I used to think country music was something old people liked (just as rap music was something black people — and the white kids of Fargo, N.D. — liked). I feared maybe I would end up liking country music more and more as the years went by. I had seen my dad, who liked the Beatles when he was younger, listening to Dwight Yoakam. And my sister, who liked Green Day as a kid, suddenly had Deanna Carter in her CD collection.
1. Do you ever get a Facebook friend request from someone you’ve never heard of? I usually just ignore it. This is kind of unfortunate, because now I have no chance of becoming friends with that person (I certainly won’t get to know them outside of Facebook). And I would probably end up liking them more than some of my current Facebook friends. But because of the off chance that they might be the Facebook Killer, I don’t approve the request. It’s a sad age we live in.
From the “better late than never” file, Christophe Beck’s “Buffy” score is finally available on CD. It actually came out in 2008, and I just stumbled across it the other day in Best Buy. But 2008 was still five years after the series ended and seven years after Beck left the show. (He now primarily does film compositions.)
Like many overly sensitive guys in their (extremely) late 20s, I have a long-distance crush on Camera Obscura lead singer/songwriter Tracyanne Campbell. Yeah, I know I have to get in line, especially after the release of the band’s fourth album, “My Maudlin Career,” which came out in April.
I’m moving to Sedalia, Mo., to start a new job, so I’ll soon be racking up new positive and negative experiences. (Based on my first dalliance with the town and the job, it will be positive, but that’s balanced out by my naturally pessimistic attitude.)
1. I’ve been listening to a lot of Minnesota Twins games on the radio this year and for some bizarre reason, the chorus of The Cranberries’ 1994 hit “Zombie” often plays over the loudspeaker at the Metrodome. Regardless of the game situation, it strikes me as an odd time to play a protest song about the British occupation of Northern Ireland.
This is the post where I’m supposed list the new fall shows I’m looking forward to, but after watching clips of the five networks’ 28 newcomers over at Zap2It (scroll down the list to find the pages for each network), I can’t say that anything really jumped out at me.
1. What does pop singer Adele mean when she asks, “Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing pavements?” As I understand it, the British phrase “chasing pavements” means “giving up,” so that would make the lyric redundant, wouldn’t it?