Sunday, April 25, 2010

All Night Long!

The New Pornographers: Together

If you like music...wait--that can't be right--I mean, everyone LIKES music of some sort don't they? It's not like you meet someone and you say, "Hey, do you like music?" and they ever answer, "Nope, music is a waste of time and space." So, I should be selective: Ahem, if you like the kind of music I like--then you're as happy as any clam that these two new bands are putting out albums soon!

Luckily for me, I write music reviews for this awesome music magazine, so I get most of this stuff far in advance. In fact, I've had these two albums on repeat for sometime now. They have made me very happy.

The National: High Violet

Sometimes, most times, when I make an acquaintance, I like to check out their music and book collections. Those two things can be more revealing than ANY medicine cabinet.

There are some people who like what's popular--their iPods will be full of a few Lady Gaga, that Swift girl, Coldplay, Green Day, Metallica and possibly even some of the Cure. This is not a bad thing--at all--but it does, in my mind, represent the idea that you haven't quite taken music very seriously. You've been satisfied with what society and late night tv performances tell you to like. And you've been just fine with it. I get it. I used to be that girl (along time ago, but it's true--my mixed tapes in high school were comprised of a little too much of The Police, Midnight Oil, and, yes, the ever heartmoving--Phil Collins).

Now, if I get your iPod and I see a little Camera Obscura, The Do, Nous Non Plus, Basia Bulat, Beach House, Great Lake Swimmers, Agent Ribbons, Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, Doves, She & Him, Two White Horses, Swell Season, T. Rex...and some of that colorful stuff--well, then, we might just find things to talk about all night long.

1 comment:

JuJuChu said...

I gotta say, I'm started to dig into more indie music. I love Swell Season & Great Lake Swimmers. I shall check out the other artists that you've mentioned.

I've only been to Lantau Island to visit the world largest bronze buddha, other than that I'm not sure what's there to do.

If you are planning to experience the night life, you should go to Central in Hong Kong Island (the waiters will literally breathe on top of you to order a drink). Note that transportation stops at night.

As for electronic devices, they are pretty much the same price in US and Asia (I haven't check out the prices in EU).

You might be able to find a phone that's cheaper in Asia, but you need to remember if it's going to function properly in Switzerland.

If you have further questions, please let me know