Music I added to my collection last month, 4-stars in red.
December 4, 2015
- May I Suggest (Red Molly) Aw jeez, can this song give me a bad case of the feels.
- 'Round Midnight (Amy Winehouse) Slightly corny but nice take on Sarah Vaughn's classic.
- Roses (feat. ROZES) (The Chainsmokers) Shazam misidentified a Mazy Starr as this, but it's smooth and great. Like the line about "smoke a little weed on the couch in the back room"
- Annie (Overture) ((2014)) I liked the percussion for this when I heard it at a local ice skating competition, and I'm partial to the music ever since I was in the pit orchestra for the stage show.
- (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson) Just rounding out my R+B... maybe all the Ghostbusters talk made me think of it.
- Ballerina (Leona Naess) Very sweet soft song that Melissa showed me.
- WTF (Where They From) (Missy Elliott) So cool to see her back, great sound. The spins in the video at 1:20 are amazing.
- Working In the Coal Mine (Lee Dorsey) Got this hearing about Allen Toussaint's death.
- Hold 'Em Back (Kenan Thompson) It's a funny, novelty song, but I love that bass sound.
- Stomp to My Beat (Radio Edit) (JS16) Funny... I thought this sounded like a DDR song... but I love the beat that comes in at 1:26
- Lips Are Movin (Meghan Trainor) I don't always dig the throwback feminism, but the throwback sound is catchy.
- Encyclopedia Frown (Jonathan Mann) I kind of had to beg the artist via twitter for this version, which is shoutier than the other one he released. Anna Anthropy's cat. As a pirate.
- Ricky ("Weird Al" Yankovic) I think eventually I will purchase every song on Weird Al's first album, which was one of my first and most heavily listened to tapes as a kid.
- Rusty Cage (Johnny Cash) Just good.
- Prisencolinensinainciusol (Adriano Celentano) - a weird, catchy song, nonsense syllables of what English sounds like to an Italian speaker... (music starts at 1:45)
advent day 4
"Show Your Work". I think I do that too much when I write: it's not enough to state what I believe, but why I believe it, because I have this subconscious fear that at any moment I might be held to account for it, and being Wrong is kind of Sin.
But in truth, no one (or at least a small select) gives a damn. The indifference of the universe is at once utterly disheartening and rather freeing.
"The winds blew and the clouds moved on as if they were oblivious to their mortal plight." <- best video game quote ever.
"With a presumed life span of over 500 years, it's safe to say that every plastic bottle you have used exists somewhere on this planet, in some form or another."
--Debra Winter on The Violent Afterlife of a Recycled Plastic Bottle.
after ordering a nice cheap pair of gloves from Amazon, I wonder what it will be like for kids who witness their parents doing this... I mean money and the worlds of commerce are already kind of mysterious for kids, I think-- witnessing parents who type at a computer and then two days later or so stuff just shows up on the doorstep... That's kind of weird!