Monday, October 29, 2012

Why Musicians Get Laid So Much

Okay--I know that's a terrible title for a blog post, but in enjoying the fruits of an Amazon gift card my Girl Scout moms gave me after our trip to San Francisco, I recently ordered some CDs. Now, I realize my taste in music is somewhat eclectic (read: inconsistent), but something all three of the albums I bought have in common is amazing songwriting (and I'm not talking about cheesy ballads, despite the presence of one or two cheesy guitar riffs).

Anyway, you know the songs I'm talking about: the kind that scream about lost love and late nights, bad breakups and running away. The inability to forget someone, even after so many years; being haunted by breathily uttered words and the hot touch of another's skin on your own. Maybe it all sounds cliche,  but I'm not the only one impressed with The Gaslight Anthem's latest effort, since Nick Hornby wrote them a page-long endorsement of sorts for their inside cover.

Maybe I should be embarrassed about being old enough to remember a time pre-alternative rock, back when guitars ruled and the original KPRI was the premier radio station in San Diego, but I don't care--if the music speaks to me, I'm going to keep listening.

4 comments:

Cat Winters said...

I had to check out music samples from The Gaslight Anthem's album, and they are impressive!

Ara Burklund said...

One of those albums I keep listening to nonstop.

cherylhowe.com said...

I had never heard of The Gaslight Anthem before. The're great. How did I miss them. I'm cool, right?

Ara Burklund said...

Glad you like them, Cheryl! I find new music through you, too--we must be listening different places. ; )