I must begin with a complaint. Blogger is a goober and MADE me change to a Google account or whatever just to log on today. I'have had this blog here for four years and I just all of a sudden had to redo my username and password. What's with that? Why didn't they warn me when they were going to switch? You can't tell me they don't have my email.
Okay, on to what I really wanted to talk about...
Music. Yes, music. More specifically, my iPod playlist. Is it just me, or is there always one song that makes you feel like smiling? I have one. Right now, it's Rob Thomas, "Little Wonders." I went through hell trying to get it--you can't buy it anywhere! But through various means I did get an mp3 of it. It's just one of those songs with great lyrics, and lyrics are the first thing I notice when I listen to a song. I know that it's featured in a Disney movie and I'm completely anti-Disney, but that doesn't matter. Rob Thomas is a genius. It's true. I want to say that I just like his songwriting, but that's not the whole truth. I have attached significant, life-altering moments to every single one of his (and MB20's) songs that I like. It's strange and sad, but oh well. Keeps me looking sane in public.
Another really good artist I can't get enough of is Sean Lennon. I know I began listening it him because I'm a huge fan of his father, but I'm not like everyone else. I don't compare his music to his father's. It's not right to do that anyway. You wouldn't compare The Backstreet Boys to the Beatles, would you? But hey, people do. My brother says his voice sounds to whiny. I don't see it. It might be higher than most male vocals, but again, it's the lyrics I'm after. His lyrics really hit home, especially in Parachute, Spectacle, and Friendly Fire. The only thing I'm pissed about it that he made a movie to go along with the album, but because I bought it from iTunes I didn't get the movie. I want to see it. Harper Simon is in it. I've never really seen Paul Simon's son, and I think it would be interesting to do so.
I just got a free Augustana CD yesterday. I had NO IDEA they were the ones that performed the song Boston. I love that song, but I haven't had a chance to listen to the rest of the album yet. This, unfortunately, isn't on my iPod yet.
The one CD I'm interested in purchasing right now (which isn't available to download online) is Alexa Ray Joel. Yep, just another famous artist's kid. But I've heard her stuff and she's really good. She needs to get on my iPod as soon as I get a summer job... otherwise, I don't think I'll be able to scrape up the money to get the CD. I gots bills to pay.