Lately I’ve been seriously craving some new music. So I asked around a bit and got some halfway decent suggestions, but none of them overly impressed me. Then yesterday, I got an email from an Irish friend of mine who suggested that I listen to two different bands. One of them was The Fratellis – a band from Glasgow, Scotland. Freakin’ incredible… one of the best new bands I’ve come across in a while. So this got me thinking. Why does the music that’s successful in America suck so much? I mean, about 90% of the music I listen to comes from the UK. Is there some law that says that the major labels in the US can only release and promote garbage? Why am I forced to listen to Kid Rock’s latest single when I turn on the radio? Why do I have to reach across the Atlantic ocean to find something that’s worth listening to?