This weekend I was on my way to a wedding in Rutledge, Tenn., and flipping through the stations because I had stupidly left my stack of need-to-listen-to-these CDs on my desk. I don't think I need to tell anyone that it's not exactly easy to find a good radio station "these days." I finally settled on Hot 104.5 or Blazin' Face-Rip 104.5 or whatever it was called, and listened to at least six songs in a row that all used heavily Auto-Tuned vocals. I mean, I get that it's a hot trend and everything, so producers feel compelled to do it, but song after song after song, it's fucking exhausting. (Side note: Is it just me, or does Akon's "Daydreaming" sound kinda like Men at Work?)
Speaking of modern radio, Roman Candle play Grimey's tonight at 6 p.m. (free), then have their album release show for Oh Tall Tree in the Ear at 9 p.m. at Mercy Lounge ($7 w/The Deep Vibration & Keegan Dewitt).
Speaking of Auto-Tune (the nauseating staple of future ironic "2000s Nights"), I got an email yesterday from the Cream's own Seth Graves, which reminded me that I had once referred to the video technique datamoshing as "the equivalent of Auto-Tune," or some such. And to that effect, the new Home Keys video uses both.
A great man once said, "I want everyone to die."