Re: [rumori] curve of sound innovation

From: Quahogs ! (
Date: Tue Mar 13 2001 - 15:02:21 PST

>There is SUCH a huge difference! Brittney Spears' albums just haven't
>captured my emotions the way Debbie Gibson did.

"She's the original bubble-gum diva." - Britney Spears about Debbie Gibson
at the 2001 American Music Awards

Doesn't mean all that much, I just found it humorous that I'd just read that
quote a few minutes before you mentioned them both.

>They just don't make records like they used to. That was sarcasm.

I feel about the same way about Britney as I did (and do) about Debbie: one
or two really fucking catchy tunes with a ton of filler.

> >any 18-year old pop fans on this list want to speak up?
>There probably aren't any pop fans on the list for the same reason there
>aren't any rumori-ites making pop records.

Well, I'm not 18 (I'm 26), but I must admit I have a thing for pop. Mostly
female-vocal-pop, but pop nonetheless. Destiny's Child, Britney Spears,
Dream. Yep. I had Debbie Gibson's "Out of the Blue," though I was
embarrassed about it at the time (now I just don't care). It was fueled
when I got into the KLF and cheesy Euro-dance like Black Box and 2
Unlimited. (Speaking of which, Bill Drummond of the KLF wrote a book called
"45" which is sort of autobiographical, but contains a lot of just random
stuff, including numerous discussions of his love for pop. very
interesting, imo)

Bottom line -- you probably shouldn't make any assumptions about the musical
tastes of folks on this list. Not that I would hold my breath for _another_
rumorite who owns Milli Vanilli's sorta-grammy-winning-cd for non-collector

>(Steev, I realise the question may have been rhetorical/sarcastic)
>There's no interest. Your average pop fan probably doesn't care a
>rat's ass about intellectual property and such issues.

Though they should, judging from the amount of Britney available through P2P

>And does anyone reading this list really care WHO won Album of the
>Year? It's entertainment, and not very entertaining at that ;^)

I'm curious, but not dying to know. someone taped the grammys for me, but
it got cut off before that one. i haven't bothered to find out, either.

>My interest in pop music is on the large scale. I AM interested in the way
>music continues to mutate and how the public reacts and adapts to it.

Absolutely. And stuff like the DMX song that gets played (at least here)
that's really old (for pop), like two years or something. It cracks me up.

>"Shock-rockers" and "Gangsta Rap" for instance are now, passe' (sp?) I
>listen to the radio just to monitor public tastes and trends.

How do you stand it? I can't leave the radio on a song I don't like for
very long at all, trendwatching or no trendwatching.

>Perhaps someday, in my dreams, I'll be able to use this information to
>leverage my "art," or latch on to some trend or fad. In the meanwhile, I'll
>work on my own ideas.

Rock on, man. Just say no to Limp Bizkit.


p.s. folks in the cincinnati/southern ohio area should come check out the
Evolution Control Committee on Friday. It's not U2, but it'll do :)
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