While it was a general offer, it was a very generous offer. Frisky Librarian offered her readers a cd of music she likes. This must have been quite an undertaking. I wonder if she had more requests than she expected?
Nervous anticipation is not a good description, but an interest in another's musical taste is perhaps the right way to describe why I asked for the cd. I was dreading it being a collection of hard rock or rap or whatever, and then having to find nice things to say in thanks.
But of course anyone who's blog I always follow must have good taste. Goes without saying really. The cd duly arrived, complete with a track list and an artistic and stylish card with a note within. Is that not too nice?
But oh, to the music. I have made no bones about not liking music very much. It irritates me. It wasn't always so. You can conclude it is precursor to being a grumpy old man. I dutifully listened to the cd in my car on the way to and from work. It was rather good. Many of the tracks were recorded live, by people who sang without tech manipulation and played real instruments. It made me imagine that it could be quite good to go and see a live band.
My favourites were
Leeds United - Amanda Palmer
Your Protector - Fleet Foxes
and Snakebite - Gabby Young and Other Animals.
I had only heard of two of the performers on the whole cd, such is my musical knowledge, Imelda May, and The Waifs but I wasn't so keen on their tracks on the cd.
Let me see if the ones I like are on You Chube. As if they wouldn't be.
Amanda Palmer is brill. http://youtu.be/8RiniO_2bws
Fleet Foxes http://youtu.be/ZtdXl3QZD_A
Gabby Young http://youtu.be/mbIu7QW4juY
I seriously like young people making clever music, live or with stylish clips.
I haven't been converted to a follower of modern music, but I understand its qualities.
Note to self, do yourself a favour tomorrow. Play these clips loud and dance around like no one is watching, well, no one will be.