Tuesday, February 21, 2006

New Music

Like many people, I rarely buy CDs anymore. I get most of my music online. But I will buy the CD if it's by an up and coming new artist. I like to support artists who haven't made it yet and it makes me feel "in the know" since I can say to say all my friends, "Hey, have you heard that song? Oh you haven't? Well, let me tell you all about it!"

Last Thursday, I was having a pretty shitty day. I didn't go into work that day and just worked from home because I wanted to be left alone. I had my high school reunion that night, and contemplated not showing up, but I decided I should get out of the apartment. I didn't want to be a total hermit.

My reunion was at the Yale Club over by Grand Central. So I hopped on the 2/3 down to Times Square to eventually catch the S shuttle over to the East side. I know this trip well since it's the commute I take everyday to work. Since it was rush hour, there were lots of people running around in the stations.

As I was wading through the throngs of people at Times Square, I saw that a crowd had gathered in the big open area on the way to the S shuttle and the N/R/W trains. Oh great. Another musical performer. I really have no patience for crowds. That's the most annoying thing about New York--everything has a crowd or a long-ass line. When I see musical performers in the subway station and space made by the crowd so they can perform, I just walk right on through the space. I'm in a rush, and I have places where I need to be.

However, I always glance over and listen for the few seconds as I walk past the performers. And then usually I'm on my way. Since I was in such a depressed and crappy mood, I didn't expect to really be in the mood for any musical entertainment. This time, though, I stopped and listened for a few minutes and ended up staying for three songs. The girl's name is Susan Cagle. I really enjoyed her music and it definitely lifted my mood. Apparently she has an upcoming CD coming out on the Lefthook label with Sony/Columbia. Well I have now taken it upon myself to be a grassroots Susan Cagle promoter. I highly encourage everyone to check her out.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

From Jayne: So, where in C'ville could one find this artist? Thanks. Jayne

rajimonster said...

love that the school's acronym is STAB. so, how was the reunion?

TCho said...

Reunion was great. I saw a couple people who I hadn't seen in 10 years. And I got a cool STAB travel coffee mug.

teahouse said...

Ooooh, travel coffee mug. My broke-ass public high school didn't have cool accessories like that.

EM said...

yeah teachouse, we spent oodles on tuition and they give us...a travel mug. and i regularly get requests for more donations from them. um, no. they better pony up with more than a mug if they want my money (not that i have any to give anyway...). I'M thinking about sending THEM requests for donations...

terence, email me and tell me who you saw. got an email from nora.