For the past few days I've been obsessing over putting together the perfect playlist for my upcoming Valentines Day Ball fundraiser.
I had no idea how out of touch with today's pop music I am until I started sniffing around for other dance tunes besides the B-52s Love Shack.
While looking through today's Top 40s hits to add to the playlist I found myself scratching my head trying to figure out: "What's a Bruno Mars?? Lady Googoo? Beyonce is still alive? Kanye Who?"
I hate today's pop music - for obvious reasons. It sucks Let's face it. It's pretty terrible.
So to show you my frustration - I'm going to do a costume change mid-blog post.
I stopped listening to the radio over ten years ago, only tuning in once a year to hear some Christmas tunes during the holiday season.... maybe a bit of NPR if I'm feeling bold... or if I left my CDs at home and have nothing else to listen to while driving.
I gave up on keeping up with popular music over ten years ago and starting looking into what's going on in the world. No, I don't mean like political United Nations superhero-ish, I mean what's going on in the world musically. What do those other cats have to offer? Goodness, that's what. And it's not just the ethnic sounds from other countries that tickle my fancy, there are plenty of bands here in America that like to dabble in ethnic spices: Gogol Bordello and A Hawk and a Hacksaw are the top two on my list right now.
So how do you feel about the pop music where you live? Are you still in tune or have you moved on?
Don't ignore this video. You'll hate yourself for doing so.