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September 16th, 2002

I always meant to listen to…

I’ve got to say that I love the music. Music is wonderful. Music is amazing. Music is wallpaper, and it’s also thought-provoking.

In any case, I’ve been made aware of a lot of different styles and artists through normal, everyday activities. Walking down the street, I may hear something blasting out of a small gym shoe store. Sitting in my house, I may hear something blasting out of a small gym shoe-like automobile. Friends may offer referrals, and the Internet may do the same.

One thing I tend to regret, though, is when I know there’s a band or artist I’ve always meant to listen to, but never have. The big one for me is Sleater-Kinney. Wilco was high on the list as well, but the release of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot took care of that for me – and I consider myself a fan.

What about you?

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday September 16, 2002 -- 10:07:50 am
This is the second time in a week that somebody I "know" only via their blog recommended Sleater-Kinney. I did check them out via a couple of MP3's - sounds like The Go-Go's with more punk, less pop. Didn't really do much for me.

Probably 75% of the CD's I buy are are artists I discover via a blog, email newletter from a record store, etc.
Latest example - Butch Walker. Read review on, checked out a few MP3's, and bought the CD immediately. Had never heard of Butch Walker prior.

FROM: Barbara
DATE: Monday September 16, 2002 -- 4:10:25 pm
I hate to admit it, but ads that use pop music in the background often influence my listening habits, one of which was an Iggy Pop song in a Mitsubishi commercial. I've always meant to listen to more Iggy.

Chris, if you like Butch Walker, you might want to check out his previous band Marvelous 3.

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday September 16, 2002 -- 4:37:21 pm
After discovering Butch's stuff, I quickly became of fan of Marvolous 3!

FROM: jk
DATE: Monday September 16, 2002 -- 10:02:17 pm
I would love a gift certificate to amazon to satisfy all my musical needs...I built a house last year and cut back on my spending, and the music budget was eliminated! The first thing I would buy is a CD or 2 by Skillet.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday September 16, 2002 -- 10:22:42 pm
My list would run long, so I'll share some I knocked out in the past few months:

New Order
Leonard Cohen
the Orb
Human League
the Tigerbeat6 label

Hell, I could go on all night . . .

FROM: Monica
DATE: Tuesday September 17, 2002 -- 10:19:48 pm
YAY! the Orb is cool. Especially the one song called "a huge ever growing pulsating brain that rules the universe... "--it sounds like a borderline between sleeping and waking up.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday July 18, 2006 -- 10:44:10 am
Four years later, I'm finally listening to (and liking!) Sleater-Kinney. Of course this is because they announced their break up.

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