That’s the month Green Day released the first single off it’s iconic pile of crap known as American Idiot. The catchy little tune about how evil and stupid Republicans are became a quick hit. Sitting right there in the middle of our pop culture and, therefore, in the middle of our minds just before the election was the line “don’t wanna be an American idiot”.
After listening to I’m on Fire and its awesomely depressing lyrics I started a little twitter game called Emo or Springsteen. Basically the game consisted of me posting a lyric that was either from an Emo song, by bands like Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy, or a Springsteen song. Then people guessed which one it was.
Lots of people participated, including Representative Thad McCotter, with varying degrees of success. Here are the entries, see how well you can do at picking which one is which. I’ll write an update post in a day or two with the correct answers.
Bonus questions: There is one song quoted twice, what is it? One of these songs is actually named “Emo”, which one is it? How many songs from each artist are there?
This month’s songs of the month come at the end of the month because it has taken me that long to find some really great new music (or rather, new to me music). But, at last, here it is.
This month’s post is dedicated to one band. Cartel.
Now, I had heard of Cartel several years ago but I hadn’t ever really listened to their music. Luckily, that changed over spring break. One of my friends happened to have a Cartel cd and at some point durring the 30 hours of driving played it.
I love them. Their pop/punkyness comes with a bit of a hard edge at times but is comfortably balanced out by blindingly heart felt balads.
Give them a listen. You won’t regret a moment of it.
Every month I will bring my favorite music of the moment. I will put my picks in a post and in the widget in the right hand column cleverly labeled “Songs of the Month”. And, of course, you can and are encouraged to buy this awesome music directly from the Amazon widgets.
This month the picks are The Glass Passenger by Jack’s Mannequin and Foile à Deux by Fall Out Boy:
P.S. You might not have noticed but Amazon has a special exclusive Jack’s track titled “Doris Day”. Check it out… its awesome: