i’m in a period of musical discovery and that makes me so very happy.
for a long time, i just listened to what i had on my ipod or computer or whatever music happened to be in my car at the time… i wasn’t interested in finding anything new, i just wanted to hear something that i knew i’d like.
this is a hard admission for me to make, people. i’ve always loved music so much. i’ve always wanted to hear something new. something that excites me. something that makes me want to make music again. but lately, i’ve been so disillusioned with the music industry and the crap that gets played on the radio that i’ve just ignored anything new.
well let me tell you, that was a major mistake. the internet has leveled the playing field for artists and bands and i, for one, can’t help but celebrate! we are not slaves to the radio. we are not beholden to record labels to tell us what’s “commercially viable” and we don’t even have MTV telling us what’s cool anymore – they don’t bother with music these days.
but there ARE great musicians, singers and songwriters out there and now, with instant, personal, and complete access available via the internet, we can HEAR what’s happening around the world. we can actually hear the future of music streaming in hi-def audio.
damn, that’s exciting! are you excited about that?! you should be!
anyway, i thought i’d share with you a few songs and artists that have really excited me over the past few months. some of these have been around for quite a while and some you may not have heard about.