1) A Track by Track review of the new COLDPLAY CD. I think I am finally ready to tackle it head on after about 8 listens.
2) A new podcast which has been gestating for about a month.
3) A post about movies and politics in light on back to back viewings of "Recount" and "Primary Colors" over the weekend.
But since the day is winding down I thought just a quick hit post to let you all know I'm still active.
I had to throw together some music for my school's Senior Class breakfast which required me diving into the realm of hit music. Normally I stay out of these waters with only a passing interest in what kids are into these days. Without really knowing the difference between RIHANNA and any other would be Mariah I had to rely on the Billboard Hot 100. Let me say I feel really bad for the youth of America. 99% of what passes for hit music these days is crap (which is exactly what every other old fogey has said about popular music since the dawn of Elvis...). I did however come across a couple of choice nuggets buried in the muck:
Featured in a car commercial and has a decent hook. Not the most popular song out there but it does have a way of sticking in your head.
(mp3) M.I.A. -- Paper Planes
I actually like her style. Some of her newer stuff is grating and she appears to be pandering a bit to the hip hop crowd but she is so unique that I will forgive her.
This is either the greatest tribute to Prince ever or the greatest rip off I can't tell. But the guitar hook is great and I predict it will be all over the radio by the end of the month.