Tag Archives: Flashbacks

Buying a New CD… and I don’t mean on iTunes

29 Mar

It’s finally March 29th! Most of you are probably thinking “yeah… and?” For me and others who grew up in and still rock out to the music of the late 90’s and early 2000’s it has been an anticipated date because Britney Spears’ new CD Femme Fatale dropped today! (Can you tell I’m excited?)

I’ve been a Britney fan since …Baby One More Time came out in 1998. I’ve watched her climb the charts on TRL everyday after school and watched her crash in the tabloids, but I still love her even more because she can come back. Like Ellen said yesterday, “Britney’s back bitch!”

Needless to say I own every Britney CD (like the actual CDs with cases and everything). Since downloading music (legally and illegally) became so popular not many people buy actual CDs anymore. Billboard even has a special chart just for digital downloads. However, there are certain people, Britney being one, that I always buy the actual CD when it comes out. Typically these are people that I was buying CDs of before I started downloading music (Britney, Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake and the likes… Go ahead, call me a nerd, but I still love them). So buying Britney’s new CD was a no brainer.

 Despite never being able to leave home without my iPod, I would much rather pop a CD in when I’m driving around. I feel it’s a much more authentic listening experience because you’re listening to the tracks in the order that the artist or producer wanted them to be heard

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Throwback Song… Thanks Pandora

27 Mar

When left in the hypothetical hands of the mastermind computer behind Pandora Internet Radio, my music preferences tend to pleasantly surprise me. Today, thanks to my *NSYNC and Britney Spears stations, Pandora gave me O-Town’s “All or Nothing.” Don’t remember O-Town? I doubt anyone who isn’t a twenty-something woman does. You know the show Making the Band on MTV? I know it was a few years ago, but really rack your brains. Diddy made two crappy “bands” that didn’t last more than a couple years? Ahh yea, now you’re with me. Well before Diddy took the show to MTV, Lou Pearlman (the man behind Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC) made a band on ABC. That boy band became O-Town, the not as successful competition to BSB and *NSYNC.

I had forgotten all about them! The fact that the song grabbed my attention instead of just being background noise to my thesis thought makes it today’s Song of the Day. When it came on, I found myself singing along and had to pause and go “wait a minute, what is this song I know all the words to?” (We all do that at some point) before clicking to the Pandora tab on my browser to see.

I didn’t choose it because it is this great song from the past or because it brings back these awsome memories for me to share with you, but simply because at one point or another I really appreciated this one. That one point or another was during my boy-band-crazed preteen/teenage years. So for your viewing and listening pleasure, I give you Ashley, Jacob, Trevor, Erik, and Dan’s “All or Nothing.” And just because it fits with the throwback idea, “These are the Days.”