My music tastes of late have been entirely driven by YouTube. I don't know how folks keep up nowadays. I could turn on the radio I suppose, and I still dig KCRW when I think to turn on the tuner, but I'm not home often enough to consider it, I guess.
Anyway, here are three tracks I've been enjoying lately:
Macklemore X Ryan Lewis - Victory Lap
I've dug the tracks I've seen on Facebook, including Thrift Shop and Same Love. I dig this artist pretty well. Think I'm going to have to listen to more.
Kitty Pryde & Riff Raff - Orion's Belt
What's Tumblrcore? I'll admit I only watched Kitty Pryde's OK Cupid video because I had a crush on the X-Men Kitty Pryde character back when I was in Jr. High. There's just something about the vibe here that makes me want to curl up into a ball.
Underground Anthem - Dead Poetz
My buddy Otis Johnson directed this one and it reminded me immediately of the way we would go on and on about Dr. Octagon. The snake reminds me of the Jim Crow character from Grant Morrison's The Invisibles series, which I've recently re-read. It all fits into this weird little matrix that works in my head. Check out Otis's short film: The Silent Razor
MC Yogi - Hanuman
I've been listening to MC Yogi since I found his CD at Darren Rhoades yoga studio in Tucson a couple of years ago. His latest record Pilgrimage is one of the few CDs I can remember buying this year. Love it!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Sunday, September 23, 2012
If I wasn't working at this very moment, I'd be seeing a free show with Amanda Palmer at Amoeba. I'll be honest and report that the only thing I knew about her before searching YouTube was that she's married to Neil Gaiman. It seems like she's a force to be reckoned with.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Trust Us With Your Life, Season 1, Episode 1 \ Trust Us With Your Life, Season 1, Episode 2 This is the latest improv show on television. What do you think? *** Overall, I think the show is entertaining enough. I'm curious to how the reception from the general public will go. My own thoughts as an improviser is that the structure of the show seems fairly rigid. Each player is proscribed their exact roles before they start their scenes. Essentially each of these games is a short form that while completely improvised by the actors has been considered before choosing been planned for by production. I remember when I first saw Whose Line Is It Anyway, I always felt that the play was stiff. That is I could feel that the the players had to hold in position for the cameras have to do the least work. I laughed a lot when I watched it, but I could feel their feet were, with some exceptions, stuck in place. More later.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Benji Shchwimmer auditions for So You Think You Can Dance Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 If you have watched So You Think You Can Dance, you might remember Benji Schwimmer, the West Coast Swing dancer who won season 2. Underneath his audition video, we see a fascinating 6 hour discussion of his time as a devout Mormon dealing with his questions of sexuality.