So, a fun dude I met through blogging named Bob suggested that I review Girl's Generation, specifying a song. I think he was trying to pull one over on me. Joke's on him. Disturbing as it is, the song he mentioned it catchy as Hell. It sounds pretty much exactly like something you'd hear on the radio here in America, just not in English.
Not to mention... I don't think you'll be seeing any of those YouTube fad comments saying "I find this difficult to masturbate to" on their music videos... I just don't think it's going to happen. But, hey! If you're into the J-Pop thing (you know who you are) and you want something catchy and fun to listen to go right ahead... by all means.
He also suggested I listen to the Red Army Choir. Little does he know one of the most played songs on Windows Media Player on my old laptop is this
I love the red army choir. I love them because they show a level of nationalism and pride that I've never been able to understand until I heard their music. Even though I have no idea what they're singing the music makes my heart swell and a grin spread onto my face.
I've always been interested in the music that came from fanatical political movements (also interesting is that American conservatives are trying to claim Skrillex, which is just weird) and so when I was fiddling around on YouTube doing my thing listening to the red army choir I bumped into a National Socialist Black Metal group I'd never even heard of before. Something about the idea of modern-day Nazis just makes me laugh. It really does.The idea of someone looking at the images in this video with any kind of fondness is just ridiculous to me.
Bob also referenced Chiasm.... uhh... well. 14 year old me would've eaten this up. 14 year old me would've thought this was the deepest most meaningful music in the world... 14 year old me was an idiot. But, that would be apparent if you saw a picture of me at 14.
Nevertheless, I must compulsorily link a YouTube video. Also, an artist including brackets in her name? I CAN'T GET BEHIND THAT! (Anyone who knows what that is.. you're awesome.) I'm down with electronic music, but this is just horseshit. This is electronic music's answer to The Sisters of Mercy. This is what happens if Marilyn Manson suffers brain damage and is given a keyboard and some Gak.
He also suggested that I listen to Cechomor, who he previously covered on his own blog. They're a Czech folk band... and I love them. These guys represent everything that's right with folk music. Fun, energy, excitement, tradition, and just enjoying yourself playing music. (Any time someone pulls out a fiddle I'm a happy guy!)
Go check them out on his blog. Go right ahead, here's a hyperlink. Click it. Now.
Be sure to check out Bob's blog, he's a great guy and his blog is interesting and informative, with touches of comedy where needed. He also loves redheads. (But not death metal.)