Hey guys, it's Mags again. I'm gonna spin a couple more SXSW artists. I'm not gonna go crazy with it, just on a Saturday here and there. Because believe me, I could fill at least 3 weeks, but that seems a bit excessive, so just a few highlights.
This one is Gossling. I saw them at the Aussie BBQ, which featured exclusively bands from Australia. I picked them over the other band I really liked (Miami Horror) because I immediately developed a huge crush on the singer. Shallow? Probably. Am I sorry? Not in the slightest.
The songs they did at the BBQ were a little more electronic(?) than this one, which I felt suited her voice better.
Better...Huh!? Is that better hj?
It was this until someone pointed out my flawed understanding of what this guest week was about...
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While I was studying abroad Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" was huge in Europe. I got back to the States just as it became big here too. More than anything else, that experience made me realize that I couldn't trust Top-40 radio; they were too far behind the times, and there were better songs that had been big in Europe that didn't make the jump. So much for a world without borders...
So I started seeking out independent and new music. I became a frequent listener of Brian Oake's Freedom Rock on Cities 97, because I didn't know where else to turn. He definitely introduced me to some good stuff, including what is now one of my favorite songs (my apologies for the 30 seconds of tuning).
Also, I used to be real frustrated at the fact that girls seemed to like guys who could play the guitar more, like somehow that skill made them more attractive. Jenny Lewis made me understand. Chicks that can play are more attractive too. And thus began my love of independent music and girls who can play the guitar.