Monday, January 29, 2007

At last! New (good) Blood!

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Ok, no more gloom and doom.
I cave to Rachel's choices of guests and her new ITA CD on iTunes, which should be fantastic.
There is some good music around and finally, after many years of musical seclusion and refusals, I listen to contemporary music again and to the radio-although mainly Virgin Radio.
Even though I know that rap, hip-hop and the kind of crap so blaspemously call R&B is still around I chose to listen to the new "Indie", "New Wave", "Alternative", "Pop-Rock" combination bands that are storming the airwaves. And I love them.
Some of them were guests in the Attic, like the amazing Razorlight and the incredible Zutons.

They are young people who are inspired by the great music created in the 60's and 70's, gave way to electronica in the 80's, revived in the 90's with Oasis, Blur, Radiohead, the RHCPeppers, and the likes and finally evolved into something really unique into the 00's. There is so much talent around, it makes me very optimistic for the future of music, because before I thought it died in 1989.

The songs currently re-played again and again on my ipod are the following:
(please note: I only download from iTunes or my CD's
and not from free music-sharing sites.
If you call yourself a fan, then support your band to the full and pay for their music.)

  • The Zutons: Valerie - there is something on the singer's voice that drives me nuts! This tune will take you to the Moon!!!
  • Razorlight: America - soft and ear-pleasing, melodic and smooth, pure genius
  • The Ordinary Boys: I Luv You - a bit silly, a bit happy-clappy, but it feels good and the music is excellent. And Preston is sooo cute!
  • Editors: All Sparks - it was performed in the Attic and it stole my heart. The singer's voice is incredible.
And soon to be added, because it's not available yet: Kaiser Chief's Ruby - which for me tops them all, it is such a powerful song.
Also, just out and just straight to Number 1 from downloads only, MIKA's Grace Kelly.
The guy's a genius and has the hippest website.

Other bands like Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian, Keane, Snow Patrol, the Raconteurs, the Magic Numbers and many many more budding rockers, equally contribute to keeping the music standards high and are always welcome to my ears.

The 3-minute song is back and it sounds good!

Of course, let's not forget the band that in 2006 had a new come-back album and a sell-out Tour and still kick ass and sort of started it all: Take That!

You still alive? LOL. No, of course I meant our boys, the 'Orrible 'Oo, and I don't have enough words to describe the feelings when I listen to their songs. Any of their songs.

In a day and age where reality shows "manufacture" bands and musical styles, when all the good songs are "covered" or "sampled" sacrilegiously, it's very good to see, or rather hear, some original talent, which derives from the original talents of the golden age of music.

Rock On!


Grace said...

Hi there Marietta, there you are! I am glad to see you feeling better, and enjoying the music. As always, glad to see you come by, I will keep the cute doggie photos coming to bring a smile!! They bring a smile to me too!! One day when you are not working so hard, you will have a little one of your own.

Rock on yourself.........xxoo grace

Dale said...

Hi Marietta

I tried to leave a message the other day, but I think it got caught in the abyss between "new" and "old" blogger...
The blog police finally caught up with me, held me at mousepoint and forced me to change my ways!

I like much of the new music and our local radio station's saying is "here's the rock and roll classics you love and the new rock and roll you need..."
Very true.

If it's fabricated, I refuse to acknowledge it.
I will not watch any reality shows either - my own life is too full for that.
Give me good ol' fiction!

It's nice to hear all is well with you and great to hear from you, too!


Suesjoy said...

Hi Marietta!
GREAT post!!
Thanks for the hot tips.
Lately, I listen to only Jose Gonzalez (because Suesjoy actually likes feeling sad most of the time!) and Midlake - who are FANFUCKINGTASTIC and I have to get off my lazy butt and write a post about them because, believe me, they are going to be HUGE!
Psychic Sue prediction for 2007.
Their latest cd (well all but the last few songs) is AMAZING.
It's called the Trials of Van Occupanther.
They are on my front Myspace page, if you wanna check em out.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful words about Iraq Marietta.
It's funny that only women responded to it.
We bring life into the world, and we want to preserve it.
We are so much smarter than men too.
Time for women to take over and rule the world...starting w/Rachel of course!


Peace out chicky.

Gary said...

Hi Marrietta! I think music will see a new revolution soon, and it will be lead by a wave of independent artists who reach their fans from MySpace and alike.

I can get influenced from basically any kind of music lately, and I think that's the secret, keeping an open mind. A band I've happened upon recently that you may like too is The Shins, but Rachel and Pete have really opened my eyes to some other great artists too. Rock on!

JoeBoy said...

Hi M, it's been a while. Yes lots of great talent coming around. It's all part of a progression that runs in a cycle.