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Keeping Up with New Music

Keeping Up with New Music

Date: Sep 13 2010

Themes: Music

Grammar: Present Progressive Tense

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There is nothing that’ll make you feel older than turning on the radio and realizing you don’t know any of the new songs that are being played. But keeping up with new music can be a full-time job. Whether you hear about new bands by reading music magazines, listening to the radio or simply through word of mouth, it seems there is always something out there that you still don’t know about yet. Find out what Marni and Jeff do to keep their music collections fresh.

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Marni

Marni

Jeff

Jeff

Marni:  So Jeff, years ago I worked in a record store, and I felt like I was so in touch with new music. I knew all these different bands, and I knew what was going on. I swear to God, now that I haven’t been in that industry for a while, I feel like I have no idea what’s going on in music. Do you feel that way?

Jeff:  I used to work at a record store too, but I feel like your situation is a little more common, even for people with a past like that. A lot of my friends that I worked with are having a hard time keeping up.

Marni:  I think it’s sort of the nature of like, there are so many bands, and there are so many ways to get your music out there, you know, that now the Internet or whatever…. It’s almost overwhelming. And I think there’s some great stuff out there, but it’s hard to kind of sift through a lot of the stuff that isn’t so great.

Jeff:  Yeah, I actually kind of spend more time discovering new things than I should. But it’s also made me become more impatient, like things become stale faster.

Marni:  Right, right, right. I’m happy listening to some of my old records that I’m familiar with. I like them.

 

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Marni used to work at a record store. Back then, she knew about a lot more new music. She listened to new music all the time as part of her job, but these days, she feels like she can’t keep up with all the new bands.

Jeff used to work at a record store, too. Even though he doesn’t work there anymore, he still keeps up with new bands. In fact, he spends so much time discovering new things, he gets tired of his old records quickly. Marni would rather enjoy her old records than drive herself crazy trying to keep up with all the latest bands.

Do you try to keep up with new music? How do you hear about new bands?

 

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Dreamcather

Thailand

I enjoy keeping up with the music sometimes

01:38 PM Jun 17 2011 |

jurmala1

jurmala1

Germany

Keeping up with new music! Here is a newcomer band from Germany!

http://www.myspace.com/missing-brake/?pm_cmp=nav

03:00 PM Mar 23 2011 |

jurmala1

jurmala1

Germany

I don't try to keep up with new musik. I am hearing what i like but not what is new. About new musik i hear through my son. And sometimes there are really not bad musik, i would say even good musik.

12:44 AM Oct 17 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hummm I guess it is hard to me 'cause I confess,in fact I'm stopped in the time about knowing new musics and bands :P

I like old musics as old bands…I really like 60's,70's,80's,90's musics and bands but I'm outdated about these new bands that has appeared in the music industry…I like till today Iron Maiden,Metallica,Led Zeppelin,The Who and all of these old bands but I like their old music and not their new musics :P

08:22 PM Sep 21 2010 |

jiahui.lei

jiahui.lei

China

i always search for new music,but not creazy for it. i think it's great to get nice onei

01:21 PM Sep 19 2010 |

rebel lee

rebel lee

China

I used to play guitar and I like new music. But now, I got a job, I don't have lots of time to keep up with the new music. 

If I hear some good music in a movie or on radio, I will search and download them from the Internet. By the way, I live in China, you can download everything free here legally. 

03:11 PM Sep 18 2010 |

m2i9n

m2i9n

Thailand

I am one of people who love music. These days there are so many kinds of music. When someone asks me what kind of music I like, it's hard to tell. I usually answer that it depends on meaning of songs, voice of singers or rhythm. Nowadays, I've been listening to christian music chanel which is rock radio. Though, I'm not christian and don't believe in God, I like most of the songs being played on this chanel because of voice and rhythm. So, i think I like rock music the most. Smile

02:13 PM Sep 17 2010 |

Marciimn

Marciimn

Brazil

I love music, it's my passin too, but I'm a little busy. So I haven't listened new bands. Some people don't like music in true, they like to remember some feeling, relationship, some events they lived. I too, just sometimes. I prefer listen to a music by what it is by itself, so I like bands like Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Helloween, Stryper, Angra (from my country)...

04:48 PM Sep 15 2010 |

ah195

Viet Nam

i can't keep up with new music for a long time cause of being too busy. but that i feel like i might love some of new music which are beautiful that i heard through word of mouth and by listening to the radio. generally, i would rather enjoy my old record that i am familian with than keeping up with latest music.

02:21 PM Sep 15 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

Cool

10:53 PM Sep 14 2010 |

lihaolin008

China

I love music cause of the music can let me feel comfortable. it's one kind of art. I listen to old music many times. and new music too, if this one is good. but i never try to keep up with new music. it's useless.

08:31 AM Sep 14 2010 |

julianrockeromillonario

Argentina

i love the music,but the new bands are bad(jonas brothers,tokio hotel…puajjj) i love the old bands….beatles,kiss,rolling stones, and others..thats music!!!

01:02 AM Sep 14 2010 |

Alg♥Girl

Alg♥Girl

Algeria

 i love music so much!! i listen to it everyday!! i keep up with music of my favorite bands!!

07:45 PM Sep 13 2010 |

sravanjampani

India

I love <3 music. Cool(Consider its my alcohol, drugs, gambling, cheating, stealing, adrenaline, anger and lying all rolled into one addiction.) My passion, however, is hampered by the inability to keep up with all of the musicians I like.

Sadly, there is no equivalent to IMDB.com for music. I dont wanna take chances to miss any of my fav artists new music.  I follow Billboard and Mtv for new music. Once  a month i go for music store to grab new collections Money mouth

07:34 PM Sep 13 2010 |

matian206

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

well,actually i am not a sort of person who are obsessed with new music,it might be because of my age,Sealed(just kidding)

but they are notthat much important as it was when i was younger,

so whenever i am watching tv and enjoying some of the songs i will dl it

07:19 PM Sep 13 2010 |

masiran

masiran

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

im not so intouch with new music and i dont know whats going on infact i dont keep up with latest music they keep up coming in my life by frinds but i dont like most of them i dont care i just listen to my fav music it could be old

07:07 PM Sep 13 2010 |

Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

There is one radio broadcasting once in a week which I usually listen. Radioanchorman))) (on-line vocabulary give me that word, I hope you'll get the meaning of it) of this broadcasting is one well-known russian rock musician. So in his broadcasting you can hear different songs of a lot of bands either new ones or stales. For example recently I've heard about Tunng and Grasscut. 

06:37 PM Sep 13 2010 |

ROSEE

ROSEE

Jordan

Aw…...MusiC Is My life so I'm always In Touch with Newest Songs & albums ^^ <3

06:09 PM Sep 13 2010 |

danieloncho_55

Mexico

i love the music and i like meet new bands of alternative rock and stuff like that but i dont have much time to search, so the think that i do is ask my friends because i have 2 friends who love the same music and just ask them the name of new bands or new songs 

05:25 PM Sep 13 2010 |

narendra12

narendra12

India

yes i love and keep up with new ,rock, hot ,old,gold ,band !!

05:22 PM Sep 13 2010 |

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