You know -- the fishin' ditties in the Fish for Dinner posts; and the singer-songwriter-y tunes in the Sweet Bites and Savory Bites posts; the crank-it-up playlists for the Cookbook Road Tests; and who can forget the Afternoon Dance Breaks.
Short answer: All over.
Better answer: I’ve got a pretty extensive music collection of my own, although it probably leans towards oldies, er ... classics.
Labels don’t bother me much though, not when it comes to music. It’s all about what resonates -- whether old or new, fast or slow, major or minor -- how you feel, what moves you and grooves you.
Whaddya know, here’s some now. I’m really enjoying this jazz-meets-electronica trio and hope you do too. They’re GoGo Penguin from the U.K., and I found them on BandCamp.
“Daytrotter gives you something special … exclusive, re-worked, alternate versions of old songs and unreleased tracks by some of your favorite (and soon to be favorite) bands, recorded live, that capture the heart of their music at that moment in time - dirty and alive.”
SoundCloud is a great platform for sharing playlists and I’ve found some exciting new music here too. There are a lot of DJ remixes there -- interesting listening but not really what I’m sharing on the blog these days.
I also want to share the love for these websites that I enjoy for listening and/or reading about music:
Turntable Kitchen – Music and recipes. Hmm, sounds like a familiar format … I also do music and recipes but will never be as cool as Matthew and Kasey, plus our styles are pretty different. I think it’ll be okay if you like us both.
The A.V. Club – They cover a wide range of topics and have some interesting think pieces as well as TV, film and music reviews. I like reading their writers’ reviews and have picked up some good tips from these smart people.
Pitchfork – I don’t know if I read Pitchfork to gain insights or to smirk at the sometimes pretentious reviews. Why not both?
Sound Opinions – This weekly radio show with an internet/podcast presence has this to say about itself:
“Sound Opinions is your source for smart and engaging music criticism and conversation. Each week on the show, nationally respected rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis interview artists, talk about pop culture and music industry news, review new record releases and give trends a historical context.”
“CHIRP is a volunteer-driven, online community radio station that focuses on music, arts, and culture. We are live and local … in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, and the city we live in is a key part of everything we do. CHIRP Radio plays a wide mix of local, independent, lesser-heard, and just generally good music from a variety of genres and eras. CHIRP DJs are true music fans who love to share their discoveries, new and old, with listeners."
Where do you go to find new music? Please share in the comments.