Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Read and Discuss? What is the New 'Adult Contemporary'?

http://www.avclub.com/articles/what-makes-music-boring,65075/

I was listening to the Slate Culture Gabfest, and they were discussing this article, specifically:

The fine music critic Nitsuh Abebe of New York Magazine learned this the hard way when he recently wrote a piece arguing that Wilco and Feist have become modern equivalents of Sting and his “adult-contemporary” peers. Abebe’s essay drew a lot of criticism from those who interpreted “adult-contemporary” and the Sting comparison as cheap shots. “Adult-contemporary,” after all, is really just another way of saying “boring.” It is a descriptor that is now a criticism, just as Sting has gone from being the frontman of The Police to a go-to signifier of “meh.”

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Music Club Meetings down the road

How does Nov 17th work for the "Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll" theme music club?

Also, how about another "Best of the Year" music club in January when our Gina is in town? 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Musngs from a music cluber!

 London double decker buses blast The Arctic Monkees and The Libertines from their speakers.  
London buses are cool.
 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Whatcha all doing on Saturday November 12th?

Who would like to join me for this event?

Nov
12 Sat, 11/12 at 9pm at The Sunset John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio and Thee Minus Five

The Sunset presents:

John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio + Thee Minus Five featuring (in alphabetical order):

Peter Buck (REM)
Jenny Conlee-Drizos (The Decemberists)
Chris Funk (The Decemberists)
John Wesley Harding (Appearing as Himself)
Scott McCaughey (The Minus Five)
John Moen (The Decemberists)
Nate Query (The Decemberists)

$15 tickets. Doors at 9pm. Show starts at 10pm

Music Club #57(?!) The "using only one line of lyrics, what's your favorite song” Theme

So not to over-think it, because it is still early and all, but are you thinking of the line as a stand alone line or is it within the conte...