Monday, November 12, 2007

The Late Greats

I sometimes wonder what it would be like to hear a song and not have it affect me in some way. It's a strange thought for me to about music just stopping at my ears and not reaching any other part my body. But I have to realize that there are people out there that don't share my passion for music, but all I can hope is that they at least respect it as the great art that it is.

My goal as music director is not only to ensure that there is quality music getting infiltrating people's speakers, but to also foster a sense of community among those of us that truly love music. I really hope that more people will share their thoughts on this blog. Tell us about your favorite band, a new song you heard, the latest album you reviewed for the station, a kickass show that you went to...something, anything!

I feel like apathy is a big issue in our world today. And I know I've been guilty of being apathetic before, because it's just so easy to do. But where does it get us really? Sitting in the car listening to Nickelback because we're too lazy to turn the knob to a different station?

So let's talk, kids. Tell me your favorite band.



birdwell said...

Fuck apathy for music...there's absolutely no fucking excuse for Nickleback and the plethora of plague-like bacteria infecting commercial radio at this point in our lives. I for one took my antenna off of my jeep about 4 or 5 years ago b/c of the shit that was coming through my speakers....I stuck to CD's only (b/c I have no iPod adapter...but on that note I now have no stereo what-so-ever thanks to some fuckass behind the strip). I gave up on the radio long ago and in the words of one of my best friends and roomates Whitman James Dewey-Smith "The Radio Has Given Up On Us"...I started to get involved with the station after last year's absolute and utter recklessness and abuse of such shitty and vile music that was being played on it. I'm now music staff and do my damndest to keep shyte off of the airwaves.

Favorite Bands are as follows: Murder City Devils, Boston, Lucero, Wilco, Hot Water Music, Rumbleseat, Chuck Ragan, Glassjaw, Against Me!, Outkast, Waxwing, Rocky Votolato, Ultimate Fakebook, Streetlight Manifesto, John Coltrane, Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil, BrandNew, James Brown, The Hold Steady, The Get Up Kids, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Every Time I Die, Explosions In The Sky, Seville, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Beirut, Misfits, American Steel, Communiqué, American Football, Owen, At The Drive-In, The Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, Bear Vs. Shark, Beulah, The Black Keys, Johnny Cash, Boris, Bright Eyes, Cassino, Converge, The Snake The Cross The Crown, Devendra Banhart, Face To Face, Paul Westerberg, Jimmy Eat World, Knapsack, Leftover Crack, Lifetime, The Mars Volta, Mellowdrone, Mew, mewithoutYou, Minus The Bear, Northstar, The Pinehill Haints, The Wednesdays, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Alkaline Trio, Radiohead, The Ramones, the Blood Brothers, Refused, Saves The Day, Sigur Rós, Smashing Pumpkins, Sondre Lerche, These Arms Are Snakes, This Bike Is A Pipebomb, Underoath, The Unicorns, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Walkmen, The Weakerthans, Xiu Xiu

Reid said...

That was really deep Jenny. Favorite band is a hard choice, but I have to go with My Bloody Valentine. The album Loveless has a hold on me like none other.

The Ears of the Capstone said...

Birdwell, why didn't Against Me! make the list.


The Ears of the Capstone said...

My Bloody Valentine..shoe grazing? What is that called again?

birdwell said...

Jenny....8th band on the list...gotta read dat shit yo

and MBV's genre is called Shoe Gaze...not cattle in the band

The Ears of the Capstone said...

my bad, mr. i don't know the difference between "baby i'm an anarchist" and "those anarchist punx are mysterious" (i spelled it like they did in the dvd).

shoe gaze..that's it. i asked jamison of jamisonparker bout shoe gaze and he almost wet himself..he's a big MBV fan.

birdwell said...

"Baby, I'm An Anarchist!"

there's an !


birdwell said...


JamisonParker blewGoatBalls


JennyLane said...

i don't appreciate that.
at all!!

birdwell said...

sorry kid....sometimes the truth hurts

JennyLane said...

"please make me not so crazy
please make me fall apart
please make me think beautiful, unexpected thoughts..
..i should mean more."

"I Should Mean More" by Jamisonparker

I love those lyrics! Mmkay?

pinkpanther said...

Linkin Park's my fav band, they're like the Led Zeppelin of our generation!!! Also love Gorillaz, Beyonce, Chris Brown (the R&B singer), Chemical Bros., Bjork, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Akon, Imogen Heap, AFI, Michael Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Nickelback, Jay-Z, Christina Aguilera, Three Six Mafia, Avril Lavinge, White Stripes, Maroon 5, Oasis, Metallica, GNR, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, and more!!!