I am a massive fan of Sweet Dreams remixes. The original is a darkly upbeat jam with lyrics that are pretty creepy, if you think about it. Of course, it’s a classic, and Annie Lennox’s shoes are not easy ones to fill. And speaking of classics, Marilyn Manson’s is a classic alt-version with a slower … [Read more…]
Yesterday, the Bloggess posted this, which caused me to go here and read this. TL;DC*: Mary QoE June 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm When I first heard the Three Dog Night Song, my girlfriend and I thought the lyrics were, “Eli’s coming in a cocksafe . . .” and we asked another kid, what’s a … [Read more…]
[All linked YouTube clips have NSFW audio.] I have just discovered Macklemore, an extremely irreverent musician who walks the line between hiphop and nerdcore. (I recently tweeted his Thrift Shop, which is simultaneously Ke$ha’s fashion anthem, my approach to steampunk, and an indictment of corporate fashion culture. So…yeah.) I think what I love most about … [Read more…]
Does it make me sexist if I think this is a hilarious song? In fact, I don’t know any man to whom all of these apply—and many women to whom at least some of them do. So: here’s a good song with some tropes but a good beat. Discuss.
Um. This is why teh intarwebs were invented (yes: this counts as national security). After having watched that, you’re allowed to watch the original. But I will bet money you won’t be able to.
Okay, I bought this album solely because I heart Hugh Laurie. I was first introduced to his awesomeness (or, rather, His Awesomeness) when he was Prince George in my favorite British comedy of all time, The Blackadder (I still find that Mr. Bean is an absolute waste of Rowan Atkinson’s talents). But as great of … [Read more…]
Yeah, I know this is a commercial…but it’s also an amazing poem and a beautiful illustration to go along with the poem. Laughing Heart, Charles Bukowski there is a light somewhere. it may not be much light but it beats the darkness I love that sentiment.
This may not be music per se, but I think it is still worth it. The vid goes on for longer than the actual piece, and you’re welcome to stick around after or not, as you are so moved. This is Sarah Kay‘s TED talk. I don’t know who she is, but if this is … [Read more…]
I was linked to this vid by this amazing post: Is It Cold in Here? about sexism within the skeptical/atheist community. Sexism I have not, myself, encountered, but which sounds just like what I experienced while working in tech and now, as I try to work in law (not to mention when I try to … [Read more…]
I literally just discovered Ms. Maura (but was too tired to write this last night). I love her jazzy sound—it’s almost steampunky to me. I like this as a ballad between a time traveler and someone encountered during those travels. It’s likely a much more traditional relationship, but “Peace for a Place” feels like a … [Read more…]
My sister used to live in New York and my mother had decided that we would visit her to see Broadway shows. She would be there for longer than I, and I longer than dad, so she’d see a total of 3—we each got to choose one. Dad chose Les Misérables. In preparation and, I … [Read more…]
I’m rediscovering my love affair with Natalie Merchant. And either she sings a lot about the Devil or I interpret a lot of her songs about being about Him (okay…two that’s still a greater-than-normal number the kind of music she sings). These two songs are so soulful—almost longing—that it almost doesn’t match the subject. Or … [Read more…]