My name is Jeff, and I'm a pop music tool

posted by Jeff | Thursday, December 4, 2003, 5:08 PM | comments: 9
Ugh... you know, you try to maintain some kind of integrity when your list of favorite bands includes Garbage, KMFDM and such, but some of today's pop music is just too damn irresistable to ignore.

The worst example of this is the new Britney Spears record. It's a damn good album, at least half of the tracks being top notch dance/pop music. I mean, it's above average. I hate myself for liking it, but what can I do?

There are other pop artists I've liked, but they're people who'd be on "alternative" radio back in the old days, like Jewel or Michelle Branch. You tend to give them more credit because they write their own stuff, but now that Britney is at least half-writing, it's one less thing you can get on her about.

I'm so disenchanted with pretty much everything else. Rap sucks except for perhaps Outkast, mainstream rock has too much dick, and electronic music lacks someone like The Prodigy to show everyone how it's done.

Could be worse I suppose... it could be country!



December 4, 2003, 11:06 PM # I love "In the Zone!" We should throw a Britney dance party over break at your place.


December 5, 2003, 4:12 AM # No comment on the CD I passed along to you? ;-)


December 5, 2003, 4:05 PM # ... at least you're not a country music tool.

"There's a tear in my beer and I'm..."


December 5, 2003, 6:42 PM # Country music is the devil. Plain and simple.

I've yet to sample the whole new Britney CD, but I'm sure it's good stuff to dance to as most of her stuff already is.


December 6, 2003, 4:41 AM # Look who decided to show up on CF! No, Draeger, your CD is still in the mountain of mail on the kitchen table that I haven't been motivated enough to look through.


December 6, 2003, 11:37 PM # Funny, I thought all people from that state south of us were into country. Or maybe I just spent too much time in Mansfield.


December 7, 2003, 6:02 AM # Ugh... Mansfield. That's one of the places I worked in my brief radio career. I worked at Y-105, which despite being more like a real radio station often played second place to that mess of a country station there.

The major cities all have country stations, but only Cleveland has one that's higly rated (which is weird because no one admits to listening to it, along with the other biggest station, an oldies station).


December 8, 2003, 2:05 AM # Driving between between cities down here in the South, it's very hard to pick up anything BUT country (stopping at a rural gas station or restaurant down here can get quite scary, as well). Those long trips to places like Tennessee and Alabama are some of the few times I actually listen to CDs. When I'm working on my computer, I usually have one of the channels going, or on short drives I just listen to a general mix of Atlanta radio stations (pretty much everything but country, depends on my mood).


December 8, 2003, 8:20 PM # BRITNEY?!! I don't even know you anymore...Outkast kicks my ass, but there are other good hip-hop artists that don't spit ryhmes about hoes, guns, and champange, you just have to find them. Country music is cool stuff, don't hate; especially anything with Twain and Hill in it. And finally, depending on what you call it, mainstream rock DOSENT HAVE enough dick in it. Bring back the Crue!!!

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