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we are breakable girls and boys.

Does it annoy you when I post music videos? Do you watch them? I always wonder that. I post them so often because (a) it’s easy, (b) I love lots and lots of songs and want everyone else to love them too, and (c) I genuinely enjoy learning about new music on other blogs. And I know, it’s not like I’m breaking artists that you’ve never heard of (faaar from it), but I like posting music because I can’t make my own music and sharing what’s already out there makes me happy. Fair?

If I start to get hate mail telling me to stop, I probably won’t, but the hate mail will make me sad. (I guess that’s the good thing about all of your readers being your friends, though…the hate mail is less frequent. And if there is hate mail, at least I know where the haters live.)

So um anyway, here’s another song I’m loving right now:

I’ve surprised myself by actually…almost…maybe kinda liking the fan video. It’s sweet, right? If you ignore the classic fan video literal images technique?

[Posted by Mallory]

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constantly changing from calm to ill.

I randomly bought the City and Colour song “Sleeping Sickness” on iTunes because when all of my college friends and I slept for days on end in the weeks after we graduated, we called it the sleeping sickness. Which is to say, we were all probably mildly depressed because life REALLY sucks for a while right after you graduate from college. 

So I bought this song and kind of forgot about it, but it came on my shuffle the other day and I was all, “Hey! I like this! Where did this come from?!” Now I’ve been listening to it on repeat, as I’m apt to do. I really like the second verse, when the other singer (Gord Downie, thankyouverymuch YouTube) comes in. It’s a nice surprise, and there’s something very raw and appealing about his voice:

I debated for a while about whether to post the official music video or a live video, and for purposes of quality, the official video won. I rarely like a music video better than an actual live performance, and frankly who really watches music videos anymore? I’m starting to think they’re a lost art. But hey, as long as someone keeps putting that stuff on YouTube, I’ll keep posting it here.

[Posted by Mallory]

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trl is like totally old news.

It is the end of an era.  Really, it is.  Total Request Live, MTV’s show aimed at the 12-15 crowd (so that means you start watching when you’re 10, and stop when you’re 14…and occasionally turn it on when you’re 16 or 17…just because it’s on) is ending it’s 10 year run in November. WAHHHHHHH.  I feel my post-college depression kicking in yet again.  And like last time, when they changed the game of Clue, Cheez-Its will soothe my pain.

So what are we really losing?  Here is how TRL is described on the MTV Web site:

At TRL, we bring you the latest, greatest music videos, bangin’ live performances and the hottest celebs. First, we combine your online votes, with the top songs and artists from all the places you go for music — mtv.com, downloads, music charts, ringtones, radio and more — to create the hottest, most all-inclusive music countdown.

Wowie, this is serious.  This show is important. People are enfranchised, there are great music videos, hot celebs, and of course we can’t forget the banging’ live performances.  And an opportunity for girls to act like this when the Jonas Brothers come to town.  Okay, I just love this picture and want to use it all the time.

Here’s the thing–I haven’t watched TRL since the Backstreet Boys (sigh. Why are you such a screw up, Nick Carter? We were supposed to get mawwwied!) but I’m still kind of sad.  And Carson Daly hasn’t been on the show mimicking not only the clothing style of whoever his guest was, but also the verbal style, since 2003.  Now I’m all sappy and reminiscing.  Remember when Carson dated Tara Reid?! 

Sick.  Oh and another scary thought, Carson is 35 years old now.

I’m just sad that future generations won’t be able to talk about TRL the way my friends and I can.  It’s sort of like when we talk about how good MTV’s Undressed was, my brother has no clue what we’re talking about.  At least I hope he doesn’t.  That show was wayyy inappropriate for him at the time.  Me too, I guess.

Anyway, I leave you with a music video, circa 2000, that is the only proper way to end this post and bid farewell to TRL:

Bye Bye Bye, TRL.

[Posted by Kathleen]

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