I used to be a lot more hip when it came to the music I listened to. It was a bit of a status thing - I was the smart, Catholic girl with long hair and good taste in music.
In college I read Rolling Stone and would check out the musicians the critics wrote about. I read liner notes in albums to find out what musicians the artist collaborated with or was inspired by; I then looked into those guys. I also tried out the music my younger brother and friend LB listened to. They were (still are) good at knowing underground - read "cool" - musicians.
However, I have always loved pop music and so I was never really hip enough to be actually hip... but enough that I could be on the fringe of hipster circles. Or, you know, Karl and LB liked me. *shrug*
Anymore I don't have time to sit around reading magazines or liner notes or talk about bands at bars. So I use Pandora and the recommendations of a few friends with good taste in music to keep fresh music coming my way.
Every time I post a youtube song for you I have the following ridiculous conversation with myself in my head:
Oh this song is so good! I hope people love it as much as I do!
- Maybe no one has heard of it and it'll make their day - finding out about a new song or artist! Or maybe it'll make me seem cool because I know about good music.
Or maybe everyone already knows this song and they're all gonna think I'm the last lame person on the bandwagon because I just found out about it.
- Only mean people will think that. And if they already know it then they'll just be happy for another chance to hear it, or they'll be excited that I finally found about it. And seriously, you are lame - you used the word "bandwagon."
And this blog isn't about being cool, Bonnie. It's about being honest and sharing your faith and vocation.
- Well maybe I shouldn't post it because it's not Christian. What if someone is scandalized? That would be bad.
Just do it, it's not a scandalous song. It's a good song. A toe tapper. A dance in the kitchen, sing along in the shower, roll down your windows and crank it song.
- Just post the dumb thing and get over yourself!
So here ya go. Brooke Fraser's Something in the Water. I hope you like it. :