I don’t watch tv as the executives that be wish me to; that is, in arbitrary chunks of time padded by advertisements. But I do watch a lot of shows. I only listen to radio in short bursts of car sharing, and I just hunt for a local NPR affiliate. These facts combine to form how I discover new music.
There are roughly four categories of exposure (with primary examples):
- British panel quiz shows (Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Was It Something I Said?)
- Japanese media (anime and live-action openings and endings)
- American shows (mainly The Daily Show, Colbert Report and SNL)
- Video games
I always forget to set up Libre.fm scrobbling, but if I had there would a noticeable uptake in music listened to as it is broadcast (or when I finally get to it, such as with all my vintage dance pop 90′s anime soundtracks…).
Artists (and favorite tracks) that I appreciate having found in the last year include Rizzle Kicks (Lost Generation), Mayumi Morinaga (Glitter), Of Monsters and Men (Little Talks), and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Same Love). Oh, and just now I learned about M.I.A., and having listened to it once, Clover is singing Y.A.L.A. ^_^
Anything else I should be aware of? ^_^