Also, I posted a review today for Your Best Friend. I wasn't CRAZY about their self-titled debut, but they are a solid throwback to what I used to love about bands like Thursday, and so, I enjoyed it for what it is. Seems like some of their local fans aren't too happy with the score (or my first too paragraphs!), but that's just another day on 'deese boards.
I should start a band and then review myself. She's skilled in the triangle, yes, but her squawking attempts at vocals and incomprehensible shredding leaves the ears wondering where the world went wrong. Ouch!
Not much on television today, but Duke is keeping me company. I'm oddly content right now. My head is clear and my body feels numb. I imagine this is what floating and/or flying is like. Right this second, I am listening to Dr. Manhattan and This Is Cinema (RIYL Andrew Bird without winged creatures) and it's hitting just right. I should be outside - being nearly 65/70 degrees and all - but my fingers are yearning to produce prose.
Apparently, Sony BMG is now selling digital MP3 download cards for their artists, or at least they will be by the end of this month. This makes me both hopeful and frustrated. Where is physical music going, and does it even have a future? I know I say this now - I love buying albums, and I still do as much as I can. I never want to see the small indie record shop disappear into the digital sea. Tsunamic waves of fiber optics overrule this land. Redeemable download cards are a fake answer to the problem, but it might work more than everything else that hasn't been, so for that reason, I say go for it. But I'm still cringing at the fact that people may actually purchase albums in card form instead of real album form.
I say all of this now, but really, I am a product of this culture, and in two years, if this is the way of the trend, I will in with it too. Changes in culture have no concern for the individual, and that's what happens when you get an Internet-massed movement like the one we are in. Small, grassroot creations are nothing, and for that reason, Sony BMG has more of a chance to succeed at their fake ways that any genuine physical music distributor. We live in a digital world, and in a digital world, real norms and notions are but of a nostalgic past.