Oct 6, 2009
Archived: KVSC Top 30 (9/28-10/4)
The hardest part about this job is, probably, seeing music you enjoy struggle to get airtime. It’s like being a parent on the first day of school. You’ve spent years telling your child that they’re good enough, strong enough, and people will like them, only to see it all come undone with one remark about how their nose looks funny, or they smell like an old man (I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who got that as a kid, right? Right?). This week, though, a pet release of mine, Drummer’s debut “Feel Good Together” broke out of its awkward adolescent phase and charted proudly at number 8. Anyone who knows me personally has probably heard how much I love The Black Keys, and to hear Patrick Carney’s offshoot project be as good as it was made me a proud poppa (of sorts).
(Of course, it is also worth mentioning that Yo La Tengo bucked the recent trend and held on to the numero uno spot. But then again, the popular kids get enough attention already, yeah? So let’s give it a quick pat on the back and move along.)
In other charting news:
fun. continued to strut its stuff (and anger my AutoCorrect) this week, its last in our New Music Rotation. Awesome!
Wallpaper, that crazy auto-tune-lovin guy, made his first appearance in the Top 30 this week, which is great if only because I get to put the words “Doo Doo Face” in a “serious” discussion. Schweet!
Brother Ali made a strong debut this week, a performance I hope to see followed by a consistent run of charting. Local and great music will always have a place in my heart and on our charts. Hells Jeah!
Weekly Arctic Monkeys Update: I am very happy to see them rebound from last week’s disappointing showing. WOO!
Little hand says it’s time to chart (and roll).