Ok month for new music... 4-5 stars in red. A lot more instrumental stuff than usual.
April 2, 2015
- Trouble (feat. Jennifer Hudson) (Iggy Azalea) I really dig this... nice gospel(?) sound with good percussion, and fun lyrics with a slick delivery - kind of like that Kanye West "Gone"
- Palladium (The Hip) (Liz Brady) Super-hip French song. The lyrics are mostly about dancing... I like Le Monkey sound though.
- That's the Way (Daniel Lenz) Random clubish (?) music via "Broad City"
- Freedom Hangs Like Heaven (Iron & Wine) Still acclimating to this foksy piece.
- In My Cult (Jim's Big Ego) Odd little heaven's gate reference by the makers of Stress (love that video)
- Dear Future Husband (Meghan Trainor) - kind of retrogade bit from the "All About That Bass" gal. I enjoy the naughty "left side of the bed" fake-out rhyme.
- The Creator (Pete Rock & CL Smooth) Old school Hiphop.
- 928 Horn Jam (Trombone Shorty) Minute long piece, reminds me of Dirty Dozen.
- Hurricane Season (Trombone Shorty) Used as a bumper on his appearance on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me - great horn "fall"
- Night Falls (Wont Back Down) (B-Side Remix) (Booka Shade vs. Plastic Operator) Electronic groove with some "Won't Back Down", DJ was playing this at the "Bring Your Own Beamer" art event
- Whiplash (Hank Levy) Decent movie. I learned how the 7/8 time signature makes the title song a "Time Chart".
- If I Were a Bell (Guys and Dolls) My friend Liz's fav. I like how-- y'know, she actually sounds a little tipsy (the singer, not Liz)
- Adelaide's Lament (Guys and Dolls) But I kind of missed this one too...
- Puttin' On the Ritz (Pomplamoose) Cool cover.
- DJ White Shadow vs. PacMan(tm) (DJ White Shadow) The 90s called... and they were with their friend the 80s. Came from a Bud Light commercial. Pac-Man is in the air lately...
--from http://dogscantlookup.com/post/115268609033 ...
"C'est la Vie!"
"this should not be!"
more stoically; philosophically--
"C'est la Vie..."
--A poem I wrote 7 years ago... I had forgotten about it, but really it was the same idea I rediscovered recently, the concept that if you expect life to be suboptimal, and stop demanding that it live up to all of your momentary hopes and expectations, it can be easier and less scary when small(ish) things do go wrong -- SNAFU usually won't lead to FUBAR.
"[On worrying about "Skynet" scenarios] Humans are going to die on this planet. We're not going to go through a wormhole to another galaxy; it's just not going to happen. What will survive on our behalf is AIs--if we manage to create them. That's not problematic, it's desirable."
--Alex Garland, talking with Wired about his new film "Ex Machina". I really agree with his point here. (Also, is he getting a dig into the film "Interstellar"?)