Imagine if Marlon Brando and Burt Reynolds had a psychotic child together and you would have the lead singer from a band called Future Islands. Don't take my word, view the clip from Letterman and judge for yourself (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ee4bfu_t3c)
I no longer listen to the radio, so the only input I have for the current music makers is from Letterman. He's the only talk show I watch. I DVR the Late Show and on the weekend I will watch the past week's shows. I like it this way. I can fast forward over the parts I dislike such as much of the opening monologue (he can be very repetitious with his jokes) and the guests I find boring. I erase the shows after viewing. All except the one with Future Islands. I can listen to their song "Seasons" over and over, and enjoy the lead singer's angry dance each and every time. So far no plans for erasure.
I also will notice interesting songs that are played in the background on other programs, but these are not necessarily new releases. They feel new to me because I never heard them before. As an example, I was watching "Legit" the other day and I really liked the song that ended the episode. So thinking I made a new discovery I hop on the internet and Google what lyrics I could remember. I find the song, go to U-Tube and play it, making a note of the band name, and look up the band on Wikipedia. Turns out the song was recorded ten years ago: "I Miss You" by Blink-182. To me, this is a new song by some new band, but in reality it is well-known song by well-known band. God, I am so old!
I can still name most of the bands from the 60's and 70's, and good amount from the 80's, but when it comes to the 90's and the 2000's, I get stymied. (Yes, Stymie was a little rascal but I mean stymied as in perplexed.) It's like my mind can only hold so many band names and I reached the limit 20 years ago. I can rattle off names like "13th Floor Elevators," "Blues Magoos," and "Bob Seger and the Last Heard" without breaking a sweat and give you their songs ("You're Gonna Miss Me," " We Ain't Got Nothing Yet" and "Persecution Smith"), but to give a name of a current band that I enjoy, I keep screwing up the band name. Is it "Toxic Airborne Event" or "Airborne Toxic Event?" (I had to just go look that up, its the 1st one.) I like their song about the graveyard... (hold on)
(okay, just got back from U-Tube) ...called "The Graveyard Near Your House" and the song "Changing." (I recalled the "Changing" title without help! Yay for me!)
I guess I should end this now. I think I said all I intended. I'll leave you with a old saying that I just made up: "You have to be an asshole to enjoy sodomy."