May was a pretty lackluster month for me for new music. So few songs that rather than collate into genres I'm putting them in rough chronological order (based on the original versions, even when it's a cover.)
June 2, 2013
I would have hade 3 or 4 more, but I didn't get the gumption for hunting down some international songs.
No 4-stars, and as always exclamation marks point out better than average videos.
- Ode To Joy (Beethoven) After playing a lot of the video game "Peggle" I wanted a version of Ode to Joy w/ Chorus (what they use as an end of level reward.)
- !I Want Candy (Razed In Black Remix) (Bow Wow Wow) Felisdemens, one of the people I keep doing these "musics I found" updates for, played me this when we met up for dinner last month.
- Edge of Seventeen (Lindsay Lohan) Yeah, it's probably sacrilege to go for this instead of the Stevie Nicks version, but I like modern-polish covers with glossy female vocals.
- Rockit (Single Version) (Herbie Hancock) Shortest version I could find of this breakdance-era song you didn't realize you knew. (Mentioned in "Off to Be the Wizard", a great book that deserves the love "Ready Player One" has slavered all over it.)
- !!None of Your Business (Salt-n-Pepa) Solid sex-positive 90s hiphop.
- !Mambo No. 5 (Lou Bega) A song I kind of liked from a time when I wasn't buying singles... fun. The rest of his album gets really repetitive, though.
- The Rooster (OutKast) Nice retro riff ... it's similar to the one I used in my Atari game, which was also used by Britney Spear's "Circus"
- !Open Your Eyes (Snow Patrol) One of the final "The Office" episodes had this romantic song. I admit when I hear the opening I'm always a little bummed when it turns out not to be Blacked Eye Peas' I Got A Feeling
- !I Feed You My Love (Margaret Berger) Ever since Satellite I keep one ear open for catchy songs from the Eurovision contest. (This recap video was handy.)
- !!Hell Broke Luce (Tom Waits) Rough Antiwar song. The word "Luce" in the title is so weirdly evocative, though I couldn't find anything that it meant.
- !!Radioactive (Imagine Dragons) Fun, BIG song, cool video.
Yankees had a 111-year old fan in the stadium! Red Sox help pay tribute by winning 1-11.
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Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It's the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.