Monday, September 13, 2010

Current Music Obsessions

So i have a couple of new obsessions. I have been doing a lot of VEVO surfing. This is my new favorite website. I have a soft spot for music videos.

Obsession in Music #1: Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi has such a fresh sound. I love that he works with artists like MGMT and Ratatat (Pursuit of Happiness) but also works with rap giants like Kanye West and Common. I think that he puts a lovely twist on rap music. He has great style, and lets be honest he's quite attractive. I enjoy how he samples other songs in his music as well, for example Poker Face by Lady Gaga. All in all I enjoy every bit of Kid Cudi...and you should too. I believe that he will be a serious influence on the future of rap music. This video is "Pursuit of Happiness" with MGMT and Ratatat. I feel that we all feel like this video sometimes. Sometimes everything around us in slow motion, and we are moving at the speed of light trying to find ourselves. I also enjoy the little Drake cameos. Oh yeah!

Obsession in Music #2: California Ska Punk Bands

I am just so happy to hear that Rome has joined forces with Sublime. I know they have been together for a bit but hearing Rome on the Lay Me Down track by The Dirty Heads made me appreciate him a lot more. I am listening to a lot of old school Sublime, and The Dirty Heads. This is just feel good music, and you cannot help but smile when you hear their music! I can't wait to hear the new Sublime with Rome material!

Obsession in Music #3: Asher Roth

I have always had a little soft spot for Asher Roth. He is just so great. I love his rhymes. I enjoy that he has an "i don't really care what you think" attitude. I also love that he is young. I am really excited for his new album. The newest song of his "G.R.I.N.D." I find pretty inspiring. G.R.I.N.D. meaning "Get Ready Its a New Day". In this song he mentions that "Happiness is not about getting what you want all the time, it is about loving what you have." A philosophy that we takes a bit to learn, but would be awesome if we could live by it. This song has been on repeat for days on my iPod. I recommend a good listen. Sadly there is not video yet, but hopefully there will be soon!

Well that is that for music obsessions. There are other crushes on lyrical and melodical stylings but that will have to wait!

On a sidenote: what do people think of tumblr? I am thinking of switching over to Tumblr....
we'll see though.

Enjoy your day my lovelies.