Sunday, September 9, 2012

Finding a new groove

I listen to the radio Monday to Friday for about 20 minutes a day. In my car, 10 minutes each way. During that time I rarely listen to a complete song. If it's not the ads it's the DJs wittering on or I'm station surfing for a better song. To be fair I'm not much more at ease with a CD of late. Time for a new groove...

Being of Scottish extraction it never entered my head to pay full price, I'm off to the local School Fair. After flicking aside Mozart this and New Seekers that I come across a modern looking, elaborately packaged CD from a band I've never heard of, Underoath - Survive Kaleidoscope. Could this be my new groove?

For the bargain price of $1 I take my new CD/DVD deluxe edition purchase home and pop on track 1. Everything starts off ok, very quiet and ambient, a bit sort of Brian Eno-ish. It reminds me of the first time I heard Siouxsie And The Banshees live LP 'Nocturne'. Everything on that LP started off quiet and orchestral and then launches into 'Israel' with a crash, brilliant. Underoath on the other hand are an entirely different kettle of fish. The only danger of a crash with this was me pushing past furniture to hit the eject button. Had I known for a single second that I'd selected an American Christian Metalcore CD I would have dropped it quicker than Superman drops Kryptonite. These must be some very angry young men.

Somebody should have warned me that searching for a new groove can be a dangerous game.

I am going to have to tread far more carefully.

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