Sunday, August 9th, 2009...6:36 pm
#140: Do Not Listen To Your Sorry-Ass Old Music
I just got home from a six hour car ride with my daughter, which took place approximately thirteen hours after we ran out of things to say to each other — or at least after she ran out of things to say to me. Having reached the end of other entertainment strategies, she turned in desperation to my ipod, on which the most exciting number (note to self: number, what Ed Sullivan used to call a song, is a really old term) is The Rolling Stones’ Waiting on a Friend.
When my daughter threatened to jump out the window of the speeding car, I hit on the idea of letting her download new songs for me, and in the process give me a musical education.
If you love The Stones, she told me, you might like The Virgins:
Some other ideas for those of you who might want to renovate your playlists:
If you love The BeeGees, you might like
The Management MGMT.
If you love Stevie Nicks, you might like Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley.
If you love Diana Ross, you might like Nelly Furtado.
If you love Joni Mitchell, you might like Cat Power.
If you love Elvis, you might like Justin Timberlake.
If you love The Bangles, you might like The Ting Tings.
And if you love Marvin Gaye, you’re totally out of luck.