19 July 2012

The Killers are Back!

I am beside myself with excitement!! My favourite band are back, with a new album and are playing in Melbourne next January.
As we age most of us get a bit jaded and lose the excitement of youth. We have responsibilities, jobs, mortgages and kids to worry about; and it's happened to me too, to an extent. But The Killers make me feel young again. Listening to them I am back in my room jumping up and down to my latest fave record and trying to land a little softly so I don't scratch it.
Do you still get excited by music? Who do you love?


How cool is this trailer!!! Excuse me while I jump around the living room...

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  1. Yay!!!! This makes me happy! I also learned that George Michael is singing at the closing ceremonies for the Olympics. He was my first concert! Excited me!

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  2. To answer the question "Do you still get excited by music? Who do you love?" I do get excited by music, especially the music that keeps me going while I do the treadmill, but there is a definite lessening of my younger tendency to immerse myself in a single artist and to really focus on listening to a single album and mine the meaning from it. You did hear and like that one song I posted on Facebook, but I haven't even listened to that whole album... My attention is fractured!

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    1. The technology is making us all fractured, I think. We love a song instantly, but who can be bothered wading through an entire album and falling in love with a song after repeated listening, catching subtleties, gradually discerning meaning. If a 20 second grab doesn't appeal, we give up.

      Definitely not just you. But at least we're still listening to new music. I know a lot of people who only listen to stuff from their 'youth'.

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  3. Yes still do get excited by music, and yes there are new artists that I do like listening too, and very contented with an overall album, but it seems that some debut albums particularly for new artists are very hard to follow up. (Debut album for Zulu Winter, The Jezabels- I like very much but will they follow through?????) The Killers to me brought back the kind of music reminiscent of what I liked during my youth and have continued to create great music- maybe our subjective tastes are influenced by the meomories that they draw upon? Music like so many things goes round in cycles.

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    1. True, The Killers are similar to bands I liked in my youth. Music is cyclical, as you said.

      I've never heard of Zulu Winter - will check them out. Thanks for your comment Mr/Ms Anon.

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    2. One of the main reasons debut albums are hard to follow up is because the debut album has all of the best songs the songwriter or songwriters have written through an entire life (up to that point) while the follow up albums usually only draw from the limited time the songwriter had to write songs in-between albums (and that includes time spent touring to support the first album) as well as songs that weren't good enough to make the cut for the first album. A songwriter has to be uniquely talented to keep coming up with gems under that kind of pressure.

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    3. @ Pinkhamster makes prefect sense, and something I've entirely overlooked. It might even explain how songwriters who been at it for years take longer breaks between new releases. Agree entirely that they have to be uniquely talented. I'd consider them to have "brains like sponges", observing, gathering from so many different sources, influences and inspiration to keep on creating.

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