Let’s get one thing out of the way: I’m an iTunes junkie. Seriously. I’ll haunt that store searching for new music like a ghost with a grudge. Recently in my quest for steampunk music I discovered Emilie Autumn who describes her music as ‘Victoriandustrial’. She plays the electic violin and harpsichord on many of her songs and sings about Victorian asylums. She’s had a pretty hard life from what I’ve heard, and speaks openly about her battle with bipolar disorder.
She’s pretty, she has a wardrobe I’d kill for, sings like I want to, and I would like for her to be my new best friend.
Now that I’ve downloaded practically everything iTunes has to offer, I’m contemplating going to see her live in December. Although, I have to wonder: Am I too old for this sort of thing? Granted EA is 30, but I’m closer to 40 and the show is at an all ages club. Might be too much for my nerves! Besides, it’s not as though I’d get to meet her and even if I did, you can’t have much of a conversation which a room full of other people trying to get to her as well. How in the world will we become BFFs in such a setting?
So, I guess I”ll have to sit this one out and stick to my iTunes. Recently I made a CD for my niece and was thrilled to discover that I had introduced her to entirely new to her bands! I am still cool! I am hip despite my undying love for John Taylor of Duran Duran and grey roots (which are now a delightful, and artificial, shade of red). Some bands I’ve discovered other than the delightful Emilie Autumn are: Rasputina, Hiersonic, Amanda Palmer and Hannah Fury, just to name a few. I’m listening to all of these as I work on my current ms.
So what bands have you discovered recently? Who do you look for on iTunes? What song have you listened to so many times people are threatening to harm you if you make them listen to it again?