Friday, February 04, 2011

Coffee House Music

Having spent a fair bit of time in Internet cafes the past couple months I have been a liitle obsessed with what music they play. The first couple weeks at this one place I used to like to go to (wow I never knew I was gonna get so fussy about coffee shops) um I was like "hey wow what a crazy good cd they are playing." Then I heard it somewhere else. All these acoustic versions of pop songs. Oh it's a satelite station called " coffee house". Now I've pretty much memorized their playlists. Just like top 40 stations. I wonder what the old jug bands who used to do "hootenanny nights" in NY or college towns would think. I wonder what Jerry Garcia would think about coffee house satellite radio? I think he'd be impressed, afterall the grateful dead band eked out some of the most fascinating alternative economic niches...maybe also the original tailgate parties? The grassroots bartering and economies surrounding the dead became standard issue for pop stars and marketing. (one of garcias first bands was a jugband). If I could figure out how to embed a video from my phone I would try to find his early band... Woe is me...

"Mother mccrees uptown jug champions"... What a great name huh? It then was "the warlocks " then the dead I think....

2 comments:

Janet said...

lol Candy, you'll figure it out, I know you will! In the meantime, enjoy!

ps...my word verification was 'singer'!

Candy Minx said...

Thats weird, I think the word verification picks up on letters in the posts or something...