Friday, August 01, 2008

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

I have a new post up at the L.A. Moms Blog, where I wrote about what happened when I promised Kira she could go to a concert and the high drama that ensued when we discovered it was sold out. If there's anyone who thinks that getting tickets to a concert isn't a stressful, nail-biting event, well you must not have any tween girls in your house.

A few weeks ago my daughter let out a scream while sitting in front of her computer. It wasn’t exactly a scream, more of that thing twelve-year olds do to convey excitement: a yelp followed by a couple of ‘omigods’ and punctuated by frenetic hand clapping. I figured she had just seen a cute boy on YouTube so I ignored the commotion until she came running into my office, breathless, to announce that The Ting Tings were going to be in concert! She had a crazy look in her eyes, kind of how my husband says I look whenever chicken breasts go on sale for half-price at Costco.

The Ting Tings are the latest band she discovered through the amazing marketing machine known as the iPod Commercial. I know this makes me sound old, but I remember the days when we used to discover new music by listening to the radio, or watching Soul Train or stealing our brother’s 45’s. I’d kick back, relax and listen to my new tunes after I had finished washing my clothes down by the river and churning my own butter...Read More..

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  1. Yeah. I have also been allowing Apple to guide me to new music -- as well as the music producers on shows like Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl. I blame it on the state of music radio here in Los Angeles - it sucks. (I mean, it can't be because I've gotten OLD, right?)

  2. Tell her I'm a sucker for a good band too. :)

  3. Wow - I can't believe you were able to score tickets by emailing the venue! That's a great trick to know! My brother just got a job working for a majorly cool band (I wish I could say which but I don't want 8000 emails from people who want tickets because, you know, they are MAJORLY COOL) and he's on their world tour with them in EUROPE right now. If I learn any other ticket-scoring tricks, I will certainly pass them along.

    Oh, and yes, I'm back. ;)

  4. I know I'm a lemming, but that's how I get a lot of my new music too!

    In fact, the mix CD that's in my car right now has the Ting Tings on it. As well as Angela McCluskey (Dreams, from the Pampers ad) and Brandi Carlile's The Story (from some GM ad).

    I just can't believe that this is me. I always thought I was hip. Turns out I am more hip replacement.


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