turn on, tune in, drop out.

And now that the past week/weekend has been recounted, onto something totally unrelated: music.  Unlike I., I have not broken down and purchased extra storage space for this blog, and therefore cannot put those cute little music players into my posts, which are most aesthetically pleasing.  Instead, I have to resort to old school tactics of sharing music with y’all: YouTube videos.  So if you have the interest or the patience, here are some of the songs that currently make up the sountrack of my life:

  • Depedro : Te sigo soñando
  • Peret (here with Billy Idol) : El muerto vivo
  • Joan Manuel Serrat : Mediterráneo
  • Joan Manuel Serrat : Tu nombre me sabe a hierba

Apart from the above temas I have now been introduced to, I have also taken up the habit of listening to the radio, a media form I have always been infatuated with.  I discovered Radio 3 (described in the previous post as the union of NPR and Charlottesville’s 91.9 WNRN) in my Mass Media class, for which I was required to listen to and comment upon a Spanish radio program.  I was skeptical, since the snippets of radio I’ve heard around my house have not been all that interesting, or, let’s be honest, discernible (what happened to that bilingualism from the post below?).  Between the talk radio D.A. listens to in the mornings, and the incessant techno that I put on while primping (for lack of knowing where to find something better on the radio), I have not been overly impressed with Spanish radio.  But Radio 3 has converted me: its shows are witty, easily comprehended, and include some great music from all over the world (American bands include: Grizzly Bear, Wilco).  And then of course there’s the joy I get from using and promoting archaic forms of anything (in this case, communication.  Others include using pen and paper to take class notes, reading instead of watching TV, you know).

And on top of all the entertainment these discoveries have provided me with, I’m also comforted to know that at least if and when the iPod finally dies, I’ll have some form of music to keep me company…

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1 Comment

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One response to “turn on, tune in, drop out.

  1. Tyler

    even in a post about music you managed to use the word “aesthetically.” word of the week anyone? also, i’m way into the post before this (and not only because a lot of it is about me). practice clearly makes perfect, you’ve gotten so good at the whole blog thing; and the frequency with which you’re updating puts my measly 4 posts to shame. i also laughed more this weekend than i have in the last several months, so thanks for that. balenthia was great, maybe i’ll make it there again???, and even if i don’t we’re hanging all the time this summer.

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