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In their heyday, The Beatles were the center of the pop universe. Many groups have been hailed as the next Beatles, but does pop music even have a center anymore? Who represents the core of pop music to you?

The only reason I'm answering this is because I just so happened to be listening to "Strawberry Fields Forever" when I noticed this. So, I figured it was the universe's way of telling me to answer this.

To answer the first question: Yes, pop music has a center. But, in a way, pop music has sort of split. There's, like, the Miley Cyruses of the world, who do stupid (yet, infectious) songs for the Disney Channel and get paid ass loads of cash to have their Sweet 16's in Disney World. At the same time, there's this whole other side of pop music that gets overshadowed by the carbon copied princesses that Disney manufactures. These bands would be something along the lines of... PATD (Pretty. Odd., but not really AFYCSO), Treaty of Paris, The Cab, The Pink Spiders... the list goes on. All of these bands are awesomely fantastic, but drastically overlooked when you see the word "Pop" in the genre line. 'Tis a shame, 'tis a shame.

To answer the second question: Unlike most of the people I know, I cannot tolerate those Disney-issued darlings. All of their music sounds the same (and is usually about Nick Jonas). I remember when the JoHos came here last year... It was insane. It's all anyone talked about for weeks. (For the record, TPS were, like, two days later.. So, I obsessed over that.) Regardless, the core of pop music for me consists of the bands I listed above, with a few extras that I'm too lazy to list thrown in.

Also... How many days are PATD on Carson? I only thought one, but then I saw the video for "Northern Downpour" on the PATD Community and got confused.

One Love, Fluffy.