Chris lives in Austin, TX, where he once shook Willie Nelson's hand.

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  1. Maribou says:

    I mostly learn about new music from skipping around on NPR. I haven’t been listening to anything new though, rather clinging to my old favorites. Like this one:

  2. dhex says:

    i learn from the usual channels (aka all of them)

    kweli is a super nice guy.

    i am mostly rocking this for the next few weeks:


  3. dhex says:

    oh and just to be a jerk:

    “I have no idea how to describe that.”

    chillwave, dude. don’t you remember 2010? it feels like the last five years have been awash in overly reverbed vocalists and skittery high hats.Report

    • Chris in reply to dhex says:

      It’s definitely what all the kids are doing. My son sends me music a lot, and half of it has that sound (the other half is comprised of hip hop and dance/dubstep-like stuff). It’s better than Lorde, though.

      Oh, and I’ve seen Kweli several times. He does seem like a really nice guy. And Black Star makes him hip hop royalty (as does “Get By”).Report

      • J@m3z Aitch in reply to Chris says:

        I learn music from my daughters, but most of that is KPop. Makes me hate globalization.Report

      • Saul DeGraw in reply to Chris says:

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      • LeeEsq in reply to Chris says:

        The idea that pop music should be authentic never really got on in East Asia. A lot of the pop music in Japan, Korea, and the Chinas is very manufactured and over-produced by Western standards. The good thing about the lack of authenticity is that authenticity can be a very over-rated value many times. The bad part is that you don’t have a lot of variety, at least from my perspective, or much in the way of genuine talent in the most popular acts.Report

      • Chris in reply to Chris says:

        James, ewww… though I admit that some of the catchy American electro-pop my son likes is just as annoying to me.Report

  4. Jaybird says:

    In doing the radio search for a new station, I discovered that 89.7 out here is AN AWESOME STATION OH MY GOSH and they played a new song that immediately got under my skin. I only caught the song’s name and the middle name of the thrice-named singer and so I got to work and I called Maribou and left a message that said “Dude, I only know that the song’s named ‘gold’ and it’s by something Vincent something.”

    She wrote me an email shortly thereafter that said:
    Jeez Louise, Jaybird. I told you to listen to this guy a couple of months ago. Here’s the video.

    So I hope you like that song. Maribou told me to listen to it.Report