A gift of music and E music sux

January 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Emusic is no itunes. Not even close.  Recently I downloaded 48 free songs.  35 of them came from emusic thanks to ticketmaster’s giveaway while the rest was from itunes.  I must add that emusic pretty much sucks.  I should have been a been to choose 35 songs in about 2 minutes.  Instead it turned into a 2 hour long hunt for some descent music.  No Madonna, Lady Gaga, Bat for Lashes, Weezer, REM, I started to get desperate after a while.  I did end up with good songs but it took far too long. 

Here’s what I got:

Ozzy Osbourne  Tribute album

Little Boots Stuck on Repeat and Meddle

Lady Hawke  Paris is Burning

Ladytron   Ghosts, Runaway, Blue Jeans (Temple of Jay Remix)

Adele   Chasing Pavements and Hometown Glory

Santigold   LES Artistes and Lights Out

Creature     Who’s hot, whos not and Pop Culture

Roisin Murphy   You know me better (Body Jack Remix)

Kim Carnes     Bette Davis Eyes

Coolio    Gangsta’s Paradise

Bush       Little Things

Savage Garden     To the Moon and Back

Nik Kershaw     Wouldn’t it be good

Human League    Love me Madly?  and Sin City

Ever use emusic?  What do you think?

Kagehime

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British Invasion

May 22, 2009 at 1:05 am (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Seriously what happened to American music? We still have rap, but what about pop, rock and everything else? There is a serious British invasion going on right now in part because their music is so good.  I mean have you looked at Britain’s got Talent.  Even people coming from no where like Susan Boyle can belt out a tune (awesomely I might add).  I know America’s got Talent but where is it?  

There’s a lot of Blue Eyed soul coming out of the UK with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Duffy, and Adele.  They’ve got the Ting Tings, Estelle, Lily Allen…then there’s Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A, shall I continue?

Then it seems like they want to steal our good muscians.  Madonna seems to think she’s British. Michael Jackson’s supposed to be touring there and not here.  A British magazine claimed Lady Gaga was British once.  And a how lot of other people thought she was British, because it used to be if you were eccentric and could pull it off you were from the UK.  Look at Boy George and Elton John. Then both Lady Gaga and Brandon Flowers of The Killers performed with The Pet Shop Boys at the British Awards Show.  Not to mention that Flowers has said “We’ve been embraced in Britain in a way that I’ll never understand, and it’s such a wonderful thing,” he says. “But over here [in America], people are still so obsessed with Led Zeppelin and Nirvana, those sorts of bands, that nobody else is allowed [to grow].” and Lady Gaga has commented on how Britain is more of accepting of her than the US.

Do you think the US doesn’t allow talent to develop as well as the UK? I think that if someone’s strange or different the US doesn’t look as favorably on them.  I think that’s the big reason Adam Lambert didn’t win American Idol.  What do you think?

Kagehime

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