Wednesday, February 27, 2008

what's playing.

when i first heard about vampire weekend i got all excited about the vampire part of the band name, how fun it is, imagine a weekend with a bunch of musical vampires?!, blahblah. i of course never got around to listening to them, and in the past weeks got all caught up in the hype/backlash/constant buzz about the band and wound up resorting to my "you're overexposed and so now i hate you" stance with them (cutesy name and images and all).

after an accidental listen i got hooked...andddd i've been enjoying the vampires all week now.

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two other entries in the "music i'm into this week" category:

the raveonette's "aly, walk with me" - puts me in the mood for a tarantino movie marathon.

bob mould's "again and again" - the lyrics kinda make you want to cut your heart out and put it in a cabinet (i mean that in the nicest way possible).



7 comments:

P H said...

please to enjoy: the raveonettes song "Dead Sound." A little whiny breaky-uppy kind of lyrics but I love the song still.

missy&chrissy. said...

yup, i like that one too!

Tim said...

Vampire Weekend seem to have sprung up out of nowhere, and I'm not familiar enough with their music to loathe them for being instantaneously catapulted into the spotlight.

P H said...

tim -- people in this city love to hate them because they're all columbia kids who made a neat-o record with tracks like "Oxford Comma," which really is about grammar.

but i stopped reading music reviews a long time ago which allows me to enjoy everything i really want to enjoy, finally.

missy&chrissy. said...

ph said it, tim - because they're a local band they've been all over the place here for a bit. i think had the vampires sprung out of nowhere i would've started listening to them from the get-go.

ignoring reviews sounds like the right way to go, ph. i should try it.

P H said...

i used to read reviews about bands after I'd listened to them and liked them for awhile, and sometimes they WOULD be critically acclaimed bands and all the good things about them would be articulated well and make sense and i would feel great.

then sometimes i would LOVE a band or album or song and find out that no other critic did, or find out it was their "sellout" album, or that they were past their prime, etc. always bummed me out.

i went cold turkey and now feel much better.

P H said...

i used to read reviews about bands after I'd listened to them and liked them for awhile, and sometimes they WOULD be critically acclaimed bands and all the good things about them would be articulated well and make sense and i would feel great.

then sometimes i would LOVE a band or album or song and find out that no other critic did, or find out it was their "sellout" album, or that they were past their prime, etc. always bummed me out.

i went cold turkey and now feel much better.