Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Silver Rings

++Pretty much this is what you'd get if you plugged anyone into that amp. Shh. No one tell Jack Black about this song. I've been to a couple of parties like this where I definitely played the role of the hawk after the 5 minute mark, thinking, how did I get here? ImageJoiner-2015-06-28_at_8.01.10_PM.0

++The founder of Vine has created something called Byte, that I might need to spend the rest of the day trying to understand. (See me, as the hawk in the video above, bewildered.) I do like the Mario Paint inspired composer element though, because music!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Entertainist

++I was reading that Christophe Beck, who does the soundtrack for Ant Man, is the brother of noted pianist Chilly Gonzales and stumbled on this video. Highly recommended if you have 5 minutes to spare!

I'd never noticed that Fancy sounded like the "Neh Neh Neh Neh Nyeh Neh" playground chant and how the black keys make pop songs like Buddy Holly and Shake It Up sound elegant and Japanese like one of my favorite melodies, Sukiyaki.

(Bonus: If you're into it, read more about the song Sukiyaki and how was about a man sad about a failed political protest, looking up at the sky to prevent his tears from falling..and has nothing to do with the dish.)



++...Everytime I think I have an original idea, the Internehts outdoes me and ups the ante.

++MiniBoone: Hey now. Mountain Goats and Vampy Weeks influences. Did not see that one coming.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Feist Seafood

++See, cuz his name is Rod. Lol, Daily Mail.

++I like to pretend that the founder of the In the Raw product line ends each sentence yelling, "IN THE RAW!"

++Never read the comments.

++I wonder if, given our shortening attention spans the short film will finally get its due? I mean you could argue that some Vines and videos have been seen more than some indie films and are already more influential. Just because they are not fully fleshed out novels and may be done for commercial purposes doesn't make short films any less pleasing to the eye...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Energia Energia

++Benny the Jet Rodriguez: It's not very often I throw out the Huey Lewis and the News comparison and yet here we are!

++I wonder if Uli K is always bailing Blaze Kidd out of jail and junk. There's the Odd Couple show I'd watch. #teamUli.

++Dang that Weeknd Feel My Face song is Get Lucky at its peak ear worm status right now. Out out damn spot!

++Hm.The iTunes Editor's Notes on the new Kacey Musgraves album are a little passive aggressive, a la the tone often used by the House Hunters narrator.

++Seems like everyone has dated James Packer. When do I get to date James Packer? I figure like most trends, it'll occur eventually... like if you float through space like a mouth-breathing Sims-ish video game character whose feet don't touch the ground long enough you end up eating a Sprinkles cupcake. Eventually you collide with these things. See you soon, James Packer.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cricket Standup

++Backwards New Yorker Caption Contest.

++Yaahhh good news for once. Too bad about the long wait list, wah wah.

++You always see Jacoby but never Meyers. What'd you do with Meyers, Jacoby?

++Forget all other celebrities, the only person I'm buying skin care products from is Seth MacFarlane. I don't even much care for the guy but homie's doing *something* right.

++I've fallen so hard for that Mitski song, like a body falling from a balcony, that I might just have to pick my decrepit bones up and go see her play with Elvis Depressedly at the Echo on the 2nd. The Echo with its hard hard floors. She's so versatile this one.

Blaze Kidd

++No sarcasm, I really like the sound and groove the red haired kid is working like he's their Nate Dogg? Ya gots to balance the flavors in a rap act. I once heard someone on Twitter compare Drake to the herb Basil and the red haired kid's kind of like the cumin here?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Caroline Yes

++Been listenin' to the first few minutes of this episode of Mystery Story produced and narrated by Starlee Kine and so far it is has been kind of hilarious? It combines two things you don't often get together: Mystery and Humor.

It doesn't aim as high as Serial and in this case they are trying to find the answer to the question: How Tall is Jake Gyllenhaal, for reals, in bare feet? In itself that doesn't sound too fascinating but the appeal is in the many different angles from which they approach question. The opening theme is done by White Dove who according to YT were influenced by The Byrds, Neil Young and (the non Landy-ified) Dennis Wilson.

Stealing All the Fire From the Sun

++Mmm, a You Tube commenter said "Do your thing, Bob." And I have to agree. It took me a while to go through his available videos before landing on this one that's just mah speed. Sexy?

++The other day we were watching Tony Bourdain make flirty eyes while leaning against a doorway at a lady and husband says "He wants to explore her Parts Unknown."

++Me and Mike Stipe are kind of at the same point in our lives where it's like U R comfortable in your own skin and clothing, content with past success but, like, moving onward and not looking backwards because we're not, we're not, we're not done! We're not, we're not, we're not done!


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