Yesterday afternoon I was headed out for a meeting when I turned on the radio. Now, because I have no creativity and no imagination I generally listen to the same 30 songs repeatedly. This happens because my mom does not like her presets messed with in the van so I have a choice between several oldies stations, talk radio or KIIS which hosts Ryan Seacrest's show and mainly plays Katy Perry, Lady GaGa and Adele every five minutes. My mom is a big fan of Ryan, despite his hair issues so it is usually on that station. Therefore, because they play the same 30 songs on a 24 hour basis, my mind has become numb to any new sounds. Or, so I thought. Somehow yesterday I went for the volume and hit the tuner and I decided to be bold and spun that tuner and basically it was the same crap, but just on different stations. At that point I thought I had it back on the classic rock channel, but it turns out it was a new band that sounded like Florence And The Machine were possessed by Jim Morrison's soul. It was some local radio program and the band was Arune & The Alternatives.
Friday, October 07, 2011
I looked them up online and there is not much. They don't look like they are on a record label but they do like making videos. I found the one for the song that caught my attention. It made me realize when I was listening to them that it would be way better to have a bunch of bands that were doing their own thing then to have everyone auto tuned and singing the same kind of its not great but its not bad so we don't have to turn the station music. It is kind of like what you see on television. You have the same concept and then you have HBO and to a lesser extent Showtime and FX and AMC. Movies are the same way too. That is why this year it has been really refreshing to see things like The Help do so well. Yes, it was based on a popular book, but that does not mean it will do well. People took a chance on something different and it paid off. I love that. Anyway, below is the video for Arune & The Alternatives. Maybe someone will give them a chance too instead of signing on for another sequel of Whip My Hair.