It’s funny how many people “love music,” but in reality they just love the kind they love. That’s why I laugh whenever this one girl has to note “music fans check out…” There are very few people that find beauty in every genre – I am not one of them – at all. So when listening to Ransom Scenery’sear to ear, I couldn’t help but think that this was only for those who take notice of the experimental rock. That music that you’d never hear on an FM dial, but rather on some film major’s iPod.
Film because right away “Slowly Spinning” rendered scenes from every Sofia Coppola movie that’s ever entered my life. The way the song moved through time was as the title implies – slow. Everything in focus was in slow motion while the background moved faster than normal. With “Driplove,” there was this odd mixture that resulted in something that sounded classical but at the same time very chaotic. The instrumental ways of “Unconditional” were promising, “Just Tour” left me stranded and “Holozoic” appeared to come from another universe. Then there was “Gasm of the Heart (knuckle gloves)” which played like a distant cousin of Gotye, only more trippy.
Ransom Scenery isn’t for someone who loves music, because there’s only like three people in this world who truly love every genre out there. So those few would take to ear to ear along with those who like their rock to have an experimental touch. Rock that doesn’t play by any of the rules and takes alternative to the extreme.
What a week for people who know what Warped Tour is, right? Oh Kevin Lyman…you’ve gotten yourself into quite the predicament. My thing is, what if it was his daughter that this had happened to? That’s the question you have to ask him because some – most – people don’t understand shit until you make it personal. So Mr. Lyman, what if it was your daughter who was taken advantage of by an older guy?
Moving on, it’s ‘Merica’s birthday this weekend and I hope that you all are safe and sound come Monday. Be smart about celebrating this weekend, but do have fun! I’ll likely be seeing Magic Mike XXL and wondering why…although I’ve heard it isn’t too bad, and that the lack of the plot really makes it more enjoyable. We’ll see about that. I’m wondering how Channing Tatum will top his “Pony” moment from the first. Speaking of…totally seeing Ginuwine tonight and I’m nervous. Last year K-ci and JoJo managed to ruin my childhood with their cracked out performance.
So last week I was stoked to have two new jobs on the horizon. One let me go before getting started and the other pushed back the start date. Freelance life – it’s as up and down as a merry-go-round.
This week in regards to Golden Mixtape was cool beans. You guys really dug that interview with Alma and I hope you dig Drawcard’s next time around. Plus we’ll have another review, and the usual. Now for this week’s video picks featuring some pop punk, indie and more!
As you’ve guessed by now, there aren’t as many reviews going on in this neck of the woods anymore. So because of that and because I never really touch the more mainstream records – I always try and note some of those bigger fish that have albums coming out each month.