July 15, 2011 § 1 Comment
Let’s have a vocab lesson, shall we?
1. Music released on an independent label
2. Any music slightly left of mainstream
3. Not always about lost love, sometimes about Christmas in Zoos
Found that on urbandictionary.com and it was probably my favorite definition. A little serious, a little fun. Just right. Music taste is often a popular topic of discussion. Meet someone for the first time – “What kind of music do you listen to?” I hate answering this question. I don’t listen to the radio. Really. I don’t actually have a radio in my car. Just my ipod. Which is pretty perfect if I do say so myself. I don’t listen to musicians that most people have heard of – Sea Wolf, Acetate Zero, Foster the People, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Beach House, Miracle Fortress, The Big Pink, – so it’s kinda hard to explain what I’m interested in. usually I just say “I listen to more indie stuff” assuming they’d understand what that meant. The usual response? “Oh, you mean like Slumdog Millionaire music?” Really? No, “Jai Ho” is not at the top of my most played songs.
So to keep all you ridiculous people from thinking I’m a huge Bollywood fan I give you this lesson. Indie is short for independent. Independent record labels. Not Slumdog Millionaire. Educate yourself.