Trying new things

Tuesday Tunes: Trying New Things

Note: It’s Wednesday where I live, but I wrote this last night and right when I was about to press publish my computer turned off. It’s old and got overheated. Okay, now for the stories.

As much as a I hate to admit this, most of the time I listen to the same songs over and over again until I get tired of that record, playlist or album on repeat. It’s kind of bad. I want to be in the know , but I don’t always keep up. What can I say? I like what I like…until I don’t as much. It’s come to that point again.

This summer, I’ve been listening to a lot of JT’s Suit & Tie, Beyonce all day every day, all the songs and artists from this summer playlist, as well as whatever amazing music is playing on my favorite stations, KPCC and KSPC. I hear about new country music from my sister and new other stuff from my boyfriend. Ew. I tell them about new stuff once in a while too though. Point being, I haven’t been going out and searching for new music in a while, which is weird for me.

There are more than a few artists I’ve been meaning to listen to so tonight I’ve been on a music marathon. I’m falling in love with Drake, Janelle Monae and M.I.A. One day last week when my sister and I were doing the dishes the one M.I.A. song I have came on my iPhone and she said something along the lines of, “Ew why are we listening to this? I don’t like this.” I was like “What?! This song is amazing. It’s M.I.A. You don’t know who M.I.A. is?,” when in reality, I don’t know who M.I.A is. I know almost every word to Bad Girls and was totally into Paper Planes when it first came out, but besides that I don’t know. That’s about to change though.

Next week there is going to be a welcome back concert at my university and I might get to interview the artist for work. Yay! Although a headliner has not been confirmed or announced, it’s almost certainly going to be a hip-hop artist. I know that because it’s the word on the street. Just kidding. It’s the word in the hallways and from my supervisors, who are planning the whole thing. So, my direct supervisor told me I can’t be “indie girl Erin” when I’m interviewing a hip-hop artist. I need to brush up a bit and know my shit. Well, she didn’t use those words, but you know, something to that effect.

I want to listen to a wider variety of music besides my usual country and indie tunes. Any ideas?

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