I’m not a big fan of swearing in my personal life, but when it’s used just right in a song I think it works. For one thing it makes an artistic, almost philosophical, statement; like giving the proverbial finger to commercial radio and automatically pissing off the religious right.
But I like Brendan Hines’ song, “Miss New York”, for more than just the f-bombs. I like it’s portrayal of both New York City (name drops Tompkins Square and Washington Square) and LA (“texting and sexing”, “run-thru’s and jet blues and beach volleyball”, “sunglasses, free passes and come see my band”). If mp3 blogs are indeed vehicles for songs, this one surely should go to the top of some blog chart or other; it’s taken from Brendan Hines forthcoming record Good For You Know Who. Brendan’s record release party is December 19 at Hotel Cafe (where else but the epicenter of LA’s singer-songwriter scene?!).
Did I say unsigned? Yes unsigned!
P.S. And btw if you want the scoop on what’s happening in the latest installment of the Terminator series than Brendan’s your guy for that too, see he’s a Hollywood actor as well and is currently filming the next episode.