Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Great Debate

I like the radio. There. I said it. I know music snobs loooove to hate on the radio and yeah there are lots of big conglomerates who own cookie cutter stations and radio tends to be about a hundred years slower then the blogs and blah blah blabidy blah.

Well I still like it and if you are patient, you can find good stations in pretty much every city. I especially enjoy a good morning show. Plenty of them are complete fests of suck but when you hit the right one it can make the drive to work so much more pleasant.

There is a station here in Boston that has such a morning show and every Thursday they do a segment called "My Song is Better Then Your Song". Two contestants each submit a song, any song, and then listeners vote. It's fun because even though it's an "alternative" station, they choose songs from all different genres and time periods. Today's contest was pretty good and I am as of yet undecided about the winner.

First up was a classic Joy Division song from the 80's that is so sad but so so awesome. I was pretty sure there was no way anyone could beat this song.



But then the reigning champion brought this. It's a Christmas song that I've heard a bazillion times by a bunch of different artist but never the original. Holy eff! Please can we have 60's girl groups back? This voice!


So I am still torn. What do you guys think?

18 comments:

Dainon. said...

Good hell. Both are so good, I have to cry TIE.

k8 said...

dainon i still want our blogs to do this contest sometime. winner get to be crowned the most awesome until the next round.

April said...

Hm, I love them both but they are so totally different I feel like you can't really compare them!

chelle. said...

yeah, they are both such totally different songs. i don't think that one can be better than the other.

and ps. you should really do this contest on your blog. i would love it.

Alex said...

At the risk of seeming like a blogstalker by commenting twice in a day, you need to listen to Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings like immediately.

k8 said...

you are a most welcome stalker alex-i will check those ladies out post-haste.

and p.s. my baltimore brother and his wife just moved to SF. They are currently with child. you guys should get together and you can advise him on fatherhood or whatever.

becky said...

ack! so good. joy division. love. i'm not voting for a tie, though, because that's not as fun. my vote goes to song #2. but only because i have the christmas spirit way bad right now.

Cristin said...

I gotta go with Darlene Love. I love that version of the song.

Katie said...

I can't decide. Both rule.

You guys should definately to this on your blogs. It'd be awesome.

cropstar said...

Damn, that voice! Amazing. My vote goes to Ms Love. I love this game. Next round please!

Mary said...

Darlene Love. Def Dar.

Jed said...

I go with Darlene. Probably not a big surprise there. One of the best Christmas songs out there :).

chloe said...

And going against the grain, as usual...I'm all for Joy Division. Not because of the voices, but simply because I don't actually like that particular Christmas song. Some may say this means I don't have good taste. Some may be right.

I'm excited for the next contest!

Whits said...

Ummm I still hate the radio. Sorry. :) And I am a snob about it.

goat said...

Darlene.

The first one blows.

brent said...

I, too, vote for Darlene. While the Joy Division is most assuredly a great band with a lovely song, having it contrasted with Ms. Love & Co's uptempo melody and somewhat lovesick lyrics sets the Joy Division up for defeat, I'm afraid.

Very, very fun, Miss Kate. Please continue.

Mike said...

A tie indeed.....and as we all know, ties go to the 80's...

end of story

CoCo said...

Is it safe to say that Darlene made it on your Christmas 2008 mix?