For a little warm-up, I thought I'd share some recent iTunes purchases. I don't buy songs there all that often, but I received a lovely gift for Christmas, so I went crazy. I even bought an ALBUM! Which was a little bizarre.
First let me share with you a little ditty I heard in a Chicago music store - it's a blues song by Fruteland Jackson. Imagine an old-time beat-driven blues song lamenting all your problems. And updating the lyrics to reflect 2007. That's it! It's the blues about traffic, too many emails and workin' 9 to 5. And the title? "Blues 2.0" - how perfect is that?
As for the album, I decided to try out the much-lauded Panic! At the Disco. It's really unlike anything I have in my music library. It's full of passionate driving music that really feels like it's pushing you to (or perhaps away from) something. The beat can only be described as relentless. And the lyrics are very witty. To sum up the sound, I'd call it Depeche Mode singing the soundtrack of Rent as produced by No Doubt.
Coming up - some great DVDs I got as gifts this year. And of course my review of the Christmas miracle known as Dreamgirls!