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Rebecca Black Is Back

November 26th, 2012 | by Jon Bunnies

One year after we were assaulted with “Friday,” RB is back with a single entitled “In Your Words.” And you

Which of Today’s New Alt-Rock Artists Will We Still be Talking About in 10 Years?

November 26th, 2012 | by Jon Bunnies

I'm looking at the BDS Radio airplay chart.  It lists the most-played songs on alt-rock radio stations across North America for the past seven days.  It looks like this:


  1. Muse - Madness
  2. Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
  3. Lumineers - Ho Hey
  4. Black Keys - Little Black Submarine
  5. Passion Pit - Take a Walk
  6. Atlas Genius - Trojans
  7. Imagine Dragons - It's Time
  8. Youngblood Hawke - We Come Running
  9. AWOLNATION - Kill Your Heroes
  10. Grouplove - Itchin' on a Photograph


Further down the list, we find Of Monsters and Men, Alex Clare, Imagine Dragons, fun. and Two Door Cinema Club.  They've all got fine songs, but do any of these acts (save Muse and maybe the Black Keys) have real staying power?

How Much Music is Too Much? Discuss.

November 26th, 2012 | by Jon Bunnies

Back before the digital age, a good record store would stock maybe 100,000 titles.  If you wanted something that wasn't in stock, you had to (a) search from store to store; or (b) place a special order and wait for weeks or months for that certain record or CD to come in.

If that release wasn't available, your only recourse was to stare scouring used record stores and record shows. That took even Let`s see time and effort.

Today, though, things are radically different.  We live in an era where it's possible to access virtually every song ever recorded whenever we like and and wherever we are.  Awesome, right?

Not necessarily.  With literally tens of millions of songs to instantly choose from, it's easy to be quickly and perpetually overwhelmed.  You end up spending all your time researching and searching for music and not nearly enough time savouring it.

This brings up the question of how much music is too much?  That's the topic of .

We seem to have created an environment in which wonderful music, newly discovered, is difficult to treasure. For treasures, as the fugitive salesman in the flea market was implying, are hard to come by—you have to work to find them. And the function of fugitive salesmen is to slow the endless deluge, drawing our attention to one album at a time, creating demand not for what we need to survive but for what we yearn for.

Because how else can you form a relationship with a record when you’re cursed with the knowledge that, just an easy click away, there might be something better, something crucial and cataclysmic? The tyranny of selection is the opposite of freedom. And the Let`s see you click, the Let`s see you enhance the disposability of your endeavor.


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