Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tunes 126

In which I continue my journey through the dark underbelly of music.

My sister is a big 'American Idol' fan and sometimes sends me emails giving me the highlights of the show. When I saw this vid all I could think of was a clip she sent me with Adam Lambert and Simon saying "What the hell was that?". I think if you took the worst traits of a Vegas lounge act and a pretty boy, shook them together, and pored them on the ground you would end up with Adam Lambert.

When the VJ said Lambert's debut CD was an instant classic I almost gagged on my dinner. The video itself may be stunning but my personal feeling is that the song is just another piece of pop fluff crap that will forgotten in a year or two as the next batch of American Idol winners hits the streets. Or maybe it is just a poor Fall Out Boy ripoff.

"So hot out the box, Can we pick up the pace, Turn it up, heat it up, I need to be entertained ...."

Funny thing was I still felt that way after I heard his tune.

For Your Entertainment

Question, Have you ever been to a bar/restaurant that had baskets of fortune cookies on the tables ??


For the longest time I worked in a techno club in sl. One of my oldest friends in sl became a dj and still is. Now I like almost any style of music. I don’t go a minute in the day without something playing in the background. But I never did understand the different styles of electronic music. Maybe because before I had worked there I had never listened to any of it. And, truth be told, I still can’t stand some of it. But with the clubs in the Village I keep running into new styles and sounds so I was reading an article about techno music and found a list of styles. This is just a partial list ….

ambient house, ambient techno, dark ambient, psybient, breakbeat, big beat, nu skool, progressive breaks, eurodance, eurobeat, spacesynth, acid jazz, chillout, new age, new jazz, trip hop, electro backbeat, electro pop, europop, euro trance, hardcore, darkcore, breakcore, speedcore, terror core, house, acid house, electronica, freestyle, progressive house, tribal house, techno, synergy, industrial, ambient industrial, death electro, dark industrial, death industrial, electro industrial, industrial metal, jungle, transcore, darkstep, neurofunk, cybermetal, darkwave, electro rock, electropunk, new wave, synthpunk, acid techno, minimal, tech house, tech trance, acid trance, dream trance, euro trance, hardstyle, new rave, hardcore breaks, rave breaks ….

And my personal fav that I think the world could do without, christian industrial.

I still don’t get it and it makes my head spin.