August 29, 2005
Next big thing

Wolf Parade is getting a lot of attention as, um, the next big thing. And their song "Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts" is stuck in my head in a pretty intense way.

Lalalalala la.

The Hype Machine is a searchable archive of audio tracks posted to weblogs. It's neat.

I have it on good authority that the next next big thing is think about life!. Their live show is pretty great, anyway.

I'm oddly fascinated with the... well, hype machine. And how it chooses what's going to get the attention of hundreds of thousands of people.

I know I'm supposed to just listen to music and like it or not independent of the amount of attention it's getting. But I inevitably rely heavily on the opinions of other people, and that seems to collide with a love of analyzing systems, making my music listening an abortive subset of what's being talked about, what my friends make, and what I happen to have heard and liked.

God doesn't always have the best goddamn plans, does he?

Yep, it's stuck.

posted by dru in culture