Friday, March 06, 2015

Felnuts

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I don't usually post on Fridays but lol, assessing it all just now... there have been some sorry excuses for content this week! Been so damn busy. Drenge!

Anyway, I'm sort of leaning towards being ok with this Kid Cudi song. How's thaaaat for a ringing endorsement?

It's pleasantly chill.

He's got some avid fans and detractors in the comment section. I am firmly in the "ok" camp. #convictions. It features a Ratatat sample that can be heard in its original form here. Definitely an inventive, slowed down appropriation.

++A fact of life.

++I hate when chefs batter everything. (Sorry, but I'm legally allowed to make this joke now that Harrison Ford is fine.)

++A couple of years ago I would've hated this Felly song, (and part of me thinks I might be getting duped by a new Lonely Island video) but since teh internet has turned me into a walking shruggie I'll admit there are some sonic elements I find appealing. The vocals are just non-obtrusive enough to not get in the way of the sound, like they are just another instrument. Though I wouldn't necessarily remove them either. I had that thought while listening to a song the other day.. Wouldn't it be great to have the ability to remove parts of songs you don't like.. i.e., an awkwardly worded lyric you hate or a rapper's interlude you felt ruined the whole song? Someone get on that.

++Speaking of comments sections, there's a debate on whether or not this is really Garth Brooks singing in this video. I've heard that one way some You Tube videos sneak past copyright infringement is by speeding up audio, but what is real or not these days anyway? (I do bet the evil Chris Haines is behind these shenanigans. Always trying to ruin "Good" Garth's rep, etc.)

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Someone I Knew

++This one's got acapella covers written all over it.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Quickies

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++Would've gone with woozier lettering, myself.

++I don't know if it's a tipping point thing but lately I too know sooo many people into wrestling. Where'd this come from??

++Lol. I meant to post this a few days ago..I love a good ol' classic well constructed joke.

++Billie JD Porter and Nimrod Kamer: Catchin up with James Joyce.

++What's with all the funkiness lately, too? Not complaining! Wrestling and funk, you cray 2015.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Drenge!

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The Hollywood Treatment

Asdfqwertuiyop! Here's the longer trailer for Sundays and frankly, it excites me in a way nothing excites me any more. Please watch!

Monday, March 02, 2015

SunDays

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++Mmm, sorta love the net-like Batmobile-esque of the Lexus sports' front grills. Plus you can always hang your socks on them like a space heater if you need to dry them.

++Apparently there was a "Gossip Girl Acapulco" that I was about to make fun of before I got mildly sucked in. Que Paso!? Star Sofia Sisniega has gone on to star in SunDays, by visionary director Mischa Rozema who by the looks of his IMDb profile pic mimes a great man in a box.

++From the inbox: I Am Kloot's John Bramwell is one of a number of artists donating their work to an album to benefit a fire ravaged animal shelter.

 

 

(Not necessarily related to Sunday but do directors do a disservice by making dystopias look beautiful? It's almost challenging us to say "Hey let's pump the gas on destroying this place so we can get THERE! Sunday's music is by Ben Lukas Boysen. Quite serene!)

 

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Maika Monroe

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++Paste sat down for a chat with Lambchop's Kurt Wagner re: "How I Met Cat Power." Were there yellow umbrellas involved?

++Great place to hide all those embarrassing "bowls."

++Can't tell if the visceral vibe/feeling that Maroon 5's Sugar gives me is an actual carefree memory of playing frisbee barefoot at a park at dusk in Boston or if I'm maybe just remembering the intro to Bosom Buddies.

++You would think I would have some strong opinions on this topic, but honestly? Thems is some gooood candy.

++Google headquarters: Some kind of reshuffling joke about when you get fired?

++Hm. Just read this interview with David Robert Mitchell and watched the trailer for his movie It Follows. Maika Monroe resembles late era Brittany Murphy.

Michigan sure has been getting a lot of nostalgic love lately.

The soundtrack, after the cut, is probably too long to listen to in its entirety, but I like the scary scritchy scratchiness was goin on at around the 38:00 mark.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Motorcyclist

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++Don't know how. Don't know when. But one of these days I'm going to work the phrase "Big Fish Casino" into a joke or an observation.

++To me what's funny isn't that Dre is on the cover of AARP, it's the use of the @ symbol instead of the word "at."

++Holy cow, I've been singing so many words to this song completely wrong! Whatever..my fantasy version is much more entertaining. (Two high society equestrian men discovering their secret shared love of chocolate. Will they finally come out publicly and show it off?? Discuss discuss discuss iiit!)

++Ha, this tweet. So true. The husband and I were just talking about the sleek look of Under the Skin and how the academy would never in a million years acknowledge its specific kind of weird innovation. years.

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++It's probably not the feel they were going for but I could see this song being used in the climactic loved-up scene of a movie, where the couple kisses and the room spins with the disco ball swirling, and the camera on a circular track around them. I mean, how do couples really know if it is true love without a camera circling around them?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I Came For Fire

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I have been blogging for a long time and was reminded by a tweet from Tom Ceraulo about Elvis Perkins who I'd totally forgotten about! It's been such a long time since I heard that name. Anyway, this writer for Paste discusses how much the music scene has changed since Perkins first appeared. So many references to bacon. Some things haven't changed since the mid aughts!

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