Things you didn’t know about Chumbawamba: total freakin’ anarchists. Loving this album.
Scott Bradlee - Straight Up ft Ashley Stroud and Alex MacDonald
So. This is a unique one. A 1930’s-style remake of Paula Abdul’s hit, “Straight Up”, plus bonus tap-dancing.
This gal’s voice is freaking AMAZING and perfect. Did I mention there’s tap-dancing? And that it’s a Paula Abdul cover?!
In Flames Live @ In Live We Trust FULL CONCERT (2005)
Oh. Oh my….
3:30 The Quiet Place,
6:49 Dead Alone,
10:06 Touch of Red,
13:00 Like You Better Dead,
16:26 My Sweet Shadow,
20:20 Evil in a Closet,
24:15 In Search for I,
27:35 Borders & Shading,
31:40 Superhero of the Computer Rage,
35:40 Dial 595 Escape,
42:30 Behind Space,
46:12 Artifacts of the Black Rain,
53:48 Food for the Gods,
1:01:35 Embody the Invisible,
1:09:43 Pinball Map,
1:14:04 Only for the Weak,
1:22:55 Cloud Connected
Saturday morning rain, jazz, breakfast and mimosas.
Master of Tides - Lindsey Stirling
Okay, this is just amazing. It’s partially a gear ad and partially a music video for Lindsey Stirling, but whatever. VERY VERY clever.
There’s men and lady pirates, non-irritatingly sexy mermaids, and some kind of crazy ninja Neptune dude. Most importantly. THERE IS A FUCKING KRAKEN.
Specifically, they PROJECTED KRAKEN ARMS ONTO A MOVING FOUNTAIN (and a white backdrop). SO IT LOOKS LIKE A KRAKEN/KRAKEN SHADOW. THAT IS FUCKING BRILLIANT.
Also synchronized dancing makes me cry and I dig that Lindsey found a good place for the violin in modern popular music.
Over time, the concept of pastiche, so central to postmodernism, has been torn apart and re-stitched so many times that nothing is left but threadbare strings. It’s a logical outcome of neoliberalism’s cultural rationale. Whenever contemporary culture looks forward, it can’t help but see decay and apocalypse… With no sense of future, it ends up looking backward and pining for the past, rehashing it until all that’s left are memories, minus their emotive power.
From U2’s Songs of Innocence by Alexander Billet
Oh man, I love this article. I want more!