.  Me Me Me.

The open offer still stands of folks who want to submit / write a post. Alas, no one has stepped up to the plate. My cousin was chiding me in yoga yesterday when some horrible wussy female song came on (even by my standards) and he says almost under his breath: "this is like one of your music selections.".  

I should have been offended but I just laughed.

Even Tornwordo mentioned he likes pop music - and he made it sound like I think that's a bad thing. It's not.

I'm a huge believer in good pop music. Even iffy pop music you sometimes can't get out of your head. I hope that chick who is doing "Call Me Maybe" is saving her pennies, because if she never has another thing on the radio or viral video (what, are there1,832 of them now to that song?), her grandkids could financially be set for life.

I'm not a fan of the song, but I'll cop to the fact that when you hear it, it's hard to forget immediately. It sticks with you.

And yet, there is good pop music no one really knows or hears of - for whatever reason that might be.

While my choice of song this week, the Lovemakers' "Love is Dead", is almost three years old, it is still high on my rotation and is just one of those great pop songs that should have made it and never ever did.

The band no longer exists and there is no "official" video to it. And as much as I am not a fan of comic books, I'm even less of a fan of animae. But I've been doing a lot of the embedded player and I fear people might not use that to listen to my selections. Blogs are more visual and I think (correct me if I'm wrong) the embedded video is more conducive to actual playing.

But I like the music, I like the lyrics and really like the vocals. I will admit to singing aloud and sometimes struggle with what range I should be in - the Lovemakers make it easy, especially when both vocalists are singing - one (i.e. me) can find a third part of the harmony to make it work for my car-singing.

So no Torn, "pop" isn't a dirty word. If that's what you like and want to contribute - just do it. It just can't be "Call Me Maybe".  It's been done. It's been overdone.

...and sorry about the animae.


Anonymous said...

I like pop.

Not as much as I like pppi or dad or daddy.

Erik Rubright said...

Scott Blonde's voice (the male lead) reminds me of Jim Ellison from the band "Material Issue". Maybe it's just the style in which they produced.