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Mommy, Where Do Bands Come From?

 
 
Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:04 pm
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December 18, 2009
Mommy, Where Do Bands Come From?
by Bob Boilen

Last year we mapped out the locations of the top 100 bands you loved. It's fun to see where the music we care about comes from. So with the help of our intern Meg Ruddick, we've done it again.


Their choice for the 10 best albums of the year:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121484925

Some notables;
01.Artist: The Decemberists
Album: Hazards of Love
03.Artist: The xx
Album: XX
05.Artist: Regina Spektor
Album: Far
10.Artist: K'naan
Album: Troubadour
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:07 pm
@tsarstepan,
10 Albums You're Too Cool To Like, From KUT
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121226486
http://www.npr.org/assets/music/lists/2009/12/ladygaga.jpg?t=1260565123
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December 17, 2009 from KUT - No, no " the headline's not referring to you. Heaven forbid. But someone like you listens to a lot of cool and/or unusual music, and refuses to sample the good stuff right under his or her nose because it's "mainstream." Lots of hipsters know about the very latest bands, having scoured the Web for the newest undiscovered thing, but are coiled to backlash as soon as others "get it." And, while the music world needs hipsters to help others find new stuff, it's best not to think them omniscient " after all, there's lots of great music they're too cool to notice.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:24 pm
That's a cool map application!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:29 pm
@tsarstepan,
http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2009/12/mommy_where_do_bands_come_from_3.html
Forgot to drop the internet address to that particular blog journal. Embarrassed
http://tinyurl.com/yzunskq
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Seed
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:30 pm
Interesting. The mid west aint doing much in the way of bands
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:31 pm
@Seed,
They pointed that fact out. The biggest difference between 2008 and 2009.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2009/12/mommy_where_do_bands_come_from_3.html
Seed
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:33 pm
@tsarstepan,
They might have pointed it out first but my pointing it out was much more ground breaking.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 10:34 pm
@Seed,
You do have the music cred! Cool
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 07:29 am
Hmm is there a top band/artist from every state, every country? Even older stuff? I recall once a thousand years ago I believe a radio station was trying to do that with all US states. You could assign The Pretenders to Ohio and Tom Petty to Florida. Charlie Daniels Band is assigned to Georgia (REM could be as well). Lots of choices for New York (The Ramones are one), California (Linda Ronstadt is one) and Massachusetts (James Taylor is one). Pennsylvania has The Hooters. Delaware has George Thorogood.

But where else?
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 08:12 am
@Seed,
is Norman, Oklahoma the Midwest?

if so, The Flaming Lips are all the cred the Midwest will ever need

jespah
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 08:20 am
@djjd62,
Y'know, since there's an all-time baseball teams topic floating around somewhere on A2K, we should have an all-time bands topic, too, like all-time girl groups, all-time bands where the band members coulda done something else for a living, etc. Plus an ONBB topic would be great (WNEW used to do those, it was a musical set called Old, New, Borrowed and Blue. Borrowed = cover tunes).

In fact, I think I'll make 'em both. Hang on.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 10:48 am
@jespah,
It's just their 100 top picks of 2009.

But I will happily agree with your Massachusetts choice of James Taylor. Cool Aerosmith can't touch him with a 100 foot pole!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 10:50 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

Y'know, since there's an all-time baseball teams topic floating around somewhere on A2K, we should have an all-time bands topic, too, like all-time girl groups, all-time bands where the band members coulda done something else for a living, etc. Plus an ONBB topic would be great (WNEW used to do those, it was a musical set called Old, New, Borrowed and Blue. Borrowed = cover tunes).

In fact, I think I'll make 'em both. Hang on.


Please do! I would love to participate and read that discussion! Surprised Very Happy Cool
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 04:25 pm
@tsarstepan,
Ask and ye shall receive. Smile
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