Okay, some preliminaries:
1. I rarely listen to the radio, especially here, where you get more static than anything.
2. I don't even own a stereo/CD player--I play music on the computer or CD player in my car.
3. I don't really watch videos.
4. I balk at spending $16 or $17 for a CD when I only know or like one song.
So, the fact that all the music I know tends to be "popular"--heard on mix CDs or gleaned from my staticky radio--should be no surprise.
Here's the question--how do you get turned on to music that's not mainstream/doesn't get much radio play? (For example, I first heard Teedra Moses on one of my soror's myspace page). I'm really burned out on hearing the same thing and the same people over and over.
Plus, I feel soooooo unsophisticated.