Jan. 5th, 2012 08:24 pm
schmevil: (gwen and mj dance)
Of all the songs named Monster, what is your favourite?

Right now, mine is Ye's, because Nicki Minaj's part is amaze.
schmevil: (gwen and mj dance)
So yeah. New Beastie Boys:

Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by Beastie Boys

And a new video about the upcoming True Blood season:

Read more... )

Yeah, I'm excited.

Truly, this day is blessed. I am declaring a goddamn holiday, ok?
schmevil: (tara (low self-esteem))
I'm feeling strangely unloved and restless today. Hormones perhaps? The uninteresting weather? Some astrological misfortune? idek idek

Anyway folks, I've got $10 credit on iTunes. What am I buying? Give unto me your recs and latest finds.
schmevil: (ruby one)
... which we weren't, but what the hey. Ciara. Unspeakably hot. Read more... )

I could watch her dance all day.
schmevil: (gwen and mj dance)
Woke up one morning...

'organic highway' by mikael hansen 1995

Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy

Howlin Wolf - Smokestack Lightning

Jesse Mae Hemphill - Standing In My Doorway Crying

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom

Blind Lemon Jefferson - That Black Snake Moan

when you ain't got no money, you got the blues

* Any issues with the tracks, do let me know. This was quick work.
schmevil: (gwen and mj dance)
Thanks to [personal profile] kingrockwell/[livejournal.com profile] aliasjack I have a new love. I'd been sort of aware of Florence + The Machine, thanks to the absurdly catchy Kiss With A Fist, that's been appearing on every other mixtape and been vidded innumerable times. But this video is so so sweet and pretty (and strangely Twilight-y). And so, I'm in love.

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schmevil: (graffitti)
I've got $45 of credit to spend on iTunes. What are you guys listening to lately?

What are:

1. Your most recent musical acquisitions?

2. Your current top five songs?

3. Some lesser known artists you think I would like?
schmevil: (gwen and mj dance)
I was just reading an article on Bieber Fever that describes Island-Def Jam's marketing strategies for the singer. Aside from heavy reliance on his internet following (encouraging him to tweet, etc), they've decided to release mini albums, instead of full albums.

A mini album is - obviously - a shorter album. It takes less time to put together and gets the company a quicker bang for its buck. I think there's a lot in the idea, actually. Five songs for the summer. Five for the fall. A love song released just before Valentine's Day, a holiday song released mid-winter. It's fun to think of major labels embracing the EP as a crucial part of marketing even big name and established artists. It's also encouraging to see a label try something a little different with a major, mainstream act, and succeed at it - gives me hope that we'll see some reform in the industry, instead of all this bleating about the good old days.
schmevil: (she-hulk (smash?))
Godga's Telephone, reinterpreted by US soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. You know the phrase 'what is this I don't even'? That phrase was made for this.


schmevil: (tv)
Two videos behind the cut. Read more... )
schmevil: (gwen and mj dance)
Remember when this was banned from daytime play? Oh you pearl-clutching media conglomerates, you.

(There's an ad at the start of this video, but it had the best quality. C'est la).

schmevil: (drugs)
Read more... )

Poor Onra! But this is decent mix. A little weird in spots, but I think if you weren't especially familiar with the original tracks it miiiiiight sound right.

But now for some Onra on his own: Read more... )
schmevil: (drugs)
Pirate's Progress is an orchestral track off of Gorillaz new Plastic Beach. I'm really liking it, right down from the title, to the arrangement. It's smart, pretty and interesting. Particularly since it comes from the same album as Stylo, which I've babbled about before. (Go watch the video already, Jesus! Masterful editing and effects, I tell you.) I have such a thing for Gorillaz, what with their range, their smart high and low cultural references, and their swagger. (Yeah, I said it kids. Deal).

Unlike Goldfrapp's latest, I'm going to unequivocally recommend Plastic Beach. Buy now, buy often.
schmevil: (deb)
Voice Thing, by Goldfrapp is an instrumental electronic track where she plays around a bit with what her voice is capable of. I found myself wishing she'd taken it further, and maybe done this particular recording a capella, but I can't deny that the song is very, very pretty.

It's off her latest album, Head First. I just downloaded it, after going crazy for Dreaming. I can't even remember how I stumbled across the song, but it's in my current endless-repeat-playlist. Usually Goldfrapp brings me a jolt of instant happiness, instant something, but this time I'm undecided about the album as a whole. Several of the tracks leave me cold, and at least one of them annoys me. Time for some ~deep listening.
schmevil: (tara (la la la))
Embedding is disabled on this video, so head over to YouTube and watch it there. [livejournal.com profile] foxhack pointed it out to me and I am so damn glad that he did. It. Is. Stellar. It's slick, stylish, rich with references to films and other videos, and it's got Bruce Motherfucking Willis, being... Bruce Willis. I mean, come on. LOVE the editing on this one. <333

Also, I just made my brother sit through 30 minutes of Gaga videos. I'm an asshole and I'm loving every minute of it.
schmevil: (gwen and mj dance)
MTV bans 'Telephone'. Few people notice. But serious faces now people, let's do a poll (yes, another one). Why did MTV (bother to) ban the video (considering it doesn't actually air videos)?

Poll #2442 lolbanned!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 18

Why was Telephone banned?

View Answers

Pixelated vagina
7 (38.9%)

Women sexing other women
5 (27.8%)

Women fighting other women
2 (11.1%)

Women killing men
3 (16.7%)

Too long
6 (33.3%)

Anti-Gaga conspiracy
5 (27.8%)

4 (22.2%)

The ~shocking video can be found under the cut, for all two of you who haven't seen it yet. Read more... )
schmevil: (tara (la la la))
I was going to put together another mini playlist, this one about joy. I actually have a giant-sized list of songs called JOY, but it's long since gone past playlist proportions. And as I was going through the songs, some of them my desert island favourites, some of them songs I play once a year or less, but still capable inspiring a burst of ridiculous, stupid happiness, I wondered about songs that you guys find joyous.

So pony up, kids. What songs are on your (real or just mental) playlist called JOY? What songs never fail to make you smile, or lift your spirits? Which ones make you want to do debilitatingly embarrassing things?
schmevil: (graffitti)
My email died for much of last week, then I had computer issues, life issues, and finally was just too busy to get anything done. That's been too common a state lately. As a result, I have lots of things to say, but no energy, or maybe willingness, to get them out.

In the meantime, let's listen to some Patti Smith.

Dancing Barefoot

This isn't my favourite Patti Smith song - Land, actually - but this is the one I've been listening to lately. What I like best about her stuff is how seamlessly she combines artistic fearlessness, and prettiness. I mean, her music should by all rights be off-putting (peppered with spoken verse, impressionistic layered lyrics, not so veiled references to bad things), but it's just not. It's charming and easy and enticing. Easily my favourite part of Dancing Barefoot is the last verse, spoken, not sung, and with such a killer delivery.

the plot of our life sweats in the dark like a face
the mystery of childbirth, of childhood itself
grave visitations
what is it that calls to us
why must we pray screaming
why must not death be redefined
we shut our eyes we stretch out our arms
and whirl on a pane of glass
an afixiation a fix on anything the line of life the limb of a tree
the hands of he and the promise that s/he is blessed among women.
schmevil: (dance chewy dance!)
This video is awesome. And I'm not just saying that because one of my favourite people worked on it. Seriously. The Rube Goldberg machine in this video is epic. The song is a bit different from their most famous tracks, a bit softer and more melodic, but damn does it make for a fine combination.

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