Sep 27, 2008

Music Makes The People Come Together...Yeah...

I got an iTunes gift card as a present and downloaded Coldplay's new album and One Republic. Usually it takes me a couple of times hearing an album before I decide if I really like it or not. But I really do like the One Republic album. The Coldplay one is still in question. I mean, I really like a lot of their music...but this one particular album seems like they are just riding on that one single to get albums sold. That's not really nice to say, they do have quality music...it's just that their album only has 9 songs (ew) and they just haven't struck me yet. Give me a couple more listen's and maybe I'll be singing a different tune! (No pun intended).

The way we get music is so different nowadays. I did own a record, yes, Alvin and the Chipmunks. (Honestly, you can take any record, play it at the wrong speed and have a ton of Alvin & the Chipmunks records...ha ha). Then I had tapes, then CD's and now MP3's. (I think my last CD purchased was a No Doubt album). Then MP3's took over the scene and that was it. I found this awesome site which allowed you to download full albums at $4 bucks...but it got shut down. Hmm...wonder why. Wish I took full advantage of that site while it was up. Sometimes I borrow cd's that friends have, and just import it to my iTunes, but I haven't done that in a while. Now I guess I have no choice but to buy MP3's or illegally download them. But we won't get into that. We have so much music from different people's libraries that it's hard to keep track. I haven't had time to upload it all to my iTunes, and the stuff I have on iTunes, I haven't got the time to go through and delete crap. One day...

Usually people like music for it's beat, but I constantly listen to the lyrics first...they really decide whether I like the song or not. So if I discover I don't like the lyrics, even if it's a catchy tune, I don't really like the song. But if the lyrics are deep & meaningful, they just enrich the song so much that the melody carries much more meaning. I like substance...don't get me wrong I have a bunch of silly songs that don't mean anything, but I am really moved by music that pulls weight.

2 comments:

Bonnie said...

Yeah, songs should be poetry set to music. Not just a good beat accompanied by stupidity.
We used to have records and a turntable. Technology has really changed in the last 20-25 years. Actually, we even had an eight-track player, too. That only lasted for a short time from the 70's-early 80's.
It's a lot easier to organize and carry around music today, that's for sure.

Gata said...

I'm still trying to figure out iTunes. It takes forever for me to get it. I don't actually miss making cassette mix tapes, though.