New Music Monday

This is something I started a couple weeks ago on Facebook and LinkedIn and thought I'd transition to this blog. Up until a few years ago I had very simple tastes in music. I pretty much absorbed whatever the radio threw at me. While I was aware there were other artists and music out there, it wasn't something I went in search of... Then I moved to California. I'm not sure how to describe it, but it's like every radio station here shares a couple hundred "classic" rock songs that just play over and over and over again. I don't do a lot of driving, but when I do, I can guarantee I will hear something by The Eagles, Michael Jackson, Green Day, Queen and Journey. Then one day it occurred to me that I have been listening to the same batch of songs for the past thirty years. Sure, a new one will sneak its way in, but it's pretty much the same couple hundred songs set on repeat. With this revelation I started to explore and found the #MyTuner radio app which lets you listen to stations from around the world. It was with this app that I found some stations in Humboldt, California where I once lived. And that's when I found #KSLG, an indie radio station that opened my ears to a whole new world of music. From there I found a couple local stations in KUCI, the college radio station at UC Irvine and KSBR at Saddleback College. It's been great discovering music outside the corporate driven music industry and supporting artists who aren't making millions a year but love what they do. #NewMusicMondays is a chance to share some of these songs, and if it catches on, hopefully an opportunity to hear what my friends and connections listen to as well.  So today on #NewMusicMonday it's "You Worry Me" by Nathanial Rateliff and the Night Sweats.