Ok so I love synthpop.
And I mean I love it love it love it.
And I don’t mind some amount of bitpop or chiptunes.
So long as it’s super geeky and I can do the robot and feel like I’m reliving the 80’s.
And so when you have sites like last.fm that encourage upcoming artists and free (legal) music – it’s just wowsome.
And yes, when it comes to synthpop – I don’t think twice – I just blindly download whatever comes my way.
And then I start to listen to my brand new collection of synthpop.
Only it seems to sound like a weird version of synthpop.
And then it turns out the artist of the song I’m listening to is ‘Bimbo Boy’
I smile at the name, and when I do my research on the net I come to know this is not synthpop, but gaypop.
Surprised by such a genre name (I never knew sexuality defined music genres), I continue to listen.
And then the music gets weirder and I visualize men in bunny costumes pole dancing.
And then the chorus comes and Bimbo Boy says “It’s like an earthquake when we get together”.
And I feel sick.
And I feel sicker cos I’m a semi-homophobe who cannot tolerate Bimbo Boy’s gaypop.
Afterthought on 19 May 08:
I put my ‘homophobia’ to the test… and listened to a few gaypop bands – they’re typically electronic bands whose music is like a combo of synthpop n bubble gum pop & I realsied this particular guy’s (bimbo boy) music was plain BAD.
There were sum other bands/dj’s (one called ‘Gay against you’) – n they were quite cool.