It always happens.
I watch an episode of my favorite TV show, when suddenly I hear the song. Usually it starts with the faint strums of a guitar and then the clear and beautiful vocals. Back in the day, I would wait for the episode credits to see who sang what. Now, it will just be a Google away.
The most recent “discovery” I made was while watching the season finale of Hart of Dixie, a lighthearted tv series that hubby and I enjoy watching together I later find out that the song is called “Unbreakable” by Jamie Scott.
I don’t have Spotify nor Amazon. I only get my songs in iTunes. It is not available on iTunes! For now, I have to contend with listening to it via YouTube. The singer fits the mold that I like in artists – a man (or woman) in casual wear with an acoustic guitar strapped to his body singing great music with beautifully written lyrics..
Hart of Dixie has always used a great selection of music over the last three seasons. I love that the show gives its viewers a fix of country rock or folksy songs. (not to mention Rachel Bilson’s amazing fashion sense.) I remember years ago, another show was popular not just for its great script and acting but also for its music – the show, Ally McBeal.. (I have a uhm.. tape of the show’s soundtrack, actually). Parenthood churns out great music too. And House, of course. Sometimes, the show Criminal Minds had good song selections too.
Long after the Miley Cyruses or the Rihannas or Biebers have gone, what remains will be good music from talented people like Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz. The gimmicky will lose its appeal and famous singers will fade but true talent will stay.
Speaking of talented singer/songwriters, I was also able to watch the latest season of American Idol. While I loved the personality and voices of the top 2 who sang in the finale, my favorite was Alex Preston who finished third. I was glad he didn’t win. That way, he will not be pulled from different directions by the powers that be of that franchise. He can just make music his own artistic way. I watched him sing with his favorite singer/songwriter, Jason Mraz. I liked what they sang. It is called Love Someone.
I watch too much (American) TV, I know. I also can’t last a day without my daily dose of good music. We all have our guilty pleasures. Some love their FBs, IGs or tweets or tablets and phablets or whatnot. I like my remote and my white earbuds.