Category Archives: Arts

Little Boots — “New In Town”

Can’t get over the funky electro-organ-synth backing track to this. It’s amazing. I feel like this song is a squandered opportunity. Also, note how the gang-warfare turns into dancing at 1:40.

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erik hassle

I like watching covers of “A Change Is Gonna Come” on YouTube. This is one of the best I’ve seen in a while: The song is hard — really hard. It doesn’t have much structure, so the artist has to … Continue reading

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Good Hip Hop vs. Everything Else

The other day when I was lounging about, my winamp playlist on random shuffle, I came across Drake’s recent hit “Over”.  It made me smile — I dug Drake’s signature droning monotone, which fit oddly well with the light orchestral … Continue reading

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Came across this again the other day. Otis Redding’s epic Monterey Pop Festival performance. Good God, the man can sing. Part 1 (Shake and Respect): Part 2 (I’ve been loving you for too long and Satisfaction): Part 3 (Try a … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, Lena Horne

Lena Horne, famous singer and actress, often denigrated in the states because of her race, passed away Sunday evening at the age of 92. New York Times coverage here, wikipedia article here. Of course, members of our (my?) generation will … Continue reading

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My very first Baroque opera, and the one that sealed the deal with the nasty stuff for life. To be sure: Handel’s opera is weird. Like: Shakespeare in Twelfth Night weird awesome–Armindo (a female alto, usually, dressed as a man) … Continue reading

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iPod Playlist of the Week #2

1. Kina Grannis- Together 2. Broken Social Scene- Texico Bitches 3. B.o.B. – Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams) 4. La Roux- In for the Kill 5. Justin Bieber & Sean Kingston- Eenie Meenie (please don’t kill me, guys, for #5…)

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Born Ruffians and my love of oscilloscopes

Fun Facts! Born Ruffians is A good band from Toronto and Not affiliated with Broken Social Scene! How are these statements reconcilable? Who knows! But considering the strength of their work to date, expect Kevin Drew to call up wanting … Continue reading

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The xx has the best videos

it just repeats

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Canon(s) on the 9th

Or, at least, that’s what I’ve just realized. Ladies and gentlemen, Johannes Brahms’s Geistliches Lied, Op. 30, which is a pretty remarkable piece of music for many reasons, one of which being the double choral canon on the ninth. This … Continue reading

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